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These 6 Mobile Technologies are Profoundly Changing the World - SocialEarth

These 6 Mobile Technologies are Profoundly Changing the World - SocialEarth | SenseCube | Scoop.it
Mobile technologies are exploding around the world especially in developing countries. Mobile technology has enabled these areas to experience what its like to have first world technology to help solve some its most pressing issues.
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Top 10 emerging technologies for 2014

Top 10 emerging technologies for 2014 | SenseCube | Scoop.it
Technology has become perhaps the greatest agent of change in the modern world. While never without risk, positive technological breakthroughs promise innovative solutions to the most pressing global challenges of our time, from resource scarcity to global environmental change. However, a lack of appropriate investment, outdated regulatory frameworks and gaps in public understanding prevent many… 
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A Fault in Funding (SSIR)

A Fault in Funding (SSIR) | SenseCube | Scoop.it
An initiative undertaken by the World Bank reveals a troubling gap in the financing of social enterprises.
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World Bank questioning how it can support social entrepreneurship  and fight against marginalization to improve its impact. Lots of interesting findings

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5 simple ways you can make your startup marketing efforts invincible

5  simple ways you can make your startup marketing efforts invincible | SenseCube | Scoop.it
A bunch of things entrepreneurs need to think about in the early stages of building an audience 
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1. Get to know your audience!

2. Design a clear purpose to rally your community!

3. Take the time to talk with your users

4. Make people feel they're part of the change

5. Invest in design thinking to place humans at the center

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Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation - a free on-line short course

Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation - a free on-line short course | SenseCube | Scoop.it
Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation is a seven-week course that will introduce you to the concepts of human-centered design and help you use the design process to create innovative effective and sustainable solutions for social change. No prior design experience necessary. Acumen believes in the importance of incorporating the principles of human-centered design when creating solutions to problems of poverty so that low-income customers are provided with choice not just charity.

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Tim Smith's curator insight, March 14, 2014 5:33 AM

I have just signed up - so that I can join a team in the UK and work through the course materials collaboratively with others. 


Human centred design is the concept of providing innovative social solutions to low income, or disenfranchised communities, across the globe. Solutions that focus on understanding the needs and culture of the community to create a movement or project that really has impact.


In Social Business terms '...what is it my community of interest really wants?' In community development terms the long periods of my life spent consulting, mapping and frame-working often came to nought as the dominant local authority sought to impose a solution from above.


The notion of a development model that is truly collaborative and inclusive at the design stage is immensely appealing. I'll let you know how it goes.


Why not start a group in your community and see what happens?

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Le numérique, facilitateur et accélérateur pour le secteur associatif - LEntreprise.com

Le numérique, facilitateur et accélérateur pour le secteur associatif - LEntreprise.com | SenseCube | Scoop.it
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