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Social Venturers explores best practices in supporting social entrepreneurs by visiting support organizations around the world, and meeting the people behind the scenes.

It highlights effective models of social enterprise support, sector trends from various countries, and introduces the Social Venturers who design and implement support programs.

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Social Venturers

Spotlight: Mark Hemetsberger

What drives you? Feeling like you are achieving something that is bigger than you. How do you define social … Keep Reading

Spotlight: Isaac Jeffries

What drives you? My belief that you can solve tough social problems by running a business. How do you define social … Keep Reading

Spotlight: Kaitlin Tait

What drives you? Seeing this latent potential in people and help them develop their own belief that they can make a … Keep Reading


Social Traders

I kicked off my second week in Australia with an event at the Melbourne Accelerator Program’s Compass where Mark Daniels from … Keep Reading

The Difference Incubator

Melbourne’s first social enterprise cafe Kinfolk is located in a beautiful old building from 1891 on the corner of Bourke St … Keep Reading

Spark* International

One sunny afternoon in Melbourne, I got off the train in Richmond, Melbourne. Living in Richmond, Virginia, I felt right at … Keep Reading


A new chapter

After eight guilty months, this Thanksgiving I finally made the time to start publishing content  I had collected and written … Keep Reading

Field Study: Australia

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to spend two weeks in Australia. Based in Melbourne during fall, I was able to work … Keep Reading

Guest blog: Amanda Jacobson

Building social enterprise support in Latin America Talking to Village Capital in D.C. I was thrilled to have a chance to … Keep Reading