Ho'owaiwai Network

Ho’owaiwai means “to enrich” in Hawaiian. We are a network of public and private organizations, communities, families, individuals, financial institutions, government and funders organized to build wealth and financial stability of Hawaii’s working families. www.assetshawaii.org

Ho‘owaiwai refers to building the power and voice of families and communities across Hawai‘i in ways that increase their ability to have choice and control over their own future.
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Shift Your Shopping Campaign:
  Supporting Independent Businesses this Holiday Season

  Tuesday, October 29, 2013 | 10am PDT/1pm EST
  FREE (Regular price $25.00)


This webinar covers everything you need to know about how to run a successful Shift Your Shopping (SYS) campaign; from resources to success stories, templates to tips, learn about how SYS can help YOU highlight independent businesses while supporting schools and non-profits in your community this holiday season.  Read More

Via the Hawai’i People’s Fund, an announcement of the Ananda Fund's call for applications:
We are investing $25,000 in nonprofit organizations doing meaningful work in local communities of Hawai’i. Your organization could be a winner!

We are ready to give $2,500 to two nonprofits in each of the following categories:
1. Caring for our Kupuna,
2. Educating our Keiki,
3. Empowering our Communities,
4. Protecting our ‘Aina and
5. Preserving our Culture.

Further details about eligibility and application HERE.

Via the Hawai’i People’s Fund, an announcement of the Ananda Fund's call for applications:

We are investing $25,000 in nonprofit organizations doing meaningful work in local communities of Hawai’i. Your organization could be a winner!
We are ready to give $2,500 to two nonprofits in each of the following categories:
1. Caring for our Kupuna,
2. Educating our Keiki,
3. Empowering our Communities,
4. Protecting our ‘Aina and
5. Preserving our Culture.
Further details about eligibility and application HERE.

Click here for information on the Kapi‘olani Community College entrepreneurship program. There is a course coming up, Sept 17 – Nov 7. The Early Registration fee is $211 and the deadline is Sept 12. After Sept 12, the fee is $231.

Participants would pay for the course fee, then seek reimbursement from OHA upon completion. If interested, please contact Robert Crowell at OHA at 808-594-1924 or by email robertc@oha.org. The course fills up fast, so register early!

Discover Hawaiʻi Social Enterprise

WhenFriday, August 23rd, 2013
Time2:30 to 4:30PM
Where: The Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama Heights Campus, Kaiwakiloumoku – Ululani Hale

Fourteen Exceptional Hawaiian Social Enterprises take the stage…

-Sharing their compelling future vision
-Serving local, regional and global customers
-Pioneering an emerging island impact ecosystem
-Leveraging the power of the Hawaiian worldview
-With measurable impact

E komo mai. Come join us to discover how your leadership can help to accelerate a sustainable, inclusive, and equitable island and global economy.

Seating is limited. RSVP here. You can choose to include a small donation with your RSVP. Support social enterprise in Hawaii - donate $10 today for a more sustainable tomorrow.

Meet Our Hawaiian Social Entrepreneurs

Media/Communication

ʻŌiwi TV Hawaiian Worldview on Demand

Ku-A-Kanaka Everywhere, Anytime Hawaiian Language

Food Systems / Food Security

Town Local first, Organic When Possible, with Aloha Always

MAʻO Growing Young Leaders and Organic Food for a Sustainable Hawaiʻi

Street Grindz Fueling Hawaiʻi’s Mobile Food Community

Paepae oʻHeʻeia Building Community One Pōhaku at a Time

Local Catch Community Access to Local, Sustainable Seafood

Waipā Foundation Connecting People to the Land through Stewardship, Food and Culture

Community Services

Nohopapa Hawaiʻi Linking Hawaiʻiʻs Past to its Future

Kupu Hawaiʻi Learn, Serve, Restore

Lunalilo Home Lunalilo’s Promise, Dignity for our Kupuna

Land Stewardship / Renewal

Kainalu Ranch Making a Living Out of a Way of Life

Pono Pacific Conservation Services for Hawaiʻi and the Pacific Region

Hui kū Maoli Ola Transforming Land Back to ʻAina

We got a question via “Ask Me Anything” on Tumblr re: when Ho’owaiwai is. The 2012 symposium already happened in June, but we hope to share some of the great conversations that took place there via social media. Keep your eyes peeled!

kanu-hawaii:

Where do your candidates stand? Our handmade signs for the HawaiiCandidates.info project!