A social network for social good

Causes has been around for a while, previously as a property that brought audience attention to a particular cause. The new site, which recently launched will be a social network with a focus on education and charity. It hopes to get their userbase of 186 million users back on the site and engaging with the community and content. > “We believe there will be special purpose but deep social networks around specific parts of your identity” Causes CEO Matt Mahan tells me. ”We think your purpose or civic identity is a core part that’s currently underserved.”

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Do Good: A Social Entrepreneurship Event

For those of you in the tri state, here’s an event at General Assembly:

Do Good: A Social Entrepreneurship Event
Saturday, September 21st from 10:00 am to 4:15 pm
Join us for a full day of talks, panels, and networking to gather with innovative thinkers in the social good space. We’ll hear honest stories from entrepreneurs, how non-profits and corporations are collaborating for social good, the future of social entrepreneurship, and more.

Adil Dhalla / Director of Culture, Centre for Social Innovation
Adrienne Schmoeker / Corporate Partnerships Lead, Catchafire
Anna Doherty / Senior Marketing Manager, Engagement, DonorsChoose
Christina Tang / Global Fellow, Acumen Fund
Denielle Sachs / Director of Social Impact, McKinsey & Company
Jay Jaboneta / Global Fellow, Acumen Fund
Kevin Huynh / Chief Breakfast Officer, CreativeMornings
Megan Anhalt / Senior Strategist, Purpose
Melanie Stevenson / Chief Operating Officer, Pencils of Promise
Rei Wang / Community Manager, General Assembly
Seth Bannon / Founder, Amicus
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Social Enterprise Conference at Columbia Business School 2013

Heather writes in to remind us about the annual Social Enterprise Conference at Columbia Business School on Oct 4, 2013:

The annual Social Enterprise Conference at Columbia Business School brings together thought leaders from across private, nonprofit, public, and academic sectors to share best practices, debate critical issues, and collaborate on innovative concepts to inspire change. Through interactive sessions, keynote speakers, workshops, a pitch competition, and networking opportunities, the conference presents guests with the opportunity to partake in the most important business and societal conversation of this new era. Tweet about the event using #ColumbiaSEconf.

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