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Social Entrepreneurship

The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur: Lived Experience, Empathy, and Asking the Right Questions
Tabitha Mpamira-Kaguri - Edja Foundation , September 5, 2017
As a Rwandan who grew up in Uganda as a refugee and later moved to the U.S.A as a teenager, I spent most of my young life trying to figure…
Skoll World Forum 2017 Reflection: Global Health, from Innovation to Implementation
Ruth Norris - Resources Legacy Fund , April 27, 2017
"Global health is a marathon, not a sprint."  -- Barbara Bush, Global Health Corps The race often starts with great excitement over big breakthroughs: new vaccines and treatments, new technologies…
Highlights from Skoll World Forum 2017
April 21, 2017
The annual Skoll World Forum was, as always, an inspiring, energizing, and at times dizzying week of conversations and celebrations in the hallowed halls and cobblestoned streets of Oxford. Stephan Chambers…
A 360° VR Experience: 2017 Skoll Awardees for Social Entrepreneurship
April 4, 2017
These four short films situate you right in the center of the landscape where each of our 2017 Skoll Awardees make lasting impact on the world’s most pressing problems: Nepal…
"Social" Takes Center Stage at President Obama's Global Entrepreneurship Summit
Suzana Grego - Skoll Foundation , June 30, 2016
As President Obama said in his address to hundreds of Global Entrepreneurship Summit attendees at Stanford’s Memorial Auditorium last week: “Entrepreneurship is the engine for growth….You [entrepreneurs] are the bridge,…
Conscious Social Change: Investing in Mindfulness for Fierce Compassion and Social Impact
Gretchen Steidle - Global Grassroots , May 9, 2016
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” –Rumi Those of us working towards a more just society…
Getting Global Social Entrepreneurs to the Next Level
Min Pease - Echoing Green Foundation , April 13, 2016
Echoing Green provides seed funding and technical assistance to emerging social entrepreneurs. Over the last few years we’ve seen a significant increase in innovative enterprises making social change through for-profit…
Wellbeing Project Reveals Changemakers' Need for Personal Support
Aaron Pereira - Wellbeing Project , April 12, 2016
In 2008 I was talking to social entrepreneur Vera Cordeiro of Saúde Criança—a Skoll Awardee and, like me, an Ashoka Fellow. I was in the midst of a sabbatical, and…
What 5 Experts Think of the Millennium Development Goals
Sally Kassab - Skoll Foundation , July 12, 2015
The United Nations just released its 2015 Millennium Development Goals report, so we thought it was a good time to share the thoughts of five experts who joined the United Nations’ Tomas…
New Educate Girls Case Study Documents Use of Measurement, Scale
Skoll Foundation - , June 8, 2015
Dasra, a strategic philanthropy foundation in India, wrote a case study on Educate Girls affirming of the importance of investing in measurement. Here’s more from Dasra’s Divya Pamnani and Arjav Chakravarti: “Dasra worked closely with…