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Washington, D.C. – IMAGINE Social Good is excited to announce that Shawn Humphrey has joined IMAGINE as its first Social Good Fellow. Shawn is the founder of the Two Dollar Challenge, La Ceiba Microfinance, the Month of Microfinance, and the Poverty Action Conference. He is also on the Board of Directors of Students Helping Honduras, a former Clinton Global Initiative University mentor and an Opportunity Collaboration alum. Shawn is currently an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Mary Washington, where he has taught since 2005.
“Shawn is a rising thought leader in the realm of social entrepreneurship,” says Dan Morrison, Chief Do Gooder at IMAGINE. “Whenever I have a crazy idea, I go to Shawn and he tells me if I am doing good or ‘social good washing.’ Morrison continues, “IMAGINE is excited to partner with Shawn in producing the Month of Microfinance, Two Dollar Challenge and his other innovative programs that are helping create the social good economy.”
Shawn explores issues facing social innovators and entrepreneurs on his blog. He challenges the conventional wisdom of social entrepreneurialism with his Do's and Don'ts for Do-Gooders and motivates do gooders with his “half-time speeches.” At the core of Shawn’s philosophy is Tribal Teaching – a unique pedagogy that breaks down the traditional walls between teachers and students and focuses on learning by doing good.
“I am more than honored to be part of an organization that has the goal of recreating and restructuring how we as humans interact with each other and our environment to make a truly sustainable society and economy for all," said Shawn.
Meet Shawn on December 10th during the IMAGINE Google Hang-out at 3PM EST, where you can ask him question, bounce ideas of him and just hang out. Email imaginesocialgood (at) gmail (dot) com for details.
About IMAGINE Social Good
IMAGINE Social Good is where social innovators go to realize the change they want to see in the world. IMAGINE works with social innovators to make sure their ideas solve real problems; they have a business strategy that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable; and they have a affordable but effective marketing strategy to drive the actions they need to succeed. For more information, visit them on Facebook until their website is complete.
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