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November 18, 2013, No comments

Dorien Beurskens, founder of Young Africa (YA) and an Ashoka Fellow who was elected as part of the “Future Forward” partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, shares key insights and approaches as part of the [...]

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The New Nigeria: Sustainable Banking, Responsible Investment and Social Innovation

October 31, 2013, No comments

Two years ago, I wrote about the signing of the Nigerian Lending Principles—a landmark agreement made by eight of the nation’s leading ...

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The William James Foundation: Expanding Social Enterprise One Entrepreneur at a Time

September 9, 2013, No comments

Social enterprise focuses on maximizing human and environmental well-being while tending to shareholder profits. Under this style of business, you can ...

Madame Dadhitu Olkaba, a female head of household near Ambo, Ethiopia, in her on-farm demonstration plot

#SocEntChat on Creating Sustainable Solutions through Nutrients

May 30, 2013, No comments

On Wednesday, May 29th from 11:30am – 1pm EST, Join Ashoka Changemakers for a Twitter Discussion (#SocEntChat) on the power, the impact, and th ...

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    Nutrients for All Competition Open for Entries!
    May 10, 2013, No comments

    Ashoka’s Nutrients for All and Ashoka Changemakers are excited to launch Nutrients for All: Vitality for People and the Planet, a new competition in search of your innovative solutions that will ensure [...]

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    The top ten crowdfunding mistakes
    March 14, 2013, No comments

    Crowdfunding can be an absolute game changer for social ventures. It was for Kinyei, who raised $18,000 to drive social entrepreneurship in Cambodia, and it was for Sock Monkeys Against Cancer, [...]

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    Week of Online Events About Social Intrapreneurship
    March 7, 2013, No comments

    Ashoka, the world’s largest organization of social entrepreneurs, teamed up with Accenture as the convening sponsor to host a global competition—The League of Intrapreneurs: Building Better Business from the Inside [...]

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    Mentors: Key to Success for Social Innovators
    October 12, 2012, No comments

    Recently, I continued my conversation with Beth Parkhill, founder of Mentor Planet, a social enterprise dedicated to spurring innovation and impact mentoring relationships. This time we discussed: “Essential ways mentors help [...]

  • 8 people who made it their lives work to harness the spirit of adventure for social good.
    8 Social Adventurepreneurs
    August 21, 2012, 4 Comments

    8 Social Adventurepreneurs set on making the world so much better. At Much Better Adventures HQ we spend a lot of our time scouring the world for inspiring projects and changemakers [...]

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    How to Bridge the Cultural Divide
    August 20, 2012, No comments

    I’ve been talking to social entrepreneurs about the variety of performance challenges they face. Recently, I wrote about the cultural chasm that can exist in a social enterprise–on one side [...]