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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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