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Amani Fellows at the Big 5 Summit - Photo Credit: Jerry Zhu

Building a Financially Sustainable Social Enterprise in Emerging Markets

Six lessons on achieving financial independence in a resource-constrained era.We still remember the moment vividly—the one that would define the dir…

Intrapreneurs need allies

From Buzzword to Action: 10 Tips How to Be an Intrapreneur

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”Albert EinsteinThis is a guest post by our Social Innovation Management Fellow Ina Bogdano…

Amani Fellows who started Refugee Integration Organization

Creating Social Impact with a Global Team – Lessons Learned from a Young Startup

RIO, shortened for Refugee Integration Organisation, is an organisation I co-run with Lucas Cruz and Camille Diere. RIO helps refugees in Ghana integr…

Amani Students learning how to discuss with people that disagree

How To Survive the Age of Nationalism: A First Step in Finding Common Ground

This isn’t another article about the echo chambers we live in. This is about how those of us who believe in progressive values are now in the minori…

Are You Delivering Services or Are you Providing Value?

Are You Delivering Services or Are You Providing Value?More social innovators need to ask themselves whether the products and services they offer are …

Is that all we can do? – #1change Challenges

Some people say 'that's all we can do' - but is that so?Born from a feeling of outrage against injustice and a wish to ease suffering, Giulia Balestra…

Amani Fellows Blue Sky

Social Innovation is Not Like Living on a Pink Cloud

In 2016, last September I attended the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution course at the Amani Institute. The 3-day course triggered my thoughts in ma…

Titus Kuria with friends

How to Create Change in Underprivileged Communities – #1change Challenges

'If you work with about 20 people every year, you realize that you barely even scratch the surface of the problems in your community. So the big eleph…

Aditi Agrawal at Amani Institute

Who is Aditi? #1change challenges.

‘The work I did was too far removed. The main challenge was that I couldn’t really see the impact I was – or wasn’t – creating’ - Aditi Ag…

fundraising, social change, social entrepreneurship

How To Open Doors for Your Fundraising

Use your story as a door opener, then listen. This is one of the tips Carrie Rich, founder of The Global Good Fund, has shared with our Fellows in Na…