Speaker event - Mark Johnson, founder of UserVoice, "Only Offenders Can Stop Re-Offending"
23 January 2013, 17.30 - 18.30, Innovation Academy, Foster Place, College Green, Dublin 2
The School of Business, in association with the Innovation Academy, Enactus and our partners Ashoka Ireland are delighted to announce the first TCD Social Entrepreneurship Speaker Series event for 2013! Mark Johnson, founder of UserVoice.org has a history of serious crime, homelessness and drug abuse. He went through rehabilitation at the age of 29, and since then has become a leading figure in the criminal justice reform movement. Mark's organisation, User Voice, exists to reduce offending. Their work is led and delivered by ex-offenders who foster dialogue between users and providers of services within the criminal justice system. Through democratically elected prison and probation councils, his work is providing ways to enable unheard voices to make a difference, convincing policy-makers and showing dramatic impact. User Voice believes “only offenders can stop re-offending.” Mark's autobiography, Wasted, is a best seller, and he is a regular columnist with the Guardian newspaper. Mark is currently in the process of bringing User Voice to the Irish Prison System.
All Welcome! For more information contact: Dr Denise Crossan, Assistant Professor in Social Entrepreneurship, School of Business, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Speaker event – Sascha Haselmayer
16 October 2012, 17:30-18:30 at the Innovation Academy, 3 Foster Place, College Green, Dublin 2
Trinity College Dublin in association with Ashoka Ireland and the Innovation Academy presents SASCHA HASELMAYER elected Ashoka Fellow in 2011, founder of Living Labs Global and CityMart.com.
After studying architecture, Sascha Haselmayer began his career focusing on extreme urban conflict situations, particularly in Soweto, Caracas and Belfast. Seeing the problems here being tackled through activism based around inflexible ideologies, he co-founded Interlace-Invent, a consultancy service for cities looking for innovation. He has since founded Living Labs Global and CityMart.com to create an intelligent marketplace for innovative solutions to urban problems. These solutions cover the full spectrum of service delivery, from smart parking, to waste management, to urban navigation for the visually impaired. By aggregating these new technologies and creating award programmes, matchmaking events, an online showcase and evaluation systems, these solutions can be deployed quickly and at a lower cost, saving money for businesses and local governments while improving the lives of citizens. To date, Living Labs Global has worked with over 1,000 solution providers and cities as diverse as San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona and Lagos, ensuring that disruptive solutions to address challenges affecting more than 285 million people have been piloted and implemented. In partnership with the Climate Group, Sascha recently presented their Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. In this TCD Social Entrepreneurship Speaker Series presentation, Sascha will introduce his work and invite students, entrepreneurs and local partners to engage in a new age of service delivery and innovation in Irish cities and towns.
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Speaker Event - Dr. Jacline Abray-Nyman
The Centre for Nonprofit Management is delighted to invite members of the college community to a speaker event taking place at 10.30am on Friday 3rd February 2012, when Dr. Jacline Abray-Nyman will give a presentation entitled “Transformational Philanthropy and Networks of Cocreated Value”. The event will take place on the first floor of the Trinity Long Room Hub.
Dr. Abray-Nyman is an accomplished leader in the public sector with 20 years of demonstrated success in senior roles within Canadian universities. Her research centres on the following questions: Why do donors make transformational donations? What kind of experiences between the donor and the organization result in the donor making transformational donations?
If you wish to attend what promises to be an interesting and thought-provoking event, please register your interest by contacting Sheila Cannon.
Launch of Fundraising Report with 2into3 – Sinead Kelleher and Dennis O'Connor
On Thursday 22nd September the Centre for Nonprofit Management was delighted to host the launch of the Second Annual Report on Fundraising Performance in Ireland, by Sinéad Kelleher and Dennis O'Connor from 2into3. 2into3 is a management consultancy and leadership recruitment professional services firm. They have a dedicated focus on addressing the needs and challenges of the not-for-profit sector. They brought interesting findings and practical insights to over 100 representatives from not-for-profit organisations across Ireland.
The report is available to view on the 2into3 website www.2into3.com.
Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship Speaker Series - Betty Nyagoha
The Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship welcomed social entrepreneur Betty Nyagoha, Principal of Gatoto Community Primary School on Tuesday 31 st May 2011. Betty spoke to the School's MBA class during their MBA Social Entrepreneurship Week.
For more information see Betty Nyagoha - Gatoto Community Primary School.
Speaker Series - Professor David Billis
The Centre for Nonprofit Management is delighted to host Professor David Billis, London School of Economics, for a seminar on Hybrid Organisations and the Third Sector on Thursday 31st March. The seminar follows on David's publication in 2010 of "Hybrid Organizations and the Third Sector: Challenges for Practice, Theory and Policy" (Palgrave Macmillan).
Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship Speaker Series - Thorkil Sonne
The TCD Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship in partnership with the School of Ecumenics, Trinity Entrepreneurial Society and Ashoka Ireland are pleased to announce the next speaker in the Social Entrepreneurship Speaker Series is Thorkil Sonne, founder of the Specialist People Foundation on March 14th.
As reported on recently in the Harvard Business Review and Wired Magazine, Thorkil is working towards revolutionising work opportunities for people with Autism/ASD within the IT software testing market. Through his own personal experience, he is transforming how society currently perceives autism - by proving thtough his organisation that not only can autistic people function fully in the business world, but they can thrive as specialists in certain types of IT software work - offering an isolated population the opportunity for active and fulfilling lives. Thorkil will be speaking about his work, sharing his experience as a Social Entrepreneur, and discussing his efforts towards bringing his model to Ireland.
For more information, download 'Thorkil Sonne - Founder of the Specialist People Foundation' (PDF)
Mary Gordon - Roots of Empathy: "Is it Possible to Teach Empathy?"
The TCD Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship is delighted to announce that Mary Gordon, Ashoka Fellow and Founder of Roots of Empathy, will be speaking to students, faculty and guests on 18th November 2010 at 7.30pm in the Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building.
Ron Schultz - Lending for Change: "Building Businesses and Rebuilding Lives - Social Entrepreneurship and the Local Economy"
The Centre for Nonprofit Management and the Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship, Trinity College Dublin, are delighted to announce that Ron Schultz of "Lending for Change" will be giving a public lecture on 18th October 2010 at 7pm in the Arts Building, Room 3074, Trinity College Dublin.