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    1. The Importance of Re-framing Charity

      The Importance of Re-framing Charity

      This article from the Nelson Mandela Foundation ring loudly and echoes in our minds here at Soulful Business Magazine. It's called The Gates Effect: Social Entrepreneurship Reframes Charity.

      It has some really perceptive insights. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      But the question to ask is: Who benefits from this act of giving? Is it the recipient — thankful for the funds so that they can deliver their essential service, or the receiver, whose humanity and sense of good citizenship is reaffirmed by the action of giving?

      The irony in funding our social development with acts of benevolence is ...

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    2. The Reality of Conscious Capitalism

      The Reality of Conscious Capitalism

      Here's a compelling article from the Harvard Business Review. It's called "Conscious Capitalism" is Not an Oxymoron.

      In it, John Mackey and Raj Sisodia share some perceptive observations. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      Ultimately conscious businesses create lasting value as the world evolves to even greater levels of prosperity, helping billions of people flourish and lead lives infused with passion, purpose, love and creativity — a world of freedom, harmony, prosperity and compassion.

      Have a look at the rest of the article for more of the author’s observations.

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    3. Are You Brave Enough to Become a Social Entrepreneur?

      Are You Brave Enough to Become a Social Entrepreneur?

      Found this interesting article from the Entrepreneur. It's called What It Means To Be A Social Entrepreneur.

      It gives us an idea of what is required of a budding social entrepreneur. Here’s one that’s particularly intriguing:

      Like any other business, social entrepreneurs should leverage business techniques to ensure operational efficiency and ensure that financial needs are met, i.e. expenses such as salaries, etc. But the overriding driving force has to be passion with a societal focus.

      Have a look at the full article to learn more...

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    4. Save Money and Help Worthy Social Causes By Setting Up an Account In this Financial Firm

      Save Money and Help Worthy Social Causes By Setting Up an Account In this Financial Firm

      Here's a compelling article from Rachel Reilich. It's called Save Money and Do Good with this Financial Firm’s Socially Conscious Rewards Program.

      In it, she shares some interesting facts about the up and coming financial firm, Aspiration. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      Aspiration is a financial institution with a conscience — one built to help serve everyone. That shouldn't be revolutionary, but it is. Perhaps it's worth taking that analogy one step further: Aspiration isn't changing the face of finance. It's giving it a face by restoring a long-absent social conscious to ...

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    5. Conscious Capitalism Works

      Conscious Capitalism Works

      Tony Schwartz wrote this Harvard Business Review article back in 2013 but it's just as relevant today as it was then. It's called Companies that Practice “Conscious Capitalism” Perform 10x Better.

      In it, he shares some really thought-provoking insights. Here's one as an example:

      The Container Store’s CEO Kip Tindell explained why he pays full-time sales employees a minimum of nearly $50,000 a year — approximately double the average for retail stores. Put simply, Tindell believes the best and most motivated employees, which he says the store is consistently able to attract, are three times as ...

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    6. How Social Enterprises Can Help Bring About Peace in a War Ravaged Nation

      How Social Enterprises Can Help Bring About Peace in a War Ravaged Nation

      This article from the National Geographic piqued our interest. It's titled Could Farmers Bring Peace to Nigeria?

      It shares some interesting nuggets of wisdom. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      Masha runs Babban Gona—Great Farm—which aims to lift young, small-scale farmers out of subsistence by boosting their yields and access to higher priced markets. Agricultural investment is the most effective form of foreign aid in reducing conflict—while other types of aid can exacerbate it

      Give the rest of this article a read at the link below…

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    7. How the Victoria Government Helps Conscious Capitalists and Social Businesses Thrive

      How the Victoria Government Helps Conscious Capitalists and Social Businesses Thrive

      We came across this noteworthy piece from Social Traders and thought that we would share it. The article title is Victoria Continues to Lead the Way with Social Procurement Framework.

      It shares some interesting insights. This one was particularly fascinating:

      With a collective spend of approximately $25 billion, the Victorian Government’s commitment to social and sustainable procurement reflects a growing national and international focus on the strategic use of procurement to drive social, economic, and environmental outcomes.

      Give the rest of this remarkable piece of writing a read for more information and context...

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    8. This Man Took Over 1,000 Children Of Fallen Soldiers To Disneyland Free Of Charge

      This Man Took Over 1,000 Children Of Fallen Soldiers To Disneyland Free Of Charge

      Gary Sinise is among the celebrities who use their fame and wealth to help those in need.

      The famous actor and musician is widely recognized for his roles in Forrest Gump, The Green Mile and Apollo 13, but his philanthropic work is something he is greatly appreciated as well.

      He played Lieutenant Dan in the movie Forrest Gump and now works hard to honor and help US military veterans.

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