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Joseph M. Marshall III

Lakota Wisdom: Why Native American Truths Can Heal the World

Joseph M. Marshall III | June 11, 2012 | Religion
There are wise people in the world from all walks of life, from many nations and cultures. It is our hope that one day wisdom -- rather than might, arrogance and bluster -- will rule the world.
Marc Joseph

Have We Added Another Lost Generation?

Marc Joseph | June 11, 2012 | Impact
This generation would rather text than talk. America needs to send all of these kids to camp this summer before this generation loses the values that have driven our country since the beginning.
Dorie Clark

How to Use Social Media for Social Change

Dorie Clark | April 21, 2015 | Impact
Social media is the perfect tool for mobilizing your friends and colleagues to take action on a cause you care about -- sending a letter to a legislator, signing up to attend a rally, or spreading the word through their own social channels.
Angela Perkey

Professional Women Are Working for Change

Angela Perkey | June 11, 2012 | Impact
Martinis, makeovers, and massages are not what come to mind when you think about giving back and community service. Yet a group of executive women have found a creative way to network and raise money for a nonprofit.
Siobhan Fallon

"Have I Got a Story for You..."

Siobhan Fallon | June 11, 2012 | Impact
I wrote these stories to offer a window into a gated world that felt the effects of America's wars every single day, where moving cars would stop at reveille each evening, drivers getting out, soldiers saluting and spouses with their hands over their hearts, listening as the trumpet played.
Caroline Chu

On Being a Female Entrepreneur

Caroline Chu | June 11, 2012 | Small Business
There's a gender disparity between the tech and beauty industries, and while I am thrilled I've been able to be a part of both, I'm really hoping to see that imbalance change as more men and women branch out to do what they love.
Aubrey Sarvis

It's Time to Honor All Military Families

Aubrey Sarvis | June 11, 2012 | Politics
Repeal of DADT was a monumental achievement, but it did not level the playing field for gay and lesbian service members, veterans, and their families. It's time to end these discriminatory laws, finish the job, and honor all military families.
Jack Gordon

Faith in Action DC: Rabbi Bruce Lustig of Washington Hebrew Congregation (VIDEO)

Jack Gordon | June 11, 2012 | Religion
Rabbi Bruce Lustig shares a lesson from the Passover story regarding the imperative to work for social justice for all God's children, and how young people in his community at his congregation are taking this to the next level.
Eva Smets

Threats in the Classroom: Teachers Protect Students in the Midst of Colombia's War

Eva Smets | June 11, 2012 | Impact
Disregarding official orders, members of the Colombian army turn schools into barracks where they sleep, steal food from cafeterias and invite children to take helicopter rides and to visit military camps.
Ketaki Desai

One Laptop Per Child

Ketaki Desai | September 6, 2012 | Impact
"You don't have to change the world by yourself," is our advice to anyone interested in championing for a social cause, as a takeaway from our experience with the Hult Global Case Challenge.
The Daily Beacon

Global Marketplace Stifles Youth Activism

The Daily Beacon | June 11, 2012 | College
Our environment and its expectations foster apathetic outcomes. Our time is inadequate to cite superhuman accomplishments, right society's wrongs, and have any semblance of a personal life.
Susan Smartt

Less Lip, More Action: Time to Connect Kids With Nature

Susan Smartt | June 11, 2012 | Education
The needs are clear -- environmentally literate youth who are prepared for the future. The solution is simple -- connect children to nature via informal science education. It's not a new concept.
Rebecca Cooper

Founders Of Childhelp Dedicated Their Lives To Fighting For Children

Rebecca Cooper | June 11, 2012 | Impact
Back in the 1950s, most Hollywood stars didn't have the opportunity, willingness or communication tools to stand publicly for something they believed in. In that way, Yvonne Fedderson and Sara O'Meara broke new ground.
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Poverty And Obesity: Breaking The Link

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | June 11, 2012 | Impact
After several decades of steep upswings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that obesity rates in the U.S. may be stabilizing, with no significant change in prevalence over the past two years for children.
Phyllis Gerben

The Cost Of War For Military Familes

Phyllis Gerben | June 11, 2012 | Books
I teach at a middle school on a military installation. This is my second time teaching at this school; my first was just over 10 years ago, before all the deployments.
Sandra B. Henriquez

Housing As a Pathway to Better Health and More Opportunity

Sandra B. Henriquez | June 11, 2012 | Politics
Ultimately, the Obama administration's rental assistance demonstration is about providing families who need help paying the rent with real choices.
Melinda Gates

My Uncontroversial Idea

Melinda Gates | June 11, 2012 | Women
Hundreds of millions of the poorest families in developing countries don't have access to contraceptives that can change their lives -- and their children's lives.
Alexandre Lemille

