Best Stories from 2015

Best Stories from 2015

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2015 was a wonderful year for Skees Family Foundation–full of amazing storytelling and social change. Our grantee partners continue to inspire and impress us with their dedication and innovative programming.   To finish the year, we’d like to share our...Read more
Ending Poverty: There’s an App for That!

Ending Poverty: There’s an App for That!

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  Rural Africa presents changemakers with intractable challenges across sectors, but one American investor, Grameen Foundation, believes it all comes down to access to information. Grameen Foundation has invested millions to develop mobile-phone applications that...Read more
Technology in the Hands of Farmers: A Chat with Esther from Uganda

Technology in the Hands of Farmers: A Chat with Esther from Uganda

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Editor’s note: Grameen Foundation’s Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) initiative brings useful knowledge to rural farming communities throughout Uganda. In this online chat, Esther, a local leader and dedicated volunteer CKW to 100 neighboring farmers,...Read more
7 Techniques on How to Tell Real Stories That Will Make People Connect With Your Mission

7 Techniques on How to Tell Real Stories That Will Make People Connect With Your Mission

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Want to make an impact with your storytelling? Director Suzanne Skees gives you her top seven tips for crafting the perfect story!    By Suzanne Skees for Huffington Post  This story originally appeared on Huffington Post Impact.   How do you make people...Read more
Mobile-Midwife Technology Delivers Health to Moms in West Africa

Mobile-Midwife Technology Delivers Health to Moms in West Africa

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  One mobile phone app delivers time-sensitive text messages or voicemails to pregnant women and new mothers; the other is for nurses. Together they are doing wonders for maternal and pregnancy health care and raising community awareness at the same time.  ...Read more