DreamNow is a charitable organization that produces ideas that do good for the world.
As a producer, we bring together people, raise money and plan for the growth of ideas that we believe will do good for the world. We are a charity but some of the ideas we help grow are social enterprises while others are more traditional such as research programs.
Young Social Entrepreneurs of Canada (YSEC) Deadline: February 26th, 2010
The Deal: YSEC is hosting a conference for Ontario-based Young Social Entrepreneurs. The conference will bring people together, help them understand the challenges in the social enterprise world and prepare them to launch their own social enterprises. They are also bringing Nathaniel Whittemore from Change.org to speak. It is going to be good. The conference is March 27-28th.
+ DreamNow: YSEC is a close partner. We have worked together on a few projects already and will be running the closing session at the conference meant to connect people and get them ready to run their social enterprises. Apply Here
The Deal: Net Impact in partnership with Ashoka Changemakers Campus Initiative is seeking to create hubs of entrepreneurship in clean tech and sustainability on university campuses across the United States. This position is to manage, grow and work with select campuses to make it happen. The job includes national travel and is either based in San Francisco or Washington DC.
+ DreamNow: Our friend Nathan Wyeth is currently heading up this project. We are currently working on a soon to be released initiative which will be the largest thing that DreamNow has been involved with to date and Nathan is one of the partners.
Students Offering Support Date: March 4th, 2010 in Kitchener, Ontario The Deal: This is an especially exciting event because it has grown out of our BAR Philanthropy event that was held at the end of last year. Greg Overholt who was one of the grant recipients at BAR Philanthropy for SOS has decided to reformat the event and put a different spin on it and hold an event for 100+ people in the Waterloo region. The event costs $30 and you get 2 poker chips worth $10 dollars each to give to someones project-- there is a pitch competition and local entertainment. Check it out and send it to any friends you have in South Western Ontario.
+ DreamNow: If you are interested in remixing, rehosting or reinventing any of the ideas that we have be in touch-- this is a perfect example of what happens.
The Deal: This is a position to be the director and coordinator for the largest environmental film festival in the states. The film festival, although based in Nevada City, California includes a touring component meaning the films will reach a much wider national audience. The festival is run by the South Yuba River Citizens League which successfully advocated for the preservation of a stretch of the Yuba River in 1999.
The Deal: The Atlas Corps has opened up new fellowship positions and is hiring entry level stuff for their DC office. Applicants who are Arabic speakers, Muslim, or sub-Saharan with IT skills and human rights experience are preferred. Atlas Corps facilitates international cooperation at the citizen level. Check out the video on their site to learn more and apply.
The Deal: Although this is a well publicized opportunity and another 'get your friends to vote to win' site it is still worth mentioning. Pepsi instead of showcasing a new Super Bowl ad decided to do something different-- this is it. They hired Good Magazine to help them structure, create and publicize the Refresh Project which awards five, twenty-five and fifty thousand to individuals, groups, and organizations with good ideas. If you had success rallying your own friends around competitions like Chase or Aviva then you might as well try for this.