Reflections on SVI 2010

One month ago, 140 business leaders and social entrepreneurs gathered on Cortes Island to share challenges, successes, and experiences with peers during the 15th Annual Social Venture Institute at Hollyhock. 

“Awesome learning, inspiration, sharing, networking, location, food and friendships.”

Lessons from a Compulsive Entrepreneur

Renewal Friend and Social Venture Network Member, Dal LaMagna, Founder of Tweezerman recently released his memoir Raising Eyebrows: A Failed Entrepreneur Finally Gets It Right. In this blog, he shares a few key learnings.

Vancouver Office to Share in Gastown

Communicopia, Social Venture Institute alumni and Webby award winning digital agency, is seeking an organization to share their Gastown office in Vancouver. The 6th floor space looks West and North over Burrad Inlet and has stunning ocean, mountain, and city views. An inspiring and creative space that both clients and staff enjoy working from and collaborating within.

We Still Live in the World's Tallest Forests

From Outer Space, a New Dilemma for Old-Growth Forests
Sunday, August 29, 2010
By Les Blumenthal | McClatchy Newspapers

Raising Eyebrows: A Failed Entrepreneur Finally Gets It Right

A new business memoir by Tweezerman’s founder, Renewal friend and SVN member, shows how a lot of pluck and a bit of luck can lead to success.

Forty U.S. Families Take Giving Pledge

The Giving Pledge is an effort to invite the wealthiest individuals and families in America to commit to giving the majority of their wealth to the philanthropic causes and charitable organizations of their choice either during their lifetime or after their death.

Green the City Vancouver

Did you know that Vancouver is in the running to become the world's greenest city by the year 2020? You can participate in this exciting, global movement by contributing to, a visual storytelling project - a living, breathing narrative of our city's journey.

How Big Money Drives Social Change

How big money drives social change

Green philanthropists are striving to turn Metro Vancouver into a sustainable nirvana
By Lori Culbert, Vancouver Sun

Unusual Childhood Inspired the Setting of Unique Goals

Unusual childhood inspired the setting of unique goals

By Lori Culbert, Vancouver Sun

August 7, 2010

It is July 1, a day when most business people are not at their desks. But instead of celebrating his new Canadian citizenship, Joel Solomon is working inside his funky, renovated Downtown Eastside office.

The 55-year-old sprints to the door to open it, brandishing a wide grin and a welcoming wave. His dress is casual, his demeanour more so.

SVI Alum, Van Jones, Shares His Perspective

Shirley Sherrod and Me
New York Times, Op-Ed
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