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Left Right or Better: An Impactful Meeting of Minds

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 01.29.2015 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

What difference does your money make when you invest or divest? You might be conservative and want nature to remain beautiful forever. You might be liberal and want to undo environmental injustices.

How to Get Beyond B-Minus: The State of Nonprofit Boards Today

Anne Wallestad | Posted 01.27.2015 | Impact
Anne Wallestad

Today, BoardSource launched Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices, which is a comprehensive scan of current nonprofit board practices, policies, and performance.

The Potential Danger of Embracing Stereotypes

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 01.22.2015 | World
Elwood D. Watson

The recent terror attack in France, in which masked gunmen stormed into the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical newspaper and killed 12 peopl...

Side-stepping the Law of Unintended Consequences

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 01.21.2015 | Books
Stefan Simanowitz

The problem of the unintended consequences that can happen when we try to effect positive change is the subject of a new book published this month.

People and Other Animals: Who's Your Daddy?

Ken White | Posted 01.21.2015 | San Francisco
Ken White

The Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA recently started testing the DNA of many of our small, brown-ish dogs who appear to be at least part Chihuahua. Why, you might ask? Not a bad question.

My Beautiful Reward and the 7 Lessons It Has Taught Me

Mallory Weggemann | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Mallory Weggemann

I was looking toward my future with hope, excitement and anticipation, it was a new chapter in life for me and I couldn't wait for what lay ahead. Until one day, everything I knew and everything I was looking forward to changed in the matter of a split second.

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Wall Street Refugee Now Tells The Stories Of Those Fixing Our Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact

Greg Behrman's resume highlights include Wall Street worker, federal government official, scholar and military veteran. But the latest entry could be ...

We Are Each Other's Destiny

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

Dr. King's life is a reminder to seek light in darkness, to be the change itself. In this, I find much room for optimism around the world in young men and women equipped with both skills and moral courage, daring to do what is right, not easy.

Connection Through Captivation: The Art of Vaccines

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 01.16.2015 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

One in five children--a full fifth of the world's child population--don't get all the vaccines they need to be protected against deadly diseases like measles, pneumonia, and whooping cough.

Race Relations Remain an Issue of Signifcant Concern to Many Americans

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 01.15.2015 | Black Voices
Elwood D. Watson

The fact is that race has always been a major issue in America. For many blacks and other non-whites, it has been the perennial issue. When W. E. B. Du Bois stated that "the problem of the 20th century would be the problem of the color line," he was right on target.

5 Peaceful Ways to Protest Police Brutality in 2015 and Beyond

Ama Yawson | Posted 01.14.2015 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

For many of us, 2014 was an emotionally devastating year because of the seemingly continuous news stories of unarmed citizens falling victim to lethal police brutality. Many of us protested in 2014 and yet have not yet seen the change that wanted. So what are we going to do about it?

An Untold Story: Learning to Fail Forward

Mary McVeigh | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Mary McVeigh

A herd of goats lazily wandered through, and the fact that the town's water had gone out coupled with the blazing heat made us wonder who would come. Cora would be one of them.

Cleansed, Crisp and Crippled: The Challenges of Staying Dapperly Delicious While Disabled

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 01.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Let me break it down for you -- when you have a disability requiring sexy wheels, two truths become apparent.

We Will Not Be Moved

Cornell William Brooks | Posted 01.10.2015 | Black Voices
Cornell William Brooks

One cannot truly impact the world from a safe distance, and we have never been afraid to take our position on the frontline. Our team will continue to work on the issues in the communities that need our help the most.

3 Good Ways to Recognize You Matter

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Wolffe

I volunteered to write for a prison newsletter and started attending protests at prisons I stood there, tying ribbons on barbed wire fences, marching. The raw caring voices of the other protesters chanting for men and women inside, slowly, restored faith to me.

An Update From the Second Annual Society of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology's (SAYAO) Conference: Breaking Barriers in Acute Lymphoblasic Luekemia (ALL)

Emily Drake | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

I had the fortune this past October to attend the second annual Society of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (SAYAO) conference at the University of...

When It Comes to Family Giving, Next Generation Holds the Key

Steven Crandell | Posted 01.09.2015 | Money
Steven Crandell

Communication is of critical importance when it comes to managing family philanthropy. But many people who include themselves in the next generation take a passive role and wait for the older generations to reach out and set up opportunities to talk.

#IMREADY Campaign: Changing the Face of Beauty

Meriah Nichols | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Meriah Nichols

The plan of the campaign is simple: to post a photo of the individual with a disability, to include the hashtag of a favorite major retailer along with the #IMREADY hashtag and to make a call for the retailer to participate.

Here's to a Shameless 2015

Anjhula Mya Bais | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact
Anjhula Mya Bais

As the year begins, let us ask ourselves why we continue to pretend or not acknowledge what there is to acknowledge?

Some Men Need to Reconsider How They View/Value Their Male Relationships and Masculinity In General

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact
Elwood D. Watson

The fact is that when it comes to sexuality, America is still a very young nation compared to the rest of the world and we are evolving on a number of issues. Evolving perceptions of masculinity (and femininity) and sexuality in general is one such issue.

Helping a Person Live Like They Were Dying

Don McNay | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Don McNay

Lori sought a medical solution to help her lose weight and the solution caused her body to die. I've been fortunate that my weight loss surgery has been a success in its first month and that maybe the medical world has found a solution that works for people like me. The attempt with diet pills was definitely not the answer.

Batéy 106: Portraits from a Dominican Sugar Cane Plantation

Erica Simone | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Erica Simone

In this globalized world of consumption we live in, rarely do we stop to think about where our goods actually come from, who cultivated them or what life is like for the people at the beginning of the production chain. When you open a pack of sugar and empty it into your tea or coffee, do you ever consider the process of how that sugar ended up on your table? Do you ever think about what the people are like at each step of the production: the cultivators of the fields, the owners of the land, the processing plant workers, the packaging designers, the marketing team, the distributors, the transporters, the wholesalers, the retailers, and ultimately you, the consumer? I do all the time, to the point where I make up complete stories in my mind that could turn into a screenplay.

The Impact of I.D.E.A. for Students With Disabilities and Education Equality: 40 Years Later

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Since 1975, I.D.E.A. was created to provide individuals with any learning, mental and/or physical disabilities equal access to education, protection under the law from harassment and discrimination, and self-sufficiency skills for independence in their post-educational lives.

Personal Peace and Tranquility

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 12.30.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Whether we seek it consciously or not, peace is often the motivation for our actions. We are called to engage in activities that bring us pleasure and lighten our loads. Even with some of the most destructive behaviors, our goal is usually to "feel better."

Driving Me Christmas

Bill Couzens | Posted 12.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Bill Couzens

These last days of December I had scheduled meetings and in doing so found myself reporting on this year's progress of Less Cancer. We have reached ...