Introducing the Small Is Good World Working Group

December 3rd, 2005

Mark Grimes said:

[snip]… but could not find anyplace where a normal consumer (ala myself) can put small funds in an invesment instrument, and make the world a better place thru microfinance (and educate consumers at the same time).

Small Is Good World Working Group
at the Skoll World Forum
The Small Is Good World Working Group at the Skoll World Forum
(l. to r.) Michael Chertok, Timlynn Babitsky, Toby Beresford, Christina Kirabo Jordan, Jim Salmons, and Pam McLean

Hi Mark,

We have a post under development that ties this topic and the Big Picture NED discussion together. We will post a cross-link to that here soon. In the meantime in response to your comment above, we encourage you to explore partnering with our good buddies, Toby and Richard Beresford and their U.K.-based social enterprise, MicroAid.net. The Beresfords, along with us and Christina, are founding members of the Small Is Good World Working Group which has been pursuing a change insurgency agenda over at Social Edge.

Father Richard is located in Indonesia and has decades of U.N.-based international development experience. Technogeek son Toby is in the U.K. where he is evolving the MicroAid platform as well as working on MicroAid’s a social change strategy by developing community self-support tools for marginalized communities in the U.K.

Micro-projects at PUSPEM.Microaid.net You can get an idea of what we think about the Beresfords and MicroAid in this article, MicroAid - International Aid In the Small Is Good World.

The main MicroAid web site currently focuses on the self-support tools for community organizing. However, MicroAid started as a person-to-person international aid service which is most evident on the example, Pusat Studi Pengembangan Masyarakat - PUSPEM Foundation. Here is an example fundable micro-project, Business Development for Small Canteen in Pasar Manggis. And here is a list of the micro-projects currently under development and seeking support.

Our upcoming post will dig more into the connection between microfinance and NED-style consumerism. As these ideas converge, we’ll invite Toby and Richard into the conversation as they are wonderful people with much to contribute to these topics and to the NED agenda.

–Sohodojo Timlynn and Jim–

Entry Filed under: Entrepreneurial Community Ecosystems, Globalization 3.0 and the Small Is Good World, MFM - MicroFinance Marketplace

Introducing the Small Is Good World Working Group

December 3rd, 2005

Mark Grimes said:

[snip]… but could not find anyplace where a normal consumer (ala myself) can put small funds in an invesment instrument, and make the world a better place thru microfinance (and educate consumers at the same time).

Small Is Good World Working Group
at the Skoll World Forum
The Small Is Good World Working Group at the Skoll World Forum
(l. to r.) Michael Chertok, Timlynn Babitsky, Toby Beresford, Christina Kirabo Jordan, Jim Salmons, and Pam McLean

Hi Mark,

We have a post under development that ties this topic and the Big Picture NED discussion together. We will post a cross-link to that here soon. In the meantime in response to your comment above, we encourage you to explore partnering with our good buddies, Toby and Richard Beresford and their U.K.-based social enterprise, MicroAid.net. The Beresfords, along with us and Christina, are founding members of the Small Is Good World Working Group which has been pursuing a change insurgency agenda over at Social Edge.

Father Richard is located in Indonesia and has decades of U.N.-based international development experience. Technogeek son Toby is in the U.K. where he is evolving the MicroAid platform as well as working on MicroAid’s a social change strategy by developing community self-support tools for marginalized communities in the U.K.

Micro-projects at PUSPEM.Microaid.net You can get an idea of what we think about the Beresfords and MicroAid in this article, MicroAid - International Aid In the Small Is Good World.

The main MicroAid web site currently focuses on the self-support tools for community organizing. However, MicroAid started as a person-to-person international aid service which is most evident on the example, Pusat Studi Pengembangan Masyarakat - PUSPEM Foundation. Here is an example fundable micro-project, Business Development for Small Canteen in Pasar Manggis. And here is a list of the micro-projects currently under development and seeking support.

Our upcoming post will dig more into the connection between microfinance and NED-style consumerism. As these ideas converge, we’ll invite Toby and Richard into the conversation as they are wonderful people with much to contribute to these topics and to the NED agenda.

–Sohodojo Timlynn and Jim–

Entry Filed under: Entrepreneurial Community Ecosystems, Globalization 3.0 and the Small Is Good World, MFM - MicroFinance Marketplace


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