These days America is at war with itself. The fight within our borders is played out most clearly in the halls of our legislature. The debates on human rights, gun control, climate change, gay marriage, “entitlement” programs, job initiatives, bank regulations, and tax reform reveal the great cultural and ideological chasm widening among America’s citizenry.
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Crowdfunding raised $1.5 billion in 2011, funding over one million projects. That number is set to double this year, according to The Crowdfunding Industry Report. By year’s end, there are expected to be more than 530 crowdfunding platforms (CFPs), up 60% since 2011. One of the most interesting facts about crowdfunding is how successful the philanthropic, of [...]
Throughout the world women are stepping up and assuming more leadership roles in NGOs. In many cases, it may be the first time a woman has served in this kind of a role. Whether these new roles for women are at high organizational, or grassroots levels, they come with their own challenges and opportunities.
Good-b Invites our Readers to an exciting program in New York with our friends at NowStreetNews! NowStreet was founded by Dara Albright former Wall Street investment banker and the co-founder of Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA). Discussions will include: “Crowdfunding: Changing the Path of Capital Formation” Event Speakers will include Good Business Leading Women for 2012: [...]
Jackie Vanderbrug, former director at Criterion Ventures and innovator of Gender Lens Investing, speaks at October 2012 SOCAP Conference on the importance of the economic empowerment of women. Access to capital and freeing up investment for women, to women, by women is Gender Lens Investing.
BULL BY THE HORNS: Fighting To Save Main Street From Wall Street And Wall Street From Itself by Sheila Bair (Free Press, 2012) Reviewed by Economist Hazel Henderson- Founder of Ethical Markets. This book presents a brilliant, in-depth analysis of global finance, wonderful insights and vignettes and a positive view of how reforming markets, metrics and rule-making can steer toward a sounder financial future worldwide.
Amy Cortese is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers across the U.S. including the New York Times, Business Week, Portfolio and Wired. She is the author of the ground-breaking book on local captial sourcing entitled: “Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From It.” She is also a Good-b friend and supporter. The following piece first appeared on the Op Ed page of the New York Times.
Kickstarter and Indiegogo sure are great. You can donate whatever you want to help out a small project that appeals to you, be it a product (the now-famous iPod watch, for instance), a game, or a band. If you donate $100, the producers usually throw in a t-shirt. Throw in a couple grand, and you could receive a crazy perk like a free skydiving trip with the cast and crew of an indie movie.
But what if you want to give $10,000 and get a piece of the action yourself?
Audio Mary Gentile Listen! Bringing Values to Work! World-renowned business ethics leader Mary Gentile speaks with Monika Mitchell of Good Business International about her ground-breaking book, “Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right!” Ms. Gentile directs a GVV curriculum at Babson College. She is a founding member [...]