Paul Shoemaker

2 Seattle pitches ‘social enterprise’

Whatever is precisely meant by the term “social enterprise” — and I would contend it’s not at all clear — Seattle clearly has a lot of it. On Thursday evening, at the Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion some 700 or so enterprising people from high school age, to college age, established…

1 Social venture adventurer Paul Shoemaker wins accolades

In the “there’s just something about this place” category of stories, I am taking note of Paul Shoemaker at Social Venture Partners International. That’s right, international. Shoemaker was recently recognized as one of the 50 most influential non-profit leaders in the country (along with other local winners like Richard Stearns,…