In Brazil, a charity makes successful transition to social enterprise

How did a Brazilian family planning NGO become 100 percent financially sustainable after losing all funding from donors over a decade ago? Find out in this #HealthyMeans commentary which includes tips for social enterprises in other developing nations.

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  • David J. Olson

    David J. Olson is a part-time technical advisor for the Palladium Group, advising social marketing projects in Mali and Zambia, and consults on communications with various non-governmental organizations ranging from the American Cancer Society to IntraHealth International and the World Health Organization. He managed social marketing programs for PSI in Zambia, Bangladesh and Paraguay, and headed PSI external communications at its headquarters. Starting his development career as a Peace Corps agricultural education volunteer in Togo, he has more than 30 years of experience in strategic communications, policy and program implementation on five continents and in four languages. Follow him on Twitter @davidjolson and check out his website www.olsonglobalcom.com.

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