cropped-PTBLogoThere’s ESPN for sports. There’s CNN for news. Now there’s Progress Daily, an online platform for social enterprise developments.

That may seem overly ambitious, but the idea of business leadership tackling social problems was the reason I recently joined the Advisory Board of Progress Through Business (logo shown here), the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that created Progress Daily.

Progress – as we call the organization – has come a long way since it was founded in 1995 by a small group of dedicated individuals with the mission of

Sustaining and enhancing under-served communities through initiatives, research, networking and strategic business partnerships to empower people and improve the social and economic conditions of the communities we serve.

Progress has helped start dozens of small businesses in low-income communities in the United States and India, grown a successful financial literacy organization, assisted thousands of low-income people with free tax preparation services and promoted initiatives across the world designed to raise the socio-economic status of the poor.

Progress Daily, our  newest initiative, lets readers take immediate action in support of causes and projects they find meaningful by the “Act Now” button, which is on many articles. Clicking on that button provides information about how to get involved. Why don’t you join in.