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Last week the White House honored Ashoka Fellow Steven Clift (@democracy). Clift is the founder of E-Democracy.org, an online platform for citizen collaboration and government transparency. The White House honored 14 innovators from around the country as open government and civic hacking “...
Editor's Note: Basil Kransdorff is an Ashoka Fellow part of the Nutrients for All initiative. To get updates about e'Pap, follow the Zimbabwe Facebook page. At Benmore Gardens Johannesburg we celebrated International Mandela Day. Many joined us to feed the hungry, the...
Rippling:  How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World has won another book award – a Silver Axiom Business Book Award (honoring the best business books of the year) in the category of philanthropy. Rippling is in good company; Dan Pallotta, author of Charity Case:...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Mon, July 15, 2013
Editor's Note: This article was written by Ashoka Global Venture's Asia Knowledge Team liaison Avani Patel, and originally appeared on Forbes. For social entrepreneurs, achieving scale and leveraging the full capacity of their organization is a critical and challenging undertaking. “There is a...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Mon, July 15, 2013
Editor's Note: This article was written by Ashoka Global Venture's Europe liaison Addie Thompson, and originally appeared on Forbes.   Addie Thompson (@adelinemt) writes about what it means to redefine success in business as well as the role social entrepreneurs can play in doing so...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Mon, July 15, 2013
Editor's Note: This article was written by Ashoka U.S. change leader Karabi Acharya, and originally appeared on Forbes.  Tragedies like terrorist attacks, school shootings or natural disasters create indelible bonds between the people affected. Lifelong friendships, based on deep empathy and...
Editor's Note: This article was written by Addie Thompson, Europe liaison on Ashoka’s Global Venture and Fellowship team, and originally appeared on Forbes. Addie Thompson (@adelinemt) covered the 2013 Ashoka Future Forum and, here, she offers a glimpse into the news and media world...
Editor's Note: This article was written by Julie Wiscombe, the Middle East/North Africa liaison on Ashoka’s Global Venture and Fellowship team, and originally appeared on Forbes.  If you want to build a movement, you have to tell a good story. Julie Wiscombe (@jwiscombe) was at...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Tue, July 9, 2013
Editor's Note: This article was written by Addie Thompson, Europe liaison on Ashoka’s Global Venture and Fellowship team, and originally appeared on Forbes. The only way we can create the impact we want is by giving everyone a seat at the table. Addie Thompson (@adelinemt) covered...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Tue, July 9, 2013
Editor's Note: This article was written by Margherita Philipp, Ashoka UK Communications and Marketing Associate, and content was collected from the Ashoka Support Network Global Summit. It was originally published on Forbes. Whether you are running a social enterprise or more traditional business...
Editor's Note: This article was written by Tsega Belachew, Ashoka's global digital media strategist, and originally appeared on Forbes. Storytelling can indeed influence social change. And the time is now. Thanks to the social Web, the creative pen comes in many shapes and sizes and we have...
Editor's Note: This article was written by Jason Pinegar. More than 1 billion people (1 in 6 of us) live in an urban slum and this number is expected to double by the year 2030. That is enough to make anyone pessimistic. For one Ashoka Fellow, however, the future is in our hands—we control our...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Fri, June 14, 2013
Editor's Note: This article was written by Ashoka UK Communications Manager Felicity McLean, and originally appeared on Forbes. How can technology make your government more open? “At its purest, technology can sponsor transparency and empower citizens,” said Emma Jane Cross, the founder ...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Fri, June 14, 2013
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Pioneers Post. Henry De Sio – Vice President for Framework Change at Ashoka and Chief Operating Officer for the Obama '08 campaign – discusses his experience of 'leadership on steroids'  campaigning for the US president, change-making...
Ashoka welcomes the bold launch of Plan B for Business, one that is determined to "change the values that drive business, to prioritize people and planet alongside profit".  The B Team is also encouraging the general public to submit their views on a new charter for better business at...