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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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Launch America - help for starting a business
Site offers ideas and strategies for small business start ups.

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Learn about the BLUE Economy
The BLUE Economy is a book, with 100+ Ideas for creating a future economy using nature-inspired technologies. It was launched in 2004 as "ZERI in Action" project. Since then hundreds of people have contributed to bring the content within reach of many. Visit the Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives (ZERI) web site at http://www.zeri.org/ZERI/About_ZERI.html

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Lessons about L3C ownership
This link points to an interview with the founder of an L3C in Chicago.

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Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation - Free Legal Services for Social Entrepreneurs
From the web site: "The Foundation’s mission is to engage Lex Mundi’s global network of leading independent law firms to support and empower those working to bring about high impact and sustainable social change that improves communities and lives. The Foundation achieves its mission through working with Lex Mundi lawyers to provide critical pro bono legal services to the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Visit this link to learn how to apply for pro bono legal support.

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List of CrowdFunding sites - Google doc
This is an extensive list of web sites raising money for social benefit organizations.

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Living Bridges Planet on Facebook
A connecting point on Facebook for social entrepreneurs and people who want to make good things happen in the world.

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Living Bridges Planet on Wordpress
Browse the site and see the many ways this site is a platform connecting social entrepreneurs and change makers from around the world with each other. This group was originated in Facebook on 2011 and 2012.

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Mentor Training ideas from the Mowgli Foundation (UK_
From the web site: "Mowgli Foundation is an international UK headquartered award winning mentoring organisation that works with international and local governments, financial institutions, philanthropists and corporates globally to provide mentoring programs that empower entrepreneurs to drive economic growth and strengthen leadership." This is a collection of presentations posted on Slideshare.

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Michael Maranda's networking blog
Check out Michael Maranda's Wrythings Blog http://www.wrythings.net/ He has been involved in a variety of network building efforts in Chicago that focus on ideas ranging from digital inclusion to digital excellence. His blog has not been updated since 2014, but still includes links to an extensive network of others.

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MicroAid - Simple Steps - focus on poverty in Indonesia
From the web site: "MicroAid’s local Community Partners help low income families to LEARN new skills using simple materials available from MicroAid Library (www.microaid.net), GET SUPPORT through micro-project donor funds (www.microaid.org), and CONNECT to community organisations, buyers and local markets (http://products.microaid.com)."

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MobileActive.org - community
From the web site: This site aims to help "Every organization and activist advance their work by making strategic and effective use of the most ubiquitous communication device in the world: The mobile phone." The site provides "data, information about software tools, and tactical how-to resources in a peer network of practitioners and technologists so that anyone who wants to use mobile tech to make the world a better place can indeed do so."

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More fund raising hubs and intermediaries in this web library
This links is another set of links in this library, where you can find sites that are helping non profits raise money and/or connect with each other.

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Movements.org connects social activists
From their web site: "Movements.org is an online platform that links human rights activists in closed societies with people around the world with skills to help. Movements is aimed at activists and individuals dedicated to defending and expanding human rights."

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Network Analysis visualizations illustrate unique social enterprise support
This 2014 article describes a New Zealand Social Enterprise support group, called Enspiral (https://enspiral.com/) that has found innovative ways to support a network of organizations throughout the world. The article uses network analysis visualizations effectively to illustrate Enspiral's efforts.

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One Community - open source platform for learning & sustainability
The vision statement on this site says "At One Community our vision is leading the creation of a New Golden Age of cooperation, collaboration, innovation, creativity, peace, and increased happiness for the entire human species by building a bridge between idealism and pragmatism."

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One Community: For the Highest Good of All
From the web site: "Mission Statement: To offer non-profit leadership, demonstration, and open source project-launch blueprinting to re-invent the planet as a cooperative of comprehensively sustainable and self-propagating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities collaborating for The Highest Good of All."

