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Twitter Roundup: January 21 – Changemaking degrees, crowdfunding and LinkedIn startups

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: Get some advice…

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…

Twitter Roundup: January 14 – Sustainable business plans, mobile money services and hydrogen fuel cells

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: What’s next for…

A Light in India

When we hear the word innovation, we often think of new technologies or silver bullet solutions — like hydrogen fuel cells or a cure for cancer. To be sure, breakthroughs…

Sustainable theory and practice at the Human Impacts Institute

While working as the program director at the Lower East Side Ecology Center in New York City, Tara DePorte saw the same problem again and again — many groups working…

Books in Brief: Where Good Ideas Come From

Here at Dowser, we talk a lot about how to change the world. But sometimes the beleaguered amongst us (meaning me) survey the logistics of social change and marvel at…

Last post of 2010: Recapping some innovation trends

As we teeter on the edge of a new year, after eight months in operation, we thought we’d highlight a few of the stories we came across the past year….

How Nuru Lights markets LEDs via networks of micro-entrepreneurs

While driving through a village in Rwanda, Sameer Hajee came across a mother walking with her two-year-old son, who had severe burns covering a third of his body. The cause:…

The Unreasonable Institute, version 2.0

The Unreasonable Institute is gearing up for its second year and the wind is at its back. More than half the entrepreneurs selected last year received funding to implement their…

On Food: Bill Shore of Share Our Strength is now aiming at childhood hunger in the U.S.

In our Risk-taking series, Tulane University and Ashoka U students Katie Smalley and Laura White interview social innovators, inquiring about the bold steps they’ve taken to advance their work. Today,…

Interview: Erin Krampetz of Ashoka U on taking measured risks to transform higher education

In our Risk-taking series, Tulane University and Ashoka U students Katie Smalley and Laura White shed light on the value of risk-taking. By interviewing social innovators about bold steps they’ve…

Filling the Gap Between Farm and Fair Trade

We’ve all seen the ads for fair trade coffee with the beautiful photos of villagers hand picking coffee cherries in exotic regions around the globe. Fair trade is one of…

SeeClickFix: Infrastructure solutions 2.0

An enlarging pothole is threatening the safety of drivers or bicyclists in your neighborhood, but your city has no hotline for non-emergencies. What do you do? It can be frustrating…

Big Ideas: Nick Temple on the ‘long tail’ of social entrepreneurship

In our Big Ideas series, we check in regularly with creative thinkers in the field of social innovation. We want to know what they’re working on, what questions they’re wrestling with,…