Monthly Archives:: July 2013

Xcelerator Blog 1: Xcelerator Training Program for Saving Lives at Birth Grantees

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Twelve teams of grantees have flown in from all over the U.S. and as far away as Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal and Zambia to develop their innovations for global impact. From preventing and treating preeclampsia to delivering neo-natal intensive care, the grantees’ innovations must succeed for the poorest mothers and infants in developing countries.

Top Tips for Writing Proposals

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A key goal of our Proposal Development Resource has been to identify the best experts in proposal writing and collect their ideas on how to write a strong, successful proposal. We’ve managed to collect top tips from global health experts all over the world, many of whom have written or reviewed hundreds of propsals.

Reflections on a Routine Cheque Run

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The privilege I feel to be contributing to Grand Challenges Canada is not fleeting: it is felt as I write this blog, chat with the dynamo students with whom I share desk space, and sit with Melanie while she translates high-level strategic objectives into financial objectives.

Proposal Talk: What is a “path to scale?”

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In many ways thinking about ‘scale’ means thinking like a business person, whether you have an innovation that will appeal to a public funder (like a government health care service) or a private funder (such as a company looking to commercialize and sell your technology).