Rippling How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World

ISBN-10: 1118138597

ISBN-13: 9781118138595

Edition: 2012

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Principles for driving significant change throughout an entire systemDrawing on the knowledge and experience of working with hundreds the world′s top social change leaders in all fields, Beverly Schwartz presents a model for change based on five proven principles that any individual leader or organization can apply to bring about deep, lasting and systematic change. Rippling shows how to activate the type of change that is needed to address the critical challenges that threaten to destroy the foundations of our society and planet in these increasingly turbulent times.These actionable principles are brought to life by compelling real–life stories. Schwartz provides a road map that allows anyone to become a changemaker.Presents some of today′s most innovative and effective approaches to solving social and environmental challengesOffers a vision of social entrepreneurs as role models, catalysts, enablers and recruiters who spread waves system changing solutions throughout societyThe author offers a model of change that begins with the end result in mindFirst book from an insider at Ashoka, the foremost global organization on social change through social entrepreneurshipRippling clearly demonstrates how and when empathy, creativity, passion, and persistence are combined; significant, life–altering progress is indeed possible.
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/6/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.30" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320

Introduction: Rippling Solutions into System Change
Restructuring Institutional Norms
Power to the People-Germany
How Elektrizitatswerke Sch�nau works with communities to buy back, manage, and control electric grids so it can replace nuclear power with renewable sources of energy.
The Teaching of Teaching-United States
Changing the dynamics of how and what teachers teach; appreciating the vision of the Center for Inspired Teaching.
From Servitude to Solution-India
How the Rickshaw Bank is reinventing the lives and livelihoods of rickshaw drivers.
Lifting the Veil for Women Who Don't Exist-Nepal
Removing age-old restrictions on women who lose their rights, property, and freedom after the death of their husband; understanding how Women's Human Rights is changing the face of Asia.
Changing Market Dynamics
Using Micro Consignment to Open a Door to Economic Inclusion-Guatemala
Exploring the way Community Enterprise Solutions offers "a basket of solutions" to rural villagers by lowering the cost of economic entry for suppliers.
Dialing Maize 411 - Kenya
Using technology to connect small-scale farmers with real-time competitive prices; how the Kenya Agricultural Commodities Exchange improves the lives of small farmers.
Stimulating Fiscal Vibrancy by Creating a New Economy-Brazil
Stimulating local economies by creating a new currency and a system of community banks for low-income citizens; the story of Bancos Palmas.
Using Market Forces to Create Social Value
From Garbage to Gold-Peru
How Ciudad Saludable creates microenterprises around garbage collection and increases the economic viability and positive health outcomes of communities in which they operate.
A Better Model of Capitalism-United States
Ensuring a fair price for farmers by transforming global trade practices; the influence of Fair Trade USA on American consumers and its impact on families around the world.
Shit Business Is Serious Business-Nigeria
Building a culture of sanitation and hygiene in crowded urban areas in Africa and Asia; why DMT Mobile Toilets is literally changing the landscape and much more.
Putting the Public Back in Public Housing-France
Applying a quintuple bottom line to eco-housing, Chenelet energizes low-income neighborhoods while creating community with dignity and grace.
Advancing Full Citizenship
Financial Freedom for Children-Global
Equipping a generation of youth to take charge of their financial survival, Aflatoun balances the scales in favor of their future.
Overcoming the Barriers Between Us and Them-Germany
Redefining disability as ability and otherness as likeness; the story of Dialogue Social Enterprise, creator of the "Dialogue in the Dark" experience.
Autistic Abilities-Denmark
How Specialisterne (Specialist People Foundation) is transforming autism from a handicap to a competitive advantage.
Crazy Becomes Normal-Argentina
Reconnecting the mentally ill with society and vice versa, La Colifata uses a weekly radio show broadcast by the patients as the link.
Cultivating Empathy
From Babies to Behavioral Shift-Canada
The effectiveness of Roots of Empathy in ending aggressive behavior among children.
Cultivating Champions of Interfaith Action-United States
Building widespread public support for interfaith youth work on University campuses; embracing the mission of the Interfaith Youth Core.
Beautiful Resistance-Palestine
How Alrowwad creates a space to express normality in conflict zones.
Conclusion: Turning What Is and What If into What Can Be
Epilogue: How to Think About Tomorrow
About the Author
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