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New Thought Leadership on Building Enterprises for Meaningful Contribution

Sharing resources on dialogic organization development, inside out social innovation and reinventing organizations

Three resources released in 2014 offer insight on building enterprises that contribute to society in a way that is meaningful to all stakeholders, including the enterprise. Though not necessarily geared to social enterprises, the thought leadership offered in these publications certainly applies to them as wel. Each resource includes tangible take-aways.

‘There is a Business Case’ for Diversity in Media: Roberto Quiñones

Changing demographics need to be reflected in news organizations

The efforts happening in journalism to embrace diversity are not unique to the field and there are business reasons why the issue is pressing, says Roberto Quiñones.

‘How Do We Scale Our Impact With An Understanding of the Whole?’

An emerging conversation about the “human” side of scaling social enterprise

When it comes to scaling up social enterprise, there’s a lot more to be learned about doing this in a “human” way, says Vancouver social entrepreneur Vanessa LeBourdais.

New Community Planning Method Evolves and Deepens Community Engagement

What’s making ‘OCP in a week’ stick?

Taking an unconventional approach to planning, Urban Systems urban designer Leighton Ginther led the District of Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia in a design charrette for a residential neighbourhood several years ago. The tool used for generating ideas for a particular community issue evolved into an increasingly popular tactic dubbed ‘OCP in a week.’

State of Iowa Seeing Promise in Employee Stock Ownership Plans

ESOPs a promising tool for retaining business in local communities, supplementing employees’ retirement readiness goals

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) are attracting more interest in Iowa, likely given both new state legislation and a broader phenomenon at work in the U.S.

Changing for the Future Demands an Open Conversation Now: Jeremy Rifkin

One-resource economy challenges transformation

Now is the time for an open conversation in Canada about the future and surviving the global economic and environmental crises, Jeremy Rifkin says.

Scale and Societal Resiliency: A Conversation for the New Economy

Aug. 7 live conversation to be held via Google Hangouts on Air

Axiom News has partnered with Enterprising Non-profits Canada to host an online conversation about scaling social enterprise on August 7 at 12:30 p.m. EST. As the social enterprise movement grows, questions around the conventional Holy Grail of business are surfacing. How does the concept of scaling up translate in the world of social enterprise? And what kind of impact does the scale of a social enterprise have on societal resiliency?

Iowa Media Company Earns Blue Zones Worksite Designation

The Gazette Company demonstrates commitment to employee well-being

The Gazette Company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is part of a global movement to promote living longer and better lives through the Blue Zones Project.

Salmon Arm Radio Journalist Reinvigorated about Community’s Future

Journalist, non-profit launch community radio program to feature stories of local immigrants

As a journalist, Leah Shaw was just supposed to be reporting on a Salmon Arm community conversation in early March. But she’s now at the centre of a new effort that emerged out of that — and feeling reinvigorated about how her gifts can help shape her community’s preferred future.

Newspaper Series Brings Sensitivities to Light

Handling sensitive content, navigating new relationships among challenges

Unite Rochester ran a couple of stories in June around a flashpoint issue: people part of a Bhutanese and Nepalese refugee community feeling targeted and preyed on by African-Americans expressed mounting anger that was about to hit a breaking point.

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