Organizations that help nonprofits understand where they can use more expertise and capacity, and then connecting them with that help, offer one key step towards solving the complex problems we face as a society.
People are drawn to and support organizations and businesses that have shared values. Here's another novel thought: really good people and really good businesses become great when they create and maintain purposeful, meaningful work.
Every year, more than 200,000 service men and women transition from the military to the civilian workforce, and most are inevitably challenged by that jump. So as we head into another fall, I'm thinking a lot about these men and women.
One of National PTA's founding principles is to advocate for children and families who are most vulnerable. In the heated debate about immigration, we raise our voice for the estimated 4 million K-12 students in the United States who have at least one parent with the potential of being deported.
Believe it or not in a previous life (1975-1978), I had a carrier on oil rigs. My world wind career had me working offshore and on land in Iran, the North Sea (UK and Norway), France, Texas, Colorado and Oman (actually didn't start, quit before I was sent there).
To initiate effective public dialogue, we must develop a willingness to listen openly instead of ranting too loudly to hear anything but our own voice. We must refuse to be diverted by those with violent, self-aggrandizing, political agendas.
Breaking the Silence is a catalytic moment in the emerging movement to end child sexual abuse. We must leverage the momentum of this film and go beyond conversation and into action.
Many of us have seen the picture of the three-year-old Syrian boy who was washed up ashore. Does that picture make you feel sick to your stomach? Does it make you feel angry? Does it make you wonder where humanity is headed?
What does our history as a nation show about our responses toward to racial injustice? How have we acted in the past toward these emotionally charged issues that speak to the true nature of the human condition? But, more importantly, how are we going to act now? What changes can we make? What solutions can we bring? How do we fix something that because of our past may be irreparably broken?
Engineers, historically, have always responded to crises. Be it the time of a natural calamity or the time of violent conflict, engineers have always been at the leading edge, to defend the most precious of all assets: the human life.
In March of 2002, Irvine California saw its first public protest. Ever. Long before you could see anything at Taco Bell headquarters, you could hear something coming. People going about their daily routine stopped and inclined to listen.
I've had the fortune of meeting a number of ambitious and persistent social entrepreneurs along the way. In this story series, you will hear from some of these indomitable leaders.
Like the civil rights movement of the 1960s that spread throughout the south, organizers hope their push to increase the minimum wage will spread to other cities. They are already planning efforts in other Alabama cities.
Spectrum is a model that works. It is a solution to a vexing problem with which our nation is struggling to come to terms.
One way to impact your community, get public alignment for your commitments or simply develop yourself is to ask yourself how you view the world and how that influences your thoughts, actions and words.
Pope Francis will enter a nation with a proud history of opening its doors to the world's refugees and dispossessed, yet one experiencing the greatest level of animosity, skepticism and opposition toward its own refugee protection programs in decades.
Welcome to Trauma Club. The first rule of Trauma Club is you must talk about Trauma Club. The second rule of Trauma Club is you must talk about Trauma Club. Do not keep the maelstrom of emotions coursing through you inside.