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ANDE, a Vera Solutions client whom we’ve helped manage their data and programs.

Vera Solutions Joins Global Ecosytem Supporting Small and Growing Businesses as ANDE member

Vera Solutions is proud to join the more than 260 corporations, foundations, non-profit organizations, and social enterprises supporting Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) around the world as a member of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE). A policy program … Read More

Sankalp Global Summit | The “Next 3 Billion”

Sankalp Global Summit focused on the needs of the “Next 3 Billion”

Vera’s Caitlin Ferguson recently attended the Sankalp Global Summit in Mumbai. An annual event run by Intellecap, Sankalp provided a forum for more than 1,000 attendees – ranging from high-impact entrepreneurs to funders, corporates, and investors – to discuss “Innovations … Read More


Global Goals for Sustainable Development: No Poverty

This September, UN member states met in New York to ratify the Global Goals, committing to 17 goals that will act as a blueprint for global development over the next 15 years. The ambitious agenda—which tackles poverty, climate change and … Read More

BOMA Project | 2011

Celebrating Women: The BOMA Project

We’re wrapping up our weeklong celebration of International Women’s Day by highlighting the work of The BOMA Project, one of our partner organizations based in Kenya. The BOMA Project assists women working to achieve financial security. The BOMA Project’s … Read More


Vera and CEO Zak Kaufman Awarded Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowship

We’re thrilled to announce that Vera’s co-Founder and CEO Zak Kaufman has been selected as a 2014 Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellow. Created by Leslie Bluhm and David Helfand, the BHSI Fellowship recognizes socially conscious young leaders who have developed sustainable … Read More

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Vera Joins Rainer Arnhold Fellows Program

Vera is honored to announce our selection into the Rainer Arnhold Fellows Program as Taylor Downs joins the select cohort of social entrepreneurs chosen to participate in the two-year program. The Mulago Foundation awards these fellowships to memorialize Rainer Arnhold, a physician … Read More

Milaap: Connecting India’s Working Poor to Capital

Despite India’s rapidly growing economy, characterized by burgeoning middle and upper classes, widespread poverty remains endemic across the country, and especially so in rural areas. Of the country’s 269.3 million people categorized as poor, nearly 216.5 million live in rural … Read More

Humans: There’s no App for That

“SMS makes organizations more responsive to community needs!” “Social media brings us closer to the beneficiaries of our work!” “Mobile is changing everything!” “Social entrepreneurs everywhere are measuring and scaling social impact!” A quick look at any social impact-related blog … Read More