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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, October 14, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/14/11 Ashoka's Bill Drayton talked to the solution journalism site Dowser about empathy and collaborative entrepreneurship, each a "gigantic breakthrough" that is accelerating the work of changemakers....
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, October 13, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/13/11 Editor's note: This post was written by Sarah Johnson, director of research at Ashoka, and published in Alliance magazine.We think of the social entrepreneur as a solitary figure, face into the...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, October 13, 2011
Submitted by: Ashoka 30th Birthday on 10/13/11 This story was submitted to the Ashoka 30th Birthday Card by Renata Arantes Vilella, who founded Flor Amarela and became an Ashoka Fellow from Brazil in 1996. 1991. I leave Rio de...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, October 12, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/12/11 Staples and Ashoka’s Youth Venture are excited to announce the winners of the 5th Annual Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition! The four winners will receive $500 and an all-expenses-paid trip to...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, October 11, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/11/11 Do you want the world to hear about YOUR work in affordable housing? Do you have innovations, ideas, experience, or contacts to contribute to help make affordable housing a global reality? WE...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, October 7, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/07/11 Last week we introduced the first in a series of interviews covering open source thinking over at Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), and today we're bringing you the second. Again...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, October 6, 2011
Submitted by: Ashoka 30th Birthday on 10/06/11 This is a departure from our typical "birthday card" post but we wanted to highlight a special moment in this year's Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship.The Skoll World Forum is one of the...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, October 6, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/06/11 UPDATE: Due to technical difficulties we won’t be able to livestream the talk. Sorry for any inconvenience.AshokaLive is back, and it should be a great show today! Join us at noon ET for an...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, October 5, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/05/11  Ashoka is calling for top-tier entrepreneurs to join our network. If you always change the rules of the game around you, and are not afraid of big ambitions, we’d like to hear from you. We’re...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, October 4, 2011
Submitted by: Ashoka 30th Birthday on 10/04/11 This story was submitted to the Ashoka 30th Birthday Card by Alicia Leal, a Senior Ashoka Fellow from Mexico since 2008. Alicia works towards preventing violence against women. Usually people tell me...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, October 4, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/04/11 Written by Paula Cardenau and Renee Manuel, with learnings taken from CIDG members, thought partners, Siemens Stiftung and Ashoka staff “In a social business, community impact comes first,” was one...
Submitted by on Tue, October 4, 2011
Submitted on Tue, October 4, 2011 Much has been written about the role of blogs and social networking sites in fuelling the Arab revolution last spring. Digital media helped mobilize protestors, promote information exchange locally and abroad and...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, October 3, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/03/11 Around these parts, we know that being old enough to accumulate a mortgage and a 401(k) aren’t prerequisites for making a change; that message was endorsed last week by Youth Venture Germany’s...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, September 29, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 09/29/11 Eight Ashoka Fellows were recognized by the President of Poland, Bronisław Komorowski, on September 15, 2011 for their public achievements that have helped build-up the citizen sector in Poland....
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, September 29, 2011
Submitted by: Ashoka 30th Birthday on 09/29/11 This birthday story was submitted to the Ashoka 30th Birthday Card by André Albuquerque, an Ashoka Fellow from Brazil. André created Terra Nova, which is the first business specializing in...