There are relatively few examples of social enterprises that have scaled significantly or globally. Why? What factors influence whether social enterprises can scale, beyond the obvious need for financial capital?
Given financial threats and opportunities and a passion for their missions, a growing number of NGO/nonprofit boards are seeking to assess how they can become stronger and more effective in maximizing their greater potential.
UN statistics revealed that females in India are nearly twice as likely as males to die before the age of five. Experts said the figures reflect widespread discrimination against girls, ranging from neglect, malnutrition, and denial of medical treatment.
Today's technology allows more people more opportunities to propose solutions to the world's problems. When both the donor and the applicants free themselves from the offline approach to developing and implementing ideas, it will better our society.
President Martelly of Haiti is planning a Carnival des Fleurs, a tradition under Duvalier, scheduled to begin July 29, a day after the anniversary of the 1915 U.S. invasion. But for the 390,276 people who are still under ripped sheets of plastic or tarp, it's too soon to celebrate.
In the ever-expanding and fast-paced new media world, issues appear to be more about context and less about content. The posts often appear short sighted, and lack substance but they reach a wide audience nevertheless.
Charities and foundations should be geared up to confront immediate and near-term policy battles of extraordinary consequence to them. Instead, they seem to be wearing blinders -- or simply fear controversy, no matter the stakes.
I believe that the success of the Kony video stems from its ability to simply and unambiguously articulate both the problem and an actionable solution. Kony is personified as the lone enemy that must be stopped in order to put an end to childhood conscriptions in Uganda.
The problem of human trafficking is all over the world. Slavery is alive and well in the 21st century; it's time we as a people put an end to it. It's definitely time modern day abolitionists made it known we are not going to turn away from it anymore.
He had been to Honduras six years earlier to work with OYE, and he knew what to expect -- perpetual heat, 24/7 sweatiness, and inevitable sunburn. Lakin was unsurprised that so little had changed since his last visit.
Working in this space between theory and practice trains students -- and citizens -- to ask better questions about what government is doing, what it can do, and how students can themselves become responsible agents of change.
Literacy has all kinds of benefits that we might not associate immediately with reading and writing. The stories we read and write and share have the power to transcend physical borders as well as boundaries of race and religion.
How can we solve the world's toughest social challenges without the sincere belief that a wide-scale solution exists? An annual $1M Poverty Challenge, with the goal of identifying and launching the most compelling student-generated solutions to the crippling issues faced by billions in need.