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FINANCE: Creating A Line Of Credit With Friends: The New Trend In Finance

FINANCE: Creating A Line Of Credit With Friends: The New Trend In Finance | Social Innovation - insights, inspiration, how-to's | Scoop.it

Puddle, the first do-it-yourself credit creation app is bringing simplicity, convenience, and transparency to a financial model that needs to be changed. It allows people to use modern social networks to support each other financially.


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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, August 6, 2013 12:19 PM

Steve Jobs said that he created the iPhone because he did not like the phone he had. So if you don’t like the service you are receiving from traditional banks or credit cards—because of, say, high interest rates or hidden fees—why not join Puddle and create your own line of credit with some of your friends?

The Ashoka Community's curator insight, August 6, 2013 3:16 PM

The Ashoka Puddle already has over 50 members and more than $12K! Huge kudos to Jean-Claude Rodriguez (ACAF) and Matt Flannery (Kiva).

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Announcing Ashoka’s Newest Changemaker Schools

Announcing Ashoka’s Newest Changemaker Schools | Social Innovation - insights, inspiration, how-to's | Scoop.it
Five new Changemaker Schools join Ashoka to inspire children to be changemakers.
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A Year at Mission Hill

A Year at Mission Hill | Social Innovation - insights, inspiration, how-to's | Scoop.it
Join us in reimagining public education in our nation!
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Inspring videos & pretty terrific use of prezi/media in general...

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HEALTH: Maternal Health Startup Makes History As First “Do-It-Yourself” Benefit Corporation In Michigan

HEALTH: Maternal Health Startup Makes History As First “Do-It-Yourself” Benefit Corporation In Michigan | Social Innovation - insights, inspiration, how-to's | Scoop.it

DIIME’s “do-it-yourself” benefit corporation is the first in the country. DIIME has blazed a trail for social enterprises not only here in Michigan, but also in other jurisdictions that also have not enacted a benefit corporation statute.


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to read (maybe for cap teens too)

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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, August 1, 2013 9:17 AM

Benefit corporations are for-profit businesses dedicated to providing benefits to society while also protecting company directors from liability to shareholders for not maximizing profits.

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Should you volunteer overseas?

Should you volunteer overseas? | Social Innovation - insights, inspiration, how-to's | Scoop.it
Want to join thousands of others raising their voices for change? Register as a Global Citizen, and start taking action to fight extreme poverty today.
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Education Troublemakers | Business Innovation Factory

Education Troublemakers | Business Innovation Factory | Social Innovation - insights, inspiration, how-to's | Scoop.it

Citizen Schools; Uncollege, Thiel Fellowship; Count Me In, Banson College, MOMA, Project TGIF; The Big Picture Company; Tabula Digita; Blue's Clues, Super Why, Think it Ink it Publishing, Educational Psychology; Harvard Business School

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Information about "10 education torublemakers"--- check them out. 

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Serving the poor, but operating like a business

"By contrast, if we were a nonprofit that gave away seed and fertilizer to farmers for free, we’d likely measure our success by how many farmers received our donations. We’d be less concerned about whether those farmers used the inputs correctly. In fact, we’d probably invest most of our time into reaching as many farmers as possible and very little time on making sure farmers raised good harvests."

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6 Search Engines for Social Good

6 Search Engines for Social Good | Social Innovation - insights, inspiration, how-to's | Scoop.it
These six search engines support good causes every time you hit "search."
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Hesitant about the concept, but like the ones with focused results, e.g. http://www.theecokey.com/

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What the First Catholic Schools in the US Can Teach Us about Empathy

What the First Catholic Schools in the US Can Teach Us about Empathy | Social Innovation - insights, inspiration, how-to's | Scoop.it
A recent study shows that Catholic schools owe their high graduation rate, in part, to their cultural competence education.
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FINANCE: Creating A Line Of Credit With Friends: The New Trend In Finance

FINANCE: Creating A Line Of Credit With Friends: The New Trend In Finance | Social Innovation - insights, inspiration, how-to's | Scoop.it

Puddle, the first do-it-yourself credit creation app is bringing simplicity, convenience, and transparency to a financial model that needs to be changed. It allows people to use modern social networks to support each other financially.


