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For This Family, The Bigger The Problem, The Bigger The Opportunity - 567
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September 18, 2017 05:00 PM PDT
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN estimates that "roughly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year gets lost or wasted."

Recognizing the journalistic injunction to avoid hyperbole, that truly is an enormous problem.

Justin Kamine, his brother Matthew and his father Hal determined that was just what they were looking for: an enormous opportunity. The Kamines have been developing infrastructure scale-projects since the senior Hal got into the cogeneration business in the mid-80s.

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Hydro Therapy Pool in Parker Makes a Difference Without Much Splash - 566
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September 14, 2017 05:00 PM PDT
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Around the world, local parks and recreation leaders serve without much notoriety or attention. You will immediately recognize the value parks bring to your community the moment you think of your city, town or neighborhood without them.

Beyond the parks, the activities within them provide a lifeline to underserved and at-risk community members. The hydro therapy pool in the Town of Parker in suburban Denver is an example of a community resource that is making a difference there without making much of a splash.

Deni Parker, 25, runs the therapy pool programs. The classes--and for now she teaches them all herself--serve only up to a handful at a time. Many of the sessions are one-on-one. A six-week course meeting twice per week costs just $30--about the cost of one session of physical therapy. In other words, the Parker therapy program costs just about one-twelfth as much.

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The Role of Entrepreneurship in Ending Poverty and Homelessness - #565
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September 12, 2017 06:24 PM PDT
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“Social entrepreneurship has proven to provide impactful innovations for poverty alleviation ,” says Abby Maxman, President of OxFam America. Maxman was among a diverse group of people working on poverty eradication who contributed to a recent roundtable discussion on ending extreme poverty and homelessness.

The idea of ending poverty seemed absurd a generation ago. Today, the idea has been enshrined officially in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs as something the world should achieve by 2030. The roundtable participants addressed a range of topics, including a focus on how social entrepreneurs would help achieve the SDGs. Watch the 80-minute discussion in the video player above.

Judith Walker, the chief operating officer for African Clean Energy, which sells clean cookstoves that generate electricity, explains the need for social entrepreneurs to see problems as opportunities. “Energy costs are very high compared to income in the markets we deal with, meaning its either not realistically accessible or almost certainly not reliable. This should be seen as an opportunity to improve the goods and services available in order to relieve burden and create other options for those struggling with any or consistent income.”

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Mark Horvath Invisible People
James Mayfield CHOICE Humanitarian
John Hewko Rotary International
Anne Kjear Riichert REDI School of Digital Integration
Eytan Stibbe Vital Capital
Laurent Lamothe LSL World Initiative
Morgan Simon Transform Finance
Arlene Samen One Heart World-Wide
Judith Joan Walker African Clean Energy
Alicia Wallace All Across Africa
Katie Meyler More Than Me
Renana Unknown Vital Capital

'Unstoppable' Mom, Cancer Survivor Creates New Fertility App - 564
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September 01, 2017 05:00 PM PDT
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Have you ever had a question you wanted to ask a doctor but couldn't find one to ask? Have you ever wanted a second opinion but decided it would take too long or cost too much?

Alice Crisci did. Unlike the rest of us who'd had such problems, she decided to do something about it. She founded Ovum Medical to provide MedAnswers, an iPhone app that gives patients direct access to doctors and other experts to answer questions. Crisci plans to launch Android and web versions of the service before the end of 2017.

She traces the history of the company to her own scare with cancer. "I was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was only 31 years old." Three weeks after her cancer diagnosis she launched a nonprofit called Fertile Action.

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One Father's Dementia Inspired A Social Enterprise To Protect Billions - 563
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August 29, 2017 05:00 PM PDT
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Michael Trainer, 40, one of the founders of the successful Global Citizen events in Central Park in New York City, had a life-altering experience following the third concert. His father was diagnosed with dementia.

Trainer had been focused almost exclusively on Global Citizen, an event that people earn the right to attend by doing good deeds, activating tremendous cumulative impact through collective advocacy, donations and volunteerism. The shock of his father's diagnosis caused him to reassess his priorities.

Recognizing that Global Citizen was in good hands, he left and began researching dementia, its causes and treatments. He came away determined to help people achieve "Peak Mind" and so created a new social enterprise that would encourage people to improve their health with an eye on preventing dementia.

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10 Problems. 10 Solutions. 10 Awards. Classy. - #562
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August 24, 2017 05:00 PM PDT
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A lesson all successful entrepreneurs seem to learn quickly is that they must solve a problem. For social entrepreneurs, this is even more important. If people are literally dying as they wait for a solution, the ones who show up to help have a greater obligation to do so something that will solve the problem—at least for some of those experiencing it.

Classy, which operates a crowdfunding platform for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs, has created an award the company calls the Collaborative + Classy Award to recognize social entrepreneurs who “are tackling some of the world’s most complex problems,” according to a company press release. The awards were presented on June 16, 2017 in Boston.

For this article, the ten winners and Classy co-founder Pat Walsh, the company’s chief impact officer, came together to record a discussion about the problems they solve and the work they are doing to solve them. You can watch the entire discussion with the winners in the video player at the top of this article.

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Imagine Dragons Lead Dan Reynolds Hosts Festival For LGBTQ Youth With Blessing Of LDS Church - #561
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August 17, 2017 06:00 PM PDT
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Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds is hosting the LoveLoud music Festival in Orem, Utah on August 26 to benefit LGBTQ youth with the explicit blessing of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The singer, acknowledging that his life as a musician requires him to be an entrepreneur, says he avoids the business side as much as possible to focus on the creative side, adding that the mission of bringing people together influences his work.

In a face-to-face conversation you can watch in the video player at the top of the article, Reynolds says the mission of the music festival is "to provide a platform--a place--where the community can all come together from all different political climates--religion, non-religion, whatever it is--where everyone from all different cultures come together and agree on one thing."

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Upscale Purse Delivers Purses With a Purpose - 559
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August 10, 2017 05:00 PM PDT
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Chris Bray, a fixture in Utah's nonprofit community, has launched a social enterprise she hopes will power the rest of her career with still greater impact.

Chris recognized that nonprofits are always looking for more funding, especially from funding partners that understand their mission and objectives and will support them appropriately. She decided to become such a funder.

She created Upscale Purse, an online retailer that sells new and used high-quality purses and gives 10 percent to charity. The upstart is already breaking even and she's excited to see it grow.

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Knowing No App Will Solve Hunger Didn't Stop This Teen - Jack Griffin's Food Finder - 559
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August 09, 2017 05:00 PM PDT
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Sometimes it takes the perspective of a kid to see problems that impact children and find a solution.

When Jack Griffin, then 16 years old, saw a news story about two kids living out of a truck in Florida who were homeless as a result of their late mother's medical bills, he recognized a problem he hadn't seen before.

He began researching and watching. He discovered that "there are so many kids across the nation that are, you know, getting ready for school in the bathrooms of libraries and gas stations. I realized that it's so prevalent and yet still so hard to see if you're not directly impacted by it."

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Social Entrepreneur Seeks To Make CSR Easier For Everyone - #558
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August 02, 2017 06:30 PM PDT
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Ryan Scott, 48, CEO and founder of Causecast, is working to make corporate social responsibility easier for everyone involved, from the corporation and the employees to the nonprofits they support.

Causecast, a Certified B Corporation, operates a web service that matches corporate volunteers to nonprofit projects. The system provides a comprehensive reporting and management system.

Causecast allows both management and rank-and-file employees to put projects into the system to garner volunteer support.

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