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Students Commit at Clinton Global Initiative University Conference

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On April 5th, 13 students from the Social Enterprise Institute traveled to St. Louis, Missouri to take part in the Clinton Global Initiative University conference (CGIU). Over the weekend, they presented projects, interacted with students from around the country and world, and listened to leaders in the field such as Muhammad Yunus and Bill Clinton. Just […]

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What Motivates the Best Social Entrepreneurs?

Let’s consider the question of what is the right or best kind of motivation for the rapidly growing class of social entrepreneurs. It’s a hot area, with a lot of new entrants, and not much in the way of rules and guidelines.

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Net Impact Spring 2012 Semester

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This semester, the undergraduate chapter of Net Impact worked to provide interactive and socially minded initiatives for its members and the Northeastern community. Two of the most impactful and interactive initiatives stem from Grameen America which prompted students to undertake two interesting simulations of poverty: the $27 challenge and the Live on $5 a day […]

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Net Impact Members Simulate the Grameen Bank Experience

This spring, Net Impact is challenging its members to simulate the experience of a Grameen Bank borrower. The inspiration for this project is derived from the first micro-loan Muhammad Yunus issued in 1976 to a group of poor women in Jobra, Bangladesh. The small loan of just $27 ended the groups’ reliance on ruthless moneylenders, […]

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