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Dasra: Strategic Philanthropy, Streamlined

Since 1999, Dasra has strategically connected Indian non-profits to philanthropists. Dasra believes that equipping donors and social entrepreneurs with knowledge, funding opportunities, and support networks will dramatically transform India’s social sector. To that end, Dasra helps build capacity within non-profits and

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Talking about the Bottom Line at Chicago Ideas Week

In October, Vera CEO and Co-Founder Zak Kaufman attended Chicago Ideas Week as a Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellow. Throughout the week, the four Fellows had opportunities to engage with leaders in business, politics, and philanthropy. Highlights included lunch with Chicago

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Getting Ready for a Vera Data System

Though Vera helps partner organizations increase efficiency and impact with customized data systems, many of the big questions we ask before implementing a Vera system don’t involve technology at all. In fact, they revolve much more around our partner organizations’

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From Our Partners: Making a Database Work for You

This post first appeared on the website of our partner organization, Zacchaeus 2000. Z2K’s work focuses on helping vulnerable debtors and addressing the causes of poverty through individual cases, lobbying for improvements to the legal and benefits system in the UK,

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Vera Welcomes 100th Partner!

Vera has just begun work with our 100th partner organization – an exciting milestone as we prepare to celebrate our fourth birthday. This week, we were pleased to kick off a project with Tugende, an innovative Ugandan social enterprise. Tugende increases the financial

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Vera Opens Boston Office

We are pleased to announce that Vera Solutions has expanded its presence in North America, opening the doors to a new Boston office this summer. Vera’s Managing Director, Margot Isman, leads a team of talented consultants with years of experience

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Vera Joins Rainer Arnhold Fellows Program

Vera is honored to announce our selection into the Rainer Arnhold Fellows Program as Taylor Downs joins the select cohort of social entrepreneurs chosen to participate in the two-year program. The Mulago Foundation awards these fellowships to memorialize Rainer Arnhold, a physician

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Vera Welcomes New Class of Fellows!

Vera takes pride in welcoming the eight members of the 2014-2015 Fellowship Program, the second cohort selected for this year-long, hands-on consulting experience. Nikhil Kalambur, Lexa Koenig, Aleksa Krolls, Caroline Liegey, Vivaan Misra, and Josh Wunderlich will be based in

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Vera Earns Second B Corp Certification

We’re proud to announce that Vera has earned its second B Corporation certification. Vera first earned the certification in 2012 from B Lab, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a community of socially and environmentally conscious businesses. Certified B Corps

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Milaap: Connecting India’s Working Poor to Capital

Despite India’s rapidly growing economy, characterized by burgeoning middle and upper classes, widespread poverty remains endemic across the country, and especially so in rural areas. Of the country’s 269.3 million people categorized as poor, nearly 216.5 million live in rural

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Humans: There’s no App for That

“SMS makes organizations more responsive to community needs!” “Social media brings us closer to the beneficiaries of our work!” “Mobile is changing everything!” “Social entrepreneurs everywhere are measuring and scaling social impact!” A quick look at any social impact-related blog

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