Social Venture Network

  • Case Study: Oregon 211info H1N1 Hotline

    This week we had the pleasure of presenting our case study with Oregon 211info – how 211info and the Oregon Department of Health quickly and efficiently created a call center in response to the H1N1 influenza epidemic, creating a model for other quick-response, temporary hotlines. In the fall of 2009, 211info and the Oregon Department of Human Services, working with BetterWorld Telecom, created a comprehensive hotline with a supervisor, a staff of 20 temporary information and referral agents, continually updated information, partners in nurse triage and clinic support offices, and administrative help from 211info....
  • BetterWorld at the Brower Center

    Brower Center BetterWorld Telecom is partnering with East Bay Green Tours and the Sustainable Business Alliance to sponsor a space in the Sustainable Enterprise Cluster at the brand new David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley, CA. The grand opening event this past Sunday had hundreds of locals and nonprofit professionals exploring this inspiring new facility, named in honor of the legendary environmentalist David Brower....
  • Green Business Camp

    [](http://www.greenbusinesscamp.com/sf/)Last Thursday, I attended a uniquely inspired event, the Green Business Camp. Orchestrated by Bill Baren and Patrick Dominguez, this was the first “unconference” of its kind. Besides an incredible opening address by Paul Hawken, one of the strongest leaders and thinkers in the sustainability movement, there were no other slated speakers....
  • Social Venture Network Wrapup from Maine

    The weekend was filled with endless amazing sessions and conversations – here are three that we found to be highlights for us: GrameenPhone and Iqbal Quadir: Once and awhile you see and hear something that is off the charts, listening to Iqbal Quadir and his story founding the growing GrameenPhone is one of those stories....
  • Report from SVN Member Conference

    Optimism and energy are the keywords kicking off this year’s Social Venture Network conference in rainy coastal Maine. This morning was led by Bernie Glassman talking about his inspirational story of creating the Greyston Mandala (Greyston Bakery, Greyston Foundation), which has transformed the community of Yonkers in New York from the inside out....
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