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Ready to Become an Experteer for Others?

Kare Anderson | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Kare Anderson

You're ready to help those in dire need to gain more self-sufficiency but you want to optimize your talents in tackling that support, right? Well here are some steps to doing so.

How One Couple Baked Their Way Through Tragedy

Carly Schwartz | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Carly Schwartz

The smell of melting butter and baking dough wafts through the town of Tetela. Two neighborhood boys amble up to Miguel and Irma's front gate, pressing their noses in the spaces between the metal. "Ya tienen pasteles?" one of them shouts excitedly. Are your pastries ready?

Mexico's Women Redefine The Meaning Of Hard Work

Carly Schwartz | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Carly Schwartz

Their dreams don't focus on figuring out the answers to existential questions, pining for fancy gadgets or even changing the majority of their day-to-day circumstances. They're modest dreams. They're dreams that would allow them to keep working and leading the lives that they're already leading.

Go Big or Go Home! Defining Beneficial Scale

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

There are many ways to "go big." Even small scale solutions can go global and scale to global relevance. Human powered farms and gardens are a great example.

Clay Water Brick Illuminates and Inspires the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Us All

Greg Woodburn | Posted 06.25.2015 | Books
Greg Woodburn

Clay Water Brick is an engaging, worthwhile read equally applicable to Sustainable Development Goals policymakers, bootstrapping entrepreneurs, and those searching for ways to pay forward their passions in life.

Small, Young, Cash Strapped and Lean? Good.

Brady Josephson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

Now being a small cash-strapped nonprofit is not easy and there are many, many, many challenges. But have you thought about the advantages? Or the opportunities?

Entrepreneurship: A New Front in the Refugee Crisis

Sasha Chanoff | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Sasha Chanoff

The resources available don't begin to match the needs. It's now commonly acknowledged that we must find new solutions to address refugee displacement beyond what is known as a "care and maintenance" approach.

Amazon Releasing 15,000 Robots In Its Warehouses

AP | By BRANDON BAILEY | Posted 01.31.2015 | Technology

TRACY, California (AP) — A year ago, workers like 34-year-old Rejinaldo Rosales hiked miles of aisles each shift to "pick" each item a cu...

The 'Heart Disease' Seizing San Francisco

Maura O'Neill | Posted 01.23.2015 | San Francisco
Maura O'Neill

While evictions tell only a small piece of the story, it's clear that San Francisco has contracted full-blown heart disease. San Francisco lost so much of its talent and spirit from the HIV virus back in the '80s and '90s. This time it is caused by an economic virus of success.

Millennials: A Force Non-Profit Leaders Cannot Ignore

Atul Tandon | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
Atul Tandon

Most Millennials may not have a lifetime of earnings to start a foundation or simply give away. But many of them engage with non-profits, and likely will have the potential to be loyal donors in years ahead.

The Bullying Epidemic and Ways to Counter It

Max Benavidez | Posted 10.11.2014 | Education
Max Benavidez

To stop and end bullying really means setting social norms and sticking to them and making sure there are real consequences for bad behavior. It requires focus and persistence, but change occurs one step at a time.

Portraits From Women In Zimbabwe

Patrick Hayes for Kiva | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Patrick Hayes for Kiva

I push the button and the black steel door slides across its tracks, revealing morning traffic and fallen rusty flowers.

Kiva vs. Zidisha: Three Common Myths

Julia Kurnia | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Some time ago the President of Kiva, Premal Shah, posted a thoughtful response to my article Zidisha vs. Kiva Zip. (His comment was originally posted...

Milaap Adds Crowd Element to Sustainable Giving

Geoff Livingston | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

Like traditional giving, what matters most is the organizer (nonprofit or NGO) and actual benefactor. If you believe in both, then give. Everything else is gravy.

Kiva Cofounder Jessica Jackley Shares 3 Startup Tips

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 08.19.2014 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

Kiva cofounder Jessica Jackley enthuses about Silicon Valley being "an incredibly special pocket of the world" where "people have a great capacity to imagine new futures."

Filipino Entrepreneurs Share Stories of Typhoon Recovery

Jomay Liu | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Jomay Liu

It's been six months since Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, tore through the Philippines and displaced 4 million people.

How to Overcome the Geographic Handicap

Julia Kurnia | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

I've spent the past few weeks in Indonesia, one of the countries at the forefront of the developing world's internet revolution. I often work out o...

Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) ranked as Top 5 Kiva Zip Trustee

Kiva Zip | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

Mirza Tihic: Director of Program Support Services at IVMF The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) has been a trustee with Kiva Zip...

Entrepreneurship & Crowdfunding: An enabling tool for veterans with disabilities

Kiva Zip | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

Mirza Tihic: Director of Program Support Services at IVMF Two years ago, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) became a trustee wit...

A Shared Experience -- Could You Live On $1.50 a Day?

Justine Lucas | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Justine Lucas

Imagine having to choose between a .30 cent vaccine and a bowl of rice. What would you do: eat, or save your child? That may sound extreme, but it's a reality.

This Is Really Nice Of You, Gmail Creator

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact

The creator of Gmail is so determined to make a newbie microlending project more well known that he’s going to donate up to $100,000 for tweets and ...

Why I Founded Zidisha

Julia Kurnia | Posted 05.02.2014 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

An idealistic 24-year-old, I'd been hired out of graduate school to manage overseas grants on behalf of the US government. This was my second year on the job and I already had a reputation as a maverick.

Zidisha vs. Kiva Zip

Julia Kurnia | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Note: this article is authored by the founder of Zidisha. The information about Kiva Zip is taken from public sources, and does not necessarily expre...

FundWell - Kiva Zip's New Referral Partner

Kiva Zip | Posted 03.20.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

This blog post was written with the help of Chinwe Onyeagoro, Co-Founder & CEO of FundWell. Kiva Zip, a pilot program run by non-profit, pro...

Crowdfunding 101 for Entrepreneurs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

This concept has made the traditional method of trying to raise financing -- from wealthy individuals or big corporations like Warner Bros. -- on its ear. And that is a godsend for entrepreneurs!