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Changing the Way We Change the World

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

In 2012, after quitting my corporate job on first day, I was idealistic and determined to change the world. So much so, I decided to start with Africa. This is probably the most clichéd beginning for a story of many young Millennial "change-makers."

Why Is 'Care Getting' a Foreign Language to So Many?

Laura Wellington | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Wellington

Everyone serves to benefit from Care Getting. To accept a life without it is as good as inviting one's own soul to starve. We have all seen those people possessing little impetus or inclination to smile. I suspect many of them aren't getting, accepting, or expecting the care they deserve.

Thank You, CVS Health and Walgreens

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Elaine Pawlowski

Although national news has reported on CVS's decision to discontinue selling cigarettes, the national news should also be highlighting CVS and Walgreens in their efforts to save a life and reduce overdose deaths.

Once There Was a Far Away Garden Which Yielded Little Joy

Gary Ackerman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Gary Ackerman

Once there was a far away garden which yielded little joy. Predator plants thrived and crowded out and extinguished any notion of flowering beauty and hope. All of its seasons were as if winter followed winter, and it seemed that little resembling beauty would ever bloom.

Let's Deemphasize People's Motivations Behind Advocacy and Volunteering

Megan Foo | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Megan Foo

As a high school student, I have often heard accusatory comments that so-and-so is only involved with social activism or a service project because "she wants to put it on her resume" or "he just wants to gain admission to college."

Next Generation Philanthropy: A Conversation With Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Bobbi Silten | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Bobbi Silten

Laura is a social entrepreneur, author, philanthropist and educator who has been sharing her philosophy about strategic philanthropy with students at Stanford for more than a decade. As a regular guest lecturer for her class, I've watched the course evolve.

Can an Established Nonprofit Still Be Innovative?

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Joseph Amodeo

It's a question that any "blue chip" company has to be ready to respond "yes" to in order to ensure continued growth. So if being innovative is viewed as being critical to a for-profit company's success, why wouldn't such a standard also apply to nonprofits?

Kids Helping Kids Thrive

Darell Hammond | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Darell Hammond

These are three shining examples of the amazing impact kids can have on their fellow peers. Caring and engaged adults, of course, play an important role in the happy and healthy development of children.

Are You Driving Your Data? Or Is Your Data Driving You?

Steven Crandell | Posted 10.27.2014 | Technology
Steven Crandell

Leaders parade decision-making as rational and strategic because they "have the numbers" to support it. The tech revolution with its miraculous information-processing seems to support the idea of data as king.

Through the Eyes of the Youth: Filmmakers Without Borders

Mark W. Guay | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

The youth have the ability to share the raw truth of a story as they struggle to understand the events unfolding before their eyes. They have the ability to bring adults into a youthful frame of reference, one that may perhaps lead to bridging borders instead of dropping bombs.

Give a Little, Get a Lot -- Easy Ways to Give Back

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
Judi Sheppard Missett

Want to add a little happiness to your life? Try doing something for someone else. From the simplest act of smiling at a stranger to a bigger commitment like fundraising, I've found the best way to feel better is to make someone else feel good.

Does Knowing Someone Get YOU Work?

Roger Wright | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

OF course it will! But wait. There's more to the story. Used to be that "knowing a guy" (and yes, it most often was a guy) was all you needed to get a job. Go see the man in charge, and presto. You're working.

Overbearing, Snowplough Parents Have Replaced Helicopter Parents

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 10.26.2014 | College
Elwood D. Watson

Regardless of awareness or cluelessness, the fact is that for some young adults, the level of constant monitoring from parents is frustrating, wearisome and in some cases, exhausting.

Legacy Wars: Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates

Adam Grant | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Not long ago, Malcolm Gladwell made a bold prediction: Fifty years from now, Apple will be around and Microsoft will be gone, but Bill Gates will be remembered -- and Steve Jobs won't. As surprising as it seems, Gladwell might be right.

Be My Hero

Tim McDonald | Posted 10.25.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

Inspiration comes from many places. To me, there is perhaps no greater source of inspiration than the youth of the world. Being involved with No Kid Hungry brings me in contact with many who feel the same way.

Millennials Transform Charitable Giving Into Philanthropic Action

April Rudin | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
April Rudin

Not only will these millennial inheritors likely look for a new financial advisor to manage their money, as opposed to sticking with the family advisor, they will also want to ensure their money positively impacts society, and they tend to crave intimate involvement with the causes they support. This could transform charitable giving.

Don't Judge a Millennial By Her Cover

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Benjamin Orbach

I can't account for national trends, but on an anecdotal level, it has been fascinating to watch millennials become some of America's best 'unofficial ambassadors.'

My journey Started With a Picture, $50, a Goat and a Dream

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

I soon learned that anyone (even young people) could make a difference in the lives of others around the world. It all starts by committing to take one action in support of a local or global issue.

Innovating Impact: Two Social Entrepreneurs Tackle Critical Issues at Home and Abroad

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Overwhelmingly, these talented fellows represent a growing commitment to fighting social issues like poverty, terrorism, infrastructural collapse, and beyond -- through straightforward, effective means. I was lucky to learn from two of them, and share their stories here.

Connecting Through the Ice Bucket Challenge

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Karen Ann Kennedy

I think everyone wants to feel connected and feel like they are part of something. I think we all want to "belong," and participating in the ice bucket challenge was a way for me to connect with others and be part of the collective.

Backpacks for Everyone

Galit Breen | Posted 10.18.2014 | Impact
Galit Breen

As a former teacher, my heart skips a (literal) beat at the the thought of new school supplies. I love neat piles of notebooks, brand new pens, and erasers in every color.

10 Principles of Effective and Authentic Leadership

Anush Kostanyan | Posted 02.27.2015 | Business
Anush Kostanyan

There is a great amount of definitions and theories about effective leadership. Each leader chooses their unique formula of success, but still there are keys to authentic leadership that can't be ignored. Here are 10 important principles each leader should know.

Many Americans Still Feeling Left Behind in the Current Economy

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Money
Elwood D. Watson

These statistics are alarming and indicate that the economy is trickling at too slow a rate. We as a nation can and must do better.

10 Internet Petitions That Helped The Little Guy Beat The System

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact

Shopping for presents, finding a great restaurant, binge-watching TV shows -- in many ways, the Internet has made life simpler with just a few clicks....

Expanding a Culture of Service

Kirsten Lodal | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Kirsten Lodal

Service is an essential part of our nation's DNA. Throughout our history, volunteers across the country have stepped up to fill a range of critical needs.