Reward Social Innovation Says Laurene Powell Jobs

Despite a well known aversion to public speaking, Laurene Powell Jobs took to the stage at Stanford Business School to give her take on some major issues, Forbes reports. The widow of Apple founder Steve jobs set out her own thoughts on a number of global issues and looked closer to home as she gave the assembled students her own take on how the next generation of social entrepreneurs should be rewarded for their work in the community.

Speaking with Stanford Entrepreneurship professor Thomas Byers, Laurene Powell Jobs set about inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs passing through her former college. Powell Jobs set the scene by giving a breakdown of her life and career so far, which included her current career choices as the head of a number of charitable foundations and think tanks. Powell Jobs is well known as the face of the Emerson Collective, which looks for ways to improve the world by thinking in different and imaginative ways; she is also involved with College Track, an organization designed to assist low income families as they send their children to college.

Amongst the topics discussed was the best way Powell Jobs thought social entrepreneurs could be encouraged to help the people of the world as the rewards in a monetary sense are so low. Powell Jobs asked the assembled audience to look outside monetary gain and see the high level of satisfaction that could be gained from working towards providing an improved community. A further idea included the opportunity for social entrepreneurs to be rewarded from the huge profits made on Wall Street by the biggest investment groups in the world providing a fund designed to provide economic assistance for those working with social problems.

Bruce Levenson’s Donation to The Center for Philanthropy and Non Profit Leadership Continues to Grow

The Center for Philanthropy and Non Profit Leadership started at the University of Maryland by gracious donors Bruce and Karen Levenson has quickly becoming one of the most prestigious centers for study of philanthropic studies in the country as mentioned on PR Newswire.

The Center offers students many different programs of study and courses that help them learn how to benefit and enrich non-profit organizations. One course helps students learn how to raise $10,000 in gifts that is then awarded to non-profit organizations so that the degree work also gives back to the community. The gift from the Levensons helped kick start the center three years ago, but this is the first year that an actual dorm was created for freshmen so that they can live and learn on campus.

A new program that just ended saw 12 graduate students travel to India so that they could donate their time to NGO’s that work with youths, the disabled, and wildlife preservation. Additionally, thousands of students from the University of Maryland are expected to take part in the Center’s Do Good Challenge which helps inspires students to make personal social impact. The winners of the challenge will be given $20,000 that can be used to help promote their personal social causes.

Bruce Levenson stated that the Center is focused on offering students the experience and skills that the need to help boost the non-profit sector. He explained that the Center is also integrated into the University so that every student is exposed to philanthropy with the knowledge and inclination to get more involved later in life.