San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2014
On Wednesday, Friday Consulting announced the launch of a new social entrepreneurship award in partnership with Social Capital Markets (SOCAP): The Impact Weavers Award--Celebrating the leaders who create the fabric of social enterprise.
Friday Consulting and SOCAP are recognizing the unsung heroes of social entrepreneurship-- the internal leaders that work behind the scenes to build the team and operational infrastructure that make up a successful organization. Friday Consulting’s Founder, Shivani Ganguly, notes, “We frequently praise the founders of social enterprises for their vision and willingness to take on the challenges and great risks that come along with building a successful venture. However, we tend to forget about the internal leaders that build the team and make the hundreds of strategic and tactical decisions needed to bring the vision to fruition.”
With this award Friday Consulting and SOCAP want to pull back the curtain on the outstanding individuals in these positions, recognizing their hard work in creating and interlacing the many pieces that come together to form a thriving organization. Kevin Doyle Jones, Convener at SOCAP, says, “The myth of the hero was useful in the early stages of social enterprise; you needed a picture of a pioneer breaking new ground. Now we need another picture; a realization that change happens in teams and in communities. It takes more than a leader; it takes the doer to make the vision real. Here’s to the doers, the practical ones who flesh out the visionary’s ideas against what’s real and possible, the ones who point out the barriers ahead of time and find a way to get the visionary’s idea turned into a product or a service.”
Friday Consulting and SOCAP are taking nominations for the award through Monday June 9th. The award will be presented to two outstanding internal leaders in social enterprise on stage at SOCAP14 in San Francisco, CA from September 2-5. The two award recipients will receive tickets to SOCAP14, a published interview, and mentorship opportunities.
For more information about the Impact Weavers Award, please visit Friday Consulting’s award page: http://fridayconsultingsf.com/impactweavers/.
Friday Consulting is a boutique consulting firm that helps social impact startups grow by providing clients with the skills and tools they need to bring their products and services to scale. With Friday Consulting’s guidance, these businesses focus on a triple bottom line approach--using financial, social, and environmental metrics to measure success and return value to investors and stakeholders. The primary service offerings are in finance, operations, and human capital.
SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) is dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good. Our unique approach emphasizes cross-sector convening and gathers voices across a broad spectrum to catalyze unexpected connections. From the leading edge to established players, SOCAP brings together global innovators, investors, foundations, governments, institutions, and social entrepreneurs to build the world we want to leave to future generations. We actively seek out opportunities to accelerate the market at the intersection of money and meaning and, in pursuit of that goal, have convened more than 10,000 people since our founding in 2008.