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Awareness of Parkinson's Disease

Connie Lawn | Posted 06.06.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. It is also a time for awareness of other causes and diseases. I am constantly aware of Parkinson's, however, since I was diagnosed with its symptoms three years ago, when I was 67.

Uniting Disability. Let's Create Change

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

We as humans have the technology, and the ability. Apparently not the desire. We could be transforming sick , injured, and disabled people into healthy, happy, accommodated, valuable, and contributing members of society.

Inspiring Others to Lead Through My Immigrant Journey

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Michele Nealon-Woods

What are the skills women immigrants need to be successful in the U.S. and the connected, global economy of the 21st century?

April Is Autism Awareness Month -- Light It Up Blue!

Lisa Masters | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Lisa Masters

Autism Awareness month is here again. Puzzle pieces will be scattered everywhere to remind us of an unknown future for those whose world is somewhat different than most, and on April 2, the world will turn a lighter shade of blue.

Give Them a Power Greeting

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Naphtali Hoff

You're walking down the street. Your eyes are looking forward and you notice a person coming your way. You prepare to say "good morning," "hello," or something similar, only to have the other person drop their eyes to avoid contact.

Leaving the Next Generation an Empty Bag: The Big Mop-Up

Bill Couzens | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

If cancer is preventable (meaning its prevalence can be reduced by making lifestyle and/or environment changes, excluding hereditary cancers), then how and why are we still struggling to reverse the increasing incidences of cancer?

3 Old School Lessons for New School Entrepreneurs

Mark Newberg | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Mark Newberg

My goal is to help them merge their desire to do good through business with the reality that they'll need to be good at business. Once I realized that stories stick, I started keeping track of the stories that stuck best.

Community Comes From Difference, Not Just Commonality

Bob Deutsch | Posted 05.28.2014 | Technology
Bob Deutsch

Sameness can elicit the beginning of an approach to other people. Difference gets you to something more authentic and intimate and wider.

This Year For Lent, I Decided to Give Up My Feelings

J Mase III | Posted 05.26.2014 | Religion
J Mase III

Privilege is a powerful drug. It lets us ignore the harm we cause to others by our indifference, and wants to multiply with our desire to self-preserve.

A Rising Tide to Lift All Boats: Alex's Story

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.26.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Rising Tide Capital is a nationally acclaimed nonprofit organization that helps aspiring but financially limited entrepreneurs to start and grow successful businesses.

Pain and Suffering and Joy and Resilience in Haiti

Nancy Farese | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Nancy Farese

I find myself in the evening light at La Piste, an old airfield, very near Surpiste, "the runway", which I had known from the 2010 post-earthquake days as the site of one of the largest displacement camps.

What's Wrong With Women's History Month?

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

The reality is that women's contributions to our nation's history are not limited to one month in a year, and so learning about them should not be limited either.

How Not to Muddle the Middle

Gary Laermer | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Gary Laermer

Unfortunately, the mid-sized donor base has reduced its nonprofit support in recent years. The good news is that there are ways to reverse this trend and prevent core donors from drifting.

What Inspires Generation Y To Give

Tyler Mahoney | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Tyler Mahoney

In contrast, young people are rejecting the post-modern wanderlust molded by the Baby Boomers and are returning to a pre-modern, pre-industrial understanding of the world.

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Still Leaves a Painful Legacy

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Why are we still so far from a sustainable economy, even after the powerful lessons of the Exxon Valdez, the BP oil disaster in 2010 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012?

Stop It! There Is No Excuse for Invoking His Name When Criticizing Opponents!

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Elwood D. Watson

Kesha Rogers is a 37-year-old Black political activist from Texas who is running for the U.S Senate representing the state's 22nd congressional distri...

Disabled Is the New Black

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

It's our imperfections that make us unique, special. Those "flaws" are what make you, you. We ourselves need to stop perpetuating the beauty myth and start by embracing the gift of the human condition in all of it's fragile versions.

Infographic Reveals Latest Data on Cracking the Crowdfunding Code

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.19.2014 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Crowdfunding raised more than $5 billion worldwide in 2013, and peer-to-peer nonprofit fundraising for charities is seeing explosive growth.

Rethinking Innovation With Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Faisal Hoque | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business
Faisal Hoque

So critical is the customer relationship today that we must ask if we are meeting a genuine need, in which case the relationship has more chance of surviving, or just selling something, in which case customer whim can take over.

Who Ruins the World? Travelers? A Chat with "Gringo Trails" Director Pegi Vail (Part 1 of 2)

Adedana Ashebir | Posted 05.18.2014 | Travel
Adedana Ashebir

"Perhaps the time has come that guidebooks highlight newer destinations in favor of one that's overrun to allow them some breathing space."

Disability Awareness Activist Uyanga Erdenebold, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

Nomin Dari | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Nomin Dari

Most of us know the difficulty of learning a foreign language. Now, imagine the triumph of learning a foreign language, blind. Uyanga Erdenebold, has not only done that, but is also the recipient of the first Fulbright Scholarship awarded to a blind Mongolian student.

Unnecessarily Dependent: Consequences of Denying the Mobility Challenged

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Why are we intentionally making things so much harder for those who already have more to deal with because of their disabilities, injuries, and/or limitations? It's just like kicking someone when they are already down!

How to Have an Impact in Today's World

Frank A. Weil | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

Everybody at some point in their lives has asked themselves how to make things happen. Those things may range from making the basketball squad, gettin...

Nonprofit Data Users: 3 Challenges to Overcome

Adnan Mahmud | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Adnan Mahmud

Increasingly, nonprofits are also realizing the value of gathering good data about our donors, clients and programs, and using that information to maximize impact.

So What Has Changed After the Entry of Aam Aadmi Party in Politics?

Devanik Saha | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Devanik Saha

Since its independence, India has had major revolutions -- the primary ones being the green revolution and the dotcom revolution. But none of them has excited and energized the whole country as the ongoing broom revolution.