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The Ripple Effect

A trend in social enterprise that is set to turn ripples into waves.

Inspiring Acumen Fund 2011 Fellows Part 3 of 3

As if social enterprises converting rice husks into an affordable energy source, providing access to affordable, critical health care and building quality housing for the poorest of the poor aren’t impressive enough, the rest of the 2011 Acumen Fund Fellows’ plans for the coming year will further enhance the lives of innumerable poor and underprivileged residents of the world.

Inspiring Acumen Fund 2011 Fellows Part 2 of 3

To encourage some of the most brilliant professionals to harness and direct their business savvy on social enterprises addressing endemic poverty, The Acumen Fun announced their 2011 Fellows earlier this month. Let’s taking a closer look at these extraordinary individuals and the social enterprises they will be working with for nine months, after participating in an intense eight-week training.

Inspiring Acumen Fund 2011 Fellows Part 1 of 3

To attract talented, savvy business experts into the social enterprise sector, concurrently cultivating a new generation of global leaders, Acumen selected 10 exceptional individuals for a unique opportunity to use their expertise to support the organization’s investees, who are creating positive change for those mired in poverty. Earlier this month, Acumen announced the elite Fellow Class of 2011, who were rigorously selected from 575 applicants, representing 65 different countries. Acumen Fellows will participate in an intense eight-week training session in New York, then each will begin a nine-month field placement with one of Acumen Fund’s investees.

"BP Makes Me Sick" Drive Launches Today

Activists use social media to raise pressure on BP to let clean-up workers wear protective gear against toxic spill

Echoing Green Announces Social Entrepreneurs Selected as 2010 Fellows Part 2 of 3

Echoing Green’s 2010 Fellows include an array of social enterprises that foster political activism, greater access to education and advance human rights through their not-for-profit social programs. By igniting the imagination and innovative spirit in others, they are also exponentially accelerating and expanding the social enterprise sector.

New Paradigms Emerge From Us Social Forum 2010

Ten thousand activists, social entrepreneurs, not-for-profit specialist convene for the 2010 US Social Forum in Detroit

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