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The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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5 January 2012

New York, New York, United States

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Some inner city schools, nonprofits, and businesses in New York lack the staff to make their organizations function for the people they serve. ReServe is a program that links retired professionals with part-time jobs ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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20 September 2011

Vancouver, Washington, United States

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Two columns on Time Banks, where people swap services – teach calligraphy to one neighbor, and get computer repair from another neighbor. Time Banks create community and make people healthier – which is why hospitals ...

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David Bornstein

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2 August 2011

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Organizations are mobilizing volunteers in hospitals to connect low-income families with human services which address social factors like poor housing, nutrition, etc. so patients are able to work and thus afford heal...

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David Bornstein

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14 July 2011

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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A non-traditional program called the Family Independence Initiative (F.I.I.), uses a radically different approach from the traditional American social service model to empower entire families alleviate themselves from...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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26 May 2011

Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia

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In Jakarta’s slums, families can’t buy their children nutritious food. So Mercy Corps started a for-profit chain of food carts selling healthy kids’ meals. A second column highlights the challenges NGOs face when they...

Pacific Standard

Vince Beiser

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25 April 2011

Stanford, California, United States

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Despite the trillions of dollars of aid money, donations, and goods gifted to impoverished nations each year, the cycle of poverty fails to break, and conventional thinking has shifted to believing that the poor are b...

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David Damberger

21 April 2011

Lilongwe, Malawi

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Engineers Without Borders revolutionized their approach to development work and international aid by embracing something unusual: their failure. After discovering that engineering projects in rural communities in Mala...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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31 March 2011

United States

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New crowdfunding options can help even the smallest donor's contributions to have a meaningful impact, bolstering a sense of personal involvement, maximizing knowledge about causes, and inspiring greater participation.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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10 March 2011

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Some problems are simply too complex to solve with any single approach. The “collective impact” strategy of creating alliances of civic and business leaders is being applied to social problems across the nation.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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4 February 2011

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

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Two columns on microconsignment, a new variation on microcredit that helps poor people living in developing countries - particularly women in rural villages - start small social businesses without taking on debt or re...

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Tina Rosenberg

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7 January 2011

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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Two columns on an important new development program, in use in at least 40 developing countries: give the poor cash payments, contingent on their use of health clinics and their children’s school attendance, to help b...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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19 November 2010

Elgeyo Marakwet, Kenya

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The company that manufactures Lifestraw, a water purification device, has found a way to distribute their product to impoverished Kenyan families for free, while still making a profit. In the global carbon credit mark...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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15 November 2010

Kenya

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The company that manufactures Lifestraw, a water purification device, has found a way to distribute their product to impoverished Kenyan families for free, while still making a profit. In the global carbon credit mark...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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29 October 2010

New York, New York, United States

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Businesses with a social goal walk a line between being a charity or profit seekers. Collaboration of the business sector, government, and non-profits can help keep a balance.

The New York Times

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22 October 2010

Tanzania

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Two columns introducing Fixes and presenting a program that provides African health ministries with reliable motorcycle transportation, highlighting the importance of challenges NGOs often overlook, such as reliable d...

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