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Give.my — a crowdfunding platform for teachers

Give.my is a crowdfunding social enterprise to support teachers, where 100% of project donations go directly to education projects in classrooms. Educating the next generation is a huge task. Every day, we ask teachers across the country to attempt to overcome massive social and economic barriers ranging from poverty to broken families to help children achieve their full potential and…

Where can I get funding for my social enterprise?

Friend of The Good List Saya Kakim has put together a list of 101 investors in social enterprises globally. Here’s the list in in all its glory! What about Asia you ask? AVPN put together a map of their member investors by funding amount and maturity. You can download it here. ACCESS Community Capital Fund  Acumen Fund Agora Partnerships Bamboo Finance Big…

Homelessness is a Choice, Is It?

By Edmond Yap, Contributor for The Good List and Founder of Edunation “These people are able bodied, they don’t have to beg” “They throw rubbish everywhere and litter the streets” “Can’t they find a place to stay?” The question is NOT if homelessness is a problem, it is. The real question is why does it happen? Why do people stay…

Incorporating a social enterprise in Malaysia

There is no specific legal structure for social enterprise in Malaysia. However, it is possible to incorporate a company and modify the company articles to emulate the structure of social enterprises or social enterprise-like organisations in other countries. Our friends at Arkitrek, the ecotourism social enterprise, have done just this. Here’s how they emulated the social enterprise structure in Malaysia:…

Tandem Fund

The Challenge While social enterprises have the end goal of becoming financially self-sustaining, they start out like many other firms: needing an initial investment to help them get off the ground. However, traditional banks and venture capital firms do not fund these types of organisations, which have limited assets and take advantage of unusual business models. Social entrepreneurs are highly…

Elevyn

The Challenge For years, incredibly talented artists and artisans across the globe have struggled to find markets for their handmade products because they live in remote places. Incomes are small and stagnant as craftspeople and producers resort to selling their goods to the tourist trade or to international import/export companies, which then resell their goods at huge markups. At the…

SOLS 24/7

The Challenge Inaccessibility of education to children of underprivileged backgrounds is particularly acute in developing countries, which lack strong public school systems and perpetuate a cycle of poverty Many children are unable to attend school because their families need them to work to generate enough income for food and other necessities. Many children who drop out of the public school…

What is social enterprise?

What exactly is a social enterprise? Many often throw the term around, but what are they talking about, really? There are a plethora of definitions for it out there, and its most accurate one is often debated over. While it is acknowledged that what makes a social enterprise is a combination of both social purpose and the element of business,…

Volunteering

Are you interested in volunteering with a social enterprise? Let us know! We’ll add you to a database that our memberships can check to find people interested in the social enterprise cause. Just drop us an email at join@dosomething.gd to let us know that you’re interested in volunteering. In the email, please include: Your name Your email address and phone…