Tag Archives: office of social entrepreneurship
Posted on 08. Feb, 2010 by Andrew.
This past weekend was a big one for New Orleans – not just because of the Saints’ Super Bowl victory over the Colts but also the landslide victory for Mitch Landrieu in the election for mayor that took place on Saturday. Landrieu’s job will not be an easy one, to say the least. As we [...]
Posted on 29. May, 2009 by Andrew.
I recently had an op-ed published in the Boston Business Journal entitled “Time for civic leadership.” In it, I call for the establishment of an Office of Social Innovation in Massachusetts. I believe that in order for us to advance a social innovation agenda, we will need to link federal initiatives to state-level activities. While [...]
Posted on 17. Apr, 2009 by Andrew.
Yesterday morning was an amazing day for advancing social innovation. Never before have I seen the worlds of social innovation and government so fused together. In my opening remarks when introducing LA Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu at our armchair keynote at the Social Enterprise Summit, I spoke about how confident I was that fusing these [...]
Posted on 16. Apr, 2009 by Andrew.
I am here at the Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) Summit, getting ready to give an armchair keynote with the Lt. Governor of Louisiana, Mitch Landrieu. The Lt. Governor started the first ever Office of Social Entrepreneurship in the country. I used to be a Social Enterprise Alliance board member, and we at Root Cause have [...]
Posted on 01. Apr, 2009 by Andrew.
While visiting D.C., I had dinner last Thursday evening with Brooke Smith, who heads up the Office of Social Entrepreneurship in Louisiana, David Marin and Paul Braithwaite from the government relations firm The Podesta Group, and Flozell Daniels, the Executive Director of the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation. During dinner, Flozell stated: “Over 90% of African [...]