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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…

Susan Ross, Author Of “Expanding the Pie,” On Nonprofit-Corporate Partnerships

After working as the reproductive health director of CARE, where she focused on partnerships with corporations aimed at improving health conditions in garment factories until 2003, Susan Ross became interested…

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…

WIN-WIN For Women: Calvert Foundation

DC-Based Calvert Foundation announced a new initiative WIN-WIN, which will invest $20 million in organizations and individuals that support women, in the US and globally.  Dowser spoke with Lisa Hall,…

Starbucks: Digital Innovation And Creating Jobs?

  Adam Brotman serves as Chief Digital Officer at Starbucks and attended the UN Social Innovation Summit recently.   He speaks to Dowser about Starbucks’ Create Jobs campaign and how…

Doug Lawrence: Reviving American Eco-nomy

Doug Lawrence is the Managing Principal of NY’s 5 Stone Capital, a new equity investor in green real estate and green business.  He speaks to us about the recent Jobs…

Weekly Roundup: Afghanistan’s Brutal Winter Moves Readers to Help

As Facebook’s $5 billion IPO saga continues and Walmart decides to label all health products in their stores with a “Great for You” sticker, a less reported story captured readers…

Weekly Roundup: B Corps in California and India’s New Rickshaw

CA Companies Wait in Line to Become B- Corps B-Corp law went into effect in California this week and a “a band of smiling millionaires, papers in hand, waiting to…

Weekly Roundup: Upbeat News to Start the New Year?

The Christian Science Monitor did a series recently, citing all the trends that are making the world a better place — yes, it may actually be getting better. Contrary to…

Weekly Roundup: Food Security Bill Sparks Discussion on Sustainability

India’s Controversial Food Bill: Despite the glowing success of India’s corporations in recent years, the country still has significant levels of inequality, leading to malnourishment and hunger among many of…

Small Is Better: Downsizing Houses

The subprime mortgage crisis that erupted in 2008, and resulted in nearly a million foreclosures by October 2009, is far from over. The Christian Science Monitor recently reported that, after…

Twitter Roundup: June 24 – “Changemaker” dads, celebrity water projects and roads to development

Search for the hashtag #socent and you’ll find wide-ranging interest in social entrepreneurship on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of a few interesting tweets from the last week: The NYTimes has caught…

Twitter Roundup: February 18 – New Facebook tools, career opportunities for changemakers, and the entrepreneur’s psychology

Search for the hashtag #socent and you’ll find wide-ranging interest in social entrepreneurship on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of a few interesting tweets from the last week: After over three decades…

Clay Shirky on ‘the collapse of complex business models’ and the rise of innovation

Media sage/prophet/futurist/demigod Clay Shirky wrote a post on his website entitled “The Collapse of Complex Business Models.” While it’s ostensibly about the need for innovation in media, it also reads…

We’re hiring! Dowser seeks Editorial Manager

Dowser is hiring an editing whiz with a knack for writing knockout content about social innovation. We’re looking for a smart, committed, resourceful type to come on board to fill…