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    Ashoka Plays Matchmaker to Businesses and Social Entrepreneurs

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    Mexican social entrepreneurs Carlos Cruz was admittedly suspicious of big business when a group from Danon

    More than Manic

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    What it really takes to be a social entrepreneur...

    Get Ready to Be a Changemaker

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    Ashoka founder and CEO Bill Drayton and Valeria Budinich, who heads Ashoka's worldwide efforts to forge profitable alliances between private compan

    What Is a Social Entrepreneur, Really?

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    In the middle of the night, I wake up thinking about this question. 

    Operating in the Gray Area

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    David Bornstein addresses the ever widening gray area between some social programs and the business sector.

    Siemens Stiftung and Ashoka: An Innovative Partnership is Born

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    When one of Germany’s biggest corporations, Siemens, decided to create a foundation, its leadership knew social business models were a key tool in achieving community impact. Their early research led them to Ashoka, and the innovative social change Ashoka Fellows are making all over around the world.

    How to Scale community impact with a Market-Based Approach

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    “In a social business, community impact comes first,” was one of the fundamental insights in the first Community Impact Development Group (CIDG) meeting hosted by Ashoka and the Siemens Stiftung in October 2010, and one of the essential claims that members of this group wanted to voice within the impact investment landscape.

    Interview: From Crowdsourcing to CouchSurfing

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    This is the third and final in a series of interviews where we speak with leading innovators who are appropriating lessons from open source thinkin

    Shifting a Paradigm in Europe: From Subsidies to Investment

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    Never before have financial indicators dominated news like today, but perhaps the most important indicator for competitiveness of our societies rem