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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, April 20, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 04/20/12 Who says there’s no bridge between the corporate and social sectors? Since 2009, Ashoka's Executive in Residence Program has found ways to blend profits with purpose. The program introduces corporate executives to leading social innovators in order to help them finish short-term, high-impact...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, April 18, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 04/18/12 Editor's note: This post was written by Laxmi Parthasarathy, Global Media Manager Many people fear the seven-letter word: failure. But social entrepreneurs, along their journey to success, mustlearn to embrace failure if they want to succeed. As Beverly Schwartz, author of Rippling: How Social...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, April 17, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 04/17/12 Editor's note: This post was written by Change InSight contributor, Abigail Wick. Two global trends—explosive population growth and mass urban migration—mean that millions of individuals worldwide, in virtually every country, now inhabit sprawling slums. Beginning in 2008, people...
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 04/11/12 Editor's note: This post was written by Change InSight contributor, Abigail Wick. The community newspaper What’s Good in the Hood (WGITH) was originally borne out of frustration. Gladys Giatu felt the local news placed undue emphasis on violent tragedy. She was fed-up with sensationalist,...
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 04/11/12 Editor's note: This post was written by Change InSight contributor, Abigail Wick. The community newspaper What’s Good in the Hood (WGITH) was originally borne out of frustration. Gladys Giatu felt the local news placed undue emphasis on violent tragedy. She was fed-up with sensationalist,...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, April 9, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 04/09/12 On the Up, a collection of short stories about extraordinary changemakers, is the product of a journey of a lifetime. Ashoka entrepreneur-in-residence Rob Wilson and his wife Nikki traveled from Cape Town to Cairo in 2011, visiting 11 countries with one key mission: to find and...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, April 6, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 04/06/12 The Ashoka community is mourning the loss of Ashoka Nigeria Fellow Isaac Durojaiye, an icon of the Ashoka Fellowship who was elected in 2005 for his innovative contributions to the fields of health and environment. Durojaiye founded DMT Evacuation Service, the first mobile toilet initiative in...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, April 4, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 04/04/12 Beverly Schwartz has released a new book-length work, Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation, that lays out five actionable principles for how individuals can effectively serve their community and culture as a Changemaker. Having spent eight years at the helm of Ashoka’s marketing...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, April 3, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 04/03/12   Change Nation - Finale Film from Ashoka Ireland on Vimeo.   Change Nation, a three-day event, convened 50 of the world’s top social entrepreneurs in Dublin last weekend — including a strong showing from Ireland’s homegrown changemakers—to bring big ideas to Ireland that have proven...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, April 2, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 04/02/12   Ashoka Fellow Thorkil Sonne has created an innovative organization that allows people diagnosed with autism to be valued as workers with unique talents for jobs such as software testing, quality control, pattern recognition, and data entry. Through Ashoka’s Globalizer program he is...