Posts Tagged ‘ Ashoka ’

An Evening With Growth Philanthropist Diana Wells

February 7, 2012
By Yvonne McCarty
An Evening With Growth Philanthropist Diana Wells

This year at the North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) Conference we’re bringing two important events – a session on the Y’s powerful force for transformational change, and an opportunity to give back. Our session will be an open conversation between Diana Wells, growth philanthropist and President of Ashoka, and Kevin Trapani, a practicing...

Read more »

2nd Annual Philanthropy LIVE! transforms Pittsburgh

January 19, 2012
By Yvonne McCarty
2nd Annual Philanthropy LIVE! transforms Pittsburgh

There are still 4-months until Philanthropy LIVE! but I am excited about the opportunities the North American YMCA Development Officers (NAYDO) conference attendees will have to help transform Pittsburgh. This year, an estimated 1,000 philanthropy officers will attend NAYDO on April 25 -28th, and they will all be given a chance to change Pittsburgh. On April...

Read more »

What Is A Social Entrepreneur?

July 13, 2011
By Nick Popio
What Is A Social Entrepreneur?

“Social entrepreneurship is a process by which citizens build or transform institutions to advance solutions to social problems, such as poverty, illness, illiteracy, environmental destruction, human rights abuses and corruption, in order to make life better for many.” - David Bornstein and Susan Davis “Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs To Know” At The Redwoods Group, we...

Read more »

Redwoods CEO to speak at TEDx & Ashoka U events

January 11, 2011
By Dan Moore
Redwoods CEO to speak at TEDx & Ashoka U events

In late February, a gathering of social entrepreneurs and academics will occur in Durham, NC, at Duke University. The main event is the Ashoka U Exchange. Ashoka U is the university-focused arm of Ashoka, an organization founded in 1980 to grow social entrepreneurship globally. Here’s a descriptive excerpt on the Exchange from their website: Exchange...

Read more »