The NEST Project

Alexandre Lemille | June 11, 2012 | Impact
The lack of access to decent houses impacts more than 1.6 billion people -- holding each other hand-in-hand, it represents the equivalent to the circumference of 60 Earth-sized planets -- is not even a UN Millennium goal!
Shannon Galpin

Internet Cafes Spark Fight for Women's Rights

Shannon Galpin | June 11, 2012 | Impact
On Women's International Day, young women in Kabul celebrated the opening of the first women's internet cafe. The first of its kind in Afghanistan, the Sahar Gul cafe allows a safe environment for women to use the internet, to socialize.
James Doran

BRICs Are Building a Wall Around the Poor Despite Rapid Growth

James Doran | June 11, 2012 | Business
Whatever economic miracle is sweeping big Chinese cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, it has given Loong Poon Lei, and hundreds of other villages, a wide berth.
Genevieve Piturro

A Stranger Makes Magic

Genevieve Piturro | June 11, 2012 | Impact
It was amazing to see him nestling close to her in complete silence, as she read to him page by page. Genna had no idea about Timothy's past behavior. She had no idea what magic had happened.
Robert Shiller

Ten Ways Finance Can Be a Force for Good in Society

Robert Shiller | June 11, 2012 | Books
The finance profession gets maligned after every financial crisis. Moving forward from here, we need to think about how we can make finance work toward a society that is both comfortable for all of us and stimulating and forward-moving as well.
Gary A. Officer

A Month of Rebuilding, a Month of Service

Gary A. Officer | June 11, 2012 | Impact
As we celebrate National Rebuilding Month, we are reminded of the crucial role that service plays, in varying forms, throughout our organization and our mission to provide everyone a safe and healthy home.
Keith Weissglass

Want to Fight Poverty? Give Someone a Stage

Keith Weissglass | June 11, 2012 | Impact
Ask a young person today, "How can you make the world a better place?" Few will reply, "Go to business school!"
Pat Mitchell

Skoll Lesson Two: Be More Outrageous and Disruptive

Pat Mitchell | June 11, 2012 | Impact
If one billion whales, or anything else, were being violated or destroyed, the world would rise up and demand an end to violence. Yet, year after year, women and girls on every continent, in ever country, lose their lives to violence.
Robert Egger

The Most Important Word for Nonprofits: Merger

Robert Egger | June 11, 2012 | DC
It's time for nonprofits to consider mergers to bolster services, consolidate costs and achieve better economies of scale. When we stand together, our votes are essential, our role in the economy unquestionable and our agenda unstoppable.
Mark Shriver

With Our Future on the Line, the Time to Invest in Kids Is Now

Mark Shriver | June 11, 2012 | Education
Getting the job done and ensuring quality early education for every American kid would be an investment on the order of buying Apple stock in 2003 when it was at $6.56 a share.
Marc Ozburn

Real Life Lessons From Real Life DoGooders: You, Not Your Circumstances, Hold the Power

Marc Ozburn | June 11, 2012 | Impact
Her beloved parents were immediately killed and over the course of the war, she and her son were the only members of her family to survive the camps. The only reason she and her son were saved was because her captors saw her talents as an opportunity for use in a Nazi propaganda video.
Nake M. Kamrany

The Global Problem of Gender Inequality

Nake M. Kamrany | June 11, 2012 | World
The evidence of gender discrimination is rooted in history, tradition and culture. Gender inequality is a highly debilitating stigma and leads to detriments of women's psychology of their worth and dignity to themselves and to society.
Ryan Marshall

Life With Smith-Magenis Syndrome: Instagram Photos Of My Son

Ryan Marshall | June 11, 2012 | Parents
Parents want to know what their child's future might look like. Right now, with SMS, it's not very clear.
Arianna Huffington

Military Families Week: Time to Stop Keeping Their Struggles at Arm's Length

Arianna Huffington | June 11, 2012 | Impact
I'm delighted that today marks the start of our second annual Military Families Week. All week, we'll feature stories, slideshows and videos (including an exclusive video from the First Lady) that provide glimpses into the lives, stories, and struggles of those who serve and those who love them.
Tina Sharkey

Universal Symbols: The Unspoken Language of Motherhood

Tina Sharkey | June 11, 2012 | Impact
The International Museum of Women (IMOW) -- the world's only online museum dedicated exclusively to women's issues -- recently launched a year-long art exhibit on maternal health. Motherhood Around the Globe (MAMA) is a diverse multi-media portrayal of the joys and struggles of motherhood from artists who celebrate the universality of motherhood through their creative and insightful depictions.