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11 Secrets to Building a Game-Changing Organization

Aaron Hurst | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Hire ambitious raw talent and give them room to stretch. Surround yourself with great people and let them find ways to create value and energy. The best ideas and execution strategies rarely come from management.

Sex Sells, Right? Sort of.

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 02.04.2013 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Make Love Not Porn and the hurdles of adult content Sex sells, right? The cliché has become so ubiquitous, few would question its wisdom. Then why t...

Women Launch More Companies, But They Stay Smaller

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 01.27.2013 | Women
Ekaterina Walter

Investors need to be aware of their sometimes unconscious biases, and women need to understand the perceptions that exist and be able to address them head-on.

Impact Investing Reaches a Turning Point

Michelle Long | Posted 12.19.2012 | Business
Michelle Long

A term that was itself only coined a couple of years ago, impact investing aims to shift industries and make an impact, not just to screen out negative or harmful investments. It is incredibly heartening on a number of levels to see the flood of interest coming.

National Parks Birthday: Time to Renew a National Commitment

Tom Kiernan | Posted 10.21.2012 | Green
Tom Kiernan

From the shores of Acadia to the battlefields at Gettysburg, the petroglyphs at Mesa Verde and the bison that roam Yellowstone, our 397 national parks protect and preserve America's heritage.

Early Cancer Detection Saves Lives

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 10.17.2012 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

Planned Parenthood health centers performed nearly 750,000 breast cancer screenings nationwide. Now, we will be able to serve our existing patients with even more resources--and reach new patients.

Opportunity Costs: What You Have to Lose

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 09.29.2012 | Small Business
Shaahin Cheyene

The thing that always shocks me the most is that most entrepreneurs never consider the opportunity cost and have no metrics to measure the true potential of their proposed idea.

The Critical Thing Your Ex May Be Hiding

Brendan Lyle | Posted 09.10.2012 | Divorce
Brendan Lyle

Your former spouse may be hiding assets from you in the hopes of paying you a smaller financial settlement.

Sex in Afghanistan, Religion in China and Debunking Goldman Sachs at the Sunnyside Documentary Festival

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.01.2012 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

French filmmakers and funders defend auteur-driven works, finance documentaries that ask tough questions, and fight back against a mainstreaming of factual filmmaking, is one of the strong suits of Sunnyside.

Crowdfunding Isn't Legal Yet, Regulators Say

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Some entrepreneurs are becoming so anxious to sell securities in their companies through crowdfunding sites that they are courting investo...

STEAM Funding Endorsed BY NEA

John M. Eger | Posted 08.18.2012 | Arts
John M. Eger

STEM already gets funding by the National Science Foundation under legislation passed some time ago. But now that inclusion of the arts is being recognized, shouldn't STEAM projects get some money too?

Polish Orchestra Plays Mozart In Protest

AP | Posted 07.29.2012 | Arts

WARSAW, Poland — A Polish opera house has performed Mozart's Requiem – a funeral piece – in front of the Culture Ministry in Warsaw ...

NEA Has No Love For PBS

AP | Posted 06.26.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded significantly smaller grants to established PBS programs this year. "Live From Linco...

Italian Museum Burns Art To Protest Lack Of Funding

AP | Posted 06.19.2012 | Arts

ROME — For a second day in a row, the director of a contemporary art museum in a small Italian town near Naples has burned a painting to protest...

America's Public Schools: Still Unequal And Unjust

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

The struggle to make sure a quality education is available to every child -- and not just a privilege for a few -- is the unfinished and critical business before the nation for it will determine America's future place on the global stage in a rapidly changing competitive world.

Paradise Lost: Can We Keep Nonprofits From Failing?

Richard Dare | Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact
Richard Dare

The underlying business model of the nonprofit is too inadequate, and the need for our services is too fast-growing, and society's understanding of the situation isn't all that it might be.

Help Support The Beauty Of The Afro

Posted 03.23.2012 | Arts

If you've ever seen Chris Rock's hilarious, yet thought-provoking documentary "Good Hair," then you recognize the cultural significance of unbridled, ...

Meet D.C.'s Dean Of 'Awesome'

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 03.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Bonnie Shaw holds a couple of different titles in this city; cofounder of 24 Hour City Project, director of strategy at iStrategyLabs. B...

Why the Environmental Movement Is Not Winning

Peter Montague | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Peter Montague

The way to build a broad movement around environment and climate solutions is to mobilize diverse communities of people around issues that are much closer to their self-interest.

The Important Work of Planned Parenthood

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 04.14.2012 | Women
Jennifer Hamady

Villainizing the entire organization is a mistake. It ignores, and dismisses, the services Planned Parenthood provides that we all -- regardless of our political views -- can agree are important.

Federal Investments in Scientific Research Must Remain a Priority

Michael Ham | Posted 04.10.2012 | Science
Michael Ham

Pages of facts and statistics cannot adequately describe the impact research has on the lives of everyday Americans and the necessity of federal science funding.

The Best $750 I Ever Spent Bootstrapping My Startup: One Plane Ticket West

Women 2.0 | Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology
Women 2.0

It was Friday and it had been a long week. I was back in Boston after spending the last two weeks in Palo Alto, participating in the Facebook Fund program (fbFund).

No Non-Profit Should Be Left Behind

Marc Joseph | Posted 03.11.2012 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Why do our nonprofits continue to report having less money to provide the services our society has counted on them to deliver?

A 5-Part Plan for the President to Fight the Banks "Every Inch of the Way"

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

It is past time for the president to let his actions speak for him and they will speak louder than any of his words. That is what the American people are waiting for. That is also what the banks, Wall Street and their allies fear most.

U.S. Postal Service Defers Federal Payment, Easing Heavy Losses

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service said Tuesday it has lost $5.1 billion in the past year, pushing it closer to imminent default on a multibil...