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Having Overcome Anorexia, She Helps Others Do the Same - Robyn Shumer - #606
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February 20, 2018 06:00 AM PST
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Robyn Shumer didn’t ever want to weigh 40 pounds. Before she was ten years old, she developed anorexia. To this day, she faces the effects of the disease. Courageously, she recently opened up about her story to help raise more than $10,000 for Project Heal on CaringCrowd.org.

Preliminary Interview with Robyn Shumer Who Raised Over $10K for Project Heal.

The following is a brief pre-interview that provides context for the recorded interview you may watch or listen to at the top of this article.

Crowdfunding page: https://www.caringcrowd.org/heal-people-eating-disorders

What is the purpose of your crowdfunding campaign?

Our goal is to provide treatment assistance to as many applicants as possible.

Project HEAL’s financial assistance program is their trademark service. They fund both inpatient, residential, intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization, as well as outpatient treatment for individuals who wish to recover from eating disorders but find their financial means lacking. Project HEAL’s primary criteria for selecting grant recipients is motivation. They fund applicants who want to recover from their eating disorders, and are ready to do the hard work required.

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Indian Leaders Are Scaling Solutions To The Country's Challenges - Dr. Devi Shetty - #605
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February 15, 2018 06:00 AM PST
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Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2BqpYXU.

Even as India is increasingly recognized as a global power, the developing country continues to wrestle with vexing challenges. Some of the country’s leading entrepreneurs and corporate executives have come together to help scale solutions.

Atul Satija, 40, is leading the charge through an organization called The/Nudge Foundation. He says, “In India, we are adding 1 million people every month to the labor market. Roughly 50% come from poor backgrounds; more than 25% are school dropouts and 50% lack skills to be employable. At the same time, there is a skill deficit of 400 million people in the country in the foreseeable future.”

After just a few years of addressing this problem head on with a program called Gurukul, the leaders recognized that the social challenges in the country required additional interventions if poverty is to be eliminated. In response, they created another program called N/Core to incubate high-potential nonprofits to accelerate their scale in reaching millions of people.

Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2BqpYXU.

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Indian Leaders Are Scaling Solutions To The Country's Challenges - Atul Satija - #604
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February 15, 2018 06:00 AM PST
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Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2BqpYXU.

Even as India is increasingly recognized as a global power, the developing country continues to wrestle with vexing challenges. Some of the country’s leading entrepreneurs and corporate executives have come together to help scale solutions.

Atul Satija, 40, is leading the charge through an organization called The/Nudge Foundation. He says, “In India, we are adding 1 million people every month to the labor market. Roughly 50% come from poor backgrounds; more than 25% are school dropouts and 50% lack skills to be employable. At the same time, there is a skill deficit of 400 million people in the country in the foreseeable future.”

After just a few years of addressing this problem head on with a program called Gurukul, the leaders recognized that the social challenges in the country required additional interventions if poverty is to be eliminated. In response, they created another program called N/Core to incubate high-potential nonprofits to accelerate their scale in reaching millions of people.

Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2BqpYXU.

Check out my free webinar where I share the secrets of successful nonprofit crowdfunding at http://crowdfundingforsocialgood.org.

This Alternative To 911 Could Give Some Emergency Response For First Time - Guardium - #603
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February 13, 2018 06:00 AM PST
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Serial entrepreneur Mark Jeffrey has developed a new platform using mobile devices that could give billions of people in the world access to emergency response for the first time.

Available today, the Guardian Circle app allows you to build a network of friends who may be willing to come to your aid when you’re in a pickle or even have a real emergency.

The platform incorporates five functions the use blockchain technology. The company is launching an ICO or initial coin offering now to fund the growth of the platform.

Check out my free webinar where I share the secrets of successful nonprofit crowdfunding at http://crowdfundingforsocialgood.org.

This Entrepreneur Went From ‘Wall Street’ To ‘Main Street’ To Make A Real Difference - #602
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February 12, 2018 06:00 AM PST
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When Ken Martin left “Wall Street” to make a dent on “Main Street” he really wanted to make a difference. With so much of the economy still operating in small businesses in the old economy, he saw a need--and when an entrepreneur sees a need he sees an opportunity--small business lending for established companies.

Regulation CF, the new crowdfunding investment rules issued by the SEC effective in 2016, create a new opportunity for ordinary investors to put their money to work in the businesses they frequent.

