NOT REGISTERED? REGISTER HERE
Hide Advanced Search - Show Advanced Search +

We found 3,818 results for:

Overcoming the Big Challenges ×
Clear

Title
& Description

News Outlet
& Journalist

Date
& Location

MEDIA TYPE
& LENGTH

Business Insider

Adam Plowright

21 April 2013

Bengaluru, India

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A hundred years after the first heart surgery, less than 10 percent of the world's population can afford it. By using pre-fabricated buildings, stripping out air-conditioning and even training visitors to help with po...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

10 April 2013

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

By the time a poor child is three, she will have heard 30 million fewer words than a 3-year-old child from a professional family. Research shows that word gap is what makes the poor less likely to do well in school. T...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

27 March 2013

DeKalb, Illinois, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

People grossly overestimate how much their peers are drinking, having unprotected sex and getting fat. Instead of exaggerating the problem, the best way to get people to take care of themselves is to bust that myth an...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

21 March 2013

Bangladesh

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Saving money while conserving water and electricity is a win-win for the textile industry in Bangladesh. After a joint effort to improve the mechanics and upgrade the factories, the industry saw a savings of 1.2 milli...

Orange County Register

Keegan Kyle

10 March 2013

San Diego, California, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Various courts in California are lowering repeat offenses among men who are charged with prostitution by educating them about the negative effects of prostitution.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

6 March 2013

Oakland, California, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Oakland, a company created an online crowdfunding platform that allows users to earn interest by financing clean energy projects and gives people with good social intentions a direct line of action. Across the worl...

Al-Fanar Media

Sarah Lynch

4 March 2013

Cairo, Egypt

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Teaching entrepreneurship is on the rise in Egypt. American University in Cairo launched the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program in 2010. More than 2,000 students have participated in training's, 40 educators ha...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

27 February 2013

Hanoi, Vietnam

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Tuft University is training global organizations a new approach to create long lasting change. The process teaches locals to identify positive deviance in their community and design a way to spread the behavior, with ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

20 February 2013

South Carolina, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Improving the way people parent might seem an impossible challenge, given the competing views about what constitutes good parenting - can we influence a behavior that is rooted in upbringing and culture, affected by s...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

13 February 2013

Alaska, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Alaska has created a way for residents to financially benefit from the state's dependence on oil revenues. By giving residents a yearly portion of the revenue, the state has been able to see positive effects from an o...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

23 January 2013

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Social programs are seen as a fiscal burden on the U.S. However, investment in effective social programs saves taxpayer dollars so evaluating the performance of federal programs could help Congress act more responsibly.

Orange County Register

Keegan Kyle

22 January 2013

Santa Ana, California, United States

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Anaheim, the police department shifted the way they approach prostitution. Rather than arresting women, they began to target pimps, and send women to social services.”In 2010, Anaheim reported 76 prostitution-r...

Business Insider

Aimee Groth

20 January 2013

New York, New York, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

As a "venture fund for the developing world," the Adventure Project empowers local community leaders, using its fundraising capabilities to provide training and resources to non-profits in poor and underserved parts o...

The New York Times

Sarah Amandolare

4 January 2013

Port Au Prince, Haiti

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

By looking at the ways plants and animals adapt to their environment, architects are using “the emerging science of biomimicry” to make buildings more resilient. For instance, an orphanage in Haiti was built to store ...

The New York Times

John Leland

15 December 2012

New York, New York, United States

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
2
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

New mothers who live in poverty are faced with fewer resources to help them with their physical and mental health as well as the health of their babies. In New York City, the Nurse-Family partnership matches nurses wi...

Time Magazine

Victor Luckerson

10 December 2012

Tucson, Arizona, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
3
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Like their for-profit counterparts, charities are starting to embrace Big Data as a means to perform more efficiently and share that performance with potential donors. Data gathered is used both to measure successes a...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

5 December 2012

Oxford, United Kingdom

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
3
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

For most well-meaning donors, it can be difficult to calculate which charities are most effective with their funding - that is those that aim to solve the most serious problems, use interventions that work, employ cos...

