From Avoidance to Embrace : How Redefining Failure Ensures our Success
“Success is not failure, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill. Although we have been taught to avoid failure like the plague, the stumbling blocks in our personal lives and careers are inevitable, enabling us to redefine our next steps and push ourselves further to take on […]
In May 2016, we were excited to have volunteer work day with a San Francisco-based food services non-profit called Project Open Hand (POH). POH was founded to provide nourishing meals to those fighting HIV/AIDs, cancer and over the years expanded to seniors. POH just had their 30th anniversary last year and really depends on their […]
The Great Debate: The Role of Tech in Shaping 21st Century Classrooms
In partnership with Runway Incubator and AT&T Aspire, SF+Acumen hosted an evening showcasing the EdTech community from demoing upcoming products and services to discussing the key trends in education with our expert panel. Betsy Cororan, founder and CEO of EdSurge, led the dynamic panel around emerging EdTech solutions and how it will affect and […]
Thank You for Your Incredible Support!
It has been an exciting year at Acumen and we wouldn’t be where we are today without you. This year, hundreds of you have donated online, thousands of you have joined our community, and together we have impacted 115 million lives. This holiday season, we hope you will continue your generous support by making a donation to […]
Highlights from Real Life Execution Challenges in the Social Enterprise (Oct. 29th Salon Dinner)
During the SF+Acumen Salon dinner on October 29, 2013, we were excited to have four social entrepreneurs speak about their experiences in building enterprises in the education, technology and energy space. Despite being in different industries, there was an underlying theme of “powering a world of creativity.” Feykena, Juabar, HubAccra and Gham Power are organizations […]
100 Million Lives and We’re Just Getting Started
The holidays are officially here! During this time of reflection and gratitude we wanted to share some exciting news and thank you for everything you’ve done to support Acumen. Whether you’ve donated, attended an event, shared a video, or retweeted us – thank you! The holiday season reminds us that sometimes what the world needs most is something to believe in – a sense of hope and a promise of possibility for the future. And that’s what you, as a member of the Acumen community, have given us.