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Breaking News: SEED SPOT Board Announces Matching Donations

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Have you heard the big news?! Our Board of Directors is matching donations in the month of December up to $25,000! Whether you can contribute a one-time $5 donation or become a SEED SPOT 500 member by donating $500 annually, the Board will be matching your gift dollar for…

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How To Measure Meaningful Social Impact

By: Lo Kidd, Marketing Intern Does your work make meaningful social impact? 81 percent of millennials expect the companies that they invest in to not only make a social impact, but to be transparent about the company’s intentions. However, only 10 percent of companies publish their purpose statements with recorded proof of their progress. So,…

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Happy Thanksgiving from the SEED SPOT Team: 7 Thankful Things

The SEED SPOT team is thankful for SO many things this holiday season! We narrowed it down to our top seven for you to peruse before turning on your out-of-office message this Thanksgiving: 1. “I am thankful that so many entrepreneurs have trusted us to help them start dreaming bigger. Over 550 impact-driven people (and…

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How to Spin Your #GivingTuesday Campaign into a Full-Year Culture of Giving

Q & A between SEED SPOT and Emily Goodstein, Online Fundraising Strategist By Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Emily Goodstein, a fundraising strategist, author, and advocate. She gave us the opportunity to pick her brain on all things #GivingTuesday. We’re excited to share her thoughts, insights,…

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Meet Our Measuring and Evaluation Fellow, Ishaq Zaighum

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager When asked what the weirdest thing about America is, Ishaq (pronounced ‘is-haak’) responded: “in some parts of the country people smile at you, and in other parts they don’t.” Over the next year, Ishaq will be living and working in Washington, DC as SEED SPOT’s Measuring and Evaluation Fellow.…

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Entre Ed Forum Reflections: Cultivating Students’ Entrepreneurial Mindsets

By: Dave Kavlick, Director of School Expansion On the weekend of September 28th-29th, educators, school administrators, teachers, and individuals from across the country descended upon Pittsburgh, PA to attend the Entre Ed Forum with one goal: to further the movement of teaching entrepreneurship in schools across America. As the Director of School Expansion with SEED…

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A Day in the Life of a SEED SPOT Impact-Driven Entrepreneur

By: Lo Kidd, Marketing Intern One of the greatest appeals to launching your venture is breaking away from the nine-to-five routine. To many, living like an impact-driven entrepreneur means assigning your own hours, tasks and deadlines. However, this flexibility can come with its own set of unique challenges like irregular sleeping schedules, endless to-do lists,…

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Arizona Congresswoman Sinema Visits SEED SPOT Team

By: Tristan Gandolfi, School Partnerships Manager Entrepreneurship is vital for a number of reasons – it spurs innovation, creates jobs, strengthens the economy, builds community, and gives voice to change makers outside of Silicon Valley. However, entrepreneurship has been on the decline in recent decades. The Kauffman Foundation estimates that startup density is down 48…

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SEED SPOT Schools Alum Speaks at United Nations DPI-NGO Conference in NYC

By: Josh Kaplan, Co-Founder of BrailleBoard, Founder & President of GOALS, and Alum of SEED SPOT Schools When I was fifteen years old, I made a bucket list. Learn to drive. Go skydiving. Travel to every continent. Get a scholarship to attend college outside of Arizona. My bucket list became crazier — perhaps more unrealistic —…

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