Social Enterprise

By Daniel D'Alonzo

Tools for building the future.

Tools for building the future.

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#18・

"I remember my first time in solitary confinement. I was 16 years old."

“I remember my first time in solitary confinement. I was 16 years old. I met more of myself when I was there, in my cell, alone and in silence. On the first night, I felt the residue of a painful past begin to simmer like water boiling for tea. It became appa…

 
#17・

The ego can miscalculate the self.

I am reminded of when our ancestors overcame the existential threat of sabertooth tigers. For a while, we arrogantly took on the tiger alone, just to be slaughtered. Alone. Eventually, there was an awakening that empowered humans to see - to become aware of -…

 
#16・

Intangible medicine that heals from within.

It can feel like my body fills with the energy of life itself. My eyes water. As if yawning for the last few minutes. I soften. These healing moments come from what Dr. Michael Garbe calls, "corrective experiences". The intangible medicine is not available tr…

 
#15・

Influence inception of heart-centered ideas. [Inclusion Challenge Sept 20]

We are here to address huge New York City challenges with bold, innovative solutions.Is part of the inclusive innovation efforts of the City of New York to connect the NYC tech ecosystem, local communities, innovators across the world, youth, and government a…

 
#14・

See and feel love with an exercise and anecdote.

I would like to do an exercise with you. I learned the exercise from Mr. Rogers. It will take us about 60 seconds. How does that feel for you?Great.I want you to close your eyes. Not yet.I am not finished sharing the exercise — you’ll need to keep your eyes o…

 
#13・

It's about making things that change the way we live, work, love, and play.

I appreciate your patience. Life is unfolding. I feel grateful to be here with you.Did you know this list has about 5,000 subscribers? You're one of them. Me too!I wonder what we could change about the world if 5,000 of us decided to come together - to organi…

 
#12・

Stakeholder gatherings happening soon...

The Compassionate ListenerThis Thursday, September 17th at 1pm EST we invite you to begin an ongoing process of directly engaging with the stakeholder community you serve.https://cooperativeimpact.works/listen

 
#11・

Emerging Leaders Program Fall 2020 - UN Sustainable Development Goals

This September, a virtual internship program supports emerging leaders to build projects that serve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.You will learn to:build a venture to serve the UN Sustainable Development Goalswork with underserved populatio…

 
#10・

The ROI of Compassion

What if we took better care of the people who take care of our customers? What if culture came first? What if we started with our people? What if we invested more in the emotional and psychological capabilities of the people on the front lines?We are thinking…

 
#9・

Sending you loving energy from a distance.

Hi there. Checking in with you. It's been a few weeks since I last checked in. How are you feeling today? During these uncertain times, I am learning how important it is to continue cultivating a deep sense of myself in order to show up and serve my community…

 
#8・

5 scholarships remaining, and micro grants for BIPOC-owned enterprises

To support you in mobilizing, strategizing, and planning your next steps we’ve partnered with Cooperative Impact and the Centre for Social Innovation to bring you a Social Innovation Unconference, an inclusive and interactive event dedicated to shaping a new …

 
#7・

Investing in new business models means investing in your people

As we invest in pivots and new directions for projects we are reminded how important it is to focus on our people.It can be easy to make sweeping decisions that impact many humans with the flick of a pen (or click of a button ✨). Nurture yourself and your peo…

 
#6・

Social Enterprise - Cultivating Superpowers

Imagine a world where we work cooperatively in the community to design a sustainable way of life. Where we unlock the intrinsic motivation to transform our circumstances into meaningful opportunities. A place where we wake up excited to be a part of something…

 
#5・

Wealthy children are 10 times more likely to be inventors.

Innovation Inequality and Lost EinsteinsThe US seems to have missed out on millions of inventors, according to the research of Raj Chetty's Opportunity Insights (links below).Creativity involves your engagement with the world where there is something to do be…

 
#4・

Grateful for challenges life throws our way...

Leveraging adversity is how we earn honest pay.We talk about “the man,” the “one percent,” and we give excuses. We justify mediocrity at the expense of creative juices.We tend to ask permission if we need to blame the system. We accept it everyday, “Here. Her…

 
#3・

I'll see you this Friday 6:30pm

NYC Impactful Ventures | May 4th, 2018Perth Startup Weekend | Social Impact June 29, 2018Valencia Social Innovation Startup Weekend | May 11th, 2018London Startup Weekend Social Impact | September 14th, 2018Sympla Startup Weekend Campina Grande Social ImpactM…

 
#2・

Do you have a minute? I need your feedback.

In an effort to personalize this experience for you...Hit "reply" on this email to send me a personal message with your feedback, advice, and questions. I want to know things like: what do you hope to learn from your subscription to this digest, what obstacle…

 
#1・

Startups solve problems. Sustainability is next on the list.

Startups solve problems.Sustainability, or, our lack of living in a sustainable way, is just another problem in need of creative solutions.For-profit orgs get a bad rap because they know how to make money. Non-profit orgs get a bad rap because they don't know…