Articles and posts about social entrepreneurship, social impact trends, reflections.
“Neetal has been a great resource for me as an aspiring social impact entrepreneur. Participating in Impactathon, I learned skills that have helped me grow as a social entrepreneur. Neetal guided us through the workshop and emphasized throughout that innovative change is possible. The experience led me to think outside the box in my own social ventures.”
“The Soka University Bridges to Business program was lifted by the spirit, brains, experience, passion and leadership of Neetal Parekh — both as a featured speaker/teacher and for her work organizing [Impactathon]…including the thoughtful structure… I highly recommend this program and stellar leader to any organization.”
“I am planning to teach a new course on Impact Creation, Analysis and Evaluation for our MBA students at UCLA Anderson School. 51 Questions on Social Entrepreneurship by Parekh would be an excellent background reader for my class. It is an easy read, provides a lot of useful information on what is meant by social entrepreneurship and describes various organizational forms that can be used for social ventures.”
“Working with Neetal, she helped me to shape and to host the first student social Impactathon for underserved students in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The event was a huge hit for the 30+ students all of whom worked on teams to develop business ideas for empowering their communities and creating social change. I know that the event will have a profound impact on these students and their communities and Neetal truly deserves the credit for that impact.”
“At Lynn University, we are infusing social impact learning across all concentrations – we see changemaking as a unifying force, not a separate department. Neetal’s book and training programs are fundamental resources for clarifying what the social impact space is all about, understanding the legal frameworks and practical applications of conscious business, and the specific distinctions between social entrepreneurship and social innovation.”
“I enjoyed working with Neetal on a recent Impactathon. It resulted in a high-quality event with lots of engagement. Thanks to Neetal’s creative leadership, the workshop attracted a diverse group of professionals seeking to explore the intersection of customer success and social impact. What began as an idea over the summer has grown into a community of change-makers within the realm of customer success and CX.”