Scaling impact and footprint of local businesses in India: A Panel Discussion with Upaya’s Accelerator Program

The eight entrepreneurs in in Upaya’s Cohort1 are growing small businesses from India’s informal sector, such as food delivery, jobs placement, shoe cleaning, and waste management. Each business has been successful operating in a local environment, and is preparing to scale across a wider geographic footprint and market size in India.  ...

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Thankful For

Practicing gratitude benefits both the individual and the community. Taking time to extend gratitude has a remarkable impact on our emotional well being. In this blog entry, the 3CF board shares one thing each of us is thankful for.

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What Is Indie Philanthropy?

I am writing our first blog post at the end of 3 intensive days with the EDGE Just Giving Conference in Berkeley, CA. Some of the key themes which came up repeatedly included: social justice, grassroots, agroecology, human rights, environmental justice, and mission-related investing. One of my favorite references was that of the “revolutionary imagination.”

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Q&A with Danielle Decatur, Newest Board Member

3CF recently welcomed Danielle Decatur to the board. Danielle has spent 10 years in consulting, providing Change Management and Lean Six Sigma expertise across many industries while employed by Microsoft and IBM. She also worked in Environmental Sustainability for AREVA while obtaining her MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management…

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Announcement: Maitri Livelihood Services Receives Follow-on Impact Investment from 3rd Creek Foundation, Upaya Social Ventures

Kolkata, West Bengal 11 FEBRUARY 2016 -- Upaya is proud to announce today that it has come together with 3rd Creek Foundation (3CF) to provide a follow-on investment into Maitri Livelihood Services Private Limited (Maitri), a caregivers training and placement company that recruits, trains, and secures employment for women from vulnerable backgrounds in the East and Northeast communities of India…

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