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Microfinance

Micro finance, a very authoritative tools for the eradication of impoverishment of rural or urban poor. Over the last one decade, Micro finance flashes its lights of economical and social empowerment on the darkness of poverty, barrenness, dearth, destitution, dire straits,etc.Micro finance, a chain that assist the resource poor or credit less for the mainstreaming of the resource poor community. Someone who changed the entire Micro finance sector drastically is none other than The Noble Prize… Continue

Added by Abhishek Pandya on March 31, 2009 at 6:53am — 4 Comments

HELP OGL PLANT TREES IN HAITI, MAKE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TODAY

In May, Operation Green Leaves in partnership with SONJE AYITI, will plant a tree in honor of each AIDS victims in Limonade, Haiti. Help us have the necessary resources to have a successful event, make your tax deductible donation today on line by visiting www.oglhaiti.com or mail your tax-deductible donation today at Operation Green Leaves Inc., P.O.box 5254, Coral Gables, Florida 33114.



As early as 1924, 60% of Haiti was forested, today there is less than 1.5% of forest cover in… Continue

Added by Nadine C. Patrice on March 30, 2009 at 5:17pm — 3 Comments

List of Top 56 Green Jobs and Careers for The Future

I compiled a list of all the lists of green jobs and careers that I could find to get a look at the majority of sustainability, environmental and renewal energy career specialties that are likely to grow over the next few years. I found such 11 lists. In addition to the Fast Company list, which came out about a week ago, Fortune, Hotjobs, CareerBuilder, Greentech Media, Forbes, E Magazine, Super Eco, Inventor’s Spot, Eco Salon and Boston.com all had green jobs lists. There was some overlap of… Continue

Added by Tracey de Morsella on March 30, 2009 at 1:40pm — 2 Comments

Banking Crisis – Logical Seeming Solutions that Must Be Too Logical. Multi-part entry, 2 of 3.

This entry continues the multi-part blog on alternative approaches to the financial crisis and, in particular, the media coverage of it. You are invited to the past posts to see other ideas. As always, ideas, thoughts, comments, criticisms, and colloquialisms are welcome to be invited to info@socialenterprise.net.



The reporting and information on the financial ‘crisis’ appears very limiting with little information on actual progress. There are many alternatives to address this… Continue

Added by Drew Tulchin on March 28, 2009 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Banking Crisis – Logical Seeming Solutions that Must Be Too Logical. Multi-part entry, 1 of 3.

I am sure many of you are tired of hearing about the banking crisis and also tired of the media coverage about it. What I find amazing is how many smart people it takes for something stupid.

Economic situations such as this are clearly political, as is clear from the quick passage of the financial bailout and the TARP treatment now. However, what I cannot figure out is the naivete of much of the reporting coverage and the lack of response about a number of financial items that seem obvious… Continue

Added by Drew Tulchin on March 26, 2009 at 12:51am — No Comments

Thoughts on Starting a Non-Profit

Here are some questions I was recently asked regarding starting a nonprofit. I didn’t address the fact that this economy also presents a very, very challenging landscape in which to start a nonprofit and to attain solid funding. However, anyone with true passion will find a way to bootstrap their vision, at any time. Anything is possible!

What are the right and wrong reasons to start a non-profit?



Starting a nonprofit must come from the head and the heart. It’s a true balance.… Continue

Added by Pamela Hawley on March 24, 2009 at 12:38pm — 1 Comment

Clothes, Kitchen and a Car: More Ways to Be Peaceful

During these challenging economic times, there are opportunities. Now there are many more ways to appreciate what we have in life. There is something about being grateful for what we already have - quite a humbling sense - that actually fills us with peace.



Losing jobs, income or savings impels us to take a closer look at our spending of money and time. We focus less on accumulation. We increase our gratitude for what we have, and we simplify. Clear, simple living also bring us peace… Continue

Added by Pamela Hawley on March 24, 2009 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Positive News: The Emerging Market Middle Class Rises

It’s time for some positive news.



Exciting is the emergence over the past 60 years of a veritable middle class worldwide. A middle class that can pay for education for their children. Take a stand for the right to vote. Think about healthcare. Promote democracy. These are some of the exciting characteristics of the emerging market middle class.



1950s. Here we had 22% of the world economy was middle class. And we’ve been spouting the statistic that nearly 70% of our world… Continue

Added by Pamela Hawley on March 24, 2009 at 12:34pm — 2 Comments

Six Reasons Why You'll Never Volunteer Again

The downturn in the economy is proving to be a boon to volunteerism. It won’t matter. Most non profits are egregiously under-resourced in staff, dollars and expertise. Here are six reasons why most volunteer experiences will inoculate people against ever coming back.



