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Jacqueline Novogratz

A New Approach for Multinational Corporations and Social Enterprises to Tackle Poverty in Africa

Alice Korngold | Posted 09.10.2016 | Business
Alice Korngold

Together, Dow, Acumen, Unilever and other participating MNCs, NGOs, and SEs, are developing and continuously improving on a process to leverage each other's greatest assets to grow their enterprises and build a better world.

Daily Meditation: Moral Leadership

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.19.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

ONE ON ONE: Jacqueline Novogratz On Dignity

The WorldPost | Katherine Keating | Posted 03.11.2014 | World

Jacqueline Novogratz is a philanthropist and founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, a nonprofit venture capital fund using entrepreneurial approaches to help...

Leadership that Challenges Corruption

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

Patient capital is vital for early-stage investing when the company must confront significant challenges to disrupt an industry. At this stage, few other than philanthropy-based patient capital will take the financial risk the company needs for experimentation.

Remembering Nelson Mandela

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

On this day following the great Madiba's passing, it is to all of us to recommit to furthering his legacy, to work to create a world that rests on the assumption that all human beings are born equal.

My Beef With TED Talks: Too Much Talk, Too Little Action

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 09.18.2013 | College
Gregoris Kalai

The TED movement stands at the intersection of technology, innovation and education. It has gotten the world's attention but for the most part, it has been focused on talking about changing the world.

The Changing Landscape of Global Philanthropy: What About Diasporas?

Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz

The changing landscape of global philanthropy leaves us with the question of what if we cannot measure social change with the tools of the business world or with numbers.

Celebrating Visionary Women of the World

Angella Nazarian | Posted 05.05.2012 | Women
Angella Nazarian

My hope is that the stories of these visionary women present to us the flame of the passionate life, the knife of insight, and the courage to stand for what one sees without looking away.

Ideas Become Human

Kyle Westaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kyle Westaway

It's easier to dig into spreadsheets and power point presentations than it is to immerse oneself in humanity. But the immersion in humanity has a richness and depth that is infinitely more rewarding.

Winter 2011: A Growing Sense Of Urgency

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

The year 2011 has many of us around the world trying to catch our breath and make sense of all that is happening at home and elsewhere. Think about th...

How Will You Show Some Love? Reinventing Valentine's Day

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Greenblatt

It's certainly a special thing when we pause to appreciate our loved ones. But perhaps we can raise our game in 2011 and do a bit more on this date.

Changing Charity to a Charity That Changes You

Lee Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lee Schneider

I'm trying to approach this whole charity thing differently -- simply by not thinking of it as charity.

Acumen Fund: Real Results via Book the Blue Sweater

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

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.

Time to Give: Pakistan Needs the World's Help

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

This is not the moment for public discussions about the effectiveness of international assistance, corruption, politics or even terrorism. Pakistan is in crisis and all of us must stand beside her.

The Story of Ifra

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

I met Ifra in Pakistan. Her husband left her to marry a second wife. She worked hard, took a loan out from Kashf to make jewelry in her home and sell it. I hope you're inspired by this woman's spirit like I am.

The Importance of Remembering Where You Come From

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

There is nothing like coming home. Our hope for the future lies in the young people who can move seamlessly through different cultures while being rooted in a sense of place and family.

Profile of a Philanthropist: Jacqueline Novogratz

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Jacqueline Novogratz applies the principles of capitalism with a soulful, human heart. "The world will not change with inspiration alone" she says.

A Report From "Women in the World: Stories and Solutions" Summit - Part 2

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

Gloria Steinem has stressed the importance of women sharing their personal stories as a way to add their voices to the human record. This was the strength of The Daily Beast's three-day event.

Despite Living Through Genocide, One Can Still Seek Out The Goodness In People

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

A friend from Rwanda visited me on Friday. During the genocide, she lost 100 of 103 family members. Even after all that happened, you can see her calm and her goodness in the light of her eyes.

Jacqueline Novogratz Talks Pakistan And Aid On CNN

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Acumen Fund founder and HuffPost blogger Jacqueline Novogratz appeared on CNN International today alongside Pakistani journalist Mosharraf Zaidi and R...

The Importance Of Personal Narrative

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

There is remarkable power in telling your story. Director Heather Ross demonstrates this in her excellent film Girls on the Wall, which screened recently and will be seen on PBS stations in the coming months.

Ted@State: A Trip To The Nation's Capitol

Adriana Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adriana Dunn

The U.S. political system is no longer inaccessible and shrouded in secrecy. The prime example of this new attitude was yesterday's TED@State talk.

Fighting Poverty with Acumen

Marc Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Gunther

The Acumen Fund provides "patient capital" to for-profit businesses around the world that help people climb out of poverty.

What the Future Holds: A Blue Sweater

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

But just as no society comes out of a war the same as it went in, the U.S. isn't going to emerge from this recession the way it went in.

The TED Conference: Day One: Highlights

Christiana Wyly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christiana Wyly

I decided to do a series of highlights to share some reflections from TED. The range of the unveilings in the fields of art, music, and technology have been astonishing.