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If you’re anything like me, right now you’re thinking about what you want to accomplish this year. It’s time to take stock of where you’ve been, where you’re going and what you want to achieve over the next 12 months. While some like to call...

We recently sat down with Street Business School (SBS) CEO Devin Hibbard to talk about social franchising, and how this innovative business model is helping the organization achieve rapid global expansion. Q: What exactly is social franchising? A: Social franchising is an innovative idea that takes a...

The power of gratitude and the belief in creating a more just world. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love being with family and friends, and who doesn’t love an amazing meal? But what I love most about Thanksgiving is that for one day,...

Exploring the connection between empowering women and climate change. -Devin Hibbard, CEO and Founder, Street Business School If you know me, you know I’m passionate about women's economic empowerment. In a recent conversation with several people, one man politely told me that, while I was doing good...

Economic opportunity and entrepreneurship can help ensure children an education. Entrepreneurship creates cross-cutting impact that will lead to a generational change in extreme poverty. At the end of the day, an investment in economic opportunity is an investment in education....

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...

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...

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, 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...