Ashoka's Blogs

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, June 17, 2010
This post was written by Joelle Murphy, Ashoka US Summer Associate This week’s lead story in Fortune is how Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are challenging every billionaire to give at least 50% of their net worth to philanthropic causes. Fortune describes one of their meetings as "having the...
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, June 16, 2010
This post was written by Joelle Murphy, US Team Summer Associate   As citizens of the world join in watching the World Cup for the next month national issues of social justice may be swept under the rug to root for a certain team. But, a recent study released by the World Development Movement...
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, June 15, 2010
"People in poverty are championing the way out of poverty," declared Daphne Nederhorst, Ashoka Fellow and founder of Sawa Global, an organization highlighting local changemakers in their home communities. Four Sawa Global employees, including Nederhorst, recently flew to Haiti from their home base...
I'm really excited to make our second post from David Bornstein's blog, Dowser, featuring Ashoka Fellow Gerald Chertavian. Read the original post here, contributed by: Manuel Rosaldo, Qing Qing Qiu, Rebecca Robinson, reposted with permission Shortly after [Ashoka Fellow] Gerald Chertavian landed a...
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, June 14, 2010
This post was written by Joelle Murphy, US Team Summer Associate   I feel like I am at that point in life where I have to decide what field I want to go into. The question I return to time and time again is: How do I maximize having a positive impact while maintaining a comfortable lifestyle....
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, June 10, 2010
I can’t get enough of these animated speeches – I recently posted one on Empathy and just found my next favorite: The Surprising Truth about what Motivates People. Daniel Pink has written four books on changing the world of work and covers numerous studies in this captivating video about what...
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, June 8, 2010
I'm really excited to share the next blog post from Ashoka Fellow David Castro: In the middle of the night, I wake up thinking about this question.  Why is this on my mind, you might be wondering? As a recently baptized Ashoka Fellow, I find myself spending a lot of time lately explaining...
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...