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7 Techniques on How to Tell Real Stories That Will Make People Connect With Your Mission

Suzanne Skees | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

How do you make people CARE about your mission? This is what I do every day: I work with nonprofits to tell stories that make people care about their...

Leader of Weavers

Suzanne Skees | Posted 06.01.2013 | Small Business
Suzanne Skees

Taking advantage of the skills training provided by his new employer, Shivanandan diversified his weaving designs and became secretary of his local weavers' trust. And in a lottery-based award system through BDT, Shivanandan got to travel to India's capital city, Delhi, to visit other artisans in the large Dilli Haat gift-market.

Social Entrepreneur Creates Dairy Jobs Where No One Else Dares to Go

Suzanne Skees | Posted 09.11.2012 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

These days, Lokesh works in rural villages where life has stood still for centuries: no paved roads, no electrical wiring, and no plumbing. There are also no real jobs.

NOT Like Mother, Like Daughter

Suzanne Skees | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

A Mother and her daughter's values clash in rural northern India. Is this what happens to teenagers everywhere, or does living in extreme poverty exacerbate these issues?