Peer-to-Peer Microfinance: A Sustainable Solution to Poverty

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Women as Microfinance Leaders, Not Just Clients

Harvard Business Review

We're a network of microfinance organizations; we exist to share practices and develop the leadership skills required by a sector that has grown up fast. And as you might be aware, microfinance is a phenomenon that, while it did not set out to be "for women," has mainly turned out to be. It's vital to reverse the trend and help microfinance institutions attract, train, and retain talented women. Diversity Gender microfinance WWB

How Large NGOs Are Using Data to Transform Themselves

Harvard Business Review

In 2010, the Seilers surveyed all officers and social services staff. A critical part was adapting a proven model in a related field: microfinance. Not many would associate innovation with large, service-oriented nonprofits with decades of history.

Facebook Presence Is an Important Clue to a Social Venture's Future

Harvard Business Review

Here, we gleaned some additional insights from a separate analysis of 281 social ventures that applied to participate in the 2010 or 2011 Summer Institutes run by the Unreasonable Institute , the Colorado-based social-enterprise accelerator.

It Takes a Village to Raise an Entrepreneur

Harvard Business Review

In 2010 and 2011, almost 50% of the applicants to Echoing Green relied on hybrid models, versus 37% in 2006. Commercial microfinance organizations are perhaps the best-known hybrid organizations, but social entrepreneurs now use hybrid models to address a diverse set of social issues that includes hunger, healthcare, economic development, environment, education, housing, culture, law, and politics.