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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

"Smile Train Works as a Charity Because it is Run Like a Business"

By Francisco Noguera

Smile Train FoundationThe quote is from an interesting NYT Magazine article I just read and got me thinking about successful models to scale the impact of socially minded?initiatives. Freakonomics authors Levitt and Dubner discuss innovative?models implemented by Smile Train and the Prevent Cancer Foundation to scale impact on the ground level and provide incentives to attract potential donors.

The Smile Train model was specially thought provoking, as it lies on the power of fostering local talent and capacity to deliver benefits where they are most needed, as has been discussed by Abigail, Grace and Moses in recent NextBillion posts.I hope you enjoy the read! Stay tuned for upcoming posts on strategies to scale impact?at the BoP level.????
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