Nuru International » Blog http://www.nuruinternational.org Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:18:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Cultivating a Culture of Failure and Learning http://www.nuruinternational.org/blog/leadership/cultivating-a-culture-of-failure-and-learning/ http://www.nuruinternational.org/blog/leadership/cultivating-a-culture-of-failure-and-learning/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:34:43 +0000 http://www.nuruinternational.org/?p=16025 Nuru International set out to design the first self-scaling, self-sustaining, holistic, development model to end extreme poverty in rural, remote areas, in our lifetime. We started with a pilot project...

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Want To ‘Scale’ Social Impact? Then Give Away Your Trade Secrets http://www.nuruinternational.org/blog/nuru-views/want-to-scale-social-impact-then-give-away-your-trade-secrets/ http://www.nuruinternational.org/blog/nuru-views/want-to-scale-social-impact-then-give-away-your-trade-secrets/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:47:35 +0000 http://www.nuruinternational.org/?p=16018 “If Nuru International exists in 30 years, then I’ve completely failed my entire life’s mission. Our job is to work ourselves out of a job.” —Jake Harriman, CEO of Nuru...

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Nuru Kenya Pilots 360 Evaluations to Promote a Feedback Culture http://www.nuruinternational.org/blog/leadership/nuru-kenya-pilots-360-evaluations-to-promote-a-feedback-culture/ http://www.nuruinternational.org/blog/leadership/nuru-kenya-pilots-360-evaluations-to-promote-a-feedback-culture/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:24:47 +0000 http://www.nuruinternational.org/?p=15997 A 360 evaluation is an all-around process of giving feedback in order to create a positive change and growth to individual leaders and the organization as a whole. It involves...

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The Leader We Need http://www.nuruinternational.org/blog/leadership/the-leader-we-need/ http://www.nuruinternational.org/blog/leadership/the-leader-we-need/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:12:46 +0000 http://www.nuruinternational.org/?p=15994 Feature photo, from left to right: Hambissa leaders Robi, Kassa and Tesfaye I have had the great fortune of leading incredibly talented men and women to accomplish seemingly impossible tasks — first...

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Nuru Ethiopia Farmer Households Are Better Off Than Non-Nuru Farmers http://www.nuruinternational.org/blog/agriculture/nuru-ethiopia-farmer-households-are-better-off-than-non-nuru-farmers/ http://www.nuruinternational.org/blog/agriculture/nuru-ethiopia-farmer-households-are-better-off-than-non-nuru-farmers/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 02:28:11 +0000 http://www.nuruinternational.org/?p=15983 We all know what it’s like to feel hunger pangs. To understand what severe hunger feels like, consider these questions: In the past month, was there ever no food of...

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How Nuru Helps Farmers Take Their First Steps Out of Extreme Poverty http://www.nuruinternational.org/blog/nuru-model/how-nuru-helps-farmers-take-their-first-steps-out-of-extreme-poverty/ http://www.nuruinternational.org/blog/nuru-model/how-nuru-helps-farmers-take-their-first-steps-out-of-extreme-poverty/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:49:37 +0000 http://www.nuruinternational.org/?p=15969 Nuru International’s mission is to end extreme poverty in remote, rural areas. Globally, 1.6 billion people live in extreme poverty [Multidimensional Poverty Index 2014]. In a context of overwhelming need,...

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Nuru Kenya Attends 2015 Global Mifos Summit in Dubai http://www.nuruinternational.org/blog/press-releases/nuru-kenya-attends-2015-global-mifos-summit-in-dubai/ http://www.nuruinternational.org/blog/press-releases/nuru-kenya-attends-2015-global-mifos-summit-in-dubai/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:36:59 +0000 http://www.nuruinternational.org/?p=15953 Feature photo: Christine Alvitsa, Nuru Kenya Financial Inclusion Program Information Systems Specialist, enters data into Mifos at the Nuru Kenya office. Tuesday, March 10, 2015—Today marks the beginning of the...

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Top 10 Takeaways from Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, Session 1 http://www.nuruinternational.org/blog/leadership/top-10-takeaways-from-presidential-leadership-scholars-program-session-1/ http://www.nuruinternational.org/blog/leadership/top-10-takeaways-from-presidential-leadership-scholars-program-session-1/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:00:19 +0000 http://www.nuruinternational.org/?p=15937 Last week, I had the privilege of convening with 59 other leaders from across the country at Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home in Virginia, to kick off the first week...

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How Banchi Helped 154 Nuru Farmer Households http://www.nuruinternational.org/blog/leadership/how-banchi-helped-154-nuru-farmer-households/ http://www.nuruinternational.org/blog/leadership/how-banchi-helped-154-nuru-farmer-households/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:25:00 +0000 http://www.nuruinternational.org/?p=15946 The Leadership Program equips Nuru leaders to identify the needs of the community; design solutions to address those needs; and effectively and efficiently implement and scale solutions. What is Servant...

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Announcing the Launch of Women@Nuru http://www.nuruinternational.org/blog/nuru-views/announcing-the-launch-of-women-nuru/ http://www.nuruinternational.org/blog/nuru-views/announcing-the-launch-of-women-nuru/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:52:06 +0000 http://www.nuruinternational.org/?p=15928 “We believe in the beauty and power of an individual empowered with knowledge and skill to solve the challenges that extreme poverty creates in her nation. We strive to work...

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