Via Micah Rotich
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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, August 6, 2013 12:19 PM

Steve Jobs said that he created the iPhone because he did not like the phone he had. So if you don’t like the service you are receiving from traditional banks or credit cards—because of, say, high interest rates or hidden fees—why not join Puddle and create your own line of credit with some of your friends?

The Ashoka Community's curator insight, August 6, 2013 3:16 PM

The Ashoka Puddle already has over 50 members and more than $12K! Huge kudos to Jean-Claude Rodriguez (ACAF) and Matt Flannery (Kiva).

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NUTRITION: Targeting Women is a Big Win for Nutrition

NUTRITION:  Targeting Women is a Big Win for Nutrition | Social Innovation - insights, inspiration, how-to's | Scoop.it

The disconnect of short-term food handouts revolves around nutrients and sustainability -- they have an ephemeral quality, reinforcing a paradigm of dependency instead of self-sufficiency and prevention.


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The "aha" moment was realizing that short-term approaches for treating malnutrition -- food handouts -- emphasize bulk and calories, not necessarily bioavailable nutrients. Giving family seeds instead of prescriptions for more Plumpy’nut, for example, gets at the root causes of malnutrition.

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When TED Lost Control of Its Crowd - Harvard Business Review

When TED Lost Control of Its Crowd - Harvard Business Review | Social Innovation - insights, inspiration, how-to's | Scoop.it

"The benefits of open innovation are clear. Yet many companies still worry about an approach that involves collaborating and sharing power with many. Openness is indeed risky, as the TED example clearly shows.....you need to know how to get a crowd working with you and not against you. That will mean adopting new practices: listening harder, aligning throughshared purpose, and opening your organization in the ways that matter."

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Continue from page 2- Learning by "Listening Loudly"

 

(Highlight from Reem: "Even though management experts have long argued for looser organizational models and against command-and-control leadership, most executives are still ill equipped to manage crowds. As humans, we want to be perfect and in control. We like knowing more than we enjoy learning. We want to get it right the first time rather than iterate. But crowds—and the community constructs we’re talking about—are not about flawless execution; they are about allowing anyone (quite possibly everyone) to contribute and gathering a large volume of potentially powerful ideas from which to pick the best."

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The Eco Key - The Eco-friendly search

The Eco Key - The Eco-friendly search | Social Innovation - insights, inspiration, how-to's | Scoop.it
The eco friendly search engine. We pick up trash while you search.
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interesting product! powered by google.

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8 Steps To Becoming A Changemaker In 2013 | Ashoka United Kingdom

8 Steps To Becoming A Changemaker In 2013 | Ashoka United Kingdom | Social Innovation - insights, inspiration, how-to's | Scoop.it

2. Do What You Love (rather than love what you do):  "Take small leaps. Meet people. Ask for help. Save. Plan.  Change jobs. Build businesses. Go on BIG adventures.  Start something you love. Push. Sweat.  No one ever changed the world by toeing the line.  You are capable of more than you realise.  This is no dress rehearsal – make it count.  There will never be a perfect time.  And the first step is often the hardest.  So stop dreaming, start planning…”

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Related links: 

 - http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashoka/2012/12/12/bill-draytons-five-advice-for-social-entrepreneurs-what-the-future-holds-and-how-you-should-adjust/

 - http://startempathy.org/blog/2013/01/ed-stockham-empathy-explorer-guide-being-empathy-explorer

 - http://escapethecity.org/feeds

 - http://buildabrand.com/bb/track/affiliate/FO0Z8X (ASHOKALOGO or ASHOKACARDS discount)

 - http://ashoka.connect2need.com/ 

 - http://www.lucywood.co.uk/648/top-500-social-entrepreneurs-social-enterprise-on-twitter 

 - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7252825/Ashoka_studentkit_12-15-12_final.pdf 

 - http://mashable.com/2012/12/18/search-social-good/

 

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