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Here at Ashoka, we come across a lot of information about the development and future of the citizen sector, trends in social entrepreneurship, and general resources for those involved or interested in the field. We recognize that these pieces can be hard to find, so we are sharing some of the most...
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, June 7, 2010
We recently spoke with Ashoka Fellow Estela Villareal.  Estela is one of our Fellows from Mexico and also a 2010 Ashoka Globlizer Fellow. Estela uses public recreational spaces to facilitate interaction between disabled and non-disabled youth to promote mainstream integration for people with...
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, June 5, 2010
Everyday changemakers are addressing the hard questions of local, national and global quandaries. This weekly article accentuates those individuals and organizations creating systematic and lasting change through social entrepreneurship and enterprise. This week we have stories of students, awards...
It comes as no surprises that Chip and Heath, authors of acclaimed best seller Made to Stick, have already come out with a new book. This second book is clearly a product of Chip’s experience as a Professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, and Dan’s experience as a Harvard...
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, June 3, 2010
We recently spoke with Ashoka Fellow Steve Collins.  Steve is one of our Fellows from Ireland and also a 2010 Ashoka Globlizer Fellow.  Steve has revolutionized community-based therapeutic care of Severe Acute Malnutrition through ready-to-use food and more effective distribution. His...
Submitted by Tom Dawkins on Fri, May 28, 2010
Everyday changemakers are addressing the hard questions of local, national and global quandaries. This weekly article accentuates those individuals and organizations creating systematic and lasting change through social entrepreneurship and enterprise. This week we have stories of electric vehicles...
Submitted by Tom Dawkins on Thu, May 27, 2010
I recently presented a webinar on using social media to enhance the impact of events, using what we learned from the Tech4Society Conference and Ashoka Future Forum earlier this year, the first two Ashoka events to really leverage the power of social media. Here is the powerpoint from that...
Submitted by Ashoka Technology and Invention Bloggers on Wed, May 26, 2010
On this week's episode of the AshokaTECH Podcast host Alex Budak interviews Marc Maxson, the Manager of Performance Analytics, for Global Giving.  The two of them discuss the work Marc has been doing with encouraging storytelling in Kenya and the latest in the field of analytics and...
Ashoka Vice-President of Global Marketing Beverly Schwartz has contributed a chapter to a new book on the role of community-based organizations and non-governmental organizations in public health. Igniting the Power of Community: The Role of CBOs and NGOs in Global Public Health, edited by Paul...
How do we stop the escalating amount of violence and bullying in schools? TIME magazine featured Ashoka Fellow Mary Gordon, founder of Roots of Empathy (ROE), to address this question {here are some excerpts}: One of the most promising antibullying programs, ROE (along with its sister program,...
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, May 25, 2010
Ashoka Fellow Andy Lipkis was featured this morning on NBC’s today show! Andy works to make cities into thriving, sustainable environments by inspiring and equipping citizens and governments to manage cities as ecosystems. If you missed the feature this morning, check it out here:...
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, May 24, 2010
Reposted with permission from the World Watch Institute, post by Danielle Nierenberg “Food security,” according to Ashoka Fellow Munyaradzi Saruchera, “is not having a lot of food on the shelves.” It’s about “seeding food security,”  he says, by reestablishing an interest in local and...
Submitted by Ashoka Technology and Invention Bloggers on Fri, May 21, 2010
From a press release dated March 31, 2010: MOVIRTU COLLABORATES WITH FROG DESIGN ON USER INTERFACE INNOVATION Global innovation firm frog design will assist Movirtu to ensure quick navigation and ease of use of their MX series of products for a population in need Movirtu, a supplier of innovative...
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, May 21, 2010
My brother is someone who believes in service and was moved to take action after September 11th – not in a vindictive way, but in a way that he realized that his country needed help. After his first semester at college he joined ROTC and graduated as the only Marine in his class.  He served...
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, May 20, 2010
Image of Silicon Valley by revolweb on Creative Commons License I recently came across a study McKinsey released on what it takes to create “Innovation Hubs.” From the study they produced an interactive “Innovation Heat Map” which maps innovation clusters across the world. It's no surprise that...