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Billions Rising

Billions Rising


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Exploring Opportunities for Self-Reliance Around the Globe

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Probably one of the fastest and best ways to eradicate poverty is by giving people the skills to become a successful entrepreneur. Our guest is Judy van Niekerk. Judy van Niekerk, Start-Up SA Judy is the founder of a social... more

If you could unlock your genius, and learn any skills you want, what impact would that have on your life? What impact would it have on others' lives? Surely it would enable you not only to help yourself, but others too. Our guest is Xavier Cross.... more

What are you doing today to pay it forward? The Ripple Effect is showing the world these inspiring stories. Our guest is Carly Alyssa Thorne. Carly Thorne, The Ripple Effect Every day, people and organizations perform acts of kindness.... more

Ideas are a dime a dozen, but you usually need a lot of dimes to see it through. Crowdfunding provides new levels of self-reliant empowerment by allowing us to secure our own resources to make those ideas come alive. Our guest is Debe... more

How do people help people to help themselves on multiple levels? Through crowdsource funding for charities that promote self-reliance. Our guest is Mari Kuraishi. Mari Kuraishi, Global Giving In 1997 Mari Kuraishi and fellow World... more

How do you give to get? You build self-reliance through providing value for others. Our guest is Bob Burg. Bob Burg, Go-Giver When Bob Burg, coauthor of the international bestseller The Go-Giver, speaks about ?giving? he's talking... more

A modern twist on self-reliance is expanding reach through the power of social media and marketing. Our guest is Elise Baugh. Elise Baugh, Transmedia for Good Elise Baugh has over a decade of experience in design, brand integration,... more

Today we are talking about self-reliance on a global scale and how that starts at home. Our guest is Bookda Gheisar. Bookda Gheisar, Global Washington Bookda joined Global Washington in the summer of 2008 to help launch Global... more

We've been involved in the Billions Rising Project for a few months now and feel transformed by the process. The objectives we started with are in sight, but there is so much more we're learning about self-reliance and the impact of... more

When we started the BillionsRising project we were thinking that self-reliance was a global problem but were focused on the "bottom billion" in the developing world. Since then we have grown to understand that helping the poor domestically and... more