Problems of poverty and inequality have a complex correlation between them. While governmental policy is the biggest change agent, we need social entrepreneurs to effectively address these problems at the grassroots. Here are some promising social entrepreneurs I spoke to.
While a social enterprise may not have the luxury of using competitive compensation as a carrot, marketing its grand vision for social change to potential leaders and managers, creating a transparent and inclusive culture and empowering its field staff will go a long way in retaining the right talent.
Pulling people at the bottom of the pyramid out of poverty means making productive job and livelihood opportunities available to them. Upaya is playing a role of a catalyst by investing in social entrepreneurs who focus on this through their accelerator program.
#economyforall: Understanding the Need for Equity Over Inequality with Pranil Naik, Founder, LeapForWord
Ashoka Fellow Pranil Naik shares his thoughts on why Equity needs higher focus than Equality to solve the problem of Inequality.
Fundraising is an important aspect of every nonprofit, but it is necessary to understand your strengths and limitations before you plan your mode of raising funds. Here we explore 4 fundraising techniques.
Social inclusion of disadvantaged communities is an absolute necessity for inclusive economic and human development of our country. Here we focus on 3 socially excluded groups and what is being done to bring them into the mainstream.
The present day system of education ignores conditioning children into better human beings and effective problem solvers which is why volunteering should be made an important aspect of education in India.
Studies and statistics amply indicate that companies can and should do more than just assign money to CSR. With so many other ways to create a social impact, corporates and business houses can prove to be instrumental in driving development in the real sense in India.
The underprivileged don’t need freebies or charity. They need to be empowered to live a life of dignity and fulfillment. When we know ‘Who’ and ‘How’ someone benefits from our intervention, that’s when we can be sure that we are empowering them and not just giving.
In this Hangout I tried to understand from Sreejith how a ‘handup’ is a better way of creating social impact than a ‘handout’, the nature of current cohort being mentored by Upaya, his comments on impact investment climate in India and a few words of advice for budding social entrepreneurs.