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Twitter to Teach Tech Skills to Homeless and Low-income Families
Twitter has recently partnered with Compass Family Services, a century-old organization based in San Francisco that offers services to thousands of homeless families. The partnership formed the...more



The Drinkable Book: Clean Water in New Form
Charity group Water Is Life (WIL) is banking on an innovative technology solution to tackle water contamination and raise awareness around this problem. WIL, together with Brian Gartside, graphic...more

The Race to Fashion a Knit-not Sewn-shoe that Reduces Footwear Wastefulness
Adidas and Nike are locked in a foot race to see who can create a knit-not sewn-shoe that will cut wastefulness of footwear material and doesn't require as much cheap labor to make. The sneaker...more

WVGES Now Accepting Grant Applications to Promote Economic Development
The West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES) is now accepting applications for up to a total of $745,000 in Broadband Technical Assistance Grant funds. The funds will support statewide...more

Venture Philanthropy for Life Science Funding
Venture philanthropy, where non-profits make investments in life sciences companies and high-tech business management, is deemed as an engine for life science funding. This venture philanthropy...more

Beyond Agrarian Design, Health Care Tech Company Gears Up for Sustainability
A bucolic farm houses the campus of health care software provider, Epic Systems Corporation, where employees and visitors alike will likely run into a cow or an alfalfa farmer in a conference...more

Made in the Future: How Technology Could Transform Our Lives in a Decade
In a project called Made In The Future, innovation and design consultancy Ideo examined the ways how technology will change in the next decade. The interesting concepts, based on research by Ideo...more

The Six Grameen Foundation Technology Tools to End Global Poverty
The Grameen Foundation, the charitable arm of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning microfinance organization and community development Grameen Bank founded by Muhammad Yunus, delivers solutions through six...more

How The Gaming Industry Cultivates Games for Social Good
Considering the expansion of community players, game makers view an opportunity to deliver a new kind of corporate social responsibility -- using games as a platform to create social impact. Many...more

LA Hackathon Team Launches Homeless Services App
At a Los Angeles hackathon, a high school team bagged the $3,000 top prize for their app that enables homeless shelters to address their needs so restaurants and volunteer groups can determine where...more






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The Power of Being Unreasonable


The Power of Being Unreasonable

Teju Ravilochan co-founded the Unreasonable Institute in 2009 to design an academy to tackle poverty, social justice, and educational voids. It’s a social-good school for traditional and nonprofit companies to learn how to speed-up, find partners, and help fund their world-changing ideas.




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