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Empowering Self-Advocacy Through TrueFootprint and the Covid-19 Care Monitoring Coalition

In a country where the Ebola crisis hit most forcefully, it was found that one half the doctors who were being paid for by donors did not exist. The money that was being donated to pay for these doctors was being siphoned off through corrupt practices by bad leaders.  Here is the story of a

It’s not income that determines charitable giving

The American people are no strangers to the spirit of charitable giving. A phenomenal figure from Charity Navigator shows that as many as 50 percent of American households donated money when the 2010 earthquake devastated Haiti.

This giving accumulated to $1.4 billion. Another example of American goodness was the $1.6 billion donated to victims of the

2020-11-30T04:17:54-06:00Tags: |

How large a role should business play in improving society?

All societies have problems. I am sure this is not a shock to anyone. Neighbors have disputes, poverty exists and inequality grows. Simply put, if each individual of a society is imperfect, so too is society, and since no one is perfect, we each play a part in making society imperfect. And like people, institutions

2020-11-30T04:20:35-06:00Tags: |

The Longer We Wait, the More Difficult it Will Be for the Future of Social Security

Social Security policy is unsustainable in its current form. What has consumed a significant portion of America’s paychecks and helped sustain a significant portion of America’s seniors is destined for change.

In 2019, the trustees of the Social Security program released a report predicting that all of the trust fund’s reserves would run out by 2035.

2020-11-30T04:20:07-06:00Tags: |

Foundations and Impact Investing

Elise Clark and John Hoffmire

In the past decade, investment companies and foundations have shown an increased interest in impact investment.  It is no longer a niche industry, but a mainstream concept organizations use to create social and environmental impact.  In an article written by Sridhar Prasad et al., published by The Bridgespan Group, it is

2020-11-17T08:49:48-06:00

Covid-19 Care Monitoring Coalition Empowering Self-Advocacy

Empowering Self-Advocacy by Health Workers, and Highly Affected and At-Risk Populations

 Project Description

  Background

 In July 2020 we launched what we are calling the “Covid-19 Care Monitoring Coalition” (CCMC), to help facilitate self-advocacy and a constructive dialogue between health care providers, ministries of health, and population groups at high risk because of

2020-11-19T08:02:16-06:00

Global Food Shortages Exacerbated by COVID-19 Pandemic

Elise Clark

The global crisis of COVID-19 has illuminated many gaps in governmental systems across the world when it comes to reacting and responding to crises, but particularly when it comes to food shortages and weaknesses in the global supply chain.  The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) reported, there are an “estimated (pre-COVID-19) 821 million

2020-11-11T04:36:18-06:00

What the Poor Think of the Rich

The core of the American Dream — equality of opportunity and rewards commensurate with efforts and abilities — has enchanted millions of people across the globe. However, it is important to assess whether the reality bears out that ideal. Although two-thirds of Americans (69 percent) agree with the statement that “people are rewarded for intelligence

2020-09-17T08:44:42-05:00Tags: |

All societies have problems

All societies have problems. I am sure this is not a shock to anyone. Neighbors have disputes, poverty exists and inequality grows. Simply put, if each individual of a society is imperfect, so too is society, and since no one is perfect, we each play a part in making society imperfect. And like people, institutions

2020-09-17T08:45:23-05:00Tags: |

The Importance of Environmental Practices in Poverty Alleviation

Alleviating poverty is a worthy endeavor pursued by many organizations. However, studies show that in some cases there are unintended negative impacts upon the environment. The goal to alleviate poverty without environmental damage can be challenging.

For example, an organization might teach improved farming techniques and assume that if followed the effects will be positive. However,

2020-09-17T08:47:00-05:00Tags: |

Does Everyone Want To Be An Owner

In theory, employee ownership through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is an almost perfect idea, since it benefits employees and businesses equally and simultaneously.

Shares are allocated to, rather than purchased by, the employees, which puts ownership within the grasp of many who might never own a business otherwise. Employees have a strong incentive to

2020-09-17T08:47:42-05:00Tags: |

I Like Flowers

You may ask why am I posting a picture I took on the site today?

It is partly because I like flowers. But it is also because of the ending of a poem by Gary Snyder: Stay together. Know the flowers. Go light. I feel this poem gives instruction for the times

2020-09-18T09:04:52-05:00

Ways to Address Poverty and Inequality Through Business: Your Comments Summary

In a recent column, I asked readers to write in with ideas about how full employment would influence the debate about inequality in the U.S. Since the column was published, eradicating poverty and trying to address inequality have been even more ever present in the spotlight as issues to be addressed in meaningful ways. Many

2020-11-11T05:04:04-06:00Tags: |

Professor makes a difference for minority women entrepreneurs

Len Greenhalgh is Professor of Management, Emeritus at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire. Dartmouth College was founded in 1769 with a royal charter to serve Native Americans and European settlers in New England. The college’s emphasis on diversity and inclusion has continued ever since.

Greenhalgh took a faculty position at

2020-10-26T11:25:17-05:00Tags: |

Could we eradicate poverty?

Those answering this question seem to have become more and more optimistic over the past several decades. Major advances in technology, education, healthcare and business practices have led to reduced poverty rates around the world. Although victory is still a long way off, it seems that we have a fighting chance in the battle against poverty.

While

2020-11-11T05:27:49-06:00Tags: |

Financial literacy combats poverty

Across the United States, it is not uncommon to see billboards and advertisements for a local lottery. These are often joined by other joint lotteries, some of which cover several states. While the variety is seemingly endless, all the ads and sponsorships of the games share one trait: a warning. Often found in the fine

2020-08-17T16:02:50-05:00Tags: |