On Being a Social Entrepreneur: A Decade of Lessons Learned

On Being a Social Entrepreneur: A Decade of Lessons Learned

Work anniversaries are special milestones – they are a time of celebration, gratitude and reflection. In February, I celebrated my 10th anniversary as Founder and CEO of Social Impact Architects. But more importantly, I celebrated a decade as a social entrepreneur. To...

Pearls of Wisdom: Advice to Rising Social Entrepreneurs

Pearls of Wisdom: Advice to Rising Social Entrepreneurs

As social entrepreneurs, we are lucky. We live each day knowing that we are making a difference in the lives of others. It is a blessing, but it isn’t always easy. Now we have a new generation of millennial social entrepreneurs starting out – inspired by...

Hot Topics in the Social Sector, Podcast-style

Hot Topics in the Social Sector, Podcast-style

Podcasts are all the rage. According to an annual survey by Infinite Dial, last year 1 in 4 people listened to them. Now, that number has risen to 1 in 3! A few people have asked me to start a podcast, and I strongly considered doing so. But, I have since realized it...

Tricks of the Trade for Social Sector Job Seekers

Tricks of the Trade for Social Sector Job Seekers

In addition to being the time of year when the leaves start to turn and pumpkin spice is back in season, fall is also known as prime job-seeking time. Whether you are actively looking for a new job or think it may be time to leave your current job, we know...

Building Social Enterprises

Building Social Enterprises

Originally published by The North Texan - Careers with a Cause, March 7, 2016 As a student attending UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Suzanne Smith ('94 TAMS) felt like she had found her place. "I was around people who were a lot like me -- people who...

All-You-Can-Read Holiday Buffet: 2014

All-You-Can-Read Holiday Buffet: 2014

We love the idea of holiday buffets – you get to sample lots of good food and try new things. We aim for the same notion with Social TrendSpotter – we hope you sample good content and learn about new things to try. As you know, we play in many spaces and...

Connecting Disciplines: Bridging Nonprofit and For-Profit Worlds

Connecting Disciplines: Bridging Nonprofit and For-Profit Worlds

Reprinted from Team Fuqua Magazine, 09.19.10  Suzanne Smith (Daytime MBA ’08) is recognized nationally for her efforts within the nonprofit sector. By Tim Candon — This article was originally published in the alumni magazine Team Fuqua. September 09, 2010 Suzanne...

Are Women Better at Social Enterprise?

Are Women Better at Social Enterprise?

I recently was asked by a new online space called the Social Enterprise Network run by guardian.co.uk (Sidenote – if you ever want evidence that the Brits are ahead of us Americans on social enterprise, this is one great example for us to follow!) to serve as an...

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