Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Purpose Prize | Who will you nominate?

Once again, we're pleased to encourage support of US based Civic Ventures and the Purpose Prize.

Civic Ventures has opened nominations for the 2008 Purpose Prize, a major initiative that invests $100, 000 in people over 60 who are leading a new age of social innovation -- domestically and abroad.

The prize propels the work of social entrepreneurs and publicizes a trend of adults in the second half of life combining their creativity and experience to tackle some of the world's biggest challenges.


To be eligible for The Purpose Prize, the nominee must:
  • Be at least 60 years old (by the deadline of March 1, 2008).

  • Be a legal resident of the U.S. (including U.S. territories).

  • Be currently working in a leadership capacity in an organization or institution (public, private, nonprofit, or for-profit) to address a major social problem in the United States or abroad.

  • Have initiated important innovations (in a new or ongoing organization) after the age of 50, and have demonstrated creativity and leadership within the past five years or so with the promise of more to come.

Please note that elected officials are NOT eligible for the Prize. Individuals working in faith-based service organizations that have a broader social mission are eligible AND ENCOURAGED TO APPLY, but the purpose of their project cannot be strictly religious or sectarian--in that it is confined EXCLUSIVELY to individuals within a denomination or for THE SOLE purpose of expanding the religious mission of the denomination or faith.

Here's the link to the nomination page.


Interested in learning more about social enterprise? Take a browse through the Vancouver Social Enterprise Book Store (Vancouver | United Kingdom | United States) and see what other social entrepreneurs recommend reading. Tags for information about: for:vsef, Purpose Prize, Nonprofit, Civic Ventures


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