April 2015 Blog Posts (54)


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Meet the next generation of Changemakers: Yasmine Arrington

Yasmine grew up with her father in prison. He was in and out and never really at home, which caused her family a great deal of emotional and financial struggle. Having gone through this experience, Yasmine now helps students whose parents are incarcerated, by awarding college…

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Added by Ashoka on April 30, 2015 at 10:56 — No Comments

Scale and Scalability: A Conversation with Erik Simanis

By Tom Harrison, Projects…

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Added by member on April 30, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Jaideep Prabhu, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

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Added by member on April 28, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Zoya Shabir and Tanvir Hossain: Lessons on Inclusive Supply Chains and Achieving Scale

Photo: A woman stitches a local design onto a sari at the Ayesha Abed foundation, Manikganj…

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Added by member on April 27, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Hem Roy and Lewis Temple: Local Investments for Local Farmers - A Support System for Tanzanian Agriculture

Photo: Ms. Khadiza Abdala, Lead Farmer, Kikuyu branch under Dodoma region of Tanzania

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Katie Allen: Interview with Kamal Quadir CEO of bKash

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Rod Dubitsky and Sadna: Cash Versus Cows - Looking at the Benefits of Asset Versus Cash Transfer Programmes

Photo: A client of BRAC Targeting the Ultra-Poor programme a few minutes after her goat gives birth to two kids.

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Katie Allen and Adepo Emmanuel Okaalet: Can Health Programmes be Designed to Deliver Care to Last Mile Communities and also Operate as Sustainable Enterprises?

Photo: Nalongo Tomusange, a BRAC Community Health Worker outside her office in Wakiso district, Uganda…

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Added by member on April 27, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Zoya Shabir and Rod Dubitsky: SIBs and DIBs – are we there yet?

Photo: Sir Fazle Hasan Abed at a primary school in Korail slum, Dhaka. …

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Hitoishi Chakma and Isabel Whisson: Give the Youth Some Credit - Three Takeaways from BRAC’s Experience with Youth Microfinance

Photo: Caption: Violet, 21 from a BRAC Empowerment and Livelihoods Club in Uganda…

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Added by member on April 27, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Cupertino High School Student Donates 1,000 THRIVE Solar Lanterns to Bhutan

Here is a story I also published on the Borgen Magazine ...

Siddarth Sundaram may seem like an ordinary 18 year old senior high school student. He likes motorcycles and cars. He’s preparing for graduation from Cupertino High School this June and he’s getting ready for the big move to college in the fall. Yes, this is the same Cupertino that is home to the…

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Added by Maria Caluag on April 26, 2015 at 8:58 — No Comments

We are “Best for the World!”

B Lab recognizes UpSpring as creating the most positive social and environmental impact. 

For the third year in a row, UpSpring (formerly Social Enterprise Associates), has been named "Best for the World" by B Lab, B Corporation's non-profit that gives a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of a company's impact on its workers, community,…

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Added by Drew Tulchin on April 24, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments

Zoya Shabir: BRAC to BRAC Solutions – Hybrid Models for a Complex World

Photo: Wasfia Nazreen, the youngest Bangladeshi Everest summiteer, reached the peak of mount Vinson, the highest summit in Antarctica. BRAC, bKash and BRAC Bank supported her…
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Added by member on April 24, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments


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Ahead of the Curve: INGOs of the Future

By: Michelle Morgan-Nelsen, Senior Communications Manager, Shared Value Initiative

TWITTER CHAT: Ahead of the Curve: INGOs of the Future…

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Added by Meghan Ennes on April 23, 2015 at 22:28 — No Comments


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Solar Crowdfunding: In Need Of A Kickstart

 

Solar power is going intergalactic.

In an announcement late last month, SolarCity, the country’s largest installer of rooftop solar arrays, announced that private space company SpaceX had…

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Added by Ashoka on April 23, 2015 at 16:11 — No Comments

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