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Opportunity Collaboration

Google 'Collaboration' for 310 Million Hits

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

In the think-tank world of social change, collaboration is all the rage. The age-old notion that "two heads are better than one" has made a comeback.

'There Is No Luggage Rack on a Hearse...'

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Annually, Americans as private individuals working through private sector nonprofit organizations donate about $12 billion to causes and charities in the developing world.

Eyeball-To-Eyeball with Hybrid Poverty Solutions

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

The poor live in a complex world of competing and unmet basic needs. It is a world of few choices, and many hardships. Macro statistics abound, but what are the defining elements of poverty on the ground?

Angelenos Can Help Local Startup NeighborGoods.net Win $50k!

Micki Krimmel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Micki Krimmel

Before I get to begging for votes, I have to say thanks to our amazing members and Los Angeles community! With your support, our recent national lau...

Vote for South Africa

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

As apartheid died in 1994, Shared Interest was born. Operating today from humble offices on a noisy New York side street, the organization carries forward the pragmatic realism which ended apartheid politically.

One Man's Approach to Fighting Poverty

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Maurice Lim Miller is a frontline worker in the campaign to bring economic justice to America. You won't find Maurice at academic conferences or on book tours. He treats poverty not so much as a crusade, but as a puzzle to be solved.

International Financier Invests in Jobs

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

The Calvert Foundation's mission is to maximize the flow of capital to disadvantaged communities in order to create a more equitable and sustainable society. It is the anti-Wall Street bank.

Conference Casualties and Collateral Damage

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Every anti-poverty leader grouses about conference fatigue. In theory, meetings are necessary to collect new ideas, establish collegial working relationships and sweet talk funders. In reality, most conferences are talkfests or trade fairs.

Trickling Up the Ultra Poor Works

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Two billion people live on two dollars a day or less. Working with local partners overseas, Trickle Up first delivers basic business training and microloans for the ultra poor.

Fellowship for the Ultimate Un-Conference

Saul Garlick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Saul Garlick

The Cordes Foundation is teaming up with Opportunity Collaboration to provide 50 fellowships to students around the world to attend the five day conference with leaders in the social enterprise arena.