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Changing the Conversation to Citizen Led Solutions

Laxmi Parthasarathy | Posted 10.13.2016 | Impact
Laxmi Parthasarathy

The current media coverage of American politics has brought immense attention to many of the challenges facing the country. As a result, audiences at ...

The impact of stepping into your changemaker journey as a teen

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

All young people should have the chance to step into their changemaker journeys by self-identifying as changemakers, acting on it and sharing their changemaking with the world.

Meet the Social Entrepreneurs Defining the Future of Healthcare

Skoll Foundation | Posted 04.17.2017 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

by Ellen Goodman and Meera Patel, Ashoka Photo: WHO There is a global crisis in healthcare; the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that one ...

Muhammad Yunus on How to Change the World: Do the Reverse

Ashoka | Posted 01.23.2017 | Impact

"The best advice I have for parents is to give your child space. Treat her like a full person right from the beginning."

The Rediscovery and Valuing of People Power

Robin Chase | Posted 01.22.2017 | Business
Robin Chase

It's time to change the game by creating platforms and sharing power and value with the people who give them life.

Government for the People

Jennifer Pahlka | Posted 01.21.2017 | Politics
Jennifer Pahlka

Not everyone agrees that government should provide food assistance for families who need it. But we can all agree that it makes no sense for families (and the workers in government who serve them) to spend untold hours navigating bureaucracy.

The Values Revolution: Embedding Empathy in the New Economy

Ai-jen Poo | Posted 01.20.2017 | Business
Ai-jen Poo

We have an opportunity right now to make sure the digital revolution is supported by a long-overdue revolution in values -- one that embeds empathy and equity more centrally in how we imagine progress and success.

Want True Equality? Make Everyone Powerful

William Drayton | Posted 01.18.2017 | Business
William Drayton

How many schools, education reformers, and parents know that they are failing unless their young people are practicing being changemakers?

Bold Changemaker Journeys for Building a Better World

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 08.14.2016 | Impact
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

As the world observes International Youth Day this week, I wanted to feature the direct voices of young changemakers who are unafraid of challenging the status-quo and refuse to accept the way things are

10 Lessons From 10 Years as a Social Entrepreneur

Patrick Struebi | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Patrick Struebi

Social entrepreneurship isn't just a new approach to business. It's a way of life. We won't effect meaningful change in the world around us without constantly questioning and challenging ourselves to live and be better -- every moment of every day.

For Entrepreneurs, The Circular Economy Presents a Massive Opportunity

Patrick Struebi | Posted 01.26.2015 | Small Business
Patrick Struebi

A new kind of economy is taking root, called the circular economy, that's capturing the attention of change-makers around the world. It offers a way of growing our economies and businesses while facing up to the resource shortages and environmental degradation that threaten us.

Scooping International News While Empowering Women: Global Press Institute

Suzanne Skees | Posted 01.02.2015 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Once upon a time, a young American woman landed her dream job -- and then gave it to someone else. Nine years later, she's creating a sustainable new model for international journalism that provides jobs and empowers women all over the world.

Give Social Entrepreneurs a Bigger Place at the Table

Patrick Struebi | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Patrick Struebi

At this year's Meeting, those challenges included everything from food and water security, to energy and climate change, to education and healthcare reform, to strengthening the Circular Economy.

The African Youth Movement for Social and Economic Prosperity

Barry Segal | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

We cannot afford to stand at the sidelines and watch people do things for us. Developing a resilient entrepreneurial base and private sector can sustain economic growth and produce real economic and social gains in Africa.

Choosing the Mission-Driven Life

Patrick Struebi | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Patrick Struebi

To take the world's future into our hands, we must take our own future into our hands. We must change ourselves by living meaningful, mission-driven lives. Deciding to do so is where social entrepreneurship begins.

Planting Moringa Trees and More: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

The Ultimate Innovators: Women Everywhere

Kyle Zimmer | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Kyle Zimmer

We need to ramp up our investments in educational gender equity and opportunities for women and girls. By doing so, our families and communities will thrive.

Follow the Leader? Why Social Entrepreneurs Must Collaborate

Kathleen Kelly Janus | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Kathleen Kelly Janus

We can only achieve the sweeping social change we aspire to by harnessing the leadership potential of all individuals involved in the cause.

Urban Farmers Are Growing Our "Food Empathy"

Mick Kelly | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact
Mick Kelly

Food empathetic people make healthier food choices, recycle more and waste less.

The World Cup Effect

Jürgen Griesbeck | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Jürgen Griesbeck

Football offers an important opportunity for development -- not just for those in need, but also those who have the resources and skills to help. The power of the sport is in its universal appeal, which can bring us together to tackle common challenges.

Five Key Ingredients of a ‘Sticky' Story

Sarah-Marie Hopf | Posted 12.31.2013 | Impact
Sarah-Marie Hopf

"Anyone who has a new idea and wants to change the world will do better by telling stories than by any amount of logical exhortation." - Stephen Denni...

A Woman's Work: Powering Up in the MENA Region

Leena Al Olaimy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Leena Al Olaimy

The Middle East and North Africa region represents a wildly diverse variety of cultures, customs, religions and political groups. And the relationship...

How to Make Kindness The Foundation of School Culture

Laura White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Laura White

Although it may seem simple, making kindness the foundation of a school culture is very challenging in practice.

Meet The Social Entrepreneurs Completely Disrupting The World Of Philanthropy

2013-08-27-Screenshot20130827at12.16.24PM.png | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact

By William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan, Dowser A couple of weeks ago, pianist Jonathan Biss was set to teach an online course on Beethoven’s Son...

Want To Change The World? Give Girls A Chance

John Kluge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
John Kluge

As we mark the second International Day of the Girl on October 11, I'm calling for a similar recognition of the power and potential of girls, enlisting them in our mission to bring safe, sustainable sanitation to the billions who live without it.