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How Impact Investors Are ‘Starting In The Wrong Place’

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. "We're starting in the wrong place," Mara Bolis, 45, senior advisor for ...
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This ‘Tornado Of Energy’ Is Revamping Education In Liberia

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Time's 2014 Person of the Year was "The Ebola Fighters." Among the ...
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Enabling Active Citizenship – One School At A Time

This is a guest post from Partners for Possibility, a social enterprise that works with under-resourced schools in South Africa. Of the approximately 25 000 schools in South Africa, 20 000 are ...
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Feel Rich Founders To Hip Hop Community: Health Is The New Wealth

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Feel Rich, started with the question, "What if we create a brand ...
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This Entrepreneur Works To Infuse Travel With Purpose And Impact

Kathryn Pisco's world changed when with her husband she circumnavigated the globe, volunteering along the way. She realized, "Life was too short to fit back into what I was doing before." ...
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5 Quirky Fundraising Event Ideas

This is a guest post from Helen Cartwright, a passionate blogger who excels in the Digital marketing, Finance and Fundraising niche. Sometimes, when you're hosting a fundraiser, you want to take that ...
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If Your Business Looked at Solar 2 Years Ago and Passed, Now May Be the Time

Clean Energy Advisors, one of our sponsors, has invested in Solar Site Design. If your business evaluated solar power as a way to reduce costs more than a year ago ...
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69 Ways to Change the World

This post was originally produced for Forbes. The other day, a colleague asked me, "Would you rather buy a 400-page book that guaranteed you'd lose 30 pounds in 30 days ...
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How This Social Entrepreneur Learned From Her International Development Experience

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Sarina Prabasi, born in Nepal, and her husband, Elias Gurmu, born in Ethiopia, launched Buunni Coffee, selling fair-trade Ethiopian coffee in New York ...
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She Sold Her Home; What Would You Do For Your Nonprofit?

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Krisle launched 10,000 Beds in 2014. The "beds" are addiction treatment beds, ...
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United Nations Alum Has Idea For Global Peace

Sanford Hinden spent 23 years working for UN agencies and has never quit thinking of about how to solve the world's biggest problems. He says, "I work every day to ...
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Full Time Ball Players And Part Time Social Entrepreneurs

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Young men thrown into the national spotlight for their athletic prowess in ...
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I Will Stand Up For Women

Men. We think we understand women because we all have mothers and a few of us still have wives or girlfriends. We also think we know how to run a ...
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The Model for Place-Based Impact Investing: What, Who, Why, How and Where

By Lauryn Agnew, CEO of Seal Cove Financial Place-based impact investing adds another dimension to the exciting and growing field of impact investing: the investment strategy designed to combine financial returns with ...
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Impact Measurement: Finding Your Way Through The Maze

This post was originally produced for Forbes. This is the second in a series of articles about impact measurement for social entrepreneurs. Social entrepreneurs who are serious about having impact ...
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CEA Targets $800M of Solar Investment With New Partners

Clean Energy Advisors is a sponsor of the Your Mark on the World Center. Clean Energy Advisors announced a major new financing that will take the firm from having invested ...
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RecycleForce: Helping to Reclaim the Value in Electronics and Individual Lives

This is a guest post from Dawn Grimes, Vice President Business & Enterprise Development at RecycleForce RecycleForce is an Indianapolis based social enterprise – a business with a social mission – offering ...
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Are You Crazy Enough to Change the World?

People ask me all the time what I do. I'll never forget a conversation I had with my father in 1982. I told him I had decided to become an ...
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I’m Not Mindful Because I’m Not a Narcissist

How many times per day do you hear “be mindful” or “be present”? Frankly, as a social entrepreneur, I’m sick and tired of it. Here’s why. Yes, there are demonstrable ...
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Research Center Works To Prove And Improve Impact Of Social Entrepreneurs

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, commonly referred to as J-PAL, ...
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Entrepreneur Leverages Celebrities’ Influence For Charity

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. "If you do a gesture for charity, you should always make sure ...
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How Social Entrepreneurs Begin To Measure Impact

This post was originally produced for Forbes. This is the first in a series of articles about impact measurement for social entrepreneurs. There are two keys to becoming a good ...
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Teaching Kids to Dream Big and Do Big, One Step at a Time!

