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Detroit - A Resilient Community We All Got to See

Tracy Hoover | Posted 08.09.2016 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

This post by Tracy Hoover, Points of Light's CEO, originially appeared on the Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University's blog. Resiliency is...

Colleges and Universities: Catalysts for Community Improvement

Eugene J. Cornacchia | Posted 05.03.2016 | College
Eugene J. Cornacchia

Beyond the economic impact of its alumni, Saint Peter's is an economic driver in itself. The University is making an indelible impact in New Jersey and its surrounding communities as it employs more than 500 individuals and has an economic impact of more than $400,000,000.

How A Woman In Her 70s Made Healthy Eating Education Her Mission

Alexandra McNulty | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

Why Collaboration Is the Only Path to Social Progress

Ryan Scott | Posted 11.16.2016 | Impact
Ryan Scott

When I see for-profit companies focused on social entrepreneurship as much as nonprofits, I have hope for the future of our world. Three other panelists come from big corporations, yet their jobs center around finding the creative opportunities in collaboration with social entrepreneurs.

From Soup to Skills: The Best Ways to Volunteer on Thanksgiving

Ryan Scott | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Most people think about soup kitchens on Thanksgiving, and there's no doubt that helping at a homeless shelter is a terrific way to give back on this day, and any day.

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...

The Real Challenge for Collective Impact

Paul Schmitz | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

Collective Impact holds great promise for our communities to create sustainable solutions. Leaders will need to be more collaborative, inclusive, asset-based, committed to learn, and accountable to implement this approach effectively.

Goodwill Launches "Donate Movement" and Calls on People to Donate with a Purpose

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Gibbons

Today, Goodwill® launched the "Donate Movement" to encourage people to donate used clothing and other items to their local Goodwill. Through this ini...