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No, I Didn't Steal Grandma's Disability Parking Permit!

Bree Hogan | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Bree Hogan

We need to advocate for the rights of the disability community, but abusing people over a parking permit they are legally entitled to use is not the way to go about it. Reporting the Ferrari double-parked across two disabled bays without a disability parking permit might be a better place to start.

Your Move, Nestle: When the CSR Spotlight Dims

Marianne Smallwood | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Marianne Smallwood

In initiating the public examination of its flaws, and in working with an organization like Verite, Nestle has already gone a more honorable and transparent route than other companies have done. But while it has taken the first step towards being a more responsible company, Nestle's commitment to funding a long term strategy -- and how it pushes beyond the inevitable road blocks ahead -- will determine its ultimate footprint and legacy.

Resources to Recover Aids the Human Capacity to Survive Mental Illness

Katherine Du | Posted 11.29.2015 | Teen
Katherine Du

Jay Boll, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Resources to Recover (RtoR). Credit: Katherine Du Resources to Recover (RtoR), a gateway website eq...

Freedom Collective International: Partnering With Local Non Profits In Uganda to Spark Trade

Plumfund | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact

Kelly and I embarked on our first endeavor in early November, partnering with Musana Community Development Center in Iganga, Uganda. Our goal was to introduce new designs that utilize local resources and create products that would provide a greater profit margin that would, in turn, create more jobs locally.

An Impact Investing Holiday Reading List

Elizabeth Coston | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Elizabeth Coston

Image credit: Image by pixabay, licensed under the Creative Commons CC0 Generic license. The holidays are often the time of year when people are re...

Smarter, Creative Philanthropy for a Complex World

Sonal Shah | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Sonal Shah

Within portfolios, philanthropy can reward more entrepreneurial approaches to public-private partnerships, cutting-edge technology, cross-sector data and civic engagement. And it can leverage a modern toolkit, including social impact bonds and other innovative financing mechanisms, impact investing and outcome-focused partnerships with civil society, government and industry.

Former Dallas Cowboy and Washington Redskins NFL Players Join the Real-Life Hunger Games

Dr. Cheryl Action Jackson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact
Dr. Cheryl Action Jackson

What happens when we realize the title, "The Hunger Games," really isn't what it is? As you read this article, I hope you reflect on the movie and also understand that the reality is that hunger is NOT a game.

Why I Haven't Had a Conventional Christmas in 20 Years

Steve Albini | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact
Steve Albini

Nineteen years ago, my wife Heather Whinna stopped by the post office on the way home. She found bins there full of letters addressed to Santa Claus, left out by the post office for people to read and answer. Curious, she read a few of the letters and couldn't believe what she saw.

These Kids Have The Coolest Way To Keep The Homeless Warm This Winter

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.21.2015 | Good News

A group of youngsters and a mom in Canada made a kind-hearted gesture last weekend to help homeless people in Halifax, Nova Scotia, stay warm this win...

The (Not So) New Urban Sphere

Hollie Russon Gilman | Posted 11.17.2015 | Impact
Hollie Russon Gilman

Bringing cities into the 21st century requires both applying innovative strategies and recognizing the public servants and services that have worked well in the past. Bringing in new talent, however, cannot deter governments from building capacity and equipping workers with the newest skills.

More Reflection. More Learning. More Impact.

Alex Budak | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Alex Budak

In the startup world, Eric Ries has helped push forward the notion that the goal of a startup is to learn as much as possible, as quickly as possible. In fact, it's my very favorite definition of a startup. As a social entrepreneur, so too is your job to learn -- not just about your organization but also about yourself as a leader.

6 Common Strategies That Actually Keep You From Reaching Your Full Potential

Rosalie Puiman | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosalie Puiman

In the A-type world we live in today, we're very focused on doing stuff, on proving things and on showcasing our abilities. In our professional lives, we carefully consider how to best move forward and how to make a great impression.

No, Hate, You Cannot Have Paris

Flynn Coleman | Posted 11.15.2015 | World
Flynn Coleman

I have lived some of the greatest days of my life in Paris. I have loved there, had some of the most profound love story moments of my life there. That is Paris, for me, and for many others. So hate, you cannot have Paris.

Suicide and Substance Abuse Among Middle-Aged White People: An Alarming and Growing Epidemic

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Elwood D. Watson

Surprises and white privilege aside, the fact is that white, middle-aged suicide/mid-life crisis is an alarming problem that must be given serious attention. It is a growing epidemic that is, literally, resulting in deadly consequences for those affected by its powerful and merciless grip.

Battling E-Cigarettes and Empowering Teens, Communities 4 Action Soars

Katherine Du | Posted 11.12.2015 | Teen
Katherine Du

Communities 4 Action (C4A), which aids prevention initiatives addressing a broad spectrum of risky behaviors, provides what Chairman Stephanie Paulmeno describes as "capacity and collaboration building."

Give Miami Your Money -- You'll Thank Me Later

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

I like you. You're reading my blog, and we're not even related. And because you've done something nice for me, I'd like to return the favor. So I'm going to invite you to empty your pockets on November 19th.

What is the Role of Business in Society?

Jay Coen Gilbert | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact
Jay Coen Gilbert

Capitalism is the most powerful man-made force on the planet. It has played a central role in improving the quality of life for billions of people...

Does Having Good Manners Make Me a B*tch?

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women
Erris Langer Klapper

The day was young and I'd already been called a bitch twice. Why is it that when others act inappropriately, I react and then I look like the b*tch? Where's the justice in that? Perhaps not reacting is the answer, but that goes against my grain.

Major Study Paints Picture Of America's Health System -- And It's Not Pretty

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.09.2015 | Fifty

  So you assume Americans are the healthiest people in the free world? Not so fast, Charlie. The annual OECD Health at a Glance report for 2015 ...

Impacting Disease Through Philanthropy

David Panzirer | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
David Panzirer

To make an impact, start with the end in mind. What is your goal?

Brand New CrossFit Man

Don McNay | Posted 11.01.2015 | Sports
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At age 56, I get to be a rock star. In an athletic setting. Surrounded by some of the fittest and most motivated people I have ever met. All I have to do is keep showing up and let them watch me go at CrossFit with complete abandon. I have a new set of friends and admirers.

Irish LGBT Group's Final Roadblock to Much Needed Resource Centre

Sean O'Toole | Posted 10.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Sean O'Toole

This points to a larger problem that everyone in Ireland simply has to become very aware of -- this misconception that in the wake of the Yes vote in the Marriage Equality referendum, that there is simply no more everyday LGBT discrimination because there is no more legal discrimination.

In Dialogue With Thysson George Williams at the Nexus Youth Summit 2015

Sharad Khare | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Sharad Khare

The first time I met Thysson George Williams was at the United Nations at the Nexus Youth Summit earlier this year. I was impressed by his sharp style, his attention to the details of what he was talking about and the amount of success he had achieved early on in his life.

Where High School Girls Discover Engineering

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.29.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

Although the field of engineering offers women careers that are engaging and interesting, this career has not been a historically popular choice. Understanding why so few women consider a career in engineering is complex and hard to pin down.

It Takes a Community to Solve Homelessness

Sandi Vidal | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Sandi Vidal

Over the next few days, I will share insights into the trip. My hope is that other communities struggling with homelessness will look at how our community and others are working together across political lines to work towards the common good.