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URL :http://dowser.org/
Filed Under:Society & Culture
Posts on Regator:445
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Archived Since:May 26, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, or Repair: The Pop Up Repair Shop in NYC

Throwing away broken stuff has never been an easier choice. For some items, prices have never been lower; for others, instant obsolescence means you always have an excuse to upgrade,...

Managing Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs: Naya Jeevan

The financial burden of healthcare is a global challenge. According to 2011 World Bank data, the average global out-of-pocket expenditure on healthcare is 69.1%. To put this figure into perspective,...

Goonj: Rescuing Uttarakhand and Bridging the Clothing Divide

In the hilly and scenic state of Uttarakhand, India, monsoon floods have become deadly – killing almost 10,000 people.  The flashfloods this month have absorbed villages, ravaged homes, and left...

Andrea Coleman: “You cannot deliver a medicine by virtual technology”

Andrea Coleman is co-founder and CEO of Riders for Health, a non-profit organization that manages and maintains vehicles for health-focused partners in Africa. Together with co-founder and husband, Barry Coleman,...

Lobbying for the Greater Good

  This is part of David Bornstein’s regular series – Fixes – for the New York Times. In May, scientists reported that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere had reached...

Half the Sky Game: What went Right and What went Wrong

Asi Burak Since its debut on March 4, the Half the Sky game has seen more than 500,000 players (!), who in total have contributed more than $160,000 in donations directly...

150-Year-Old Railways Inspire 21st Century Change: Millennial Train Project

As the Millennial Trains Project enters the two-week countdown for applications, the nation is responding to its provocative idea: Let’s use 150-year-old railways to inspire 21st century change. Over the span of ten days, 40...

Creativity at the Workplace – It Is Possible

Innovation is an elusive ideal, prized as the secret ingredient in economic growth, social progress, and technological acceleration.  Unlocking American innovation is the first step to “winning the future,” according...

College for All: Sebastian Thrun, Udacity

  by Andre Dua Something big is up in higher education thanks to the advent of “massive open online courses” (MOOCs), which can reach millions around the world. What most people—including...

India’s Other Rural Dwellers

by Nisha Kumar Kulkarni Rural issues dominate the discussions regarding India’s development. Without a doubt, the needs of rural India are great. As per the 2011 Census, more than 833...

Assessing Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women Initiative

In the world of corporate philanthropy, few programs are as recognizable as Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Women initiative. Created in 2008 as a bold five-year, $100 million pledge to train women in business...

Impact Investment: Just 1% – 2% of Venture Capitalism, says Arun Gore

Esha Chhabra chats with Arun Gore, the president and CEO of Gray Ghost Ventures, about impact investing movement. Arun Gore is at the helm of Gray Ghost Ventures (GGV), a venture capital...

Living Along Mumbai’s Giant Water Pipelines

  Hop, skip and jumping along one of the water pipes “There’s so much poverty to be seen here and at the same time so much joy and happiness.” This...

Everest: 60 Years Later – Do We Still Need to Conquer the Mountain?

(Photo: Esha Chhabra)  Once you see the Himalayas, you’re hooked. The sheer immensity of nature is awe-inspiring, to say the least.  It also puts a lot in perspective, including my...

Fixes: A Team Approach to Get Students Ready for College

by David Bornstein, Fixes When Parker Sheffy, a first-year teacher in the Bronx Leadership Academy II, a high school in the South Bronx, talks shop with friends who are also...

CafeImpact: How to Network Yourself like a Pro

Networking begins with being selfish; yes, be a selfish listener. Build relationships with everyone; use your tattoos; listen first; focus on the other person; be authentic; know yourself; avoid the...

How to Build A Healthy Economy: Ron Schultz

An excerpt from Ron Schultz’s most recent book –  Creating Good Work—The World’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs Show How to Build A Healthy Economy If social entrepreneurs are in the business of...

What Silicon Valley Cannot Teach Social Entrepreneurs

Guest post by Matthew Manos, founder and CEO of verynice, a LA-based design studio that dedicates 50% of their efforts to free design for nonprofits.  ~~~ There had been a...

Filmmaker Mira Nair: The Global Storyteller

Mira Nair’s mantra is “If we don’t tell our stories, no one else will.” In her latest film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, she’s exploring her Lahori roots with her contemporary lifestyle...

Paul Polak: Testing New Funding Model for His Second Global Venture

Paul became known for making the treadle pump accessible and affordable for low-income markets. It was his first foray into “social business.”   For the past three years, Paul has...

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