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A Call for Humanity in a Bleeding World

Elnaz Moghangard | Posted 09.04.2015 | Impact
Elnaz Moghangard

With all the news headlines that we read today, it is easy to become overwhelmed with fear.

It Takes a Village

Jessica Markowitz | Posted 09.03.2015 | Good News
Jessica Markowitz

I will never forget brushing my fingers across my great uncle Adam's arm, where his number was tattooed permanently, and feeling his pain as I looked in his eyes. "Never again," he told me.

Will the Real Good Job Please Stand Up?

Galit Gun | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Galit Gun

If these ideas resonate with you, add your voice to the voices of thousands of people across the country. Join the conversation this Labor Day by using the hashtag #GoodJobsForAll. Tell us what a good job means to you and help us make American jobs work for Americans everywhere.

Black Lives Matter Movement is Shedding Light on Issues Long Overlooked or Ignored By Mainstream Society

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics
Elwood D. Watson

Whatever flaws it has (the same can be said about any and all grassroots movements), the fact is that Black Lives Matter activists have expressed their message plain, bold and clear without apology.

charity: water Launches Their Crazy Good September Campaign

Brady Josephson | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

The fall is my favourite season. The weather cools down and the baseball season heats up (have you seen the Toronto Blue Jays lately...). And for me since 2009 it also means charity: water's September campaign. As a known and unabashed admirer of Scott, his team and their work, I always look forward to seeing what they will do with their September campaign.

The 2030 Agenda Is a Win for Women and Girls

Dawn Laguens | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Dawn Laguens

Put simply, the 2030 Agenda is a win for women and girls. Now, we need real action to turn its promise into a reality.

Not Only Is Good Health for All Achievable -- It's Affordable

Martin McKee | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Martin McKee

First, this is about healthy lives "for all." Not just citizens and not just those with official documents, but everyone, including the thousands of migrants fleeing conflicts or those, like many Roma in Eastern Europe, who officially do not exist.

Stopping Structured Settlement Predators for Good This Time

Don McNay | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Don McNay

No matter how much you want to protect the privacy of someone receiving a structured settlement, someone else with a fancy computer or data mining program is going to find them and make them an offer to buy their payments.

What if We Turned Things Around?

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

What if we turned things around? What if Hillary Clinton simply spoke whatever came into her head without thinking? (Or did think how she could shock her way onto the news with slurs about one group or another?) What if we decided to probe into Donald Trump's emails and see what kind of ethical and moral breaches he had made over the years in his business dealings?

Can We End Hunger in the Next 15 Years?

Åsa Skogström Feldt | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Åsa Skogström Feldt

The second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) calls for ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture. This goal -- or rather, goals -- are lofty, especially when taken under the relatively short deadline of 2030. So what does it take to end hunger in 15 years and, can we do it?

Meeting the Universality of Feeding the Hungry Through the SDGs

Ambassador Tony Hall | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Ambassador Tony Hall

Particularly crucial to meeting the goals or SDG 2 is the involvement of civil society in policy processes. Indigenous civil society groups are in-tune to needs of the most vulnerable. Women specifically need more seats at the development table, as they prove to be more disadvantaged than men, but also provide a tremendous opportunity to reach a marginalized population and improve nations' food security situations.

Ending Hunger in Our Lifetime

Greg Barrow | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Greg Barrow

While it is easy to understand the needs of an orphaned child who is fleeing conflict or natural disaster, we still need to broaden our understanding of how to help those who may be living in a country at peace, but whose lives are still blighted by chronic hunger and under-nutrition.

Why #Beijing20 Matters to Every One of Us and How to Start Taking Action for Gender Equality in Your Everyday Life

Erin Stein | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Erin Stein

On September 5th and every day afterwards remember that there are no human rights that "they" are denied that "we" enjoy, be that defined by gender or geography. When it comes to humanity, we are them and they are us.

Tackle These Three Issues and Extreme Poverty Will Be History

John W. McArthur | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
John W. McArthur

One beauty of the new global goals is that they set a common reference for debate. In the coming years, we will likely discover new roadblocks alongside opportunities to jump forward. These should prompt ongoing course corrections as the world veers toward success.

An Open Letter to the Generation That Will Grow Up With the Sustainable Development Goals

Anthony Lake | Posted 11.04.2015 | Impact
Anthony Lake

The global goals world leaders are agreeing to this month are not only for children living in poverty. The results they are trying to achieve will not only benefit people in need. They are universal goals -- reflecting universal rights, shared values and global challenges that affect every one of us.

Ending Poverty: Why Health Innovation Matters

Amie Batson | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Amie Batson

As the last 15 years show, breaking this cycle of poor health and poverty is within our reach. Our task now is to identify, develop and scale up the next wave of health innovations -- new solutions that are affordable, accessible and effective in low-resource settings and that empower families and communities to transform their own health and economic futures.

Paving the Road to End Poverty Everywhere

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

Investing in smallholder farmers not only helps eradicate the poverty in which they predominantly live; the benefits spill over into the health and wellbeing of the rest of the world's population. Yet smallholder farmers face a myriad of barriers preventing them from closing what we call "the gap" and achieving dignified livelihoods.

Fulfilling Mandela's Dream

Michael Elliott | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Michael Elliott

This year, says the first goal, we will commit to ending poverty in all its forms everywhere. The gobsmacking audacity of such an ambition prompts two questions. First: can it be done? And second: why would one want to commit oneself to such a thing?

Broadmoor Lives On: How a Community Saved Their New Orleans Neighborhood Following Katrina

LaToya Cantrell | Posted 08.31.2015 | Impact
LaToya Cantrell

Broadmoor wasn't a perfect community before the levee failures. We suffered from the systemic problems of poverty  --  blight, slum apartments, and a failing public school  --  and the deadly scourge of violent crime. But we possessed many assets  --  historic homes, a public library, and an active neighborhood association  -- and the greatest attribute of all, our people.

Why We Should Say Goodbye to the Lazy Summer Fantasy

Kelly Ruemmele | Posted 08.28.2015 | Education
Kelly Ruemmele

At the end of the last school year, two North Kansas City schools transitioned to the year round calendar. Parents had the opportunity to transfer their children to a traditional school or participate in the year round 45-15 plan. Some 95 percent of parents opted to stay.

Here's Why Scientists Are Giving Honeybees Tiny 'Backpacks'

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.28.2015 | Science

These tiny "backpacks" aren't your typical fashion accessory.  An international research team, leading the Global Initiative for Honeyb...

Making Government Better

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2015 | Impact
John Roman, Ph.D.

Performance management is most effective when organizations stick to best practices in program implementation, identify rigorous outcomes, and make those outcomes the focus of the intervention. These principles may seem obvious, but they rarely guide actual performance.

Hurricane Katrina: Three Objects of the Storm and Three Objectives of Service

Rob Lalka | Posted 08.28.2015 | Impact
Rob Lalka

Katrina's devastation was, by so many measures, due to the mistakes of people. And the recovery is, by every measure, due to the strength of people.

Ideagen Exclusive Interview With Ritz Carlton's Sue Stephenson

George Sifakis | Posted 08.27.2015 | Impact
George Sifakis

It was an honor to have Sue Stephenson, a Corporate Responsibility Executive with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, as a speaker at our Ideagen ( Summit in June.

Who's the "Mentally Ill, Homeless Man" Down the Street?

Matt Hartman | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Matt Hartman

The next time you see someone rambling on the street or asking for money, put yourself in their position. We need to imagine lacking a family, lacking food and lacking simple roofs over our heads. Maybe then, we'll understand and begin showing compassion.