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Stanford Webinar Features Dreams InDeed’s Principles

SSIR Live! webinars feature Stanford Social Innovation Review‘s “most provocative and important topics.” Dreams InDeed’s networked approach is one of those.

With over 887 people signed up for this March 22 webinar, interest is trending on how to weave and lead networks to multiply mission impact. This is more than double the usual number of registrants on SSIR webinars. See the Network Leader Roadmap.
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Now the work of Christmas begins…

Destitute, seventh-grader Howard Thurman sat down and wept.

Grandson of an enslaved woman in segregated Florida, he spent his last cent on train fare to reach high school in Jacksonville, only to be dismayed to learn baggage was extra.

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“Yes, Yes, Yes, We Can!”

“Can we really be thankful regardless of the turmoil happening in the whole Middle East?!!” asked one of our indigenous colleagues in a Thanksgiving greeting.

Then he answered himself, “Yes, yes, yes, we can!”

This is no idealistic “out of touch” kid. He is a seasoned leader with over forty years of experience and hard place impact.

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Stanford Peace Innovation Lab – Berlin to Feature Dreams InDeed

“Fully booked with standing room only.” That’s the up-date we just received from the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab in Berlin.

Little did we know how poignantly relevant our topic would be when we agreed to be featured.

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“I’ve Lived with War All My Life – So Why Bother?”

I couldn’t help it. I burst into tears.

Exactly a year ago in Iraq, our dreamer had shared the cruel facts filtering out.

But now was the final blow. Their homes had been ransacked. And occupied by fighters. Their belongings dumped into the street.

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An Image That Shocked the World

SHOCKING: the image of three-year-old Aylan washed up on the beach.

It took a tragic photo to awake many out of years of apathy. Media buzzed. Borders opened. Transport rolled. Donations flowed.

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Seared with Scars

Last summer, over 1.4 million Iraqi civilians fled for their lives across the Ninevah plain. They were halted at flash checkpoints. Ordered at gunpoint to drop every possession. To walk on empty handed.

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Haskell to Spotlight Values at Berkeley Haas School and Finding Light in Dark Places at Los Angeles Event

Despite the headlines, positive social change is happening in some of the hardest places in the Middle East. The central place of values in these social ventures will be showcased at two events this April.

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Dreams InDeed 2014 Program Achievements

Equipped seven indigenous social entrepreneurs, reinforced five regional networks for their support, and assessed eleven new social entrepreneur prospects with upgraded communications and program management across the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and East Africa.

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Haskell to Spotlight Values at Oxford and Berkeley

There’s plenty of buzz in the field of social entrepreneurship on creating value, achieving impact, and leveraging scale. Less attention is focused on taking a solid stand on the bedrock of defined and practiced core values yet a growing body of research evidence makes a definitive case that the consistent practice of core values is a primary driver of enterprise outcomes.

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