The Skoll Foundation and three other organizations (PopTech, ideablob, and Civic Ventures) are pooling their data to create an open database that will “allow philanthropists, investors, press, and fellow entrepreneurs to find social entrepreneur’s based on keyword, location, cause area, population served, and a variety of other factors, ” according to the Social Actions website. Jill Finlayson, Marketing Manager for Social Edge, says that the goal of the site is to “provide an easier way for people to find, invest in, and support social entrepreneurs,” and thereby increase impact. The database should be up an running by July 2009.
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