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Changemakers

(Her)Story: A Revolution

Bernadette Lim | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Bernadette Lim

We at Women SPEAK are starting a revolution to shift our understanding of how women have changed and are changing the world. This revolution will not be televised.

To Create a Powerful Vision, Ask WHY

Alex Budak | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Alex Budak

Often entrepreneurs are tempted to create a vision statement which describes in detail what they are doing -- the program they offer, their target group, their service offering -- but completely forget to mention why they are doing it in the first place.

The 5 Books Every Changemaker Should Read

Alex Budak | Posted 06.23.2015 | Books
Alex Budak

There's no way you can find the time to sit down and read, right? Think again -- it can be one of the best investments you make in yourself both as a leader and for your organization.

Finding Ourselves in Translation

Pioneers for Change | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By Justine Lutterodt My life has been defined by straddling multiple identities. As a child growing up in the U.S. with a white English mother and...

The Change-Maker of Tomorrow: A Young Chinese Woman

Erik Rasmussen | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Erik Rasmussen

This week, the Global Opportunity Report proves that we have readily available solutions to some of the biggest risks, and that a new breed of change-makers might take the lead. Risk managers are old school.

The Path to Better Political Leadership: Not Smaller Government, Smaller Countries to Govern

Tim Ward | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Tim Ward

Has national politics reached the end of the line? Are we so weary of mainstream politics and politicians that we are no longer searching for new personalities or even parties to lead us, but have actually reached the stage where we are looking for new forms of government?

Extraordinary Power Exists Within Ordinary People, And The World Should Know It

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.20.2014 | Media

A person doesn't need money, power or status to be able to make a positive impact on the world. When 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Pea...

Celebrating Women Changemakers Should Be A Concerted Effort

Megan Foo | Posted 11.08.2014 | Impact
Megan Foo

The words that these women speak and write never cease to inspire me to continue fighting for women's empowerment worldwide.

A Culture of Curiosity

Zubin Sharma | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Zubin Sharma

Six months ago, I relocated to a village called Bishanpur in the rural Kishanganj District, Bihar, in India to serve SEEKHO, the NGO I founded.

Changemakers in Every Village: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.20.2014 | 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...

We All Deserve Access to Great Opportunities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.07.2014 | 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...

What If What We Studied Had Global Impact?

Matt Murrie | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if, in order to overcome the biggest problems we're facing, we need a two-pronged attack that places greater emphasis on interdisciplinary thought and experiential learning as opposed to rigid disciplines and lectures?

Why You Should Stop Making Excuses and Start Doing Cool Sh*t

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Let me tell you just a few reasons why Miki Agrawal, whom I met through the inspirational Summit Series community, is a firecracker of a human being and one of my personal heroines.

Want to Make a Difference for the World's Poorest People by Volunteering Overseas?

Peter Walters | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Peter Walters

There have been many articles written about the voluntourism industry in recent years. Often authors aggressively attack the idea. But what we keep finding however, is that few of these articles give practical ideas to passionate young people who want to make a difference.

Show Up, Speak Up, Stand Up: A 2013 Rhodes Scholar's Formula for Changing the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

A self-described "Ghanadian-American dreamer" whose parents hail from Ghana, was born in Canada, and grew up from age five in the U.S., Joy is a powerful example of what one can accomplish with a can-do attitude and enduring commitment to making the world a better place.

The Empathy Formula

Sam Chaltain | Posted 01.13.2013 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Instead of offering disconnected but well-intentioned efforts to help children think, feel or act, would adults start to help children think, feel and act? Would communities be increasingly populated with people who were neither narcissistic nor emotionally empty?

From South Central, LA, to the Summit of the Grand Teton: A Journey to Change

Emily Yu | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Emily Yu

I recently had a chance to talk with one groundbreaking Millennial leader named Juan Martinez and learn from him about his views on social change, impact, and the next generation.

Millennials Are Turning Green

Erin Schrode | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact
Erin Schrode

If youth are the future, we must lead the charge for positive, collaborative change... and young people are stepping up in cities, towns, and villages worldwide to defy the odds, to achieve the impossible.

Milkshake -- It's All Good!

Milkshake | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Milkshake

There is so much that goes on in the world that is positive, moving things forward, making change happen. What we love most about Milkshake is finding the stories and products and people who are mostly unknown but making big impacts.

Making More Health

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 01.18.2012 | World
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

When you're sick, you see the doctor. When you get a medical test it goes to the lab. When you need medicine, you go to the pharmacy. Or not.

Meet the 2011 World of Children Award Honorees: Cause for Optimism at Home and Abroad

Stephanie March | Posted 01.04.2012 | Impact
Stephanie March

Seven changemakers have been honored at the 2011 World of Children Award. Their life-changing work is a reminder of the potential of one individual to change the trajectory of the lives of others.

Water Privatization: Villainy or Necessity?

John Converse Townsend | Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact
John Converse Townsend

Until recently, the privatization of humanity's most valuable resource was a Third World problem. Now the idea and the economics behind it are spreading to more developed countries like China, Russia, Canada, and even the United States.

Celebrating 30 Years Of Social Entrepreneurship

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 08.29.2011 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

Social entrepreneurship today enjoys the high regard it has long deserved -- fully 30 years after the organization that launched the movement was born.

How Travelers Can Help Stem Human Trafficking

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 08.26.2011 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

The hospitality industry is increasingly making things decidedly inhospitable for a certain kind of person: human traffickers. Hotels, airlines and ...

Green Jobs: More Than Just Green and More Than Just Jobs

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 08.10.2011 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

There's plenty of demand for solutions to our major global challenges and potential for great benefit from solutions rooted in environmentalism.