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Creating a Hubbub

Pioneers for Change | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Trewin Restorick Around 18 months ago in a belated midlife crisis I left my relatively secure role as the CEO of Global Action Plan - a charity...

Small Donations, Big Results: The Changing Face of Philanthropy

Natalia Martinez-Kalinina | Posted 03.28.2016 | Impact
Natalia Martinez-Kalinina

To what extent can we squeeze the same results from small and large sums of money?

American Challenge: Entrepreneurship to Impact

Karim Samra | Posted 03.28.2016 | Impact
Karim Samra

Five key factors contributed to the meteoric growth and success of the Hult Prize in building a global pipeline of high quality impact enterprises.

When Values Create Value

Javier Saade | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Javier Saade

Shareholder value is the ultimate yardstick in capitalism, no doubt. But what happens when a company's value creation mechanism is directly aligned with a mission that resonates and that is rooted with a greater social aspiration?

Watch Detroit Neighborhoods Fall Into Ruin With Google Street View

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.26.2016 | Arts

Google Street View’s trove of data and visuals has been used to collect images of streets that made history, of colorful glitches and surreal scenes...

Gamifying Global Problems: The Key to Finding Solutions

Gabriel Cruz Díaz | Posted 03.24.2016 | Impact
Gabriel Cruz Díaz

I started to encourage people to participate in our local competition by framing it differently: I told them that it would be just like playing, a way to relax, to get out of their routine, and at the end of the day, the worst thing that could happen was that could end up winning a million dollars.

FinTech Could Help Achieve Full Financial Inclusion

Javier Saade | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business
Javier Saade

We are currently in the midst of an incredible confluence of potentially seismic macro trends that touch every soul. The economic and social promise of all this incredible action could help usher in a world which enjoys much more inclusive financial services and capital access.

Becoming a Fearless Leader Through Yoga

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
20 Beautiful Women

Let us tap into our inner fearless leader, spark that energy flowing within us, and inspire others to naturally find their inner yogi as well.

Valuing Our Volunteers

Julia Kathan | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Julia Kathan

One by one, they file out of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, offering a heartfelt thank you and a smile. We'll be back soon, they say. These g...

Water Jobs, Water Health, Water Security, Water Food: Water and You

Sarah Finnie Robinson | Posted 03.22.2016 | Green
Sarah Finnie Robinson #WorldWaterDay boosts urgent global awareness of this expensive r...

How Does It Feel? The Question I Wish You'd Ask Me as a Queer Man With Disabilities

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 03.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

There is a whole other level to sex and disability that you have missed by only focusing on the functionality of it all.

Wealthier Investors Are an Essential Part of Community Capital Markets

John Katovich | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business
John Katovich

The Securities and Exchange Commission has recently estimated that approximately 10% of all U.S. Households are now in the "Accredited Investor" categ...

Rawhide Infographic Campaign Puts Teen Issues in Limelight

Katherine Du | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
Katherine Du

Rawhide Boys Ranch, a Wisconsin-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving at-risk youth, has garnered soaring viewership for its infographic camp...

Saving Lives with Clean Water

Shelley Greenwald | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
Shelley Greenwald

Growing up in South Africa, I was aware from a young age, that people did not have equal rights. However, I was unaware that many people around the world did not have the right to a basic necessity like clean water.

5 Science-Backed Strategies for More Happiness

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Of course, the pursuit of happiness isn't all sunshine and rainbows and mugs of tea and smiling children. Sometimes we need to tackle our insecurities and weaknesses, and we can't just ignore our draining jobs and nagging relatives. But the practices here represent the other side of the coin, the one we often neglect: seeing, appreciating, and mobilizing the good.

A Song of Hope Through Cancer

Judith Hill | Posted 03.18.2016 | Impact
Judith Hill

I never imagined the first note my mother taught me to play would become a source of healing for both of us one day. But it did. It is my hope that our story serves as an inspiring example of what it means to find light in the darkness, and how when we all unite and stand up together, cancer doesn't stand a chance.

Build a Business to Impact Millions With Steve Mehr

Diana Mae Fernandez | Posted 03.17.2016 | Business
Diana Mae Fernandez

Any Entrepreneur that has successfully mastered the art of combining purpose, passion and profits understands that business isn't solely about making ...

Lauren M. Schwartz, Ph.D., Helping Farmers Increase Crop Production

Diane Propsner | Posted 03.17.2016 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Caption: Dr. Schwartz inspecting a soybean study in the Altheimer Greenhouse at the University of Arkansas. Photo courtesy of Kevin Mills This ...

The Purpose Effect

Kanchana Moodliar | Posted 03.16.2016 | Impact
Kanchana Moodliar

We are starting to see a rise in the number of people who are making change their own responsibility. These people are getting behind real fights, real social and economic issues that matter to all of us. And if they win, we win.

A Different Type of Networking to Fight Malnutrition

Christina B Bradic | Posted 03.15.2016 | Impact
Christina B Bradic

Globally, one in four children under the age of five are stunted, meaning they are significantly smaller than expected for their age due to malnutrition. We cannot fix this problem overnight. However, I have never traveled anywhere, where I did not see parents passionate about seeing their children thrive.

Why Community Capital Markets?

John Katovich | Posted 03.14.2016 | Business
John Katovich

Most people think of capital markets as what goes on in the national exchanges (e.g. New York Stock Exchange), but one of the oldest definitions of capital markets is "the efficient transfer of individuals' savings to companies for research, development, marketing, stability and growth."

A Mother Turns Tragedy Of Losing Son Into Gift For Others

Mike Bushman | Posted 03.14.2016 | Fifty
Mike Bushman

A varsity football starter, 16-year-old Kyle Braid led naturally. A standout among his peers for an inclusive, inspirational attitude in addition to exceptional athletic ability, Kyle's positive presence created a deep, wide imprint at an early age.

Nancy Reagan: An Inspiration to All

Maria Cooper Janis | Posted 03.09.2016 | Impact
Maria Cooper Janis

I feel that her example as, most importantly, a loving, strong, devoted wife and then as our country's First Lady, was and should be an inspiration to all. My husband and I will miss her, but we feel happy that she is now joined again with her soulmate and partner in life and in love.

5 Fellowships to Jumpstart your Changemaking Journey

Alex Budak | Posted 03.09.2016 | Impact
Alex Budak

I've heard from a number of people recently who are at the beginning of their changemaker journey but stuck on how to actually get started.

Social Enterprise: The End of Trump?

Karim Samra | Posted 03.07.2016 | Impact
Karim Samra

There is no such thing as a social enterprise, a social venture, or an impact investment. There are just businesses and investments. Organizations and...