The New York Times

Gareth Cook

29 November 2012

Denmark

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Thorkil Sonne's experiences with his own gifted, autistic son led him to start a company called Specialisterne, founded on the idea that - given the right environment - some autistic adults could not just hold down a ...

The New York Times

Sarika Bansal

28 November 2012

San Jose, California, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
2
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Nongovernmental groups – especially ones that depend on donations – hate to fail, and never make their failures public. But at new conferences, social activists share and learn from failure.

High Country News

Dave Philipps

19 November 2012

Colorado, United States

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

After controversy over the removal wild horse populations, the Bureau of Land Management was tasked with the order of protecting wild horse populations. After years of protection, however, the wild horse population ha...

FastCompany

Whitney Pastorek

15 November 2012

United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

While implementing fruits and vegetables into a daily diet is recommended for optimal health, the lack of longevity for produce is often a problem that leads to food waste. Fenugreen FreshPaper, invented by Kavita Shu...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

13 November 2012

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In a world divided into factions, social entrepreneurs are connecting people in new configurations and helping them work together more effectively because social entrepreneurs tend to pursue an end in a communal way.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

10 October 2012

Uganda

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
2
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A successful program in Uganda trains village women to sell medicines, fortified foods and other important goods using the Avon model, aiming to create a self-sustaining system for delivering essential health products.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

26 September 2012

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Post-traumatic stress has dire consequences for U.S. veterans, including an increase in suicide, and not all therapeutic treatments for the disorder have succeeded. To treat and potentially cure the effects of PTSD, t...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

12 September 2012

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

There are about 67,000 homeless veterans in the United States today, and at least a third are chronically homeless. The 100,000 Homes Campaign, which aims to get 100,000 chronically homeless or otherwise particularly ...

I WORK IN, TEACH, OR STUDY JOURNALISM Not a journalist, but I want to learn about solutions.
AS A MEMBER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Access our training curriculum or attend a training
  • Share your stories
  • Join a local community of journalists
  • Attend story workshops and events to hone your craft
  • Get funding and additional support
  • Access the full Solutions Story Tracker®
  • Save favorite stories and create collections in your user profile
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
TO JOIN, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (*=REQUIRED)

Not a journalist? Register here instead.



Your information will be used to complete your application, and to subscribe you to occasional updates. We will only send you relevant information, which may be sent to you through any channel for which you provide contact information to us. We may use this information to target content we send you, but we will never sell or transfer your information to 3rd parties for commercial or advertising purposes. We may use your information to connect you to 3rd parties for the purpose of improving your membership and enriching your professional network. You can unsubscribe at any time from any content delivery channel, or from all of them, though unsubscribing may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here.

Here is what you will get:
  • Unlimited access to thousands of stories from around the world
  • First look and access to new features, tools, and resources
  • Curated newsletters with top stories
  • Invitations to SolutionsU® community events
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
  • And much more to come…
It’s easy and will take less than 2 minutes.

Journalist or J-School? Register here instead.



Your information will be used to complete your application, and to subscribe you to occasional updates. We will only send you relevant information, which may be sent to you through any channel for which you provide contact information to us. We may use this information to target content we send you, but we will never sell or transfer your information to 3rd parties for commercial or advertising purposes. We may use your information to connect you to 3rd parties for the purpose of improving your membership and enriching your professional network. You can unsubscribe at any time from any content delivery channel, or from all of them, though unsubscribing may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here.

Photo Credits: Almudena Toral; Cody Pope; Matt Stokes; Kriston Bethel; Noah Friedman-Rudovsky

All other photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license, and are credited to the following photographers: Rowan El Shimi; Samuele Arcidiacono; Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2017 © DW/H. W. Lamberz

Thank you to SurveyHero.com for letting us create online surveys for free