Ashoka's Blogs

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, May 10, 2010
Hear what Ashoka Fellow Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, has to say about what it means to be a social entrepreneur, Ashoka, and how he’s contributing to create an Everyone A Changemaker world™  
Submitted by Tom Dawkins on Fri, May 7, 2010
2010 Social Enterprise Summit and World Forum in San FranciscoFollow my coverage from each day of the Summit:    * Day 1 -- Social Engagement Through Youth Empowerment    * Day 2 -- From Government Collaboration to Youth Collaboration    * Day 3 -- Final...
Submitted by Tom Dawkins on Thu, May 6, 2010
Photo by wallyg on creative commons license. You could smell the spicy Creole stew from six blocks in every direction.  When we got to the corner where there was a makeshift cardboard sign touting "FREE crawfish boil" and a line of hungry New Orleaneans, the Crescent City had taken me into...
Submitted by Tom Dawkins on Thu, May 6, 2010
During last month’s #socentchat on Twitter, a discussion started among a group of participants based in the New York City area about the idea of getting together in person to meet, share ideas about social enterprise and social change, and see what might come of it. Tyler Ahn of Ashoka's...
Submitted by Tom Dawkins on Wed, May 5, 2010
Think your campus is a Changemaker Campus?Sign up for a free Ashoka U webinar, and learn about what Ashoka U does, what a Changemaker Campus is, and learn how to get your campus on the path to becoming a new standard-bearer in social entrepreneurship education. The webinar is geared toward...
Ashoka is co-organizing ten "Green Innovations in Business" events around the USA in the next few months, in collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)The Solutions Labs 2010 series provides leading thinkers and “doers” from business, academia and organizations with the opportunity to...
Submitted by Claire Bangser on Thu, April 29, 2010
It doesn’t make sense, but it’s true: a bus ride that costs mere cents could be the life or death determinant of a woman’s survival during pregnancy.Around the world transportation is a common barrier to women being able to access timely and quality healthcare services. Transport services,...
Ashoka CEO Bill Drayton in Asahi Newspaper, JapanAshoka CEO Bill Drayton recently visited Japan as part of the development of Ashoka Japan. Initially Youth Venture will be launched in Japan, followed by other Ashoka programs as it makes sense to do so. You can read Ashoka advisor Nana Watanabe's...
Submitted by Tom Dawkins on Tue, April 27, 2010
The Director of Ashoka Arab World, Dr. Iman Bibars, is currently participating in the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington DC. She has just published an article on The Huffington Post outlining the messages she is taking to the Summit. These key...
Ashoka’s Youth Venture and Best Buy announced the 10 winners of the second @15 Community Impact Challenge today. Five teams of young social entrepreneurs will receive $5,000 each and five teams will be selected to receive $1,500 each from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation to expand their ventures...
Submitted by Tom Dawkins on Fri, April 23, 2010
Announcing the Inaugural G(irls) 20 SummitOn June 20, 2010, national and international organizations including Nike Foundation, Care Canada, ONE, Right To Play and many others will come together to focus on child and maternal health, education and economic prosperity of girls and women during the...
Submitted by Tom Dawkins on Thu, April 22, 2010
Yes, we are hiring - If you've been on our website lately, making your way carefully to the 'Careers' section, buried deeply within the 'Get Involved' page, then you know that we are 'always hiring' collegial entrepreneurs. Those who have been jaded by job-seeking occasionally interpret this to...
Submitted by Tom Dawkins on Tue, April 20, 2010
The Ashoka Advantage is a monthly newsletter filled with opportunities, news, conference information and resources to help social entrepreneurs. Originally developed for the Ashoka Fellows it is now available for anyone to sign up for here. Here's the April edition:   The Ashoka Advantage -...
Submitted by Tom Dawkins on Tue, April 20, 2010
Image from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. We hear of the volcano first on Thursday at the Skoll World Forum. A dozen Ashoka Fellows going to the Globalizer panels in Vienna combined their trip with Oxford. All preparations are made. Another dozen Fellows are getting ready to go to Vienna during...
Submitted by Tom Dawkins on Mon, April 19, 2010
On April 20 PBS will air "Dirt! The Movie", which explores the ways in which human activity has endangered the quality of our soil, leading to numerous environmental issues. It askes "how can humans reconnect to dirt, the living skin of the planet?" One of their interview subjects is Ashoka Fellow...