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Using a Business Model to Reach the Poorest -- Social Franchising

BasicNeeds | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgMental illness and epilepsy have long been the 'poor relation' of global health and development agendas, often being underfunded, misunderstood and considered taboo.

Simple Chemistry

National Center for Arts & Technology | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
National Center for Arts & Technology

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgToday, at the age of 38, Stephanie and her daughter have full medical coverage through her job. 'And,' she says, 'we are completely free of the welfare system.'

Death Of Homecoming Queen With Special Needs Prompts Touching Tribute

Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact

A Kentucky high school student with special needs who was recently crowned homecoming queen died suddenly over the weekend, prompting an outpouring of...

Serengetee: The Fashionable Way to Give Back

Karin Swanson | Posted 12.21.2013 | Impact
Karin Swanson

College students like tanks. But what if there was a tee-shirt that helped directly fund a good cause? Serengetee has taken the "tee-shirt-for-a-cause" mantra to a new level.

This Week in Seeding the Change: 20 Teachers Who Are Changing the World

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We believe that these 20 teachers are role models: They are working against the odds to create the kind of just, humane and forward-thinking educational system we all yearn for.

5 Ways to Land -- And Stay -- On A Donor's Top-5 List

Gary Laermer | Posted 12.13.2013 | Impact
Gary Laermer

Let's face it. With thousands of organizations competing for donor dollars, it's more important than ever to develop a thoughtful and meaningful rel...

What You See As Trash Could Help Find A Cure For Cancer

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact

We don't want to keep this good news bottled up! A Colombian cancer charity collected 344,935 pounds of bottle caps in eight hours, shattering the ...

Teen's AMAZING Effort Is One For The Books

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact

At age 8, Maria Keller, of Orono, Minn., learned that not all children own a book. Determined to do something about it, she declared she would donate ...

This Week in Seeding the Change: Empowering Education and Development Inside and Outside the Classroom

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place.

WATCH: 11-Year-Old Takes On Hurricanes With Awesome Invention

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact

A sandbag without sand? It makes perfect sense now because of an 11-year-old's ingenious invention. Peyton Robertson, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla....

WATCH: Pink Ribbon Highway Drives Home Powerful Message

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.10.2013 | Impact

The surface of a highway ramp may be an unlikely place to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but if the road is shaped like a ribbon, it can work ...

Finding Accurate Reporting About Government Shutdown

Craig Newmark | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics
Craig Newmark

I want news I can trust. I know this is not a simple problem. But it starts with journalists using their expertise and authority to accurately describe what is happening.

The Karimu Kids: Building Bridges of Wood and Culture

Suzanne Skees | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Meet an American professor and students from California State University Long Beach, who've learned far more from Bacho villagers in Tanzania than they ever hoped to impart.

The Power of Limitations

Derek Snook | Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact
Derek Snook

As the founder of In Every Story, I've decided to experiment with limitations. I've moved back into transitional housing at the Star Gospel Mission and I'm planning on living on the same wage our workers make, $8 an hour or $262 weekly after taxes.

Experiencing the Clinton Global Initiative: Committed to Sustainable Change

Saundra Pelletier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Saundra Pelletier

We have all attended conferences knowing that 10% will be substantive and 90% will be superfluous. CGI is not that conference. The substance of the program is unparalleled.

Robin Thicke Shows A Charitable Streak

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.27.2013 | Impact

Bad boy Robin Thicke is doing some good. The "Blurred Lines" singer has hooked up with a site that donates money from concert ticket sales to worth...

Neighbors Protest Wounded Army Hero's Home For Ludicrous Reason

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.27.2013 | Impact

Some homecoming. Neighbors in a Peoria, Ill., suburb reportedly circulated a petition to protest a Habitat for Humanity home being built for a decorat...

This Week in Seeding the Change: Caring for Communities, Incarcerated Youth, Women and Caregivers

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Ari Nessel

These are just a few examples of what a little seed money can do when put in the hands of someone with a vision and a plan to change the world. If you were given $1000, how would YOU seed the change the world?

Couple To Change Last Name To Van Squigglebottoms For Charity!

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.27.2013 | Impact

May we introduce the potential Mr. and Ms. Van Squigglebottoms? Jessica and Jeff pledge to legally change their last name to Van Squigglebottoms if...

Asian American Poverty A Hidden Statistic, Report Says

Los Angeles Times | Posted 09.26.2013 | Impact

Asian Americans, often perceived as embodying immigrant success, suffer poverty that's hidden by U.S. Census statistics, according to a new report. ...

Girl, 4, Faces Mystery Brain Tumor Baffling Doctors, And Her Family Needs Help

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.27.2013 | Impact

On Thursday, 4-year-old Janet Pruneau was scheduled for a blood transfusion and perhaps the insertion of a feeding tube. It was another day in her fig...

Speak Up! Education Alone Is Not Enough

Vivian Onano | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Vivian Onano

In villages where the elder (always a man) dictates everything from what you wear to whom you marry to when you speak, how do these educated, smart girls choose to become a pediatrician who never marries and likes stilettos over saris?

College Kids Build Robotic Arm For Teen Who Has Rare Bone Disease, Amazing Smile

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact

What has your college kid achieved lately? Found a way to wake up in time for a 9 a.m. class? Turned in a research paper without coffee stains? Wel...

HIS TURN: Clinton Impersonates Bono

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact

Imitation must really be the sincerest form of flattery. After Bono hilariously impersonated former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday, the ex-comm...

One Buffett's Vision For Millennials In Charity

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact

When it comes to rethinking how charity works, philanthropist Peter Buffett believes millennials have a lot to give. "Younger people have the appet...