Rebuilding Haiti Three Years Later

by Anja Tranovich January 12th marked the third anniversary of the Haiti earthquake. The total cost of the disaster was between $8 billion and $14 billion, the Inter-American Development Bank estimates, with 200,000…

Samahope: Crowdfunding Health

  Samahope, a new platform for public health campaigns, takes the fight for public health to the individual. By Lindsay Hebert The sixteen women on my computer screen need help….

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…

The Four Challenges of Running a Social Enterprise in India: Villgro’s Uniphore Explains

  Caitlin Marinelli of Uniphore breaks down the challenges of running a social enterprise in India. Uniphore designs and delivers mobile solutions for businesses using Multilingual Speech Recognition and Voice Biometrics.  Photographed…

Instagram-ing Tibet: Cellphone Photography

This short reflection illustrates how Instagram has become a portal for some journalists to quickly share photos of their travels and build a community online for their images.  How cellphones…

Social Enterprise at IIM Calcutta in India with TATA

Here’s an opportunity for aspiring social entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas (or newly-established companies).  From time to time, Dowser will help spread the world about different contests and resources that can help entrepreneurs make…

Reflections from the 2012 mHealth Summit for Smarter Public Health

Guest post by Nick Martin, CEO of TechChange, a social enterprise developing technology education for development and social impact.  Four thousand attendees. Three days. Three challenges. One global network solution….

Encore Careers: Never too Late to Make Impact

We speak with noted author Marci Alboher about her latest book titled The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Different in the Second Half of Life, which looks…

Brazil’s Noted Bolsa Familia Questioned

The primary health center pharmacy which is supposed to provide free medicines. It has a long list of basic medicines that are not available stuck to the wall next to…

Tom Carter’s Epic Journey Through China

American photojournalist Tom Carter travelled over 35,000 miles, hitting 33 provinces, on a limited budget, with just a backpack and a digital camera. He encountering 56 different ethnic minorities, each with…

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…

Guy Kawasaki on APE-ing a Writing Career

Guy Kawasaki is the co-founder of Alltop.com, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures.  His latest book, APE – Author Publisher, and Entrepreneur…

What Does SE Mean to Me: Saul Garlick

This is a new series of columns, which will let us hear the voice of the social entrepreneurs themselves.  They’ll answer the question:  What does Social Entrepreneurship mean to them and how did I…

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….

Simplifying the Legalities: myRight

(Photo Courtesy of Subject) This guest post is by Michael Niu, co-founder of legal tech startup, myRight. According to the Court Statistics Project, there were over 106 million incoming state…