Some of this year's buzzwords are pure blather. (Here are links to the previous buzzwords for 2007)
Others describe ideas that I think are at the leading edge of change in philanthropy. This one - Number Seven - Social Stock Exchanges - is just such a buzzword. For more about this phenomenon - opportunities to invest in equities in social enterprises - here are some key resources:
Sample Social Stock Exchanges
- Brazilian Social and Environmental Exchange
- South African Social Investment Exchange
- London Social Stock Exchange
- India SME stock exchange
Information on Social Stock Exchanges
- Xchangexchange Blog
- SocialEdge discussions
- New Economics Foundation
- Charities Aid Foundation
- Indigenous Stock Exchange
- Catalyst - why SSEs are a bad idea
Social Stock Exchange - number seven on the buzzword list, but definitely one that's more than just a phrase.
UPDATE ON Q4 Giving - Fact or Fiction - check out the comments on my question regarding Q4 Giving - and thanks to those who wrote in.