The Push-and-Pull Effect…



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Added by Chris Jarvis on March 22, 2009 at 9:57pm — 2 Comments

UnLtdWorld nominates Goodwill social work centre,India for BRIC Award-Seeking your vote

Dear All:



As the founding Executive Director of Goodwill social work centre,India and a member of UnLtdWorld community,I am pleased to be in contact with you to inform you that the UnLtdWorld team(www.http://unltdworld.com ) ,UK has nominated Goodwill social work centre,India for an UnLtdWorld BRIC Award in the category of The Global Impact Award. My organisation has been nominated alongside four other UnLtdWorld members in the above category.



I would very much… Continue

Added by Dr.J. Christopher Daniel,Ph.D on March 20, 2009 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

African businesses recognise the value of water on World Water Day

In a week’s time, the world will be celebrating and recognising the United Nations day for water - 22nd of March. But it will be the first time a multinational business organises events across its operations to raise awareness and raise funds for water and sanitation projects in Africa.



In total, Diageo (http://www.diageo.com) is organising about 30 events worldwide with the aim of engaging one million of their employees. Diageo’s African businesses such as Guinness Nigeria, Guinness… Continue

Added by Camilla Flatt on March 17, 2009 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Korea Shoots For The Moon Using Green Energy

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Added by Chris Jarvis on March 16, 2009 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Can Your Technology Handle The Coming Surge In Volunteers?

During this economic downturn companies are finding themselves forced to reduce their financial contributions. Unwilling to walk away from issues they now view as their responsibility, they intend to meet falling charitable expectations with volunteering.… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on March 13, 2009 at 10:50am — No Comments

Customers Don't Know How To Buy - Or Do They?

A friend recently returned from the recent Sales 2.0 conference and told me of a complaint she heard several times from attendees: “Customers don’t know how to buy.”



This, said by sellers blaming buyers for not behaving as sellers would prefer. Or not responding appropriately to seller’s selling patterns.



Let me reverse the issue: Sellers do not respond appropriately to buyer’s buying patterns! Indeed, have they helped their customers:



* manage the range of… Continue

Added by Sharon Drew Morgen on March 11, 2009 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Drought, Discrimination and Progress, by Jeffrey Schuhrke

schuhrkej-1 My FSD internship here in Jodhpur is with an NGO called UNNATI (the word unnati means “progress”) and is centered on their disaster risk reduction program. The major disaster here in the desert of Western Rajasthan is drought. My previous experience has dealt with hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires, which tend to be very visible events with a clear beginning and end. It is easy to see their impact because you can clearly see the difference from before and after the disaster; it’s… Continue

Added by Mary on March 10, 2009 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Canada: Conflicted On Volunteering?

Having won the Oval Office, the Obama volunteer revolution is just picking up speed. Due to financial constraints, Corporate America intends to grow their volunteer efforts by a whopping 45%. From Washington DC to Mumbai; London to Dubai, volunteer activity is on the rise. Communities endorse it. Companies… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on March 9, 2009 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Empowering Electric Cooperatives in the Philippines

01. As Electricity is the primary precondition for economic progress of a nation, our Philippine Government (inclusive of all past & present Administrations) had made repeated pronouncements of its nationwide distribution of Electricity. Reaching out into the far-flung remote villages in an archipelagic nation is indeed a complex Technical, Financial, & Management problem. But adding the Evils-of-Politics into the equation has made this nationwide Electrification Program an unfulfilled… Continue

Added by manilaman on March 7, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Cultivating Innovation in Africa and India ... and EVERYWHERE else! - for rural development and agriculture

Ashoka's Changemakers just launched "Cultivating Innovation: Solutions for Rural Communities," a new global, online competition to seek out the most innovative solutions in farming and developing rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, India, and around the world.



The competition is funded with the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Using the Changemakers'… Continue

Added by Tyler on March 6, 2009 at 10:53am — 4 Comments

Where the People of Africa Unite As One.



Zion - African Youth Alliance is moving forward with noble innovative objective in Africa by , among others-bringing new technologies to the continent that will improve life qualities and empower people to take charge of their lives and destinies..









Innovations in BIONAID™:



The BIONAID technology- developed in 2007 by Rev. Burk-Elder: Hale, Third is a new, breakthrough UPCOSH™ ™ formulation to a… Continue

Added by Frank Katabalwa on March 5, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Corporate Volunteering Becomes Popular: There’s Good News, And There’s Bad News

Corporate donations to charities in the US are about to plummet by over 50 percent. Corporate America intends to make up the difference by growing their volunteer programs by (a staggering) 45 percent. That might do the trick, except...few businesses know what to do or how to do it well. On top of… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on March 4, 2009 at 1:03pm — No Comments

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