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Helping NGOs Improve Impact Assessments?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.28.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In the development sector, giving a clear, quantifiable picture of a program's impact helps beneficiaries and funders ensure that grant money reaches its target, and it also assists foundations, governments, and NGOs in making better funding choices.

Floods are natural, they don't have to lead to disasters

Linda Freiner | Posted 01.28.2016 | Impact
Linda Freiner

Floods affect more people globally than any other type of natural hazard. They cause some of the largest economic, social and humanitarian losses each...

Taking the Oath Against Fat Shaming

Don McNay | Posted 01.23.2016 | Impact
Don McNay

Discriminating against people because of their weight is not limited to famous people in music videos. It's hard on everyday people who have had a lifetime of conditioning to not speak out and endured subtle and not so subtle insults.

Leadership Re-defined: Individuals Who Step Up to Create Positive Change

Marion Chamberlain | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Marion Chamberlain

To be a leader you have to combine both brains and heart to accomplish goals and to create impact.

Kind People Show Their #Hatitude

Brian de Haaff | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

It all started with an idea to start showing more gratitude and a goofy hat -- a green and white snapback cap that was a family gift collecting dust in my closet.

The Makers Movement - What is a Changemaker?

Erin McElroy | Posted 01.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Erin McElroy

There are infinite possibilities of where we can go when we choose to actively consider and participate in the changes that are happening all around us. Let's make something meaningful.

When Hope Fades

Sara Lindberg | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Sara Lindberg

"I just can't take it anymore. The voices are getting stronger and I find that I can't pull myself away. It's getting too hard and I don't want to liv...

Measuring Impact of Public Programs

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.13.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Learn from Johannesburg, South Africa; Abuja, Nigeria; Cali, Colombia; and Mexico City on a variety of actors from non-governmental organizations to universities and privates initiatives that have the capacity to play a major role in measuring impact of public programs.

Once Upon A Purpose: How Companies Can Use Stories To Connect People And Purpose

Shannon Schuyler | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Shannon Schuyler

I remember every detail of a recent exchange I had with my colleagues, and I think I always will. I was speaking with a team at our firm who told me h...

New Year, New Focus: STEM Alumnae From Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 01.07.2016 | College
Diane Propsner

Saint Mary's College chemistry majors work inside the "glovebox" researching the effects of organic liquids interacting with metals. Photo Credit: Sai...

Hope vs Faith or Faith and Hope

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 01.05.2016 | Religion
20 Beautiful Women

How does hope and faith differ? Faith and hope are defined in the dictionary as follows; Faith is confidence or trust in a person or thing or a belief not based on proof and Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation or desire. Faith says it is so now, and hope says in the future it could happen.

It Could Have Been Me

Sarah Galla | Posted 01.04.2016 | Impact
Sarah Galla

I often think about sliding doors. Well, more the concept of missed tragedies and missed opportunity than actual sliding doors. There is a movie with Gwyneth Paltrow that is about a woman who has a split second slip up, and misses catching her train just as the doors are sliding shut.

A Lifetime Resolution: The Giving What We Can Pledge

Akilnathan Logeswaran | Posted 01.05.2016 | Impact
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Akilnathan Logeswaran

From fortunes forked out in the ambitious stage of a New Year's Day hangover on unused gym memberships to failed attempts to quit smoking that rarely see the light of February, is there anything quite as futile or feeble as a New Year's resolution?

Gifts That Keep on Giving: Generosity in Your Community

Maria Montgomery | Posted 01.04.2016 | Impact
Maria Montgomery

Just because the holiday season is over doesn't mean the season of giving gifts need to be over. We can give to our community; to family, friends, colleagues and neighbors, every day of the year.

Inmate Management: What's Wanted Better Criminals or Citizens?

S. L. Young | Posted 12.30.2015 | Black Voices
S. L. Young

Increasing spending on detention and retention isn't the answer to the growing gaps in educational inequality that leads to increased incarcerations --- generally and for black men specifically.

Building Vision With No Sight: On Raising a Paralympic World Champion

Anique Y.M. Hameed | Posted 12.22.2015 | Parents
Anique Y.M. Hameed

The essence of what truly makes Lex different from us is the strength of his vision for his life, despite the hurdles.

How I Made It to India Without Spending a Dime

Alfred E. Blake IV | Posted 12.21.2015 | College
Alfred E. Blake IV

Help someone along the way, be a positive influence, lead like a champion and whomever you inspire or help with positive change, you travel with him or her to the heights of the world.

Holiday Giving: Ticking the Box or Making an Impact?

Kristin Nimsger | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Kristin Nimsger

As we give more, we also have begun to wonder what happens after we drop the coins in the kettle, or hit 'Confirm Payment' on the screen. What is the outcome of this organization's initiative? What is the impact of that organization's work?

Social Workers: Stop Asking for Money! Do This Instead.

Anneke Krakers | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Anneke Krakers

Charity doesn't evoke change. Research shows that for lasting change to take effect people have to be invested in their own transformation. So consistent charity or free services can actually harm service users, encouraging dependance and defeating the purpose of the help intended. As role models for their clients, social workers can't afford to set such poor examples.

60% of Sub-Saharan Africa's Population Is Under 25!

Trevor Waldock | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
Trevor Waldock

What do the youth of a continent all have in common? Potential. Not just some vague sort of ideal that we call "potential." There is a story inside of each one of them waiting to be written and it's big and it is hard-wired into their brains to write it.

Asia-Pacific Sex Workers Speak Out About Violence

Katherine Koster | Posted 12.30.2015 | Impact
Katherine Koster

On December 17th, the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers [APNSW] released a video series h...

How Edward Norton, Humans of New York, and craigconnects are Supporting Syrian Refugees

Craig Newmark | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The deal is, if you can spare a few bucks, you will really be helping people like this who lost his wife and daughter when a missile tore through the house that he built for them in Syria. This father (featured above) is also battling stomach cancer and has not been able to afford treatment due to lack of health insurance.

Here's a Story That Just Might Restore Your Faith In Humanity This Holiday Season

Nina Tomaro | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
Nina Tomaro

What I think is most tragic, is that we've lost touch with the true magic that exists in every single one of us: the ability to help make someone else's dream come true. Here's a christmas story that will help you remember just how magical you are.

Jolina Auguste : An Empowered Woman

Renata M. Black | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life insights on how they have been able to turn weakness into strength.

'Charity Is Not Enough': Funding Micro Enterprise

Karim Samra | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Karim Samra

The statement made by Ahmad Ashkar, founder and CEO of the Hult Prize Foundation, that "charity alone is not enough," is no longer as controversial as it was in 2009. Today, this idea has become mainstream, as organizations increasingly deploy capital to the world's poorest through sustainable businesses, instead of traditional altruistic charity.