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How-To Use Ambiguity to Pioneer Change

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Despite crushing student loans and a miserable job market, this Millennial Generation is the most socially conscious, most globally aware and most act...

How-To Figure Out Your Social Entrepreneurship

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 01.24.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

"We gain something profound when we stand up for our beliefs, just as part of us dies when we know that something is wrong, yet do nothing....We don't...

How-To Uncover Your Passion and Purpose

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 09.25.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Jonathan Lewis

Fulfilling, meaningful work doesn't start with a big idea. It starts with a small voice hiding inside you. "One of the first things to do is to iden...

On Your First Job, Outsmart the Experts

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 11.23.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

The stakes are so high (for ourselves, for humanity, for planetary survival) and yet most of us are struggling with when, what, how to make a difference. We are wondering if we have what it takes.

Microfinance Leaders Debate Future

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Two prominent advocates for economic justice are currently debating the practical and ethical limits to selling goods and services to the poor in the anti-poverty sector.

Micro-lending Sites Let You Give Gifts and Do Good

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

Don't get me wrong. I'm all in favor of showering friends and family with gifts, whether from local stores or your favorite e-merchants. But as we get ready for the holidays, we should also take time to think about ways we can make a difference.

Nine Web Platforms Helping You Change the World

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Whether you want to start a movement, do something to give back or just share your story -- here are some great platforms that are enabling different ways for people to participate and make a difference.

Funding the Risk Frontier in Microfinance

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Elisabeth Rhyne

The recent IPO of SKS Microfinance, India's largest microfinance institution (MFI), was a watershed event whose ripples are affecting the public perception of microfinance.

Put Microfinance Out to Pasture?

Suzanne Skees | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Suzanne Skees

Like women's emancipation and affirmative action, microfinance was never meant to last forever, but to provide a stepping-stone to inclusion.