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[TC-I Call to Action]: UnLtd Communications Coordinator

UnLtd India, the organization that helped develop the Social Entrepreneurship conference that we covered extensively before, is hiring a Communications Coordinator.   If you’re savvy with media, writing, and marketing, see below. JOB TITLE : COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR (PART TIME TBA) ORGANISATION: UnLtd India LOCATION: Bandra West, Mumbai PURPOSE: To design, develop and effectively implement UnLtd India’s [...]

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Full-Time Volunteer Needed for Manzil

User Post Position: A full-time volunteer for Manzil, a youth empowerment and learning center in Khan Market, New Delhi Duration: Minimum of a six-month commitment. Prefer one year or longer. Start Date: The start date is flexible, but we would prefer the volunteer to start in July 2009 so that the outgoing full-time volunteer may [...]

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[TC-I Call to Action]: TED Fellows Program Accepting Applications for 100 TEDIndia Fellows

We covered the arrival of TED in India earlier, and now they are looking for TEDIndia Fellows.  A message from TEDIndia organizers: Organizers of the TED Conference announced they would begin the search for 100 TEDIndia Fellows to participate in the TEDIndia Conference in Mysore, India, following upon the successful TED Fellows program launch at [...]

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Doodh Bhandar – Finalist at Harvard Business Plan Contest

Doodh Bhandar (DB), a plan focused on revolutionizing milk production in rural India, has reached the finals of the Harvard Business School (HBS) Business Plan Contest in the Social Enterprise track. Cattle are one of the most important assets for rural families in India and an improvement in their productivity will have a significant socio-economic [...]

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Matchbox Solutions strikes a new idea

Start Up Story covers a social enterprise, Matchbox Solutions, that addresses technology and process improvements for critical business segments.  One of these solutions focuses on the agribusiness supply chain through eFarm: eFarm is a Farm-to-Home supply chain Platform for procuring and delivering farm based produce in a transparent, economical and efficient manner. eFarm ties in [...]

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Op-Ed: CSR and the Nazis

Here is a piece that I wrote for my school paper. While it is not focused on India specifically, I believe that the topic is relevant to every country. Profits or Profiteering?: Why Companies Are Responsible for More If a corporation’s responsibility is truly only to its shareholders, then I guess the actions of Mercedes-Benz, [...]

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Google, Yahoo Launch Tools for Indian Elections

Google has launched the India Elections Center, for voters in the upcoming general elections. Google launched similar election tools for the Australia and US in the past, but has added a number of new features to this iteration and added a stronger focus on localized information. The election center enables citizens to get information about [...]

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How the recession is helping the social sector in India

In a move that could have a huge impact on the social sector in India, Infosys Technologies is reported to have launched a program where the some employees are provided an option to work with a non-profit for a year and the company would pay half the salary. The program was announced by Infosys CEO Nandan [...]

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Excerpt on Empowerment

Here is an excerpt from an article I wrote for my school newspaper: Empowerment occurs when someone is given the means, either through new responsibilities, economic independence or other ways, to take a greater ownership in the actions of their everyday lives. Empowerment of individuals who were previously marginalized is one of the fundamental tenets [...]

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Survey for NGOs

As you may notice on the sidebar, we have a new featured survey for you all to participate in. Here is some additional information directly from the survey makers: NGOs: Dig into your strengths and opportunities AND win great prizes! Ethos Advisors and NGO Post have created a short survey to assess the needs to [...]