Quotes by: Jacqueline Novogratz
Not surprisingly, most people feel most beautiful when they are involved in an act of service, or are doing something that makes them feel generous, connected, or seen by others.
Wealth today has been created by a world view dominated by fast-moving networks, open information, bottom-up entrepreneurialism.
I have seen that traditional approaches to charity and aid don't solve problems of poverty. In fact, too often they create dependence.
There are cases where government-to-government aid actually has worked. Look at the eradication of smallpox and the near eradication of polio. But these are really top down solutions that require government-to-government support and aid.
I think we so often equate leadership with being experts - the leader is supposed to come in and fix things. But in this interconnected world we live in now, it's almost impossible for just one person to do that.
When we deny the poor and the vulnerable their own human dignity and capacity for freedom and choice, it becomes self-denial. It becomes a denial of both our collective and individual dignity, at all levels of society.
Companies like Husk Power Systems are working to impact positively not only the environment, but to ensure that someday everyone, including the poorest of the poor in rural India, will have access to clean and affordable electricity.
I wrote 'The Blue Sweater' to inspire more people to become engaged in working to solve the problems of global poverty.
In the case of maternal health care, you look at, well naturally, it's the mother who's the customer, who makes the decisions. But in truth, the mother in many areas, in certain parts of India, the mother has very little decision-making power at all. The real decision-maker is the mother-in-law.
Sproxil will help combat the multi-billion dollar counterfeit drug market, empower customers, and give them the resources to make informed pharmaceutical purchasing decisions.
Through the Fellows Program, Acumen Fund prepares future global leaders with the tools necessary to drive significant social change.
People have to understand that unless social enterprise is experimental, it will not succeed in making a difference.
For too much of history, we've viewed the world's precious resources - both environmental and human - as things to extract, to make the most of in order to maximize their potential.
On a macro level, four billion people on Earth make less than four dollars a day.
Our actions - and inaction - touch people we may never know and never meet across the globe.
I studied international relations and economics at the University of Virginia. I paid my way by working as a bartender in the summer and at three part-time jobs during the year.
I would like philanthropists to take more risks and invest more in risk capital.