Joshua Venture, a Jewish social entrepreneur fellowship program, seeks an Executive Director to be responsible for leading Joshua Venture as it builds upon its assets, strong brand, and past successes. This is a unique and innovative professional opportunity for an experienced, creative and talented leader to have a major impact on the North American Jewish community through helping to launch and establish new organizations and entrepreneurial ventures and by advancing the concept and role of social entrepreneurship in the Jewish community.
The mission of Joshua Venture is to reinvigorate and expand the Jewish community by cultivating the leadership and management capability of young Jewish social entrepreneurs and investing in their visions and the growth of healthy and sustainable organizations. The fellowship provides seed funding, organizational and professional development support and communities of practice. It also confers legitmacy upon the fellows and their ventures, and expands their networks within the Jewish world.
The Executive Director will develop strategy, set goals, redesign and implement the program, including the recruitment and mentorship of the fellows, and manage performance. S/he will create and maintain sound business and organizational models that promote and support the organization’s mission and vision, a positive and supportive atmosphere, and financial accountability and will serve as the organization’s representative in a wide variety of settings. Joshua Venture seeks a candidate who can be both a strategic thinker and hands-on leader and manager. Knowledge of, and experience in, nonprofit management, adult learning, the Jewish community and Jewish organizations and the ability to move comfortably between traditional and non-traditional organizational and community circles is critical.
Please see our website for the full position description- http://www.drgnyc.com/current_searches/index.cfm
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How Businesses Can Develop Trust on a
Global Scale Through Corporate Service
(Technology + Entrepreneurship) ^ Corporate Service = Δ Social Impact
Today, the Internet has made global flows of information, capital and innovation possible as never before. How do we use technologies, economies, entrepreneurship and corporate service to make organizations smarter and build trust on a global scale across borders, time zones and cultural expectations? A distinguished panel of experts will examine how governments, NGOs, educational institutions, and private corporations have increased social capacity by successfully applying technology and entrepreneurship to public service. In addition to improving society, the panel will discuss the unique benefits their organizations derive by fostering innovative public service.
PANEL: – Stanley Litow, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, IBM
– Dr. Augustine Mahiga, Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to
the United Nations.
– Sally Susnowitz, Director, MIT Public Service Center
– Harris Wofford, Former US Senator (D-PA)
MODERATOR: Bruce Bachenheimer, Chapter Chair, MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City & Clinical Professor of Management, Pace University
|Thursday, January 15, 2009
|5:30pm – 6:00pm: Reception
6:00pm – 7:30pm: Panel Discussion
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Networking
|Goodwin Procter LLP – DIRECTIONS
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018-1405
|Free to members of MIT Enterprise Forum
$50 non-members, $10 extra at door
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MIT and the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship are pleased to introduce its fellowship program for aspiring entrepreneurs who wish to develop innovative businesses that will promote prosperity in the developing world. The program is open to incoming and current MIT graduate students, across all academic and professional disciplines. The fellowship provides financial assistance, business plan coaching, specialized seminars, and opportunities to engage with some of the world’s leading thinkers and change-agents.
Applications now being accepted for the 2009-2010 MIT Legatum Fellowship Program!
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur who is interested in the role of the private sector in the developing world? Have an idea for a business that you think can make a difference?
Apply now to become a Legatum Fellow at MIT and turn these ideas into reality.
Legatum Fellowship Program:
The Legatum Center administers a competitive fellowship program for incoming and current MIT graduate students, across all academic disciplines, who demonstrate the potential to create sustainable, for-profit enterprises in low-income countries. Our Fellows develop innovative businesses that empower ordinary citizens, while promoting prosperity and economic development. The fellowship provides financial assistance, specialized seminars, business creation coaching, and opportunities to engage with some of the world’s leading thinkers, entrepreneurs, and investors.
DEADLINE: Applications for the 2009-2010 MIT Legatum Fellowship will be accepted until 5 p.m. US EST on January 31, 2009.
For complete application instructions, and to learn more about the Legatum Fellowship Program, please visit our website at http://legatum.mit.edu/fellowship.
The Fifth Annual Pace Pitch Contest will be held on Thursday evening, December 4th. The event will be held in the Schimmel Center, a 750-seat theatre on Pace’s campus in downtown Manhattan, across from City Hall. Directions here.
However, for those budding entrepreneurs who wish to participate, November 21 is the deadline for applications.
For more information, go here.
You once followed developments at The Economist’s Project Red Stripe. We’re about to publish a book about it. Called Inside Project Red Stripe, it’s published conventionally (www.triarchypress.com) and, over the next few months, online (projectredstripe.blogspot.com). It’s an account of the six-month project and we think it’s a good guide to innovation and teamwork in business and the media. Each chapter identifies dilemmas that are likely to face any innovation team or project.
I’ve gotten a lot of requests via email about where to get more information on socially responsible investing (SRI). Sorry I don’t have enough time to respond to all of you but here are some links:
Center for Responsible Business– Moskowitz Research Program
Under the umbrella of the Center since 2005, Moskowitz Research Program examines the foundations and trends in the socially responsible investing (SRI) industry. The program places the Haas School at the forefront of SRI research and exposes a new generation of students to this critical research area.
HBS Baker Library Research Guide – Social Enterprise, Company Information, and Socially Conscious Investing
HBS Working Knowledge Paper: Social Return on Investment (SROI): Exploring Aspects of Value Creation
Stanford GSB Social Innovation Conferences: Video (scroll down): Value Creation: Moving Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Enterprise and Other Limiting Mindsets
Stanford Social Innovation Review: Category: Reponsible Investing
From October 13 to 15, representatives from organizations as varied as Citigroup, Kiva, and the Skoll Foundation will be gathering in San Francisco at the Social Capital Markets conference. With the term social capital, the organizers have something in mind rather different from the more typical definition of the norms that helps societies function. Rather, the conference will focus on ways that financial capital can be directed to social purposes.