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The Evolution of Social Innovation Through NPR Interviews

Social innovation may seem like the new hipster concept on the ‘do-good’ block, but in reality it has been evolving longer than we may realize. Ask Ashoka–an organization whose founder Bill Drayton literally coined the term “social entrepreneur” and which has been facilitating and supporting social innovation for over 30 years.National Public Radio (NPR) has […]

Fact Sheet for AB 361 (California Benefit Corporation)

Here is a recent fact Sheet prepared by Assemblymember Jared Huffman‘s office outlining AB 361—-California’s “benefit corporation” bill. Read below to learn key points about the bill. Fact Sheet AB 361 (Benefit Corporations) (function() { var scribd = document.createElement(“script”); scribd.type = “text/javascript”; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = “http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })(); […]

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So What Exactly Is Social Innovation? [video]

Though Innov8Social is entirely dedicated to exploring social innovation, after reading a few posts you still may find yourself asking, “so, what exactly is social innovation again?” “Social” Typecasting And you wouldn’t be alone—in the social media-wired world you say the word “social” and many people immediately begin thinking the trifecta: Facebook, Twitter, and everything […]

3 Ways Social Entrepreneurs Can Connect with SCORE

There is an inherent dance in social innovation—balancing social & environmental sensibilities while harnessing entrepreneurial drive. Coming up on the side of small business is a compelling organization that was created for the sole purpose of helping small businesses launch and thrive. Think SCORE. If you have are negotiating success in entrepreneurship, the Service Corps Of […]

5 Things In 5 Minutes + 1

Launching Innov8Social has been marked by attending fascinating events, the opportunity to be part of compelling legislative efforts, and the chance to interview passionate people in the field. And it may be time stretch our handshake a little further. Innov8Social would love to enlist your social media support for our efforts.  You can email here with any ideas, feedback, or […]

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California State Assemblymember Huffman Talks About AB 361 [VIDEO]

How do you get from idea to state law? In following the journey of California’s AB 361 and the number of other bills across various states that would create (or have created) a new corporate form called a benefit corporation—learning the impetus for the legislation is often as interesting as understanding the process. And the story […]

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Attorney Donald Simon’s Q & A on California Benefit Corporation Legislation [VIDEO]

California Benefit Corporation Law, From a Legal Lens How can new entrepreneurs, founders, social enterprises be ready for benefit corporation legislation? Why might new businesses opt to incorporate as a benefit corporation? What makes benefit corporation compelling—from a legal standpoint? Meet Donald Simon, Attorney and Co-Author of AB 361 These are a few of the […]

California Senate Judiciary Votes AB 361 Forward, 4-0

Now it’s the Judiciary Committee’s Turn As you may recall, last week AB 361— the California bill that would create a new corporate form called a benefit corporation— was presented by sponsor Assemblymember Jared Huffman and witnesses (including certified B corporations, attorneys, and investors) at the California State Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions. It marched forward from there with a […]