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Spreading Solutions Journalism

We’re always looking to promote and support excellent solutions journalism. Our friends at the Solutions Journalism Network are launching a campaign to use health data to highlight positive outcomes that…

The Solutions Set: six must-read stories from the last month

Welcome back to Solutions Set, where each month we select some of the most compelling solutions journalism from across the web. Solutions journalism offers rigorous coverage of solutions to huge…

The Solutions Set: six must-read stories from the last month

Here at Solutions Set, we search out exceptional “solutions journalism”: rigorously reported stories describing what works, what’s being tried, and what failed regarding tough social issues. Community development, poverty, education,…

The Solutions Set: six must-read stories from the last month

Start the month with six solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Every day we learn more about who’s solving what and how they’re doing it. Sometimes these stories…

Does Bangladesh’s Garment Industry Respect its Workers?

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni Last month’s garment factory collapse in Savar, outside of Dhaka, is being coined as the worst industrial disaster in Bangladesh’s history. Though the police ordered the…

India’s Feat in Public Health: Polio

This Sunday, January 13, was the anniversary of India’s major polio milestone – marking two years without reporting a single case of polio.  We talk with Dr. Naveen Thacker, a pediatrician and…

Social Enterprises Respond to Delhi Gang-Rape Case

Justice for Women offers a free self-defense training course at NMIMS University in Mumbai, India.  (Photo Couresty of Subject) Dowser asks what role can social enterprise play in the conversation…

Bangladesh Fire Raises Concerns for Women Workers

Photo courtesy of Nari Uddug Kendra, one of Global Fund for Women’s Bangladeshi grantee partners. By Lindsay Hebert The fire that killed 112 garment factory workers in Bangladesh last month…

A Second Life For the World: Encore Entrepeneurs

  By Lindsay Hebert Last week, Encore.org announced this year’s Purpose Prize winners, five social innovators over the age of 60 who will receive $100,000 for their contributions to society….

OpEd: Could the Blackout be Fuel for India’s Energy Entrepreneurs?

By Jim Koch The collapse of India’s power grid cast 670 million people into darkness—nearly one in 10 inhabitants of our planet.  It called into question the dominant logic of a fragile…

Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace: Thoughts post Rio+20

  KUMI Naidoo of South Africa has emerged as the Intl. Executive Director of Greenpeace after a lifetime of activism.  He was recently seen at the much publicized Rio+20 conference….

How Should Journalists Write about Africa?

The latest debate on how (not) to write about Africa – this one between New York Times columnist Nick Kristof and Ugandan entrepreneur Teddy Ruge – has caused quite a…

Scaling Social Impact in Six Steps

The recent Social Impact Exchange conference discussed one of the most difficult aspects of running a nonprofit organization: the decision of how, and when, to grow.  How does an organization…

Why Health Care Is A Wicked Problem

The Supreme Court has allowed most aspects of Obama’s health care bill to pass. So, now we all get free broccoli, right? Hopefully, we’ll eventually see the bill’s effects in our…

The School Fund Looks to Music to Crowdfund Education

Palo-Alto based, The School Fund, has used crowdsourcing to finance the studies of over 200 students worldwide for the past three years.  Now, they’re partnering with 28-year-old Grammy-nominated singer Carolyn…