Archives August 2013

We've got a new partner!

Last update on Aug. 30, 2013.

We've got a new partner!

Imagination for People is pleased to announce a partnership with Geeks Gone Global. Geeks Gone Global is an organization that seeks to create real connections with social entrepreneurs through Innovation Excursions. Meeting and engaging with different communities all around the world is one way this fantastic organization fosters social innovation. I4P and Geeks Gone Global share the core values of discovering, connecting, and collaborating to enhance social projects, all while having a great time and meeting different people!

Anyone interested in Geeks Gone Global can check out the GGG group on the I4P platform. Learn about fantastic projects that have ...

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Hybrid Business Models: A feasible way to do business?

Last update on Aug. 28, 2013.

Hybrid Business Models: A feasible way to do business?

The hybrid business model has been touted as a way to incorporate the best of both the traditional business world and the non-profit sector. It’s a model that shows up frequently in discussions of social enterprise. At first glance, the model seems like the perfect option for a new social project: coupling the desire to do good of the non-profit sector with the ability to make money (and therefore the ability to fund said social project) of the traditional business sector.

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review however, disputes this idea. The hybrid model highlights one of ...

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InnovAfrica arrive en novembre à Abidjan

Last update on Oct. 10, 2013.

InnovAfrica arrive en novembre à Abidjan

Le forum InnovAfrica, rendez-vous des innovateurs qui s'intéressent aux problématiques de développement, aura lieu pour la cinquième édition à Abidjan en Côte d’Ivoire (du 25 au 29 novembre 2013). InnovAfrica est un évènement pour la mise en réseau des porteurs d'initiatives sur les usages innovants au Sud en matière de technologies et d'innovation sociale pour le développement. Le principe du forum est l’innovation par l’expérimentation, pour initier des projets de transformation sociale.

Le projet

Le projet InnovAfrica a débuté en 2005 avec la cr ...

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Love letter to our future intern

Last update on Aug. 20, 2013.

Love letter to our future intern

Hey you! We’re a Montreal and France based social enterprise looking for a dynamic intern to join our team and become our new Community Manager!

 

What we do? Who we are?

Basically, Imagination for People (I4P) is a free, open-source web platform that provides collaborative tools to social entrepreneurship projects and helps people and organizations connect online.

Our platform is based on 3 simple objectives:

  1. Unite social innovation projects (for profit or non-profit) all across the globe (we now track 1700+ projects in 75 countries, check out our Global Map too!)

  2. Connect the needs of each project (financial, material ...

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Lancement du 1er "Sprint projets"

Last update on Aug. 28, 2013.

Lancement du 1er "Sprint projets"

Ce Jeudi 29 août (à 15h heure française, soit 9h à Montréal ou 21h à Shanghai pour nos amis en Chine), nous organisons une première heure de "Sprint projets" #1.

 

L'idée ?

L'idée est de s'amuser à rédiger au même moment et en différents endroits du monde des projets sociaux créatifs ! La durée est d'une heure et la rencontre peut aussi se faire à plusieurs dans un même lieu. Vous pouvez ainsi inviter quelques personnes chez vous afin de faire cela ensemble localement.

 

A quoi cela sert-il ?

Ces sprints permettront ...

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New Features on I4P!

Last update on Aug. 2, 2013.

New Features on I4P!

I4P is unveiling new features! We’re pretty excited to share them with you.

Our key update is the introduction of the ‘needs’ tab on project sheets. Now you can post all the things you need to help your project grow and the I4P network can respond. People can also offer spontaneous help if your project is of particular interest to them. We want to foster positive change around the world. Check out project needs all at once under the ‘Help a Project’ tab or individually on project sheet needs! (Check out some project sheets here)

We’re also working ...

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