There was a time when the all the senior staff of international NGOs working in developing countries came from North America and Europe. That is changing.
In just two years, the Encore Fellowships Network used a network-scaling model to grow from a single pilot program to 200 organizations operating nationwide.
DKT International, founded by one of the largest erotica distributors in the United States, provides contraceptives to approximately 50 million people a year in the developing world.
The Barr Fellows Network is changing the way work gets done in Boston’s large and entrenched social sector.
The UK microcredit business Fair Finance is paving the road for the growth of microfinance in the developed world.
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In 2008, a group of Chicago’s social service agencies formed the Back Office Cooperative, which has produced impressive financial savings. Yet greater efficiency has had a cultural cost.
In August 2010 the US government closed ShoreBank, one of the country’s leading social enterprises. Why did ShoreBank fail?
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Several social enterprises are attempting to provide eyeglasses to the 500 million to 1 billion poor people who need them. Why haven’t any of the organizations succeeded on a large scale?
Acumen Fund uses impact investing to tackle global poverty. It's approach has garnered attention, but does it change aid?