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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.

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.

The Blue Sweater Challenge: Inspiring Social Change in Kenya

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

Young organizers from the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, will identify and award three local groups who are doing the most to effect positive social change in their communities.

How One Blue Sweater Started A Book Club And Changed Lives (PHOTOS)

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jacqueline Novogratz

My experience with the book club in Kibera was a similar reminder of how fundamentally alike we all are in seeking the dignity and opportunity to shape our own lives.

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.

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.