The term “social entrepreneur” is being tossed around so often that I’m beginning to fear it will become as meaningless as “green.” A true entrepreneur looks a lot like Mark [...]
The Elsevier Foundation has announced the 2013 grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars award programs. ...
Positive social change occurs when individuals strongly believe they have the power to make a difference—and they take action. On average, 92% of ad ...
This is the fourth post in our series sharing Ashoka’s key insights on leading trends in social entrepreneurship and the environment coming out of E ...
Two years ago, I wrote about the signing of the Nigerian Lending Principles—a landmark agreement made by eight of the nation’s leading banks to commit to sustainable financing at the first [...]
Home cooking was the norm for most urban Indonesian households during the 1990s: eating out was considered a luxury. Choices of processed and frozen foods in supermarkets were limited or [...]
Ashoka, the world’s largest organization of social entrepreneurs, teamed up with Accenture as the convening sponsor to host a global competition—The League of Intrapreneurs: Building Better Business from the Inside [...]
Improve education and your social enterprise will find a very large market. But reaping rewards requires you understand educators, marry their process, and endure their time frames. Fortunately for social [...]
Editor’s note: This post was written by John Converse Townsend, content producer and digital media strategist at Ashoka, and originally featured on the Ashoka Changemakers blog. The Changemakers online community [...]
Recently, I continued my conversation with Beth Parkhill, founder of Mentor Planet, a social enterprise dedicated to spurring innovation and impact mentoring relationships. This time we discussed: “Essential ways mentors help [...]