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Blog Profile / Dowser


URL :http://dowser.org/
Filed Under:Society & Culture
Posts on Regator:444
Posts / Week:2.9
Archived Since:May 26, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Where the Heck is Liberia: Meet Child Liberty

Recently Jonathan Lewis, an entrepreneur, started iOnPoverty, to answer the fundamental question:  how did you get that job in social enterprise?  Hundreds of young graduates are looking for gigs in the...

Water Wars in the Digital and Real World

Photo Courtesy of Water.org - By Lindsay Hebert Tilling virtual crops from their urban apartments and assembling criminal empires from the comfort of suburban homes, gamers seem to live in...

Dowser Redesign

HI Friends - Thanks for popping by our site.   We're currently working on a redesign of the site.   Apologies but we will not have new content during this period.   However, we'll have a relaunch with our updated, and much more...

Do Women Still Need to Prove Themselves?

BY Nidhi Chaudhary We know that women-led companies generate consistent revenues; boards with women show higher shareholder returns than those without; investments in women, particularly in the developing world, yield high return rates and benefits for the entire family. This is all old news. Right? Again...

Raghava KK: Modern Artist Tackles Education via Tech

Artist Raghava talks to Dowser about his latest work with PolyVision on redesigning education through technology and creativity (photo courtesy of subject). Dowser: What led you to the PolyVision project? I was invited to be a part of Steelcase's 100 minds projects.  I believe...

OpEd: Mentoring Agricultural Startups in Silicon Valley

Farmers of IDE-India testing out new agricultural technologies.  (Photo Courtesy of IDE) From August 12 to 24, a group of 19 social entrepreneurs from all over the world is in Silicon Valley for the Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI), of the Center for Science, Technology, and...

More than Just Fun and Games: MTV and Half the Sky for Digital Games with Social Impact

Zynga.org team meets together to discuss the new Half the Sky digital gaming project. (Photo Courtesy of Liz Hafalia for SF Chronicle) - Gaming is more than just a pastime for teenage boys nowadays. The Knight Foundation and San Francisco gaming company Zynga are delving into...

OpEd: Connected but Neglected in LA

  In an effort to hear more directly from the source, we're asking entrepreneurs to give their take on starting a business in varying cities, targeting different kinds of marginalized groups.  The first of these comes from Munir Jawed, LA-based entrepreneur and founder...

Non-Communicable Diseases On the Rise

A child receives an oral polio vaccine administered by a house-to-house polio vaccination team near Kano, Nigeria. (Photo Courtesy of Gates Foundation) By Ali Wyne The United Nations (UN) estimates that 56.9 million people died in 2008.  Of those, 63.5% died because of Group II...

Heifer and Gates Unite for East Africa Dairy

Joan Kimeli, the recording clerk at the Metkei Multipurpose Company Limited in Kenya uses a alcohol gun to inspect freshness in milk in Kamwosor Centre village on Monday May 16, 2011. (Photo Courtesy of Heifer) Recently, the Gates Foundation awarded Heifer International with...

Opinion: Why not Everyone Should be A Social Entrepreneur

By Lara Galinsky "I want to be a social entrepreneur." I hear it nearly every day. Not just from those applying for Echoing Green's social entrepreneurship fellowship, but from high school students, college students, and young professionals. They excitedly tell me that they...

The Rainforest: Creating an Ecosystem for Impact at the Global Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley

Victor Hwang, co-founder of the Global Innovation Summit, addressed the audience.  (Photo Courtesy of Subject) The rainforest was at the heart of Silicon Valley last month. Greg Horowitt and Victor Hwang, authors of a new book, The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next...

OpEd: Could the Blackout be Fuel for India's Energy Entrepreneurs?

The collapse of India’s power grid cast 670 million people into darkness—nearly one in 10 inhabitants of our planet.  It called into question the dominant logic of a fragile centralized power system with chronic outages, growth in demand that greatly outstrips new capacity, yet leaves...

Why South Asia has Transformed into a Social Enterprise Hub: Special Report

This guest post was provided to us by Nidhi Chaudhary, a social enterprise consultant. There are hubs for social entrepreneurship around the world—from San Francisco to the United Kingdom to Nairobi to Mexico City. No one can deny that India has rapidly become...

Echoing Green: Creating an Ecosystem for Social Enterprises

This year Echoing Green piloted a new program -  Open Society Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship, aimed to "create hope and opportunities for black men and boys who are significantly marginalized from U.S. economic, social, and political life" said Lara Galinsky.  Nine BMA...

Sustainable Development is Sexy or Hard Work?: iOnPoverty series

Our next video features John Anner, President of East Meets West Foundation. Best Decision Ever:  Getting in the field, getting dirty, and seeing it first hand. Fore more videos with Anner and other entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders in philanthropy, please go to iOnPoverty.tv

A Year Up: Building an Inclusive Economy

Gerald Chertavian meets with one of Boston's Year Up participants.  (Photo Courtesy of subject) Gerald Chertavian started YearUp to give young people from disadvantaged backgrounds better access to the professional world.   The organization has grown exponentially since 2000, working 4,000 urban youth...

"Maximize Impact without being a Jerk" in Social Enterprise - Harold, Hewlett Foundation

Our next video comes from Jacob Harold of Hewlett Packard Foundation. Sage advice for social entrepreneurs looking to get funding. For more videos by Harold, go to iOnPoverty.tv 

Water.org: the Non-Profit with a Venture Fund

Damon and White discuss with local partner for Water.org, SIDUR, in Hyderabad, India.(Photo Courtesy of Subject) This originally appeared in San Francisco Chronicle. - Water.org isn't your typical nonprofit - it has its own venture fund and a growing number of supporters in...

Small Starting Salaries in Social Enterprise

Recently Jonathan Lewis, an entrepreneur, started iOnPoverty, to answer the fundamental question:  how did you get that job in social enterprise?  Hundreds of young graduates are looking for gigs in the impact economy- they don't want any job, they want a job that...

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