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Change requires more than simply putting forth information. Change requires action.

Whether attempting to change policy, influence legislation, raise awareness, mobilize communities, fundraise, or direct decision-makers toward a solution, advocacy requires more than simply putting forth information.
Advocacy requires identifying a problem, proposing a new solution, and communicating with evidence.
 

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Recap, Day Three: Vulnerability, Creativity and Collaboration

Deanna Zandt
Lux Digital

 
 
 

The final day of the Skoll World Forum came up on us quickly! Friday morning’s mood at Said Business school captured the levels of emotion that many of us felt: exhilarated, exhausted, never wanting to leave, anxious to get home and implement the new ideas we’ve learned.

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The final day of the Skoll World Forum came up on us quickly! Friday morning’s mood at Said Business school captured the levels of emotion that many of us felt: exhilarated, exhausted, never wanting to leave, anxious to get home and implement the new ideas we’ve learned.

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Recap: Building Movement Through Digital Storytelling

Ida Jeng
Refugees United

 
 
 

“Boring is a sin,” said Ben Keesey of Invisible Children, thereby kicking off a lively panel entitled  “Campaign Models: Driving Your Audience to Engage.” Moderated by Elizabeth Gore of the United Nations Foundation, this panel aimed to highlight best practice within the field of global movements.

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“Boring is a sin,” said Ben Keesey of Invisible Children, thereby kicking off a lively panel entitled  “Campaign Models: Driving Your Audience to Engage.” Moderated by Elizabeth Gore of the United Nations Foundation, this panel aimed to highlight best practice within the field of global movements.

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Recap: Conversation with Amazonian Indigenous Chiefs

Sonal Bains
Lux Digital

 
 
 

Wednesday’s Conversation with Amazonian Indigenous Chiefs highlighted the roles technology and collaborative strategies play in helping remote indigenous communities generate income, map, demarcate and protect their land, organize for women’s rights, keep oral traditions alive, build schools and provide health care to their communities.

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Wednesday’s Conversation with Amazonian Indigenous Chiefs highlighted the roles technology and collaborative strategies play in helping remote indigenous communities generate income, map, demarcate and protect their land, organize for women’s rights, keep oral traditions alive, build schools and provide health care to their communities.

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Giving credit where credit is due: Using REDD+ finance to enhance Sustainable Forest Management

Kate Dillon Levin, Code REDD

Jeff Hayward, Rainforest Alliance

 
 
 

REDD+ is working, but it needs more support in order to achieve a meaningful impact.  The world continues to lose its forests at an alarming rate – approximately an area the size of Manhattan every day.

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REDD+ is working, but it needs more support in order to achieve a meaningful impact.  The world continues to lose its forests at an alarming rate – approximately an area the size of Manhattan every day.

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An Important New Task for the U.S. Government

Sonal Shah, Case Foundation

Jitinder Kohli, Monitor Deloitte

 
 
 

Today’s challenges are more complicated and interconnected than ever before and cannot be solved by a single actor or solution. That is why government has an opportunity to engage with the actors in the Impact Economy from non-profits to businesses. The results could create jobs, drive new solutions, and catalyze a vibrant new economy.

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Today’s challenges are more complicated and interconnected than ever before and cannot be solved by a single actor or solution. That is why government has an opportunity to engage with the actors in the Impact Economy from non-profits to businesses. The results could create jobs, drive new solutions, and catalyze a vibrant new economy.

“It's like, excuse me ... I may have to be a rocket scientist to build the nuclear bomb. I do not have to be a rocket scientist to understand that nuclear weapons are indiscriminate, evil, wrong and must be banned.”

Jody Williams

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GameChangers: The World's Top Purpose-Driven Organizations

Andrew Hewitt
The GameChangers

 
 
 

If you want to build one of these “force-for-good” businesses, is there a model to follow? How do you measure your success or failure? And if you want to work at one of these purpose-driven orgs, how do you find and differentiate the performers from the pretenders?

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If you want to build one of these “force-for-good” businesses, is there a model to follow? How do you measure your success or failure? And if you want to work at one of these purpose-driven orgs, how do you find and differentiate the performers from the pretenders?

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How Crowdfunding is Putting the Social back into Social Entrepreneurship

Breanna DiGiammarino
Indiegogo

 
 
 

Social entrepreneurs are using crowdfunding in ways that make their work more efficient and effective than ever before.

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Social entrepreneurs are using crowdfunding in ways that make their work more efficient and effective than ever before.

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Comprehensive and Successful Healthcare: Innovations from Brazil

Huffington Post

Picture yourself in Rio de Janeiro -- not on Ipanema's gorgeous sandy beach as most of us would -- but in one of the hundreds of favelas or shantytowns that are spread throughout the city.

Curated
 
 
 

Picture yourself in Rio de Janeiro -- not on Ipanema's gorgeous sandy beach as most of us would -- but in one of the hundreds of favelas or shantytowns that are spread throughout the city.

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Developing the Microfinance Movement for Smallholder Farmers

Stephanie Hanson, One Acre Fund

Allison Bream, One Acre Fund

 
 
 

Last week marked World Food Day, an annual celebration of the strides we have made toward hunger eradication, and a reminder of the lengths we still have to go to achieve global food security. For many rural smallholder farmers in Africa, the journey toward hunger eradication is not something to think about once a year, but every day.

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Last week marked World Food Day, an annual celebration of the strides we have made toward hunger eradication, and a reminder of the lengths we still have to go to achieve global food security. For many rural smallholder farmers in Africa, the journey toward hunger eradication is not something to think about once a year, but every day.

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A Goal To End Hunger

David Beckmann
Bread for the World

 
 
 

Tell our leaders, by calling them or writing, that hunger has to be a priority and the budget cannot be balanced on the back of poor and hungry people.

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Tell our leaders, by calling them or writing, that hunger has to be a priority and the budget cannot be balanced on the back of poor and hungry people.

“We got [the ban on land-mines] to be a competition ... a campaigner would go to their government and say 'this was done here, this was done there ... what are you going to do?'”

Jody Williams

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Forum 2013

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Session: Forum 2013
 
 

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