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Top 5 Business Plan Myths

Lisa Jones | April 11, 2013
Many social entrepreneurs have preconceived notions about business plans that they use to justify not having one. During our annual fellowship retreat, we sometimes hear young leaders echo similar...

Online Books Open Up New World For Children With Autism

Lisa Jones | April 2, 2013
Research suggests that 1 out of every 150 children fit the broad definition of autism. (1) What better day than today, World Autism Awareness Day, to take a step towards better understanding the...

Apps Every Entrepreneur Needs

Lisa Jones | March 28, 2013
It can be difficult to keep up with all of the app options that help leaders track progress, manage details, and access information remotely. Sometimes you might feel like you need an app to manage...

6 Fellowships That You Haven't Missed The Deadline For

Lisa Jones | March 21, 2013
The deadline to apply for the Laureate Global Fellowship, YouthActionNet’s global program for young social entrepreneurs, recently passed. While we are busy watching application videos that...

The Story Behind KOSOVO 2.0

Lisa Jones | March 14, 2013
As a young girl living through the Kosovo war, Besa Luci was frustrated with the media. She felt they were always asking the wrong questions, and dreamed of a day that the voice of the masses would...

Strategies For Scale: A Success Story

Lisa Jones | March 7, 2013
Did you know that YouthActionNet now offers webinars in Spanish? The series kicked off this week with a webinar on successful scaling strategies from Dina Buchbinder Auron, founder of Deport-es para...

Bike Love: A Revolution Of Simplicity

Lisa Jones | March 1, 2013
We know that bicycles are better for the environment and better for our health than driving cars, but one young man from Fremantle, Australia believes that bicycles also have the power to change...

The Agony Of Entrepreneurship

Lisa Jones | February 19, 2013
Last week, YouthActionNet Fellow Tom Dawkins, co-founder of StartSomeGood and founder of Vibe Wire , posted a piece on his blog that caught our attention: The Agony of Entrepreneurship . Here at...

How To Write Your Perfect Fellowship Application

Lisa Jones | February 11, 2013
YOU'RE YOUNG. YOU'RE CHANGING THE WORLD. AND YOU'VE DECIDED TO APPLY. NOW WHAT? Every year for the past 12 years, YouthActionNet has been in search of the world’s most outstanding...

Crowdfunding Tips From Successful Social Impact Campaigns

Lisa Jones | January 30, 2013
From Kickstarter and IndieGoGo to Razoo and StartSomeGood , it's been almost impossible to miss the rise of crowdfunding over the past few years. With so many success stories it can be tempting...