Rippling : How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World

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  • Copyright: 2012-03-27
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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Principles for driving significant change throughout an entire system Drawing on the knowledge and experience of working with hundreds the worlds 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 todays most innovative and effective approaches to solving social and environmental challenges Offers a vision of social entrepreneurs as role models, catalysts, enablers and recruiters who spread waves system changing solutions throughout society The author offers a model of change that begins with the end result in mind First book from an insider at Ashoka, the foremost global organization on social change through social entrepreneurship Rippling clearly demonstrates how and when empathy, creativity, passion, and persistence are combined; significant, life-altering progress is indeed possible.

Author Biography

Beverly Schwartz is vice president of global marketing at Ashoka, the world's largest association of leading social entrepreneurs. Schwartz is an "entrepreneurial" behavioral scientist and has made her career in the field of social marketing. She has devoted her career to working on some of the world's most challenging societal issues, including smoking and drug prevention, gender equity, educational and environmental reform, and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. She holds an MS degree from Queens College, City University of New York. Please visit her at www.changemakers.com/Rippling.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Prologuep. xv
Introduction: Rippling Solutions into System Changep. 1
Restructuring Institutional Normsp. 18
Power to the People-Germanyp. 22
How Elektrizitatswerke Schönau 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 Statesp. 32
Changing the dynamics of how and what teachers teach; appreciating the vision of the Center for Inspired Teaching.
From Servitude to Solution-Indiap. 42
How the Rickshaw Bank is reinventing the lives and livelihoods of rickshaw drivers.
Lifting the Veil for Women Who Don't Exist-Nepalp. 54
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 Dynamicsp. 64
Using Micro Consignment to Open a Door to Economic Inclusion-Guatemalap. 68
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 - Kenyap. 84
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-Brazilp. 94
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 Valuep. 104
From Garbage to Gold-Perup. 108
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 Statesp. 120
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-Nigeriap. 134
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-Francep. 146
Applying a quintuple bottom line to eco-housing, Chenelet energizes low-income neighborhoods while creating community with dignity and grace.
Advancing Full Citizenshipp. 156
Financial Freedom for Children-Globalp. 160
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-Germanyp. 170
Redefining disability as ability and otherness as likeness; the story of Dialogue Social Enterprise, creator of the "Dialogue in the Dark" experience.
Autistic Abilities-Denmarkp. 180
How Specialisterne (Specialist People Foundation) is transforming autism from a handicap to a competitive advantage.
Crazy Becomes Normal-Argentinap. 190
Reconnecting the mentally ill with society and vice versa, La Colifata uses a weekly radio show broadcast by the patients as the link.
Cultivating Empathyp. 200
From Babies to Behavioral Shift-Canadap. 204
The effectiveness of Roots of Empathy in ending aggressive behavior among children.
Cultivating Champions of Interfaith Action-United Statesp. 214
Building widespread public support for interfaith youth work on University campuses; embracing the mission of the Interfaith Youth Core.
Beautiful Resistance-Palestinep. 224
How Alrowwad creates a space to express normality in conflict zones.
Conclusion: Turning What Is and What If into What Can Bep. 236
Epilogue: How to Think About Tomorrowp. 248
Notesp. 251
Acknowledgmentsp. 256
About the Authorp. 258
Indexp. 261
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