For these businesses, a debt approach makes more sense than equity. As Martin says, “What good are seven shares of the local hardware store?” More to the point, the hardware store can afford to pay back a loan with interest. That’s a deal that is relatively easy for investors to grasp as well.

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Life Led James Hagen To Deliver Better Health By Mouth - #601
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February 08, 2018 06:00 AM PST
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Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2FViACL.

James Hagen admits his health wasn’t great while working as a hedge fund analyst. The stress and a chronic disease diagnosed as a kid left him looking for answers.

When his parents decided to retire from their catalog dental supply business, he recognized the old catalog business needed to be converted to an e-commerce model and hoped to find a lower-stress environment. He decided it was time to head for home in Minnesota.

His research into better health, not surprisingly led him to focus on diet, exercise and sleep. Then, attuned to the dental industry, he began finding evidence that better oral care can improve whole-body health.

Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2FViACL.

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Their Plan to End the Deforestation of Haiti Is Gaining Traction - #600
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February 02, 2018 03:35 PM PST
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Kevin Adair and Franz “Franky Fanfan started working on the Island of Hispañola in 2005, hoping to bring solar cooking to the Dominican Republic. Slowly, over the years, their focus has shifted to Haiti, where they are working to eliminate charcoal in favor of briquettes made from recycled paper, cardboard and sawdust.

Up to 90 percent of the energy present in wood is lost when it is turned into charcoal. When you light a piece of charcoal, you are left with only 10 percent of the energy present in the wood used to make it.

Adair and Fanfan are using a process for making briquettes that doesn’t start with burning away most of the energy. Instead, the briquettes are made in a slurry, formed and dried and can then be burned efficiently in special, highly efficient wood-burning stoves.

Their approach is to convert institutional kitchens from charcoal stoves to their briquettes and high-efficiency stoves. Once done, a kitchen can cook more quickly and efficiently at lower cost, with fewer health effects on those cooking and far superior outcomes for the environment.

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This Organization Works To Help Community College Students Finish 4-Year Degrees - Nancy Sanchez - #599
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February 02, 2018 03:26 PM PST
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With most community college students hoping to transfer to a four-year college, statistics show that most don’t transfer and only half of those who do, finish. The Kaplan Educational Foundation, headed by Nancy Lee Sanchez, is working to help community college students transfer successfully to universities and earn bachelor's degrees.

Interview with Nancy Lee Sánchez, the Executive Director of Kaplan Educational Foundation.

The following is the pre-interview with Nancy Lee Sánchez. Be sure to watch the recorded interview above.

What is the problem you solve and how do you solve it?

Problem:
81% of first-time beginning community college students from the bottom income quartile aspire to complete a bachelor’s degree, but only 21% transfer to four year institutions within 5 years, and only 10% attain a bachelor’s degree. (Horn & Skomsvold (2011); Shapiro et al. (2013)). Bachelor’s degree holders earn 31% more than those with an associate’s degree and 84% more than those with just a high school diploma. (Carnevale, Rose, and Cheah, 2011).

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Founder Hopes This Will Be the Best Deodorant for the World - Margaux Khoury - #598
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February 02, 2018 03:06 PM PST
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After a health crisis in her family, Margaux Khoury began working to create a healthy, environmentally friendly deodorant for herself and her family. After developing one that worked, she decided to share it with the world. She calls it The Best Deodorant In The World and hopes it really is the best deodorant for the world.

Interview with Margaux Khoury, the CEO of The Best Deodorant In The World.

The following is the pre-interview with Margaux Khoury. Be sure to watch the recorded interview above.

What is the problem you solve and how do you solve it?

Two problems in the natural deodorant industry:

Problem 1: Natural deodorants don't work or they irritate pits
Problem 2: packaging is plastic or glass (not eco)

We solve both these problems:
Solution 1: our natural deodorant works even in hot weather (really effective) Solution 2: we custom created a 100% biodegradable packaging that you could literally throw right in your compost.

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Her Reality Is Different, More Fulfilling Than Her Vision - #597
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January 31, 2018 03:58 PM PST
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Ann Webb envisioned herself on stage, making a fortune and changing the world. She set out to do just that. Then an “impression” inspired her to head in another direction.

Unsure if it would work, Webb decided to take her life skills training that had been helping people in the US to be more successful and apply the same techniques to helping people in Africa to envision and live more abundant lives. It worked.

Over the past five years, she’s taken hundreds of people to Africa in a dual mission to help the people in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Ghana to become more prosperous. At the same time, she focuses on helping the people she takes to become real humanitarians, capable of changing even more lives.

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