Archive for May, 2009

SVN Innovation Award Applications due June 15, 2009


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2009 SVN Innovation Awards After 22 years inspiring a community of 500 entrepreneurs, investors and nonprofit leaders working together to build a more just and sustainable economy, Social Venture Network (SVN) is looking to honor and support the “next generation” of social entrepreneurs with the 2009 SVN Innovation Awards. Winners of the 2009 Awards will be honored during a special ceremony at the 2009 SVN Fall Conference this October, will receive a year-long membership in SVN, waived registration and $1500 in travel and hotel expenses to attend the Fall Conference, waived registration for the 2010 SVN Member Gathering, recognition on SVN’s website for a full year, publicity in other media outlets in late 2009 and early 2010, and advice and mentoring from members of the SVN community.

To be eligible, applicants must currently hold positions as C-level executives (CEO, President, Executive Director, etc.) at a business or nonprofit having a positive social or environmental impact, and their organization must be less than five years old. The Awards are open to both current SVN members and individuals who aren’t members of SVN. To learn more about the Awards or to download an application, please visit .

May 29, 2009 at 9:07 pm Leave a comment

NAACP President Ben Jealous at SVN Gathering: Now on Conscious Living TV

Ben JealousOne hundred years ago, a small multiracial
group of progressive thinkers dared to come
together in a tiny New York apartment to
share a bold dream: an America free of the racial
oppression that sullied the soul of our
nation a little over 40 years after slavery.
The NAACP was born out of this gathering, but
its original mission is still far from

In a video excerpt from the 2009 SVN Member Gathering (with introduction from MaryAnne Howland of Ibis Communications), hear from Ben Jealous, President of the NAACP, on how the organization is continuing the work begun over 100 years ago to extend beyond just the black community and touch all communities impacted by social injustice. The video was produced by Bianca and Michael Alexander of Conscious Planet Media.

Click here to watch.

May 20, 2009 at 1:27 am Leave a comment

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