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How impact investors, commercial investors, and social enterprises can take advantage of Series B financing and create greater impact.
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There’s no one reason that people don’t vote. To increase voter turnout, we need more studies on how to deepen civic engagement, writes David Becker of The Pew Charitable Trusts:
To increase voter turnout, other approaches are needed—ones intended not to inflame passions about what may be at stake in a particular election but instead to connect more voters to the process of voting and to the value of participating in our democracy.
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"Distributing clean energy and preventing sexual assault, to improving disaster response and providing financial access to the global unbanked, the world faces some huge and enduring problems. How can we encourage entrepreneurs to channel their energy into finding solutions—especially when those solutions don't involve market demand? How can nonprofit leadership recruit strong technical talent, tantalize the press, find advisors, and secure seed funding when those same entrepreneurs can't, eventually, sell their companies or take them public?"
Four important insights that can help propel the work of the social good ecosystem.
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To the surprise of many, making the act of voting easier hasn’t actually led to higher voter turnout. To increase turnout, we need to get more people interested in politics.
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A Redwood City-based nonprofit matches entrepreneurs from the developing world with industry talent from Silicon Valley -- aiming to facilitate intense, short-term engagements.
RippleWorks helps entrepreneurs in the developing world tap the expertise of executives and engineers from Silicon Valley.
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For households facing financial volatility, the wrong kind of credit can drag them under. But it can also be a tool for building stability. How can we make loans for big-ticket items like vehicles both good for people and good for business?
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A collaborative effort seeks to revitalize a rural farming community in Vietnam through technical and social empowerment.
A community in rural Vietnam has become the site of a project that seeks to export a successful South Korean development model.
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Does our culture’s celebration of the male-dominated tech world end up overshadowing critical skills like empathy that are required for social change?
It’s a modern relationship in a modern world. It’s a marriage full of promise. But does our culture’s celebration of the male-dominated tech world end up overshadowing critical skills like empathy that are required for social change?
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"Nonprofits have an opportunity now to repurpose the phrase 'sharing economy' to mean what it should: shared resources and shared ownership."
Three ways nonprofits can embrace sharing, and bring their leadership and changemaking into the 21st century.
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In the quest for effective capacity building strategies, don’t overlook the power of networks.
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Changing from winner-take-all single member districts, which limit voters' choices and races' competitiveness, to a multi-party system could significantly increase voter turnout.
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