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Jaclyn Schiff

How to Create Change -- Even When Nobody Cares

Jaclyn Schiff | July 7, 2015 | Impact
If you're one of the bold ones who has ever set out to lead an innovative project -- introducing co-workers, clients or customers to something new, attempting to ask people to do or think a little differently than they usually do -- you've confronted the "nobody cares" moment.
Susan Beck

The Justice Gap: Corporate Lawyers Are Making Record Revenues, But Legal Aid Is in Crisis

Susan Beck | July 7, 2015 | Politics
There's just one legal aid lawyer for every 8,893 low-income Americans who qualify for legal aid. That's how, in a country with one of the highest concentrations of lawyers in the world, poor people often are forced to represent themselves in life-altering legal matters.
Laura De Palma

Let's Talk About Prison Reform

Laura De Palma | July 7, 2015 | Impact
There is no doubt we have come a long way in shifting our national, collective consciousness around this issue. But is the national conversation regarding criminal justice reform moving in the right direction?
Queen Noor of Jordan

Truth and Justice Are Antidotes to Violence and Hatred

Queen Noor of Jordan | July 7, 2015 | UK
Fifty years after having said "never again" following the holocaust, Europe was the site of the Srebrenica Genocide which opened another bloody chapter in our collective global history, a chapter that, also, has yet to be closed.
Julissa Arce

The Courage to Be Undocumented

Julissa Arce | July 7, 2015 | Latino Voices
It's not the year 2000 anymore and the DREAM Act hasn't passed, but over the last 15 years a movement has been brewing. One story changed the course of my life. Imagine if our collective stories can change history?
John Prendergast

A Public Challenge: Find Humanity in the Inhumane

John Prendergast | July 7, 2015 | Impact
By sharing heroes' stories, we honor them, and through them, promote faith in the power of good. When defiant, selfless individuals ignore their own safety and overcome their fears, they enable others to survive and thrive.
Dr. Marc Edson Augustin

Fuel for Dr. Nelson, Fuel for Nathalie

Dr. Marc Edson Augustin | July 7, 2015 | Impact
"Have things gotten better?" International visitors often ask me, a Haitian doctor and the Associate Director of the St. Luke Foundation medical mission. The truth is not a simple one. There are two sides of the coin, and both are essential in order to understand what is happening in Haiti.
Dan Glickman

The Next UN Secretary-General: An Experienced Woman to Foster Global Food Security

Dan Glickman | July 7, 2015 | Politics
Appointing a woman would show that the UN means what it says about the importance of gender equality as an instrument of wider change. The role that women and girls play in alleviating poverty and building a safe and productive society cannot be understated. Thankfully there are several qualified women candidates.
Adinda Veltrop

How a Video Call Changed Children's Lives Forever

Adinda Veltrop | July 7, 2015 | Impact
Too often children in conflict areas are merely portrayed as victims, who have others speak for them. But this call to hear them speak for themselves, uniting them through modern technology, turned out to be incredibly powerful. Even though video calling is brand new to the kids in Gaza, they sure have plenty to say.
Pioneers for Change

An Apprenticeship in Sustainable Development

Pioneers for Change | July 7, 2015 | Impact
By: Jonathon Porritt Forum for the Future recently organised an event for our Partners, focussing on failure: how can we all learn more effectively from our failures, and how do we overcome the problems caused by 'fear of failure', when you're trying to...
Vytis Vidunas

Friends of Tibet in Lithuania Celebrate the Dalai Lama

Vytis Vidunas | July 6, 2015 | Impact
Friends of Tibet in Lithuania celebrated the 80th Birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on June 19 in Vilnius. This celebration became a part of the huge traditional cultural event called "Culture Night" which was held in Vilnius that night.
Leon Stuparich

Putting the Dalai Lama's Lessons to the Test

Leon Stuparich | July 7, 2015 | Impact
Overwhelmingly, people say they love the Dalai Lama because of his integrity. But what does that mean? And how can we live in the same way? How can we concretely learn from his teachings?
Alexandre Mars

The Social Entrepreneur Interview Series: Meet Matthew Spacie of Magic Bus

Alexandre Mars | July 7, 2015 | Impact
Throughout my travels, I've met many social entrepreneurs and innovators who are making the world a better place. In this interview series, you will hear from incredible leaders who are changing the way we do good in the world.
Samuel A. Worthington

InterAction's Forum 2015 Takeaways and Future Action

Samuel A. Worthington | July 7, 2015 | Impact
This June, InterAction held its 31st annual Forum. More than 1,000 attendees from over 350 organizations participated in the three-day event.
Dechen Pemba

Kundun: The Presence of an Absence

Dechen Pemba | July 7, 2015 | Impact
The term Kundun in Tibetan literally means "presence" but the Dalai Lama's absence from Tibet is an all too real pain that is impossible not to feel. Or in a strange way, it could be interpreted as an overall presence in noting the absence.
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

Too Hot: HIV/AIDS in the South

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | July 7, 2015 | Impact
I am no sun worshipper. To graduate from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in South Carolina, however, I did adapt to the summer heat. After boot camp, I was glad to be in the shade again.
Hugh Jackman

The Pledge Your Profit Challenge: Inspiring Kids to Use Business for Good

Hugh Jackman | July 7, 2015 | Impact
When we teach our children about using business for good, and when these principles become part of our mindsets and ingrained in the way that we do business, then we have really accomplished something.
Michael Wohl

On the Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday

Michael Wohl | July 6, 2015 | Impact
The Dalai Lama's message of compassion and nonviolence resonates at the core of our common humanity, regardless of nationality or religious background. This era of universal admiration and respect for a spiritual leader is unparalleled in history.
John Roman, Ph.D.

Putting evidence first: Learning from the Rikers Island social impact bond

John Roman, Ph.D. | July 6, 2015 | Impact
This post was co-authored by Justin Milner, Erika Poethig and Kelly Walsh. Results from the first generation of social impact bonds (also known as pay for success deals) are starting to come in. Today, the...
Dakota Meyer

Mission Transition: Much Accomplished, But More to Do

Dakota Meyer | July 6, 2015 | Impact
It was an honor to present at last week's Mission Transition summit in Washington, D.C., alongside President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush. I joined decision-makers from every sector and industry to discuss the transition process for post-9/11 veterans and military families. And I have to say, I am encouraged by what I saw.
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