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Ashoka Youth Venture: Encouraging the next generation of technological changemakers

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NOTE: A few weeks ago, we announced our Spring 2011 Grants, pledging over $4 million to help fund six organizations that use invention to solve social issues around the globe. Each week we’re featuring guest blog posts about each grant, beginning last week with a post on our grant and PRI to Root Capital.

Lemelson Foundation Announces Spring 2011 Grantees

More than $4 million in grants will help fund six organizations that use invention to solve social issues around the globe.
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) PORTLAND, Ore. - May 17, 2011 - The Lemelson Foundation, an organization that believes invention is critical to solving the world’s most challenging problems, today announced it is pledging more than $4 million across six partners that create and advance social innovations for people who need it most in both the U.S. and developing countries. The spring 2011 Lemelson grantees include Ashoka, East Meets West, Root Capital and SELCO. 

The Natural Step Founder is Named an Ashoka Globalizer

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) March 24, 2011 – The Natural Step Canada is pleased to announce that its Founder, Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, has been selected as an Ashoka Globalizer. The prestigious recognition follows Dr. Robèrt’s nomination as an Ashoka Fellow.

Mission Markets Facilitates First Transactions On Impact Investment Platform

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) New York - February 3, 2011- After recently launching the world’s first fully functional, FINRA-regulated electronic impact investment platform, Mission Markets has executed its first two transactions. This is a significant milestone for Mission Markets in realizing its goal of increasing transparency, efficiency, liquidity and volume of capital flowing into these new markets.

Mission Markets featured on Ashoka's Blogs!

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Ashoka, the global association of the world's leading social entrepreneurs, just published a great Mission Markets feature on their Change InSight and US Programs blogs. Check it out!

"Markets on a Mission"

Who Do You Need to Follow on Twitter? Top Influencers from Clinton Global Initiative

By, Seema Bhende, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Social Innovation Practice, Senior Account Director
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Ok, I need to admit it. I was a late bloomer with Twitter. When I joined Waggener Edstrom’s Social Innovation Practice ten months ago I quickly realized this agency lives and breathes social media and just updating my Facebook status was not going to cut it. A year ago, to stay in touch with the latest CSR and social impact news, I received countless daily newsletters that I would try to skim during my morning cup of coffee.

Clinton Global Initiative – Were you Part of the 8 Million?

By, Seema Bhende, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Social Innovation Practice, Senior Account Director
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For those of you who follow conversations related to social innovation, global development and philanthropy, you were likely overwhelmed with the volume of amazing content shared at last week’s Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting. To help analyze this content, Waggener Edstrom (WE) put our twendz pro tool to use to capture insight around the robust Twitter conversation from the event.  

CGI: Guest Post: Accelerating Social Change at This Year’s Clinton Global Initiative

by Beverly Schwartz, Vice-President of Global Marketing at Ashoka.
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Each year at this time, world leaders from every sector private, nongovernmental, academic, and everywhere in between—convene in New York City at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting.

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