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Building Culture While Working Remotely

By: Corinn Perry, Director of Administration Chances are, you’ve experienced firsthand the effects of a rapidly globalizing and increasingly technological world. Have you coordinated conference calls across time zones with teammates working remotely in India and Tanzania? Have you resorted largely to Zoom or Skype meetings to connect your whole team? If so, you’re not…

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How to Write a Grant Proposal that Brings in the Big Bucks

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator The Notorious B.I.G’s legendary hip-hop artistry was solidified with his unforgettable hit “Mo Money Mo Problems” – a song many social entrepreneurs WISH they could relate to. Having a few more stacks of cash in the bank can greatly benefit nonprofits on the rise to fame (or you know, breaking…

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Welcome Duane Rollins, SEED SPOT’s Director of Product and Impact!

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator Since SEED SPOT hit D.C. soil in March, our mission has been simple: cultivate big-picture strategy to broaden our reach, maximize our support of entrepreneurs, and deliver high-impact products and services to market for ultimate change-making. A substantial piece of this strategy included welcoming Duane Rollins to the team as…

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3 Benefits of Teaching Students Social Entrepreneurship

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Did you know that 72% of high school students have considered starting their own business, yet 62% are never offered a course in entrepreneurship? High school students are our most underutilized creative resource – if we can successfully engage their talents, we’ll unlock innovative solutions to the world’s most…

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5 Steps for Building an Impressive Nonprofit Board

By: Courtney Klein, Co-Founder & CEO of SEED SPOT So, you founded a social enterprise. You decided to incorporate as a nonprofit. And then you realized that in starting a nonprofit you don’t own anything and you don’t control everything. What!? The law of the 501(c)3 land states that in order to take in charitable…

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The Power of Hashtags on Social Media

By: Blakely Fraasch, Content Creator Intern Remember the #IceBucketChallenge organized by the ALS Association that went viral back in 2014? You know, the one that your brother, mom, and grandma all participated in and donated to? The average donation was $47, over $115 million was raised in just 6 weeks, and the ALS Association used…

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Introducing Kate Glantz as D.C. Director of Entrepreneur Initiatives

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator We are thrilled to welcome Kate Glantz as the latest member of our SEED SPOT family, and we are confident in her abilities to create massive waves of change in D.C.’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. But, who is Kate and what makes her tick? I found out that she loves bowling, watches…

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Josh Kaplan: From High School Student to Co-Founder of BrailleBoard

By Josh Kaplan, SEED SPOT Schools Participant and Co-Founder of BrailleBoard Growing up, I knew I wanted to become a doctor. Never did I think I’d become an entrepreneur – let alone a co-founder and founder of two start-ups by the age of 18. From a very young age, I was taught the importance of…

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John B. Johnson: “My First Start-Up Failed”

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator The sad and scary truth? Not all business ventures succeed. In fact, about two-thirds will survive two years, half will survive five years, and one-third will survive ten years. So, how can entrepreneurs move past these sobering statistics and stay dedicated to the cause they voluntarily risked health and wealth…

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How to Create Insta-Success on Instagram

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Creator Interested in learning how to embody Instagram #goals? Instagram is no longer just for your sixteen-year-old sister and her selfie-taking friends – it has transformed into a social media platform for entrepreneurs looking to target millennial audiences. With a community of over 500 million active monthly users, budding entrepreneurs have…

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