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eBay Foundation Scales Collaboration with Ashoka
eBay Foundation Scales Collaboration with Ashoka
/ July 9, 2013 0 COMMENTS

What do you get when you bring together some of today’s brightest business minds with a few of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs? The answer is simple — the Ashoka Globalizer program, an accelerator that provides resources and tools to enable socially-minded innovators to scale their systems-changing solutions and achieve an even more powerful impact….

Samasource’s 4th Annual Gala Raises Funds to Scale Microwork in Underemployed Regions
Samasource’s 4th Annual Gala Raises Funds to Scale Microwork in Underemployed Regions
/ December 4, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Today four billion people worldwide live on less than $3 a day and have no access to formal work. Our partners at Samasource believe that access to dignified work is a fundamental human right and a necessity in order to fight poverty at its roots. With the goal of providing life-changing work to more than…

Learnings from SOCAP12 and the Social Impact Movement
Learnings from SOCAP12 and the Social Impact Movement
/ October 30, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Two years ago, Lisa Hall, President & CEO of the Calvert Foundation stood in front of a room of investors, funders, and accelerators of social impact, and quoted a well-known South African poem stating “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” Two years later, at this month’s Social Capital Market’s annual conference, SOCAP12, Lisa…

Winners Update: Nuru Energy and Twin Cities RISE!
Winners Update: Nuru Energy and Twin Cities RISE!
/ July 26, 2012 0 COMMENTS

At this time a year ago, we announced the 15 semi-finalists of our Powering Economic Opportunity: Create a World that works competition. Now, twelve months after identifying and supporting their innovative solutions, we’re taking a look at what our winners have been up to and what great things the competition has propelled them to do….

Time Flies When You’re Making Change!
Time Flies When You’re Making Change!
/ May 4, 2012 0 COMMENTS

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since we launched our Powering Economic Opportunity: Create a World That Works competition with Ashoka Changemakers! At this time last year, we had just launched our worldwide search for innovative job creation solutions, and were hurtling forward to our mid-June deadline for submissions. In addition,…

The World’s Most Innovative Solutions to Power Economic Opportunity
The World’s Most Innovative Solutions to Power Economic Opportunity
/ October 3, 2011 0 COMMENTS

Identify innovative solutions that are igniting new economic opportunities and creating jobs for disadvantaged populations – that was our goal this past March when we launched the Powering Economic Opportunity: Create a World That Works competition with Ashoka Changemakers. Now, almost a year after developing our initial concept for this competition, we have completed our…

Julie Vennewitz-Pierce