Category: Innovative Approaches to Social Change


This blog was originally posted on Philanthropy University https://philanthropyu.org/innovative-finance-in-the-context-of-colombia/ INNOVATIVE FINANCE IN THE CONTEXT OF COLOMBIA Colombia’s problems are not unique, the context is. At first glance Colombia is doing great. In 2016 the Colombian government signed a historic peace agreement with the FARC, the country’s biggest guerrilla movement, to end the continent’s longest war

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El Regueton de la Corrupcion, Using Music to Fight Corruption

(picture from the campaign) Great example of using music to fight #corruption and work for change from #colombia that had a positive impact on the recent anti-corruption referendum. The vote consisted of seven proposals such as reducing the salary of congresspeople and changing public contracting policies.  See the links below for a summary of the vote

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The Right Attitude Towards a Results Orientation

(This is originally lifted from the same blog post article from www.globalstakesconsulting.com) A few days ago I got an inquiry from a manager of one of the growing community programs in Alberta. She inquired about evaluation and how they should go about it. One of the things I noticed is that from all the other

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​Laka Competition 2018: “Architecture that Reacts”

Laka invites designers from around the world to submit their ideas of ‘architecture that reacts.’ The main focus of the competition is on the solutions that develop through a process of changes and adjustments. The subject of the competition is architectural, design, or technological solutions that are capable of dynamic interaction with their surroundings. https://lakareacts.com/competition-2018​ International

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Showing the world the real rewards of Crowdfunding

Nothing is more satisfying than seeing the results of hard work and determination create a positive effect on the people that it concerns. XPO² are dedicated to helping small NGO’s create changes to their local communities and make a difference that not only brings benefits to them, but to the world as a whole. Our

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How to Become an Effective Manager (Part I)

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” This is one of many famous quotes you will stumble upon if you read about management. Yet this blog post is not about leadership vs. management or about theory and definitions. It’s about the practical reality that 80% of people who become managers do

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