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Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 07/17/14 Editor's Note: This article was written by Daniel Schiff who works with the Ashoka Support Network Team at Ashoka. It would be impossible to solve the world’s most difficult problems without collaboration...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, June 30, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/30/14 People take time out and recruit themselves to accomplish extraordinary things. Around the world, 3,000 leading social entrepreneurs ("Ashoka Fellows") have taken this leap into the unknown, driven by a...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, June 19, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/19/14  “Wellness” a multifaceted and multi-billion dollar industry in many countries across the west. This “industry” is only starting to emerge in various countries across sub-Saharan Africa. Diseases like...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, June 18, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/18/14 "Prison is a reflection of society. We want the young people in prison to be ambassadors of change and not of crime." These words are from the founder of Nafisika Trust, Vickie Wambura Kairo. Wambura...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/03/14 Editor's Note: On June 2, 2014, The Washington Post newspaper front page story highlighted an Ashoka Changemaker School and an Ashoka Fellow organization whose work showcase Ashoka's key strategy to...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, May 21, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 05/21/14 Editor's Note: This article was written by David Strelneck who has advised and helped lead initiatives with Ashoka Fellows in rural and environmental innovations worldwide...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 05/13/14 Editor's Note: This post was written by Henry F. De Sio (@henrydesio), Leadership Group Member at Ashoka, where he advocates a new framework for next generation youth innovators....
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, May 8, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 05/08/14 Editor’s Note: This article was written by Rukmini Banerjee of Ashoka’s Empathy Initiative. On April 28th, Ashoka, in collaboration with the World Faiths Development Dialogue, the Berkley Center for...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, April 21, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 04/21/14 Editor's Note: This article was written by Elizabeth Ferruelo who contributes to Ashoka's blog on Forbes.com. International volunteering evokes images of the Peace Corps. That more than 1,000...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 04/15/14   (Learn more about the ASN Global Summit in Paris June 12-14, 2014 and register here.) How do we overcome cultural, economic, and geographic barriers to create large-scale social change? What does...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, April 2, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 04/02/14 Editor's Note: This article first appeared in Ashoka's "Change in the Making" Forbes blog and is a part of a series of Inventior-Entrepreneur stories brought to you in partnership with the ...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 03/24/14 Editor's Note: This post was written by Mark Cheng, Director of Ashoka UK and Ashoka’s senior advisor on social finance and first appeared on Ashoka's Forbes.com blog "Change in the Making". How do...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 03/21/14 Editor's Note: Gonzalo Muñoz, Ashoka fellow, son of Ximena Abogabir also an Ashoka fellow shared the following as a speech to an audience of media, business, public and citizen leaders.  “The...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, March 11, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 03/11/14 David Bornstein and Bill Drayton speak about the future of social entrepreneurship at the New York offices of Liquidnet on Thursday, November 29, 2012. Sponsored by Liquidnet For Good, the Centre for...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 03/10/14 From 2001 to 2011 the number of nonprofits in the US increased 25 percent whereas the number of for profit businesses grew only one half of one percent.  During this period our sector also way...