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Komen Stumbles, Recovers…Can the Damage be Undone?
By Susan Carey Dempsey on February 3, 2012 | No Comment
Komen Stumbles, Recovers…Can the Damage be Undone?

Among members of the philanthropic, political and healthcare sectors, a loud snap was distinctly heard today, as the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation suffered a sharp case of whiplash. In a statement this …

An End to AIDS: Keep Eyes on the Prize
By Susan Carey Dempsey on December 1, 2011 | No Comment
An End to AIDS: Keep Eyes on the Prize

The landscape on this World AIDS Day is an unlikely constellation formed by a diversity of players, transformative scientific research, and persistent chipping away at seemingly intractable obstacles. Appearing today at George Washington University in …

Challenging Assumptions, Challenging Models
By Tom Watson on July 9, 2009 | No Comment

When you’re relatively transparent in your online social enterprise model, you can expect dissent to show up on the doorstep every time. And to me, public challenges to peer-to-peer funding models come with the territory.
In …

Don't Panic: Scarcity Drives Innovation
By Tom Watson on October 13, 2008 | 3 Comments

Online social activism platforms are, generally speaking, lean operations. The more than 40 platforms we’ve identified here at CauseWired (and supplemented by Christine Egger over at Social Actions) do not boast deep balance sheets laden …

Cause Creation: Teen Dies in Transplant Outrage, and a Movement Begins
By Tom Watson on December 24, 2007 | No Comment

When 17-year-old Nataline Sarkisyan died on Dec. 20th while awaiting a liver transplant her insurance company refused to pay for until it was too late, her case moved beyond one family’s desperate struggle to save …


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