All Blog Posts Tagged 'social' (172)

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

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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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Added by Dowser on March 29, 2014 at 7:17am — No Comments

Calling all Budding Peacemakers

Are You Fluent In English and Want To Be A Peacebuilder?

If Yes Then We Have A Job For You

 

Pax Populi is a people-to-people peacemaking initiative who since 2010 have been operating a  tutoring program through which fluent English speakers engage in online conservations with students in Afghanistan with the aim of building the students English communication skills.

Over the…

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Added by Pax Populi on March 20, 2014 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Education for Entrepreneurship: an interview with Tim Draper

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Tim Draper, founder and managing director of venture-capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, recently created Draper University of Heroes, an immersive Silicon Valley boarding school and online program offering courses in entrepreneurship mostly for students aged 18 to 26 years old. In this interview, Draper explains the gap he believes the school fills and why the private and public sector must think creatively about education.

This video post is by…

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Added by Dowser on March 12, 2014 at 5:11am — No Comments

Guide to Apps for Social Change

GUIDE TO APPS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE



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One of the main goals of this site is to help practitioners, students, and scholars network, connect, and share best resources. This guide will look at some of the key issues and considerations around using apps in peace and development work, as well as offer some examples of how they are being used.  An…

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Added by Valerie Oliphant on March 9, 2014 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Café Impact: How-To Interview for a Social Justice Career

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Café Impact

There’s nothing all that unnerving about a social justice job interview that a really first-class miracle won’t cure.

In the allotted time you are expected to confidently, but humbly, demonstrate your accomplishments and capabilities. You are probed about your deepest values and considered opinions about intractable social and environmental problems. Your character and personality are dissected. You are expected to explain your 24/7…

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Added by Dowser on February 13, 2014 at 5:11am — No Comments

Café Impact: How-To Snag a Social Justice Job Interview

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Café Impact

Are you a social sector job-seeker? Feeling frozen out of your future change-the-world job? Reluctant to enter the fray? Fear of failure stopping you from a career as a social entrepreneur?

Putting off the miserable process of knocking on doors is understandable. If you are in hiding, napping on the sofa or watching TV reruns, you know it. Enough said about that.

Beyond those diversions, you also might be putting off the…

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Added by Dowser on February 6, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Café Impact: How-To Use Ambiguity to Pioneer Change

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Despite crushing student loans and a miserable job market, this Millennial Generation is the most socially conscious, most globally aware and most actively committed to careers of conscience to come along in decades. College students and young professionals are eager to confront some of the world’s most intractable problems — a deteriorating environment, implacable poverty, persistent gender discrimination, institutional racism and…

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Added by Dowser on January 30, 2014 at 6:20am — No Comments

The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur

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David Bornstein

Recently, I wrote a column suggesting that, in the field of social change, we’re getting smarter. I went so far as to say that we may even be going through a new Enlightenment. I mentioned three ways we’re improving — employing new understandings about human behavior to get better results, using evidence more regularly to assess and…

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Added by Dowser on January 28, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Café Impact: How-To Educate Yourself for an Impact Career

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Café Impact is democratizing access to careers of conscience. Jonathan Lewis brings together nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to give you the career-building skills you need to change the world.

“There are alternative paths” for reaching your social justice dream job, says change agent Jessamyn Lau. She should know. Her social change career began with dropping out of high school,…

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Added by Dowser on January 23, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments

Café Impact: How-To Convert Your Convictions into a Career

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Are you seeking fulfillment and happiness in the social change world? At this point in your life, are you called to give back? Ready to change careers and become a social entrepreneur?

Only 47% of Americans are satisfied with their jobs, a sizable drop from the 61% who expressed satisfaction 20 years ago, according to Don Joseph Goeway in Mystic Cool.

“I’m idealist. I don’t…

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Added by Dowser on January 16, 2014 at 10:35am — No Comments

Café Impact: How-To Figure Out Your Social Entrepreneurship

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Café Impact is democratizing access to careers of conscience. Jonathan Lewis brings together nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to give you the career-building skills you need to change the world.

