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Generosity Series

Generosity: The Lucky Helping Those Less Lucky Than Them

Rachael Chong | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Rachael Chong

As for all the people we've profiled in this series, what ties them all together is that they share is a common and unmistakable trait: they truly believe that who they are and what they have is due in large part to luck.

Zipcar's Co-Founder on How Transportation Is the Ultimate Solution

Rachael Chong | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Each individual has a unique set of skills as well as physical, mental, financial and spiritual make up that will determine their role, productivity and contentedness, says Chase. The circumstances of each individual set the stage for the highest and best use.

What Happens When You Infuse Philanthropy With Tech Entrepreneurial Spirit?

Rachael Chong | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Steve and Jean Case are finding success with their foundation by doing things a little differently. They are bringing the same sensibility they brought to creating AOL to their current investments in people and ideas that can change the world

The Cofounder of Wordpress on Using Publishing to Push Change

Rachael Chong | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Matt Mullenweg created the open source blogging platform to let anyone share their story on the Internet.

Reddit Cofounder Alexis Ohanian on the Power of the Internet to Level the Playing Field

Rachael Chong | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

"One of the reasons I love the Internet so much, aside from all the cats, is if it works the way it should great ideas can spread and flourish in a way that they couldn't have before."

Scott Belsky on Treating the Time You Give Like an Investment

Rachael Chong | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Using your skills and resources to help others is incredibly valuable. And since time is the only thing we can't ever get more of, make sure you're pu...

The Cofounder of Kayak Is an Entrepreneur So He Can Give More Money Away

Rachael Chong | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

You'd think it would be easy for Paul English, CTO and Founder of Kayak to convince someone to take a trip with him. And yet, his attempts to get wealthy people to accompany him to volunteer in Haiti have proven to be unbelievably difficult.

Alex Bogusky's Unlikely Journey From Ad Man to Social Entrepreneurship Booster

Rachael Chong | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Once called the creative director of the decade, Bogusky is now helping shape the message of everyone from Al Gore to budding worldchangers. Homeless...

How David Droga Creates Advertising That Matters

Rachael Chong | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

The man behind Droga5 talks about how he uses the ad world to create markets for important ideas (and to sell stuff, too).

The Head Of Havas on How Businesses Can Evolve to Do More Good

Rachael Chong | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

David Jones is a man who knows how to get a good message out. As the Global CEO of Havas and Havas Worldwide, Jones has made a career out of using cre...

Using Marketing Expertise to Help Causes in a 24-Hour Blitz

Rachael Chong | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Cathy Monetti is the founder of CreateAthon, where ad agencies take a day off to help nonprofits with their branding and message -- over the course of a single, frenetic day.

How An Advertising Executive Turned Her Expertise In Selling Things Toward Good

Rachael Chong | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Susan Smith Ellis, the former CEO of (RED), went from a top ad agency to a different sort of marketing job: Getting people to buy products that also g...

How MTV Uses Its Connection to Kids to Push Social Change

Rachael Chong | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

In between monitoring unannounced celebrity cameos at the VMAs and overseeing the creation of the next hit TV show, Stephen Friedman, MTV's president,...

Using Investing Acumen to Put Dollars Into Impact

Rachael Chong | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Bill Ackman, one of Wall Street's most influential hedge fund managers is pioneering a relatively young investment movement that mixes business strategy with philanthropy, yielding massive impact in the world.

Unlocking the Power of Mothers for Social Good

Rachael Chong | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Mom bloggers have become an incredibly important facet of the consumer economy. Jennifer James is working on taking that influence and redirecting it toward giving back.