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IGNITE: Technology Is a Women's Rights Issue

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

From the Internet to mobile phones, technology enables us to connect with each other and the world around us in new and innovative ways. Yet there is a serious gender gap when it comes to technological access, literacy, and influence.

Funding Innovation: What We Need to Drive Social Change

Pioneers for Change | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

We are told that Thomas Edison's search for the filament of the light bulb succeeded only after more than 6,000 failures. Today, start-ups hear the message that failure and experimentation are the route to innovation and, ultimately, success.

The Good Company She Kept

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

If it's true that in life we are known by the company we keep, why not expand that company after death? Especially if you've kept remarkably good company.

My New Favorite Holiday

Elaine Martyn | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Elaine Martyn

There's nothing that I care more passionately about than matching opportunities with philanthropists for transformative change. This year, I'm excited to make #GivingTuesday my new favorite holiday and look forward to watching this virtual philanthropic community grow and thrive.

The Ismaili Community Upholds Values, Supporting Education, Health and Development

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

On a spirited and sunny Sunday morning on October 13, 2013 in Fremont, California, 650 men, women and children enthusiastically participated in The Pa...

World Population Day: 18 Groups Taking Action

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Thursday, July 11th, is World Population Day. The United Nations estimates that global population will swell to 9 billion by the year 2050. Most of t...

Vastly Scaling Up the Effectiveness of Nonprofits

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

How does a person of good will work with others, across the planet and across the years, to scale up to help out everyone? I've realized, in the past few days, that a solution could involve nonprofits which focus on vetting on-the-ground nonprofits.

Beyoncé and Friends Rock the Sound of Change Concert: Global Women's Charities Benefit Directly Via Catapult

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.02.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Capped off by a hit-laden set from Chime for Change co-founder and Artistic Director, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (which saw her joined onstage for "Crazy in Love" by her husband, Jay-Z), the list of performers and presenters just might blow your mind a little.

Making Healthy Pregnancies a Priority in Ghana

Asare Regina | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Asare Regina

This month, as many of my colleagues around the world celebrate motherhood, I work towards a future where all the mothers in my community have access to safe and healthy pregnancies -- a future free of the cries that once filled the homes of my neighbors.

Stand for Women

Global Fund for Women | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Global Fund for Women

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgWhy women's health? Because when women control their bodies they control their destinies.

No Limits for Women and Girls

Sharon K. D’Agostino | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Sharon K. D’Agostino

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg The Global Fund for Women has been a game-changer, a bridge builder and a force for constantly widening the circle of the movement for women's rights.

Connecting News and Raw Video to Social Action

Caty Borum Chattoo | Posted 11.09.2012 | Impact
Caty Borum Chattoo

Malala Yousufzai's story is important not only as a news story, but as a human rights impact story -- and what it can inspire about our desire to get involved and "take action." When we see and hear a story like hers, we want to do something.

Women Leave Rio+20 Motivated to Galvanize Sustainability Around Family Planning and Reproductive Rights

Diane MacEachern | Posted 09.01.2012 | Impact
Diane MacEachern

The Rio+20 outcome document -- though 49 pages long and consisting of 23,917 words -- mentions women in less than 0.01 percent of the entire text.

At Cipriani: 2012 Women Refugee Voices of Courage

Jim Luce | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

This year, a luncheon hosted by the Women's Refugee Commission focused on the need to protect and empower displaced adolescent girls -- one of the most vulnerable groups within a refugee setting.

5 Ways You Can Help Pakistan (and the Rest of Us)

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

Some Americans may hesitate to contribute to flood relief because we associate Pakistan with qualities we don't admire. How can we distance ourselves from the qualities we don't like while offering solidarity to the people of Pakistan?

Code Orange Philanthropy?

Rochelle Lefkowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rochelle Lefkowitz

What's tough is if everything, like every visit to an airport, is always Code Orange. Constant, low level anxiety starts to feel like the Cause That Cried Wolf--hard to trust, harder to back over time.

We Need a Global Fund for Moms

Liya Kebede | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Liya Kebede

Each mother who dies leaves behind a devastated family and weakened community that will eventually, somehow, affect each of us.

What the World Must Know About the Congo

Muadi Mukenge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Muadi Mukenge

Fresh from a two-week visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, I watch on television the escalation of war, one that has already claimed five million lives since 1998.