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America’s 50 Heroes Get Clicked: Everyday Heroes, Written By: Esha Chhabra, Posted By: Dowser.org

Started Jan 30, 2013 0 Replies

This article was originally published on Dowser.org. Read it HERE. Author Katrina Fried and the book’s photographer, Paul Mobley, have been busy…Continue

Tags: enterprise, social, non-profit, heroes, books

YES! Magazine asks, What Would Nature Do?, Written By: Esha Chhabra, Posted By: Dowser.org

Started Jan 25, 2013 0 Replies

This article was originally published on Dowser.org. Read it HERE. In the latest …Continue

Tags: environment, innovation, design, nature

mHealth Still Needs a Residence, Even in Rural India, Written By: Ben Thurman, Posted By: Dowser.org

Started Jan 25, 2013 0 Replies

This article was originally published on Dowser.org. Read it HERE.by Ben ThurmanCareering down the serpentine road from Araku to Visakhapatnam, in…Continue

Tags: healthcare, mhealth, rural, doctors, health

To Grow, Social Enterprises Must Play by Business Rules, Written By: Alan Hirzel,Posted By: Dowser.org

Started Jan 23, 2013 0 Replies

This article was originally published on Dowser.org. Read it HERE. This post originally appeared in the …Continue

Tags: growth, scale, entrepreneurship, social, business

 

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Arif Khalil liked Dowser's blog post Former Orphan Provides Safe-Haven for Street Kids
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Former Orphan Provides Safe-Haven for Street Kids

Kem Knapp SawyerThe boy is crouched over in the back of a van. Drops of blood from the cut on his head stain his shirt—he’d been hit with a bottle when he got into a fight. Stanislas Lukumba, a tall, good-looking, fortyish nurse, checks for shards of glass as the driver shines his cell phone on the wound.For the last eight years, Stanislas has made nightly runs in the van, a mobile clinic that operates in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He stops in neighborhoods where…See More
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Three Takeaways in my First Steps as a Social Entrepreneur

Armand TossouThis post is written by Armand Tossou, a Fulbright scholar from Benin who is an MBA Candidate in the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA program at Colorado State University. Armand and his co-founders Yesse, Aaron, and Leana, are starting a social venture that will support rural farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa through increased access to agricultural technologies.Until fall 2013, I had lived in my home country (Benin) and…See More
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The Solutions Set: six must-read stories from the last month

Josh GoldmanWelcome back to Solutions Set, where each month we select some of the most compelling solutions journalism from across the web. Solutions journalism offers rigorous coverage of solutions to huge social problems – this month’s Set spans cancer, childhood trauma, and college access.Of course, the best posts include suggestions from our Solutions Set community – including what we’ve missed each month. (For more on what we missed, see #6.) We value your insights, delivered via email, on…See More
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Craig Zelizer liked Dowser's blog post StandProud for Polio Survivors
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StandProud for Polio Survivors

Kem Knapp SawyerThe boys in red-and-blue-striped jerseys race across the field—their eyes fixated on the bright yellow ball as sweat drips from their brows. Palm trees border one side of the playing field while the Congo River ripples behind; it’s a gorgeous setting for a soccer game. On the other side a road cuts through Kinshasa’s tony embassy neighborhood. Many of the locals have taken to jogging there, and some enjoy being spectators at today’s match.If you look at the boys only from the…See More
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The Big C: changing the way the world lives with cancer

Ben ThurmanOn February 4th, the LIVESTRONG Foundation launched a pioneering initiative to “change the way the world lives with cancer.” The Big C competition is targetting a global community of entrepreneurs and innovators to create financially-sustainable enterprises that improve the daily lives of cancer patients and survivors. The competition will fund 60 total ventures, from which 20 projects will be selected for an accelerator programme. Ben…See More
Mar 24
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Save the Oceans, Feed the World, Make a Profit?

David BankWhat’s good for the fish is good for the fishing communities — and for impact investors.https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/images/cleardot.gif" />That’s the thesis of three new vehicles for investing in sustainable fisheries that will be tested in the Philippines, Chile and Brazil over the next two years and then offered to investors more broadly.Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signaled…See More
Mar 21
Peace Fellow commented on Dowser's blog post Discipline With Dignity: Oakland Classrooms Try Healing Instead of Punishment
"Often we make quick wrong judgements.This is a good example of what the societies we live in should be shifting towards."
Mar 17
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Discipline With Dignity: Oakland Classrooms Try Healing Instead of Punishment

Fania DavisTommy, an agitated 14-year-old high school student in Oakland, Calif., was in the hallway cursing out his teacher at the top of his lungs. A few minutes earlier, in the classroom, he’d called her a “b___” after she twice told him to lift his head from the desk and sit up straight. Eric Butler, the school coordinator for Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY—the author is executive director of the organization) heard the ruckus and rushed to the scene. The principal also heard…See More
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A Sense of Ownership: local communities are empowered to act on deforestation

Ben ThurmanBALE, ETHIOPIA–In the dappled shade of his eucalyptus plantation, Munir Adem recollects. “Before, the forest belonged to the government. There was an enemy relationship between the natural forest and the community”.Over the last two decades, deforestation in the Bale region of southern Ethiopia reached alarming levels of 8% per annum. “It all comes back to poverty”, argues Michelle Winthrop, Country Director of…See More
Mar 15
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The Myth Behind Public School Failure

Dean PatonUntil about 1980, America’s public schoolteachers were iconic everyday heroes painted with a kind of Norman Rockwell patina—generally respected because they helped most kids learn to read, write and successfully join society. Such teachers made possible at least the idea of a vibrant democracy.Since then, what a turnaround: We’re now told, relentlessly, that bad-apple schoolteachers have wrecked K-12 education; that their unions keep legions of incompetent educators in classrooms;…See More
Mar 13

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Former Orphan Provides Safe-Haven for Street Kids

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 6:55am 0 Comments

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Kem Knapp Sawyer

The boy is crouched over in the back of a van. Drops of blood from the cut on his head stain his shirt—he’d been hit with a bottle when he got into a fight. Stanislas Lukumba, a tall, good-looking, fortyish nurse, checks for shards of glass as the driver shines his cell phone on the wound.

For the last eight years, Stanislas has made nightly runs in the van, a mobile clinic that operates in Kinshasa, the capital of the…

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Three Takeaways in my First Steps as a Social Entrepreneur

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 12:40pm 0 Comments

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Armand Tossou

This post is written by Armand Tossou, a Fulbright scholar from Benin who is an MBA Candidate in the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA program at Colorado State University. Armand and his co-founders Yesse, Aaron, and Leana, are starting a social venture that will support rural farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa through increased access to agricultural…

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The Solutions Set: six must-read stories from the last month

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 7:17am 0 Comments

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Josh Goldman

Welcome back to Solutions Set, where each month we select some of the most compelling solutions journalism from across the web. Solutions journalism offers rigorous coverage of solutions to huge social problems – this month’s Set spans cancer, childhood trauma, and college access.

Of course, the best posts include suggestions from our Solutions Set community – including what we’ve missed each month. (For more on what we missed,…

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StandProud for Polio Survivors

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 6:08am 0 Comments

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Kem Knapp Sawyer

The boys in red-and-blue-striped jerseys race across the field—their eyes fixated on the bright yellow ball as sweat drips from their brows. Palm trees border one side of the playing field while the Congo River ripples behind; it’s a gorgeous setting for a soccer game. On the other side a road cuts through Kinshasa’s tony embassy neighborhood. Many of the locals have taken to jogging there, and some enjoy being spectators at today’s…

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