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From Social Entrepreneur To Communicator In Chief

Frank Fredericks | July 22, 2013
Being the founder of a startup or social business can be overwhelming. While you founded the organization to counter violence, end hunger, or promote human rights, you’ll likely find yourself...

A Giant Awakens: A New Start For Brazil

Lina Maria Useche Jaramillo | July 15, 2013
The world has heard many things about Brazil in the past month. Apparently something interesting was going on here and it wasn't the Confederations Cup 2013 or preparations for the World Cup 2014...

Prototyping With UNICEF: Intrapreneurial Investments And Resource Mobilization

Joseph Agoada | July 10, 2013
In a large organization, moving past pilot successes can be just as challenging as starting up innovative new ones. Recently, a community based, youth-led digital mapping initiative facilitated by...

Bold Or Insane? Rafael's Quest To Re-Think Recycling

Lisa Jones | May 22, 2013
"Less than 1% of materials are recycled in Brazil--In the next five years, it is my hope that S.O.S. will be responsible for increasing this industry to at least 1%." The percentages may...

Making Qualitative Data Count

Lisa Jones | May 3, 2013
Qualitative data. Many organizations have it, but don’t know what to do with it. From one line quotes to multi-page surveys, qualitative data can speak volumes about an organization’s...

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...

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...

Nurturing Democracy In Kenya Through The Arts

George Gachara | February 25, 2013
Young people all over the world, and especially in Africa, yearn for avenues and opportunities through which they can tell their stories, transform their narratives, and dignify their lives. This is...