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Measuring Facts ~ For more than a decade of my career, I have been a nonprofit fundraiser. So, when I was presented the opportunity to join Street Business School (SBS) in Uganda this year, I came with the critical eye of a development professional. I...

Gender Balance: Every year on March 8, International Women’s Day serves as a celebration of everything women achieve and a call-to-action for advancing gender parity. This year’s theme, Balance for Better, calls on business, government and civil society to build a gender-balanced world—and it extends...

In November, Street Business School (SBS) hosted its first homecoming event for our many friends in the Colorado community. We brought our supportive community together to celebrate an evening focused on boldness and entrepreneur. More than 120 guests joined us as we pushed the envelope...

The quest for financial sustainability is in danger of becoming an unhealthy trend in which earned income is assumed to be the gold standard for all philanthropic work. Funders understandably want to know when their funding will no longer be needed. But for some funders...

The nonprofit Street Business School has been teaching Ugandan women how to launch their own businesses for more than a decade. Its programming has already reached more than 60,000 people, who increased their incomes by an average of 211 percent by starting small, locally-based businesses....

Franchising can go beyond cheeseburgers and coffee shops. A growing number of social enterprises believe this powerful business model can help them change the world.  Companies use franchising to achieve scale. By licensing their knowledge, business model and brand to third parties, franchises expand faster than...

By Devin Hibbard I was honored to present at the Sankalp Africa Forum about how organizations can stay relevant in this rapidly changing world of #GlobalDevelopment, #PovertyEradication and #SocialEnterprise. I shared the following Top 5 Tips for Staying Relevant gleaned from more than a decade with BeadforLife...

By Devin Hibbard Language can illustrate so much about a culture. Eskimos who have an intimate relationship with the Arctic have more than a dozen words for snow. In India, there is no word in which a woman can be possessive of a man (“my man”...

By Devin Hibbard What an incredible experience in Monaco accepting the PeaceJam Billion Acts award for Best Non-Profit of 2017. This title is named by 14 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, including Oscar Arias, the former President of Costa Rica. Not only is this a remarkable recognition of...

By Devin Hibbard, CEO: Street Business School & BeadforLife Why has Street Business School - a program focused on helping increase their income - a semi-finalist in the Billion Acts Hero Awards sponsored by @PeaceJam Foundation? It is because the link between economic scarcity and injustice...

By Devin Hibbard, CEO and Co-founder of Street Business School-by BeadforLife. Incredibly honored to be featured in the podcast Finding Impact, run by the brilliant and refreshingly human @AndyNarracott. In it, I talk about how true impact happens in the last 18 inches. What I mean is that...