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Economic Empowerment

More Than Money: Community Grantmaking in East Africa

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.06.2016 | Home
Ari Nessel

When I last wrote about our East Africa Grantmaking Hub earlier this year, our team of local grant makers had just begun their search for grassroots ...

The World's Leading Ladies

Karen Sherman | Posted 10.13.2016 | Home
Karen Sherman

As America considers voting in its first woman president, two issues that Hillary Clinton cares deeply about -- women's leadership and economic pa...

Finding the Hidden Gems: A Perspective on Making Micro Grants in East Africa

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.07.2016 | Home
Ari Nessel

As a funding organization working in over ninety countries, we have seen firsthand that the most powerful change comes from the knowledge and experien...

The 168th anniversary of Seneca Falls reminds us: Our moment is now

Melanne Verveer | Posted 07.20.2016 | Home
Melanne Verveer

On this day in 1848, America's first women's rights convention proclaimed women's full equality with men. Even today, the fight goes on. By Melanne ...

From Where I Stand: Khateeja Mallah

UN Women | Posted 06.21.2016 | Home
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN Women Photo: UN Women/Faria Salman Farming is all that I know, my only source of income. I first began working in the fields wit...

From Where I Stand: Patricia Pérez Gómez

UN Women | Posted 06.21.2016 | Home
UN Women

From a young age, I have worked looking after children. Here, in Chiapas, migrant workers come from many states and countries. I'm from a community called Poconichim, in the municipality of Chenalhó, State of Chiapas.

Doing Business At The Speed Of Love

Jennifer Love | Posted 10.13.2016 | Home
Jennifer Love

"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." - Eleanor Roosevelt You know the saying, "Success in business is all about mak...

From child labourer to women's rights defender

UN Women | Posted 06.13.2016 | Home
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN Women Lucrecia Huayhua Choque experienced childhood exploitation and violence. Today she is a leader and women’s human rights d...

7 Secrets to Sustainability: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.08.2016 | Home
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are recognizing seven grantees who each hold key ingredients in understanding project sustainability. In Keny...

Women's Economic Empowerment In Post-Earthquake Ecuador

UN Women | Posted 06.08.2016 | Home
UN Women

On the east coast of Ecuador, between cotton trees, tropical flowers and the raging sea, lies Manabí--one of the provinces hardest-hit by the earthquake of 16 April 2016, where hundreds of families have been left homeless.

From Where I Stand: Nahimana Fainesi

UN Women | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
UN Women

Cross-posted fromUN WomenPhoto: UN Women/Catianne Tijerina “This is my second time living in communal camps, second time running away from civil war...

From Where I Stand: Zaad Al-khair

UN Women | Posted 05.27.2016 | Home
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN Women Photo: UN Women/Christopher Herwig “The day I fled to Jordan there was heavy shelling in my neighbourhood. There were bom...

The Dollars and Sense of the Social Inequities of the Black Experience

Dr. Ebbie Parsons, III | Posted 05.18.2016 | Home
Dr. Ebbie Parsons, III

Over the last few years I've been fortunate enough to travel to Davos, Switzerland during the World Economic Forum's annual meeting of the 1,500 or so...

Building Resilience in Nepal

UN Women | Posted 05.13.2016 | Home
UN Women

It has been an extremely challenging year for Laxmi. She returned to Nepal a year ago from Dubai, where she worked as a domestic worker. "I returned because I had excruciating pain in my back. I couldn't work; I couldn't sit," she says as she sets the firewood down.

6 Ways to Sprinkle the Community With Compassion: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.11.2016 | Home
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize six individuals from across the globe who are working towards shedding light on worldly troubles an...

Social Enterprises Should Champion Equal Pay

Kristen Tyrrell | Posted 05.03.2016 | Home
Kristen Tyrrell

Women are paid less than men. With few exceptions, this is true across national borders, industries, racial identity, and education level. Some experts claim that true wage discrimination is not a factor and that lower pay represents a tradeoff for more flexible hours and less strenuous work.

Compassionate Communities: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.20.2016 | Home
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven grantees from Nepal to California who are working towards building compassionate communities ...

East Africa Hub: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.13.2016 | Home
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven grantees across the globe in East Africa who are receiving seed grants that are inspiring cha...

Increasing Women's Financial Freedom Spurs Economic Empowerment Community-Wide

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 03.07.2016 | Home
Susan M. Blaustein

Beyond ensuring their decent health, safe shelter and education, women's economic empowerment is the proven key to victory over extreme urban poverty.

International Women's Day: Celebrating Successes and Recognizing Challenges

To The Market | Posted 03.09.2016 | Home
To The Market

By Charlotte Florance International Women's Day is a celebration of the great successes of women throughout world history. It's also a time to refle...

Going Against the Flow: Eric Grosse, CEO and Cofounder of Chairish

Charu Sharma | Posted 03.04.2016 | Home
Charu Sharma

Eric co-Founded Chairish, the world's first online consignment marketplace for design-obsessed people to buy and sell exceptional pre-owned home furni...

Building Resilient Communities in East Africa: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.27.2017 | Home
Ari Nessel


Inspiring Connections and Conversations: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home
Ari Nessel

Connecting people through conversations and resources serves as the catalyst to social change. The Pollination Project gives $1000 seed grants to grantees making a difference in the way that we talk about and address social matters, as well as how we allocate resources to the communities that need them most.

Social Responsiveness: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.26.2017 | Home
Ari Nessel

Around the globe individuals are answering the call of addressing social issues that impact the disadvantaged and underrepresented. Through $1000 seed...

A Duty to Help One Another

Andy Bryant | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home
Andy Bryant

As you meander through the hills of the Kanungu District, amid the dusty roads dotted with potholes, you can't believe that someone would have thought to lift up the health and social well-being of this remote community. HIV/AIDS has ravaged families here, and vulnerable children go without many basic human needs.