Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Eight Crowdfunding Sites For Social Entrepreneurs

Forbes has just published a list of eight Crowdfunding Sites for Social Entrepreneurs.  Most sites on the list are available only to charities registered in the US.

See the Forbes list here:

It would be interesting to complement this list with European alternatives. So please let me know what you come up with. Any suggestions will be posted here. 

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Malmö offers half year course on Social Entrepreneurship

An interesting half year option to study Social Entrepreneurship is offered by Malmö University. This 30 ECTS Master course runs each Spring (Jan-June) and aims to develop practical skills within the field of Social Entrepreneurship. The course is open to students from various backgrounds seeking to develop skills in leadership and organisation within the field of Social Entrepreneurship. For more information contact

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Thorkil Sonne of Specialisterne receives 2012 Social Entrepreneur award

One of Denmark's foremost Social Entrepreneurs, Thorkil Sonne, has received the 2012 Social Entrepreneur award from the Schwab Foundation for his launching of Specialisterne, an organisation specialized in software testing. What makes his company special is that most of its employees are diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. While people suffering from autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are typically seen as a burden by most employers Specialisterne welcomes them with open arms. For Specialisterne’s area of expertise they are actually more suited than anyone else, since its services involve tasks that are monotonous, repetitive and require great accuracy in all steps involved. Characteristics that fit perfectly the unique set of competences people with Asperger bring to the table.

Monday, 10 September 2012

CBS Student Set New Fundraising Record

At the start of every semester the CBS students studying our elective J28 "Business Plan Writing for Social Enterprises" are asked to raise funds for a social purpose as their first assignment. They have only 7 days to select a cause, develop a campaign idea, implement it, and transfer the funds to the beneficiary. This year's best team did not just raise more funds than last year's best team, they actually singlehandedly raised more money than all 2011 teams together. 8200 DKK will go towards Reden (the "nest") a private institution helping abused women working in prostitution.

All 5 groups have documented their work here:
Group 5         Group 4        Group 3
Group 2         Group 1

Congratulations to all 2012 teams for raising a total of over 12,000 DKK this year and raising the bar for next year's class.