This is a guest post from Sam X Renick who is the driving force behind Sammy Rabbit. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to purse them.” ...
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Reverb Is Making The Live Music Industry Greener

Clean Energy Advisors is a sponsor. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Lauren Sullivan and her husband Adam Gardner, a touring musician, wanted to make ...
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13 Social Ventures Woo Investors and Philanthropists in Nairobi

Today, 13 social enterprises from across Africa put their best feet forward in Nairobi, hoping to attract investor and donor money to help them scale their enterprises and their work ...
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When Free Maternity Care Isn’t Worth The Price

Shalom Mbungua Kang'ethe was born healthy on February 21, 2017 at 5:00 AM at Jacaranda Maternity Hospital in Nairobe. His mother, Lydia Wangui, paid about $100 to deliver her baby ...
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This Social Venture Helps Marginalized People Get A Leg Up

Walking through the dusty Nairobi slum called Kawangware, the general bustle of the place overwhelms the visitor. Grace Njeri lives in the neighborhood and she's got work to do. She ...
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2,000 Women Rising From Poverty Celebrate The Social Venture That Helped

February 21, 2017 - The women mostly wearing beautiful, brightly colored traditional gowns were seated quietly beneath white event tents festooned in bright colors surrounding a small plaza that would ...
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Despite Big Impact, This Nonprofit Faces Challenges

Potential Energy, a clean cookstove manufacturer based in Kampala, Uganda is facing challenges on several fronts. Despite having sold 45,000 high-efficiency cook stoves, the nonprofit venture is facing a host ...
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How This Collaboration Raised Over $1M For Charity

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Collaboration is a word that gets thrown around a lot more than ...
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How Do You Start Charging People You’ve Been Serving For Free?

"How Do You Start Charging People You've Been Serving For Free?" That's the question that Brian Iredale, head of Nurture Africa in Kampala, Uganda is asking himself. At the same ...
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Can One Person Change The World? This One Did!

Margaret Mead famously said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Personally, I would argue ...
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Scaling Rapidly, This Social Entrepreneur Provides Clean Water To Many In 3 Countries

CEO Galen Welsch launched Jibu with his father to provide affordable access to clean water to people in three countries where culinary water--where available--isn't safe to drink. Already operating in ...
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Inspired By His Sister, This Man Seeks Maximum Impact From Sanitary Pads

Richard Bbaale was upset that his younger sister could not attend school during her monthly period so he decided to do something about it. After pondering the situation through completing ...
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Impact Measurement Poses Challenge For Social Entrepreneurs And Impact Investors Alike

One of the greatest challenges for social entrepreneurs is how to measure and report impact. For help, I asked Thane Kreiner, PhD, executive director of the Miller Center for Social ...
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Why This Founder Thinks She Can Make A Good Educational Kid’s Game

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Lindsey Tropf, CEO and founder of Immersed Games, is working with her ...
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Artificial Intelligence Is Now Ready For Social Entrepreneurs

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. The University of Southern California has recently created the Center on Artificial ...
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Encircle Celebrates Grand Opening–Home to Serve LGBT Youth

Encircle, a nonprofit resource center for LGBT youth in largely-Mormon Provo, Utah, celebrated its grand opening today. A tent set up outside the home with about 50 seats for the ...
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Would You Shoot Your Hungry Neighbor?

One of my dearest friends, let's call her Katie, is a devout Mormon who recently asked her husband, Brad, to buy her a gun to protect the food storage. Before ...
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How To Create A Successful Corporate Social Responsibility Program

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Why do some corporate social responsibility programs seem to backfire? There are lots of reasons, but University of Kansas ...
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Good Requires Sacrifice and Risk; Immigration of Syrian Refugees is Good

When was the last time you did something good? For a moment, let’s ignore little things and focus on things that are really good. So, I’m not talking about smiling ...
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How This Social Entrepreneur Is Moving Haiti Away From Aid Toward Trade

This post was originally produced for Forbes. The international development community learned decades ago that when relief organizations bring in donated goods that are distributed for free to people in ...
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Wonder Where To Donate In A Humanitarian Crisis? This Entrepreneur Can Tell You

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. How many times have you wanted to give some money to help ...
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Winter Innovation Summit: A Quick Report

Impact investors and government leaders from around the world convened in Salt Lake City at the Winter Innovation Summit hosted by the Sorenson Impact Center to focus on the ways ...
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How One Social Enterprise Is Celebrating Both MLK Day And Inauguration Day

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. The calendar's juxtaposition of Martin Luther King's birthday and the Presidential inauguration ...
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The Healing Tree Project Receives Grant that will Aid Mission to Help Burned Children Across Latin America

This is a guest post from Patti Groh, Director of Marketing Communications for Sappi North America. Seven million children, mostly under the age of 5, suffer severe burn injuries in Latin ...
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Two Social Entrepreneurs Help LGBTQ Youth–And Everyone Else–Cope

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Stephenie Larsen and Andrea Smardon have each found their own way to help others cope with challenges. Their work intersected ...
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Career Spent Inspiring CSR Spreads Good Globally

Eclat Impact is a sponsor of the Your Mark on the World Center. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Georg Kell might not have anticipated ...
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