Browse the site to learn how this works.
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Open Business Models - call for participation
How do you create content and give it away for free, and still make a living and cover your expenses. Great question. Visit this article and learn more.

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Partnership for Change - Norway
From the web site: "Partnership for Change (PfC) is a Norwegian NGO that works to secure economic independence for women and youth. We currently have operations in Ethiopia and Myanmar. PfC develops and applies new tools, methods and forms of cooperation to address societal problems. We seek cooperation across a variety of sectors in order to build solutions that are sustainable – financially, socially and environmentally.
PfC always works through local partners and employs business methods to create enduring results. Together with partners at the local and national levels we identify needs and arrive at the best solutions. We believe in local responsibility and ownership. We have developed an operational model (see web site) which integrates financial aid among its components." Visit the site to learn more

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Platform Business Model - discussion 2015
The Tutor/Mentor Connection, now operated by Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, has been building an information-based platform that anyone, from any place, could use to support the growth of youth serving organizations operating in high poverty neighborhoods of urban areas. We've never had significant investment to support this effort.

This article shows how business is beginning to understand and value platforms and may offer some ideas for T/MC and others who seek to further develop their own platforms.

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Platforms Supporting Next Generation Business - SOCAP on Facebook
SOCAP is a group meeting on Facebook. SOCAP convenes a global network of innovators working for social change. It uses this Facebook and documents such as this list of platforms supporting social enterprise activities as "a space to connect, share ideas and opportunities, have conversations, matchmake, and grow our global network as we continue to build this new paradigm together."

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Pop Tech - global network of innovators
From the web site: "PopTech brings together a global community of innovators from many fields to share insights and work together to create lasting change. Our Fellows programs for social innovators and scientists identify and train some of the world’s most promising talent. Our Labs bring together curated and diverse experts to work together on areas of critical significance. Our Initiatives incubate high-impact, collaborative and new approaches to some of the world’s toughest problems. Our annual conferences and events are among the highest rated in the United States.

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Powered by Action - helping non-profits do good, better
From the web site "Powered by Action is a 501(c)3 organization that amplifies the efforts of those trying to change the world by connecting people anywhere as though they were in the same room. Our expertise is powering the work of activists, experts, and people with know-how by demolishing the barriers between them and the people they want to help. We believe connections build movements. People with knowledge and innovative ideas are already out there – they simply need help helping others. That’s where we come in. As global technology leaders, we know how to build systems that empower nonprofit organizations to reach more people effectively. Our expertise powers theirs. We’re here to provide tools that individuals and organizations need to more effectively achieve their development goals. And we’re here to inspire action that creates results, achieving higher returns on donations and investments by deploying a different approach to sustainable development."

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Presente on Facebook - alternative educational initiatives
presente! is a group started on Facebook in 2011, intended to boost and to bond alternative educational initiatives by connecting leaders of successful projects around the world in a lively exchange of ideas. It's goal is to "combine our strengths to mobilize the mainstream in order to follow new ways in education".

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Public Good - Strengthen ties between people and organizations
From the web site: "Public Good is a place for people who care about the world’s most important causes to come together and make a difference. It starts with our Take Action technology, which connects people reading the news to actions they can take to support nonprofits in their communities and around the world. Whether it’s helping with hurricane relief, refugees, animal rights, or education, Public Good’s 1.1 million nonprofit organizations are on the front lines making it better, and they need your help.

Public Good isn’t just a petition platform or a crowdfunding site. There are lots of different ways to make an impact ranging from volunteering to hosting a book drive to adopting a pet. You can also meet like-minded people and form communities around the causes you care about. Public Good is civic action online."

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SBA Community Advantage Loans for small business
From the web site: "SBA is committed to expanding access to capital for small businesses and entrepreneurs in underserved communities so that we can help drive economic growth and job creation. In line with that, SBA is rolled out two new initiatives on February 15, 2011 aimed at increasing the number of loans in these communities -- Community Advantage and Small Loan Advantage."

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