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Technology & Design

Clouds and InfoStructure

Cloud-based tools encourage greater collaboration, allowing us to re-imagine problems and develop new solutions to tackle social problems.

By Lucy Bernholz | Apr. 9, 2010
 
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Business

The New Watercooler

Companies need to start engaging with employees by creating social networks in the workplace that facilitate greater communication.

By Marcia Stepanek | 1 | Apr. 8, 2010
 
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Environment

Sustainable Living: Becoming an Unconsumer

The recent recession has led to a change in how consumers buy and sell, a new trend called unconsumption.

By Halle Tecco | 3 | Apr. 7, 2010
 
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Technology & Design

Gaming for Good

The explosion of online gaming offers opportunities to use game mechanics to create social good.

By Lloyd Nimetz | Apr. 6, 2010
 
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Online Giving

Kiva.org: The Dynamics of Group Lending

Transforming the world of microfinance, Kiva.org has successfully implemented strategies that powerfully effect human engagement.

By Scott E. Hartley | 1 | Apr. 5, 2010
 
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Nonprofit Management

How to Start a Nonprofit Side Hustle: Know the Basics

For those looking to expand their employment options, nonprofit consulting may be the perfect option for your skills.

By Rosetta Thurman | Apr. 2, 2010
 

Water

The Water Cycle with a Human Twist

The urban water supply cycle faces an exciting opportunity—large-scale conversion of sewage waste into drinkable water.

 
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Economic Development

Listening to African Youth

Effective social change stems from listening to African youth, confronting the realities of poverty from their perspectives and on their terms.

By Reeta Roy | 8 | Apr. 1, 2010
 
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Nonprofits

The Nonprofit World Becomes Flat: How Technology and Economic Needs May Shrink Our Globe

The nonprofit sector can take advantage of the outsourcing movement.

By John Brothers | Apr. 1, 2010
 
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Business

From Lemons to Lemonade: Clevelanders Find New Uses for Abandoned Spaces

Clevelanders are converting abandoned spaces into thriving new businesses.

By Halle Tecco | Mar. 30, 2010