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Jim Campbell


Why We Should Judge the World on the Health of Women

Jim Campbell | September 16, 2014 | Impact
There is probably no single better measure of success of international development efforts at large; political leaders across the world should be held to account by their citizens -- and hold themselves accountable -- on the same basis.
Larry Magid


UN Bringing Child Rights Into the Digital Age

Larry Magid | September 15, 2014 | Technology
In 1989 the United Nations passed an important human rights treaty. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was ratified by all countries in the world except Somalia, Southern Sudan and -- believe it or not -- the United States.
Michael Carosone


How Do We Stop LGBTQ Youth From Killing Themselves?

Michael Carosone | September 15, 2014 | Gay Voices
During the spring semester of 2002, while I was teaching my creative-writing class at Sheepshead Bay High School in Brooklyn, a student finally shared and read aloud a poem that he had just written. And after he read, our jaws dropped with amazement, our eyes widened with shock, our brows curled with concern, our hearts stopped with empathy, and our bodies froze with fear.
Carol J. Carter


The Teacher Remembered After 50 Years

Carol J. Carter | September 15, 2014 | Education
While she taught art, she really taught lessons about life and the dispositions that allowed her students to be successful personally and professionally. While we might think educating is about content, it is also about imparting life skills to young people so that they can not only learn, but thrive in their adult lives.
Tanya Barron


Girls: A New Political Force in the UK and Abroad

Tanya Barron | September 15, 2014 | UK
Thousands of girls - represented by Girlguiding - have entered the political fray, many for the first time. In Girls Matter, they make eight demands of politicians to put girls' interests at the heart of what they do across government. As an act of collective lobbying by a group of young women, it is unprecedented.


Turning Away Donations From "Bad Donors"

Ritu_Sharma | September 15, 2014 | Impact
It's clear that Reddit wants to embrace this aspect of its community, which means it's offering something that could be very valuable to us in the nonprofit sector -- if we're open to it.
Diana Bletter


Bill Strickland's Visit to Akko, Israel -- And His Promise

Diana Bletter | September 15, 2014 | Impact
"When people have a reason to live, they don't have a reason to die," Strickland said. He believes that terrorism thrives on ignorance and illiteracy, and the Akko center's courses will serve to build bridges, provide free education, and encourage dialogue among the area's religions.
Ben Thornley


To Grow Impact Investing, Focus on Multilingual Leadership

Ben Thornley | September 15, 2014 | Impact
September 15, 2014, will be remembered for the release of a seminal report on impact investing, care of an international taskforce backed by eight country advisory boards and four topical working groups.
Brad Jamison


Never Too Young to Give Back

Brad Jamison | September 15, 2014 | Impact
Having watched my older sister raise her kids, who are 11 and 13, to be service-minded, I know what a great tool service can be in teaching kids about the world and their role in it.
Alexis Glick


Youth Earn a Seat at the White House

Alexis Glick | September 15, 2014 | Impact
As a mother of four children, I'm constantly amazed by the energy, enthusiasm and idealism of young people today, who want so much to make a positive impact on the world they live in.
Greg Woodburn


Teach For All

Greg Woodburn | September 15, 2014 | Impact
In order for us to one day achieve the vision of providing all children with excellent education, Teach For All and other social impact alliances must increasingly come together to improve the breadth and depth of work being done.
Sister Barbara Brillant

All Hell Has Broken Loose in Liberia

Sister Barbara Brillant | September 15, 2014 | Religion
The fear of Ebola threatens to undermine our efforts over the last decade. During the war, you could at least hear the bullets, and you knew when to duck. Ebola is different. It's a silent killer that can spread without people even knowing.
Kiran Ahuja

Announcing New Partnerships to Expand Opportunity for AAPIs

Kiran Ahuja | September 15, 2014 | Impact
WHIAAPI looks forward to making progress on these partnerships in the upcoming months and creating exciting new opportunities for the AAPI community.
Pioneers for Change


Investing for Impact to 'Save the World'

Pioneers for Change | September 15, 2014 | Impact
When I was 17, I was rather intent on doing something to "save the world", which is not so unusual at an age where your ideals drive a lot of your ambitions. What perhaps was unusual was that I was already resolute on my plan to do so.
Susan Pease Gadoua


Why It Might Be Good That Those Who Marry Are Getting More 'Self' Centered

Susan Pease Gadoua | September 15, 2014 | Weddings
A friend shared a quote with me years ago, "It's important to be 'centered in self,' rather than self-centered." Assuming that someone is selfless simply because they are married or that someone is selfish because they are not, is wrong.
David S. Simon


The Day After the Day

David S. Simon | September 15, 2014 | Impact
Read More: 9/11, Impact News
I wrote this the day after 9/11 and it wound up being read all over the planet. It still rings true I think.
Mark Pollock


Crisis Leadership, My Robotic Legs and the Frontiers of Innovation

Mark Pollock | September 15, 2014 | Impact
I don't want to stay in my wheelchair, and I don't want to die young, and I don't think I or anyone else paralyzed should have to anymore. I think we can create the cure.
Jan Egeland


This Is the Worst Refugee Crisis Since WWII. It's Time for Us to Rethink Our Response

Jan Egeland | September 15, 2014 | World
We cannot keep returning again and again with emergency aid.
Beverly Bell


Haitian Tourism Project Leads to Environmental Damage and Community Repression

Beverly Bell | September 15, 2014 | Impact
By Other Worlds and the Solidarity and Resistance Collective for the Population of Île-à-Vache "Destination Île-à-Vache" is a government-driven tourist project planned for a small island off the northern coast of Haiti, Île-à-Vache. Plans include an international airport, golf courses,1,500 hotel bungalows, agri-tourism, and "tourist...
Jeff Biggers


The Urban Food Banquet: St. Paul Leads Nation in Art of Food Justice

Jeff Biggers | September 15, 2014 | Green
Working with local farmers, cooks and artists, Jones and Public Art St. Paul fashioned CREATE into a zero waste public art initiative to take the challenge of bringing healthy food directly to the table.
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