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More jazzed about SE than ever before!

May 4th, 2010 8:55am - Posted By: Caryn Capriccioso

What a time we had in San Francisco for the 2010 Social Enterprise Alliance/World Forum. Three days with 700 other people who I didn’t have to explain myself to. They spoke, I got it. I spoke, they got it.  Rinse, repeat. I was among my peeps.

There’s so much to be said for setting aside time to spend with your peers. Yes, some of what I heard (and much of what I shared in our session) could be considered preaching to the choir, but if the choir is a bunch of kick over the silos, change the world, find a way to fund it, future-focused, innovative, creative folks, then I’m happy to sing right along.

The few months leading up to #socent10 found me occasionally angry, sometimes weary and often frustrated with the stale approaches and attitudes I witness on a daily basis.  More than the frustration with old school thinking was wonderment at the lack of desire of some folks to even consider alternatives or new ideas.

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Caryn's Take-Aways from Social Venture Capital/Social Enterprise 2010

April 6th, 2010 2:27pm - Posted By: Caryn Capriccioso

Hard to believe it’s been nearly three weeks since the Social Venture Capital/Social Enterprise 2010 (www.connectionmiami.com) conference in Miami. Between a mini-vacation, getting back in the swing of things, Spartans in the Final Four and taxes, the time has flown by, and I’m glad to have a moment this morning to reflect on the key themes and messages I gathered while in Miami.

Convergence is an international conversation: People from over 40 countries attended the conference and a hot topic of discussion was the blurring of lines between sectors. The session I moderated—Social Enterprise: Where do we draw the lines and do the lines even matter—with panelists Mark Pomerantz (http://bit.ly/d5iVGT) and Teju Ravilochen (@tejuravi ...

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