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Using the Market

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The concept of finding free-market ways to solve social problems is a fairly recent diversion...

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Holley Gaskill

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Using Financial Incentives

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Often the costs of a social problem are difficult to measure, as they can be indirect,...

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Holley Gaskill

Solutions Journalism Network

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Business With Social Goals

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Most are familiar with the term "corporate social responsibility" - or the idea that pure profit...

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Holley Gaskill

Solutions Journalism Network

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Microfinance + Microcredit

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Microfinance - or creating financial products such as savings plans, small loans, or insurance to...

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Holley Gaskill

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Marketing to the Base of the Pyramid

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Ten years ago, a book called "The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid," introduced the idea that...

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Holley Gaskill

Solutions Journalism Network

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Equitably Distributing Goods & Services

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In many cases, it is not a lack of resources that prevents a social problem from being solved,...

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Holley Gaskill

Solutions Journalism Network

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Local control/ownership

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Sometimes solutions depend upon unique geographic locations, locally-specific factors, and how...

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Lita Tirak

Solutions Journalism Network

Researcher or Data Scientists

Using behavorial economics nudges

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Behavioral economics nudges explores the strategies that use human psychology to take advantage...

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Lita Tirak

Solutions Journalism Network

Researcher or Data Scientists

Resilience

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Recovery is a challenge for many individuals and communities who have encountered adversity....

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Lita Tirak

Solutions Journalism Network

Researcher or Data Scientists

Crowdsourcing

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Solutions can come from private citizens who, as members of the crowd, are enlisted to contribute...

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Lita Tirak

Solutions Journalism Network

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Raising expectations

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Empowerment can depend upon a community’s confidence in systems that work for them, so that...

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Lita Tirak

Solutions Journalism Network

Researcher or Data Scientists

Using humor

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Human-centered design is a social change strategy that emphasizes understanding a social...

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Lita Tirak

Solutions Journalism Network

Researcher or Data Scientists

Identifying positive deviance

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When communities have reached solutions that deviate from cultural norms, they have overcome a...

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Lita Tirak

Solutions Journalism Network

Researcher or Data Scientists

Using a Comprehensive Approach

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There are very few (if any) "silver bullet" solutions for the myriad of complex problems society...

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Holley Gaskill

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Cross-sector collaboration

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Partnerships among different sectors bridge divergent knowledge sets and resources, which can...

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Lita Tirak

Solutions Journalism Network

Researcher or Data Scientists

Collective action

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The strength of collective action involves many different agents of change, who would not...

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Lita Tirak

Solutions Journalism Network

Researcher or Data Scientists

Private-public partnerships

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Sometimes the underlying causes of a social challenge are so large or complex that uniting...

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Lita Tirak

Solutions Journalism Network

Researcher or Data Scientists

Overview: Cultivating Collaborations

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There is more power in numbers, particularly when people form alliances across sectors and...

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Lita Tirak

Solutions Journalism Network

Researcher or Data Scientists

Eliminating Barriers

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There are numerous, often-hidden obstacles that keep people from solving problems or accessing a...

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Holley Gaskill

Solutions Journalism Network

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Increasing Transparency

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Just like any good product also needs a good marketing campaign, awareness and understanding are...

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Holley Gaskill

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Sharing Economy

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In a world of 7.5 billion people, there are innumerable scenarios where individual ownership of a...

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Holley Gaskill

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Building Distribution Systems

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Building distribution systems focuses on the creation of business models that allows a product or...

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Holley Gaskill

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Urban farming provides more than nutritious food

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Urban farming can be about more than just providing fresh, nutrient-rich food to city dwellers....

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Katherine Noble-Goodman

SolutionsU

Educator

Rural opioid treatment

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Rural communities in the U.S. are disproportionately affected by opioid addiction, and are in...

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Leah Todd

Solutions Journalism Network

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