“We gain something profound when we stand up for our beliefs, just as part of us dies when we know that something is wrong, yet do nothing….We don’t have to tackle every issue, but if we avoid them all, if we…

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Added by Dowser on January 10, 2014 at 5:31am — No Comments

Café Impact: How-To Make Your Mentor Matter

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Café Impact is democratizing access to careers of conscience. Jonathan Lewis brings together nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to give you the career-building skills you need to change the world.

Students are graduating. Hard-won college diplomas are being handed out with hearty handshakes and heartfelt wishes for successful careers.

Graduation, among its many other…

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Added by Dowser on January 1, 2014 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Paul Polak Shares Tips For Finding ‘The Business Solution To Poverty’

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Esha Chhabra & Ben Thurman

Paul Polak was a social entrepreneur before it became sexy to be one. Polak first joined the global community of “do-gooders” in 1981 as founder of iDE, a social enterprise that pioneered foot-powered pumps for poor farmers in Southeast Asia. The rudimentary irrigation technology has reportedly reached 19 million farmers in the world, thanks to iDE’s efforts. Polak went on to create…

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Added by Dowser on December 18, 2013 at 5:10am — No Comments

Ashoka Changemakers and TechChange Team Up to Empower Social Innovators Inside Institutions

By Nancy Ngo

We’re excited to partner with Ashoka Changemakers to launch an …

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Added by TechChange on December 12, 2013 at 10:55am — No Comments

Peacebuilding and Silence [about historical trauma, nested inequality and social harm]

(Extract from S Henkeman, ‘Restorative Justice as a tool for peacebuilding: a South African case study.’ Unpublished PhD thesis, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 2013, pp 59 -63.  https://independent.academia.edu/SHenkeman

2.5.2 Peacebuilding and Silence  …

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Added by Sarah Henkeman on November 29, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Peacebuilding defined from below

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(Extract from Henkeman, ‘Restorative Justice as a tool for peacebuilding: a South African case study.’ Unpublished PhD thesis, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 2013, Chapter 2  pp 64 -68.)  https://www.academia.edu/5170864/Peacebuilding_defined_from_below

2.7 An intersectional conception of long-term…

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Added by Sarah Henkeman on November 28, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Want Your Social Enterprise to Succeed? Manage Your Friends and Foes

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Ian MacMillan & James Thompson

Bureaucratic headaches happen in every country. Social enterprises are particularly vulnerable to such obstacles, especially if the start-up disrupts the status quo and must then defend itself against resistance by entrenched interests. Every one of our projects has been hampered by one or more instances of official inertia, lack of support, bureaucratic foot-dragging, or even outright corruption.

You might, for…

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Added by Dowser on November 14, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Social Media & Hostage Crisis Negotiation





ACR Crisis Negotiation Section co-chair Jeff Thompson, along with Lt. Mark Lowther, presented "Social Media & Hostage / Crisis Negotiation" at the annual Cyberweek conference.  Cyberweek is  a week-long series of webinars, discussion… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on November 11, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Webinar Nov 7th: Social Media & Crisis Hostage Negotiations

Social Media & Crisis/Hostage Negotiations: A Review & How It Applies to Everyone

Thursday, November 7th @ 7pm Eastern/6pm Central/12am GMT

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Added by Jeff Thompson on November 4, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Who is Poor Enough for Cash Transfers? Difficult Problem in Malawi

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Kerstin Egenhofer

One of the biggest challenges facing cash transfer programs in Malawi is deciding who is poor enough to get the money.

The meeting was supposed to start half an hour ago but by 8:45 a.m. only a handful of villagers have made their way to Salima, the capital of a small district in central Malawi. Many of them are still on the road, some traveling as far as 40 kilometers on bicycles or crowded minibuses.

Inside Salima’s…

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Added by Dowser on October 18, 2013 at 4:19am — No Comments

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