Acumen Fund is the real deal, a social venture fund that invests in businesses serving the poor,with actual results.
They're giving away 500 copies of its founder Jacqueline Novogratz' book about changing the world. The Blue Sweater is her real-life story about the challenges of development work, including failures and successes in Africa to her work today with Acumen.
This week, Acumen is giving away 500 copies of the book to nonprofits, schools, and community
organizations with ideas for how to inspire more people through Jacqueline's real-life story. How would you use free copies of The Blue Sweater in your community?
Later this month, I'll be judging entries myself alongside Jacqueline herself. (I guess it's my nerdly glamour.)
Some real results carried out with small quantities of books include:
To share your idea with us, fill out the entry form available on Acumen's blog here.