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Social Innovators

The Incentive of Building Local

Michelle Long | Posted 12.14.2012 | Small Business
Michelle Long

When communities spend scarce funds attracting jobs that don't exist, everyone loses. The taxpayer, schools, local and private sector employers are out millions of dollars and have nothing to show for it. Are there any alternatives?

Two of a Kind: Where Technology Meets Social Innovation

Patricia Morizio | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact
Patricia Morizio

Technology can be a great catalyst of change, but it cannot be considered a silver bullet to the world's myriad of complex problems. We must involve the creative and cultural industries with the technical.

Who Is a Social Entrepreneur?

Kyle Zimmer | Posted 11.13.2012 | Impact
Kyle Zimmer

For decades the field has focused on startup phase entrepreneurs. But our focus on startups eliminates two important categories that are critical to the evolution of the field -- and to reaching our broader goals.

WATCH: The Top Social Entrepreneurs Saving The World

Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 09.21.2012 | Impact

From teeny-tiny sleeping bags ending infant mortality to soccer balls that produce electricity, a new documentary shows how fresh solutions to old pro...

New Online Documentary Features Social Innovators To Watch (Round 2)

Posted 03.23.2012 | Impact

This story is part of HuffPost Impact's "Spring Into Action" series. Beginning March 20, the first day of Spring, we're highlighting fresh, innovative...

New Online Documentary Highlights Top Social Innovators To Watch

Posted 03.21.2012 | Impact

This story is part of HuffPost Impact's "Spring Into Action" series. Beginning March 20, the first day of Spring, we're highlighting fresh, innovative...

Taking the 'Avon' Way to Reach 'The Last Mile'

Chuck Slaughter | Posted 12.31.2011 | Impact
Chuck Slaughter

Roughly 270 million people in Africa still lack access to life's most essential products. Now more than ever, we need an efficient, scalable, and sustainable system to deliver life-saving and life-changing products to the world's poor.

Calling All Social Innovators!

Denielle Sachs | Posted 12.30.2011 | Impact
Denielle Sachs

If you or your organization has developed an innovative solution to a crushing social problem and you want to share your story with a large, elite and influential audience, we encourage you to submit a video.