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Monday, April 14, 2014

NexThought Monday – Collaboration to Save the World: The answer to 'wicked problems' like poverty is radical collaboration

By Ramon Marmolejos

There are a few trends that are driving more intense collaboration. We are more connected to each other because of the reach of technology and social media. This interconnectivity provides more possibilities for collaboration, innovation, and communication in ways that we have not experienced even a generation ago.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Niches for Social Enterprises: How hybrid-model social enterprises cluster in Kenya and Vietnam

By Emily Darko and William Avis

A review by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), of social enterprise activity in the agriculture and health sectors of Kenya and Vietnam found that hybrid-model social enterprises cluster in niches that mainstream business and state provision do not reach. Identifying and understanding these context-specific niches could hold the key to effective support of social enterprise activities.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Leveraging Loyalty: How m.Paani is mobilizing BoP consumer behavior for social good - Part 4 of our Digital Finance Plus series

By Gustaf Ericson

Whether they're frequent flyer miles or credit card rewards points, loyalty programs are a mutually beneficial way for companies to build relationships with customers. m.Paani is using digital finance tools to take that model in a new direction, by connecting BoP households' commercial and social behaviors to points that can be redeemed for socially beneficial rewards.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Lease-to-Own Energy: Part 3 of our Digital Finance Plus series explores how mobile money is enabling affordable off-grid solar energy solutions

By Peter Glenn

With 1.3 billion living without electricity worldwide, the need for off-grid energy solutions is massive. In Part 3 of our Digital Finance Plus series, Peter Glenn of Fenix International describes how the company uses mobile finance to provide an innovative payment plan that helps make solar energy affordable to people in emerging markets.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

On Purpose Associate: 1 Year Social Enterprise Leadership Programme

Posted by On Purpose

On Purpose is a network of emerging leaders with diverse backgrounds who put their skills & experience to use in social enterprise. We're inviting applications for our Oct. 2014 Associate programme. During your year with us you'll be paid to undertake 2 high-profile 6-month placements, participate in half a day a week of world class training, experience in-depth professional & personal development and work 1:1 with skilled mentors & coaches.

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