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The Art of Being Alive Series: A Glimpse of the Realities Facing Our Generation (Syria, Climate, Population and Global Awareness)

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact
Adedayo Fashanu

I don't believe our inaction is because we don't think about the change but rather it is because we imagine the story is deeper than what we are told...

Exclusive Interview With Global Impact CEO, Scott Jackson

George Sifakis | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
George Sifakis

Global Impact began 60 years ago as, "a federation that allowed for international non-profits such as Save, Care, and World Vision to be featured in large scale giving campaigns with the federal government and the private sector." They now raise funds through campaigns and through the workplace.

The DBCs of Making a Global Impact in Today's World

Tayo Rockson | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Tayo Rockson

We need to use our innate curiosity to educate and dispel stereotypes. Let's build bridge cultural gaps, foster empathy and truly show the world how to communicate across boundaries. Let's connect.

How Birding Can Help Conservation Efforts

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Craig Newmark

This year, the Cornell's bird lab's centennial year, they're inviting everyone around the globe who loves birds to be a part of the Global Big Day team. Their goal is to raise $500,000 for conservation and, with help from birds everywhere, collectively tally 4,000 of the world's 10,300 bird species in a single day. This is the real deal for conservation and birding.

Why the Ivy League Needs the Hult Prize ​

Schuyler Arakawa | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Schuyler Arakawa

As I near graduation, I've noticed my peers and I suddenly have a checklist of criteria our first job has to fit. It must be financially successful, intellectually stimulating, something we are "passionate" about, and a benefit to society.

Why Changing The World Is A Two-Step Process

Fast Company | Marcia Conner | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

Despite a strong standard of living, a rising creative class, and an economy gaining strength, many of us feel worn-down, tired, frustrated, and wildl...

Innovating Impact: Two Social Entrepreneurs Tackle Critical Issues at Home and Abroad

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Overwhelmingly, these talented fellows represent a growing commitment to fighting social issues like poverty, terrorism, infrastructural collapse, and beyond -- through straightforward, effective means. I was lucky to learn from two of them, and share their stories here.

The Global Search for Education: To Be or Not to Be?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

If imagination be the food of disruption, is the Bard also to be considered worthy of a TriBeCa Disruptive innovation Award?

Good Afternoon, Vietnam: A Revolutionary Small Business Impetus and I Learned About It on Skype (Part 2)

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

As exciting as the social enterprises presented were, the most interesting and perspective-changing lesson for me was the Vietnamese flat tax.

Good Afternoon, Vietnam: A Revolutionary Small Business Impetus and I Learned About It on Skype (Part 1)

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

In growing economies like Vietnam's, we are seeing innovations in business--through both national and foreign investments. But the government, almost 40 years after the US left, is also empowering social enterprises with its reforms.

Why You Shouldn't Call Yourself a Social Good Designer

Rachael Chong | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Frog's Robert Fabricant discusses the work his firm is doing to design new solutions to improve health outcomes in the developing world, but why he never calls it "giving back."

Entrepreneurs and Innovators Changing Lives

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

Entrepreneurs, innovators and technologists have skills and ideas that can't be found anywhere else. That's why we need their engagement to help solve global challenges.

Changing The Face Of International Philanthropy

Amy Neumann | Posted 10.26.2012 | Impact
Amy Neumann

This is the eleventh installment of the Impact series, #SocialGoodStars. The people highlighted here are passionate, dedicated philanthropists, streng...

Reinventing Your Life: Changing the World Has to Be Fun

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Art, design, business, and culture have merged. Experiences and products are all about what someone feels. People act or react, attend or purchase, like or follow because they are drawn toward something.