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Disability and Rural Livelihoods

Despite years of legislations, policies and action, Persons With Disabilities (PWD) comprise one of the most deprived sections of the Indian population. While there are huge disagreements about definitions and numbers, everybody agrees that very few PWDs in India, get the opportunity to engage in remunerative work that are at part with their capabilities. Large majority of PWDs lead sub-optimal lives, either over protected by their families or abandoned by them and forced to live a life of… Continue

Added by CSO Partners on October 8, 2010 at 4:43am — 1 Comment

Are you inspiring people to turn their aspirations into reality?

Are you inspiring people to turn their aspirations into reality?



My definition of leadership:



Leadership is the art of inspiring people to bring everything remarkable that they are to everything they do.



My definition of management:



Management is the practice of making it easy for people to bring everything remarkable that they are to everything they do.



All human beings have aspirations. The major reasons… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on October 5, 2010 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Waiting for Pennies from Heaven: Fundraising Resources for Community-Based Organizations in the Developing World

Big money is on the table. $2.5 billion here. $40 billion there.



This week it’s SoCap. Last week it was the… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 5, 2010 at 3:56pm — No Comments

UPS Purchases 130 Hybrid Electric Vehicles

UPS today announced the purchase of 130 next generation hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) to add to its growing alternative-fuel vehicle (AFV) fleet.

The 130 hybrids all will be deployed next year, with 30 going to New York and New Jersey and 100 to California. UPS estimates these vehicles will save 66,085 gallons of fuel and 671 metric tonnes of CO2 annually, representing a 35 percent improvement in fuel economy. That's the equivalent of 128 passenger cars being taken off the… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 5, 2010 at 11:22am — No Comments

The 411 on Getting Retweeted – Top Tweets from Clinton Global Initiative

Innovation Conversations



Anyone on Twitter knows the wonderful feeling that results when someone you admire retweets you. Let’s be honest, it’s flattering. In order to get more pats on the back, you need to extend your sphere of influence and ensure your tweets are re-tweet worthy! For those of you… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 5, 2010 at 10:19am — No Comments

Genpact NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours - Last date of application extended to 11th Oct, 2010

Calls for entries to the NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours, biggest industry recognition for social innovation.



NGOs, NPOs, Corporate, Students, Government/PSUs, Individuals /Groups, can now apply across the following seven categories:

• ICT led Innovation by Non – Profit Organisation

• ICT led Innovation as a Business Model

• ICT led Innovation through Corporate Social Responsibility

• ICT led Innovation by Government Department/Body

• Multi Stakeholder… Continue

Added by Gouri on October 5, 2010 at 7:43am — No Comments

Ruminating on the Radio: Advice for International Volunteers & Aid Workers

Megan Schiebe of Travel Volunteer Search interviews Jennifer Lentfer of how-matters.org on blogtalkradio’s Global Humanitarian Discussions. You can listen to the 14-minute interview via the links below:…



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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 4, 2010 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Fleishman-Hillard and Cone Form Strategic Alliance

Fleishman-Hillard International Communications and Cone LLC have formed a strategic alliance that will significantly enhance each agency’s delivery of integrated solutions to existing and potential clients.

The alliance provides Cone with access to Fleishman-Hillard’s extensive global network of 80 offices… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 4, 2010 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Refugees United, The Social Network That's More Important Than Facebook, Goes Mobile

Plenty of people use the power of the internet to trace and reconnect with old friends. Two brothers from Denmark, however, are working to harness that power for a greater social good. Christopher and David Mikkelsen founded Refugees United, an NGO that uses secure web and mobile technology to enable refugees to find loved ones throughout the world.

At the Clinton Global Initiative, Refugees United joined with Ericsson, the UN High… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 4, 2010 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Economic Downturn and Social Enterprise: Constraints and Opportunities

Social enterprise has assumed added importance in the context of economic downturn. Social enterprises are basically are social mission driven organizations which trade in goods or services for a social purpose. They often use blended value business models that combine a revenue-generating business with a social-value-generating structure or component. Social enterprises are distinctive because their social or environmental purpose is central to what they do. Rather than maximising shareholder… Continue

Added by CSO Partners on October 4, 2010 at 12:31am — No Comments

Economic Downturn and Social Enterprise: Constraints and Opportunities

Social enterprise has assumed added importance in the context of economic downturn. Social enterprises are basically are social mission driven organizations which trade in goods or services for a social purpose. They often use blended value business models that combine a revenue-generating business with a social-value-generating structure or component. Social enterprises are distinctive because their social or environmental purpose is central to what they do. Rather than maximising shareholder… Continue

Added by CSO Partners on October 4, 2010 at 12:31am — No Comments

The Other India

As India gears up to present its world-class image in the Commonwealth Games, mega airport terminals, stadiums, signboards and flyovers, all in place, it appears to be really prepared to once again put under the carpet the other India- ridden with poverty. It is a reality India tries hard to hide and yet it takes out its ugly head at inopportune times causing embarrassment. The latest is the United Nations-backed study by Oxford University that revealed that poverty in at least eight Indian… Continue

Added by CSO Partners on October 1, 2010 at 1:43am — No Comments

Will you become part of a movement and end starvation as a major cause of death for children?

Four years ago I was privileged to speak to members of the board of Oxfam Trading Australia. While waiting in their boardroom I copied down the words of a poster on the wall by Community Aid Abroad. It was headed ʻBasic human rights for all' and was created long before the concept of corporate social responsibility had gained any momentum. It read:



enough to eat



clean water



a livelihood



a home



an education



health…
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Added by Ian Berry on October 1, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

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