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To Serve Is to Live: Reflections From 'Photography and the American Civil War'

Frances Hesselbein | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Frances Hesselbein

When we talked, every night by telephone, he often reminded me, "Hey, Mom, remember: I was a soldier, I am a soldier, I will always be a soldier. " And so he was.

Pedicure Therapy: The 8 Best Nail Polish Shades to Get Through 8 Years of Disaster Recovery

Lori J. Bertman | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Lori J. Bertman

Who will bear witness for the RECOVERY of people who have been through natural disasters like Katrina? And Sandy? And Oklahoma? What do the people who come down to bear witness to these disasters do?

Give Me Love, Give Me Peace on Earth!

Janine Francolini | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Over the past month there has been an important national discussion concerning discriminatory remarks about people living with mental illness in the media.

Women's Equality Day: Mobilizing the Women of the World

Saundra Pelletier | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Saundra Pelletier

On a global scale, an investment in female empowerment ensures healthier, wealthier and better educated communities.

Stars Under the Stars for Homeless Kids

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

Next week on August 19, more than 50 Broadway stars, composers and directors will meet with homeless youth at Covenant House in New York City, then lie down on a sidewalk and sleep overnight on a small patch of concrete near the Lincoln Tunnel.

18 Quotes for Giving Tuesday

2morrowknight | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
2morrowknight

When social good star Henry Timms created Giving Tuesday in 2012, he envisioned an initiative that would make a difference, and change the world - one amazing, inspiring cause at a time. What is Giving Tuesday?

Moms and Dads and School

Ron Berler | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Ron Berler

All are complex problems, entwined in money, ideology and bureaucracy and exceedingly difficult to repair. But there is one broken element in public education that is apolitical in nature and costs zero to fix.

Hope from a Tanzanian Secondary School

Sam Reiss | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Sam Reiss

A great teacher can be transcendent. But if forced to transcend a shattered and wholly dysfunctional system, a catastrophic dearth of funds and resources, and a culture that often fails to see the value of education, connecting with students can be, well, a little difficult.

Ron Dicker

Rough Cross-Country Walk Against Human Trafficking

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.08.2013 | Impact

Shannon Sprowal and Jay Atlas will sleep just about anywhere for a good cause. In their cross-country walk to raise awareness of human trafficking,...

What Matt Damon Absolutely Won't Do

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact

Matt Damon doesn't want to hit fans over the head to commit to a cause. He'd rather tickle their funny bone. "People feeling preached to by privile...

WATCH: 'Really Awesome' Treehouse For Sick Boy

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.08.2013 | Impact

Conrad Dixon, a 6-year-old from Wynnewood, Okla., asked for a treehouse. But not just any treehouse. He wanted one where he could stay cool and safe. ...

LOOK: Viral Cat Pic Inspires Unexpected Charity

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact

Credit: Imgur/Akslfak Have you gotten your Refurbograph yet? A three-legged cat named Refurb, whose toothy smile charmed the Internet in a photo...

The Perpetual Poverty Machine

Michele Vonetes Bongiovanni | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Michele Vonetes Bongiovanni

We have much more power than we realize to drive the outcomes we wish. We can and should patronize those companies making the real investments in people and planet... and by doing so we can help create the profit motive for companies to continue to do the right thing.

Charitable Donations Critical Piece of Funding for Hope's Mission

Bill Bynum | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Bill Bynum

At the Aspen Leadership Action Forum, where I am joining leading figures from around the world to pledge action on the problems of poverty, access to health care, education, etc., there is much talk about making sure philanthropy is effective.

Turning Inside Outcomes

Margaret A. Hacskaylo | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Margaret A. Hacskaylo

I believe that there are three things for those investing in domestic violence housing programs to keep in mind when looking for answers about how their money makes a difference.

How -- Not Whether -- to Help a Panhandler

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact
Amy L. Freeman

Like most of us, I want to help people in distress. With panhandlers, though, I never knew whether the person was truly in need. I worried that my money would fuel some addiction, rather than funding food or shelter. I worried that I was being scammed. Was I right?

WATCH: Iran: Crossing the 'Red Line?'

Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 20, 2013. TIME: 5:45p – 6:4...

WATCH: The Military and Intelligence: Out of the Shadows

Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 20, 2013. TIME: 3:30p – 4:3...

WATCH: Law Enforcement and National Security

Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 20, 2013. TIME: 1:30p – 2:...

WATCH: Counterterrorism and the Media

Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 20, 2013. TIME: 11:00a – 12...

WATCH: Unrest in the Arab World and its Implications for Our Security

Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 20, 2013. TIME: 12:15p – 1:...

WATCH: AFRICOM: The Next Afghanistan?

Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 19, 2013. TIME: 7:00p – 8:0...

WATCH: Iraq and AfPak: Now and Then

Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 19, 2013. TIME: 5:45p – 6:4...

WATCH: Industry's Role in Cybersecurity

Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 19, 2013. TIME: 4:30p – 5:3...

WATCH: Putting Out Fires Before They Spread: The US's Role in Preventing Conflict

Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 19, 2013. TIME: 3:30p – 4:3...