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The Rainforest: Creating an Ecosystem for Impact at the Global Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley

Victor Hwang, co-founder of the Global Innovation Summit, addressed the audience.  (Photo Courtesy of Subject) The rainforest was at the heart of Silicon Valley last month. Greg Horowitt and Victor…

Echoing Green: Creating an Ecosystem for Social Enterprises

This year Echoing Green piloted a new program –  Open Society Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship, aimed to “create hope and opportunities for black men and boys who are significantly…

Sustainable Development is Sexy or Hard Work?: iOnPoverty series

Our next video features John Anner, President of East Meets West Foundation. Best Decision Ever:  Getting in the field, getting dirty, and seeing it first hand. Fore more videos with Anner…

A Year Up: Building an Inclusive Economy

Gerald Chertavian meets with one of Boston’s Year Up participants.  (Photo Courtesy of subject) Gerald Chertavian started YearUp to give young people from disadvantaged backgrounds better access to the professional…

“Maximize Impact without being a Jerk” in Social Enterprise: iOnPoverty Series

Our next video comes from Jacob Harold of Hewlett Packard Foundation. Sage advice for social entrepreneurs looking to get funding. For more videos with Harold, go to iOnPoverty.tv 

Small Starting Salaries in Social Enterprise

Recently Jonathan Lewis, an entrepreneur, started iOnPoverty, to answer the fundamental question:  how did you get that job in social enterprise?  Hundreds of young graduates are looking for gigs in…

10 Little and Big Things You Can Do to Make Change: Story of Stuff Continued…

Recently, we ran an interview with Ann Leonard, founder of the Story of Stuff.   Leonard and co-director, Michael O’Heaney compiled a list (though lists are just the beginning of…

The Story of Change: Story of Stuff Part II

Ann Leonard exemplifies new media – by fusing cartoony graphics with activism, her first video, The Story of Stuff, went viral in 2007 getting over 15 million views online.  …

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….

Jugaad: Frugal Innovation – Lessons for Corporates

Dr. Ahuja in a village near Wankaner, Gujarat with MittiCool innovator Mansukh Prajapati. (Photo Courtesy of subject) A new book titled Jugaad Innovation looks at lessons from emerging markets in frugal innovation for…

12 Countries in 12 Months with Heifer

Photo Courtesy of Subject BETTY LONDERGAN started a blog, WHAT GIVES 365, to give $100 to a nonprofit each day of the year.  It got wildly popular and led Londergan…

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,…

Verizon Goes Green: More than CSR?

  Jim Gowen, Corporate Sustainability Officer of Verizon, was recently at the UN Social Innovation Summit.  He spoke to Dowser about the “green” strides that Verizon is taking within the…

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…