Coming Soon: SVN India!

The team at Junxion India is thrilled to announce the launch of Social Venture Network India this fall. For 27 years, SVN has been a thriving community of North American and European change-makers, and has helped launch new organisations like Net Impact, BSR, BALLE, ASBC and SVN Europe. SVN and its sister organisations have seen a progressive vision move from …

How Can We Get There from Here?

Reflections on Social Change Institute 2014. It feels like nothing is simple any more. Complexity permeates all that we do in the social impact community, and the bigger the challenges we aim to take on, the more difficult the solutions are to define. This was a central theme across all the keynotes, workshops, breakouts and one-on-one consultations at last week’s …

The Report’s Out, but Communicating Isn’t Over

If you have recently shipped the report, this is likely the last thing you want to hear. The report is published, uploaded and launched. You have collapsed in a heap, said hello to your family again, and maybe even had a few well deserved days off. While you may want to focus on other CSR activities for a change, there …

What Matters Most: Highlights from the Social Venture Network’s Spring Conference

From April 24-27, more than 300 change-makers gathered for three days of thought-provoking dialogue in San Diego. The annual Social Venture Network spring conference is a highlight of SVN’s yearly programming. Under the theme, What Matters Most, the Spring 2014 edition saw a roster of notable speakers provoke and inspire SVN members to pursue their goal of leveraging the power …

Social Change Institute: Moving Beyond Silos

For the fifth consecutive year, Junxion is proudly sponsoring Social Change Institute at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, British Columbia. This is one in a series of articles by Junxion profiling SCI 2014 participants. Tzeporah Berman is like the Energizer Bunny – she never seems to slow down. The environmental activist, campaign organizer and author is busier than ever, supporting local …

Democratizing Investing: Canada’s Emerging Equity Crowdfunding Landscape

On May 29th, the 2014 Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Conference tour made its stop in Vancouver. Launched earlier in the year by the Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada (ECFA), the conference series aims to host in-depth discussions of the emerging equity crowdfunding market in Canada. The full-day Vancouver event hosted over 100 entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, lawyers, accountants, and consultants …

Social Change Institute: An Exchange of Perspectives

For the fifth consecutive year, Junxion is proudly sponsoring Social Change Institute at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, British Columbia. This is one in a series of articles by Junxion profiling SCI 2014 participants. After years of working as an independent strategist on consulting projects for a wide variety of clients, Jessy Tolkan is stepping into a new role this June …

SCI Case Study: Seeking Better Metrics for Online Activists

For the fifth consecutive year, Junxion is proudly sponsoring Social Change Institute at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, British Columbia. This is one in a series of articles by Junxion profiling SCI 2014 participants. Measurement is an inescapable buzzword in today’s social change environment. For organizations whose mission is to create and build social movements, finding the right metrics to communicate …

Confronting Complexity & Embracing Ambition

Lessons and Insights from the 2014 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship Somewhere high over the North Atlantic, I’m safely nestled into a British Airways 747, noise-canceling headphones piping Metric into my ears, and laptop at the ready…. Surrounding me are thousands of tons of steel and aluminum, countless miles of wires connecting computers that control fuel flow, engines’ output, …