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Don’t be a Slave to Rent: How to Live Rent-Free in Any Big City

You’re a twenty-something or thirty-something, aspiring-something, and you’re living in a bustling—read, expensive—city, like New York, or L.A., or San Francisco. Life is good, but you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck…month after month….

Leveling the Playing field: Supporting the underrepresented women in social entrepreneurship

Women have historically been unrepresented in all sectors of business; only recently have prominent leadership positions in business become occupied by women. Lee-Ann Gries, the president and chief investment officer…

The Unreasonable Institute Targets Female Entrepreneurs for Fellowships

The Unreasonable Institute is revving up for another summer session to accelerate socially-minded ventures. Every year entrepreneurs compete to become Unreasonable Fellows, in the final round they are  featured in…

Book Review: Green Washed – Have Americans lost the big picture by focusing on buying ‘green’?

“Our slim, trim and sleek new box is 10% smaller than before! The paper savings alone equal over 1000 trees per year and energy savings equal to heating about 38…

‘Lemonade Detroit’ Shares Stories of Resilience, Using Crowdfunding to Create Community

“I think that it’s a city that has begun to realize that it’s really only gonna be lots and lots of small solutions,” says one of the subjects of “Lemonade…

Brooklyn’s FEAST Makes Crowdfunding a Face-to-Face, Social Event

The rise of crowdfunding has shown the power of individual, small donations to collectively support projects of all sizes — from community garden nooks to large documentary films. Most crowdfunding…

Sex Trafficking and the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl visits a different city every year, creating a highly sought-after boost in tourism for the city and excitement for football fans. But, many say, it also brings…

Ioby Partners with Deutsche Bank to Fund Projects by Community Development Corporations

ioby, the first and only online micro-funding platform dedicated to promoting civic urban environmental projects, recently announced partnership with Deutsche Bank, who will match donations made to ioby for all…

DC Comics, Time Warner, Warner Bros Announce Campaign to Increase Aid to the Horn of Africa

On January 23, DC Comics announced a new campaign to support to humanitarian work in the Horn of Africa, where a confluence of drought, famine, and Islamist militia rule have…

Waste Farmers: A Company Aims to Put Nutrients From Food Waste Back Into the Soil

The United States has a topsoil problem. About 75 percent of it is gone, primarily because the large, single-crop farms that dominate American agriculture rely on chemicals and synthetic fertilizers…

New California Law Combats Human Slavery via Supply Chain Transparency

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, a time to educate people that slavery exists today and build support for the fight to stop it. But this January also happens to be…

First Person: Jennifer Chan of Exhibit Change on Early Lessons as an Entrepreneur

Jennifer Chan founded Exhibit Change to encourage impact through design thinking and to promote community building. The organization serves as a think tank for people to share ideas and designs,…

Get an MIT education for free, with soon-to-launch MITx

Most of the people I know have debt from education. And they were reluctant to take it on—but, many of them tell me, they felt that their choices were either…

Weekly Roundup: Haiti’s Road to Recovery and India’s Recent Milestone

Two Years Later, Haiti is Regaining her Strength Two years ago, a 7.0 earthquake shook Haiti, destroying the country and killing over 300,000 people.  Then, the country faced another disaster-…

New MFA program in Social Innovation Seeks to Create Social Entrepreneurs

These days, it’s a tough decision to go to graduate school: with unemployment still near nine percent and the prospect of a lifetime paying off student debt, many young people…