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On Fundraising: Michael Gray of Fairbourne Consulting Group

The best social innovations can get stalled in the ideas-phase without funds to get started. In this series social entrepreneurs discuss fundraising: the strategies, pitfalls and sweat spent on the…

On starting over: Liliana Valle of Mistti

When a good idea is executed poorly, the smart social entrepreneur will often scrap the project and go back to the drawing board. In this series entrepreneurs talk about discarding…

On fundraising: Lewis Hower of the University Impact Fund

Even the best social innovations can get stalled in the ideas-phase without funds to get started. In this series social entrepreneurs discuss fundraising: strategies, pitfalls and sweat spent on the…

GetRaised advises women on the art of asking for a raise

While most of us have experienced the agony of getting up the nerve to ask our boss for a raise, perhaps we haven’t considered the large-scale effects of asking, or not…

Interview: Eboo Patel on promoting religious plurality in America

Growing up Muslim in Chicago, Eboo Patel was familiar with faith-based tension from an early age, and has watched as jihad entered the cultural lexicon and Islam became synonymous with…

Interview: Allison Mannos of City of Lights on advocating for a diverse cycling community

Bikes may be trendy, but they are also just a way to get around. How can people who use bikes in different ways be united for the good of the…

Interview: A Spoke to reinvent fast food

Could a jiu-jitsu approach to fast food be the best way to beat it? 24-year-old entrepreneurs David Gumbiner, Deborah Meisel and Ian Sherman of The Udon Project formed The Spoke…

Interview: Just Vision’s Ronit Avni on nonviolent leaders in the Middle East

Eight years ago, the human rights activist and award-winning filmmaker Ronit Avni conducted over 475 interviews with Israeli and Palestinian activists to find out what kind of support they needed…

Interview: SOCAP’s Kevin Jones on trends to look for in 2011

Kevin Jones is perhaps best known as one of the fathers of SOCAP, a series of annual events dedicated to the flow of capital to social enterprises. SOCAP 2010, which…

Interview: Acumen Fund’s Sasha Dichter on trends to look for in 2011

As the director of business development at Acumen Fund, a global venture fund that invests in entrepreneurial approaches to poverty, Sasha Dichter has a firm grasp on the evolving discussion…

Interview: Gabriel Brodbar of NYU’s Program in Social Entrepreneurship on trends to look for in 2011

Gabriel Brodbar is the founding director of the Catherine B. Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship at NYU, which is designed to attract, train, and encourage the next generation of leaders…

Interview: Echoing Green’s Lara Galinsky on trends to look for in 2011

As the Senior Vice President at Echoing Green, Lara Galinsky supports the next generation of social entrepreneurs. She is the co-author of Echoing Green’s book Be Bold, which illustrates how…

Interview: Ashoka’s Amy Clark on trends to look for in 2011

Amy Clark joined Ashoka more than ten years ago, even before the organization began its work in the United States. Clark has spent the majority of her time at Ashoka…

The Excel Center: A new model for adult education

About 1.2 million American students drop out of high school each year, at great cost — high school graduates earn ten times more wealth over their careers than dropouts. If…

Charles Slaughter of Living Goods applies the Avon model to healthcare in Uganda

Living Goods is a hybrid microfinance and public health organization; it operates a network of saleswomen in Uganda who go door to door offering health products, like bed nets, condoms…