Category Archives: philanthropy

The Blue Sweater

Jacqueline Novogratz is changing the world.  She left Wall Street years ago (before doing so was trendy) for all the right reasons and single-handedly changed the way we think about philanthropy.  She founded the Acumen Fund, now recognized as a leader in the field of social entrepreneurship.  Jacqueline designed a new system, a combination of venture capitalism and traditional charity and she is making an extraordinary difference in countries where the average citizen lives on less than $4 per day.  She sees people living on limited incomes not as passive victims, but as potential customers and budding entrepreneurs and she helps them control their own destinies.

Jacquline’s new book, The Blue Sweater publishes in the US this week.   Order it, read it and give it to a friend or family member.  Then check out the Acumen Fund.  Jacquline is changing the world for the better and she can use a little of our help.