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Non-Profit Brings Tech to Rural Youth

Dieter Holger | Posted 02.20.2015 | Technology
Dieter Holger

By bringing in local 15-to-24-year-olds, encouraging young women to join, providing a safe place, contemporary computers, software, and workshops, Digital NEST aims to change the face of technology.

This 15-Year-Old Is Changing The World One Soccer Ball At A Time

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.22.2015 | Good News

For one 15-year-old, a trip to Mozambique sparked an idea that has impacted children across the developing world. In 2009, Ethan King and his fathe...

A Young Global Leader at Johns Hopkins

Jim Luce | Posted 01.20.2015 | Good News
Jim Luce

Seal-Bin Han, 19, is an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropic Korean-American who will receive our foundation's coveted 2014 Luce Leadership Award ...

What Can NGOs Learn From the West's Response to Ebola?

Nourish International | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Nourish International

A "Sexy Ebola Costume" is a dumb joke, but it's also part of a broader attitude.

Bridging the Energy vs. Environment Divide: Colorado's Roan Plateau Case Study

Marc Ross | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Marc Ross

A few years ago, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) leased 55,000 acres of public land in the Roan Plateau for natural gas development. This would have allowed unrestricted drilling on top of the plateau and throughout most of its uncorrupted terrain.

Hope Amid the Ruins

Phil Campbell | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Phil Campbell

Whenever I want to feel miserable, I look at a bunch of statistics about the state of the criminal-justice system in America and its impact on our most vulnerable citizens, our children.

Cubs' Rizzo Baseball Humanitarian of the Year

Ken Reed | Posted 01.19.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

As Branch Rickey once said, "It is not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind." Anthony Rizzo is all-in with that sentiment.

Why Beyoncé Wants You to Buy This Backpack (and We Do, Too)

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Operating on the TOMS Shoes model--for each backpack bought, a backpack is donated to a child in need -- STATE Bags was born out of a desire to help provide children in need with healthy snacks, school supplies, a reliable carry-all, and a group of positive role models.

How We Can Help the Homeless

Lissa Coffey | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Lissa Coffey

Although I showed her kindness and respect, I questioned what I could have done differently, how I might have been able to help her.

An Argument for 'Sane' Fracking

Marc Ross | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

I believe common sense measures can address some environmentalists' concerns and provide the industry some credibility while the EPA wraps up its comprehensive study.

The Giving Tree

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 11.12.2014 | Green
Carolyn Ossorio

Did you know that Seattle is one of the only major cities in the U.S. that has a vast network of urban fruit trees?

Bridging the Gap: Baby Boomers and Millennials Working Together for Social Change

Marc Ross | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Marc Ross

Volunteer-based organizations have found inventive ways to encourage participation of various age groups towards a noble cause through a powerful tool -- mission-based work that appeals to the former hippies and the current hipsters.

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.

Giving Has Never Been More Contagious

Dr. Misee Harris | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Dr. Misee Harris

Miyya is an amazing young lady who went through a horrible injury at an early age that scarred her for life. She could have become an outsider, as people called her a freak. But Miyya was courageous.

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

Where Profits Aren't Enough

Marc Ross | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

Fortunately, there are heroic companies practicing corporate social responsibility and emphasizing sustainable business practices. It is no longer an Ivory Tower topic, dominated by stifling case studies, all talk and no results.

If It's a Contest, Who Wins? Brandraising vs. Fundraising

Gary Laermer | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Gary Laermer

By marrying branding and fundraising, non-profits can achieve a strong, consistent and persuasive message, one that provides the "who" and the "what" -- and for supporters, the all-important "why."

How to Use Social Media to Help Social Causes

Russell Bishop | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Russell Bishop

One of the biggest challenges not-for-profits face in gaining support is the simple fact that no one cares what they do until they know why it matters. It's pretty much a take off on the old cliché: No one cares what you know until they know how much you care.

The Welcoming Project: Promoting Businesses That Welcome Everyone

Ty McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Ty McCarthy

An Oklahoma non-profit is pouring water on the 'right to refuse' prairie fire that is spreading across the United States. Dr. Meredith Worthen, Assist...

What Does [Insert What You Do Here] Mean To You?

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Michelle Edgar

Her answer really reminded me of what music means to me and why every day I work hard with a whole team to make this dream come alive for kids all over the country.

Paradise Lost: Why Our Desire to Protect U.S. Wilderness Should Not Cease

Marc Ross | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

My Colorado is much different than the Colorado of the early 20th century, when there were no gridlocked highways packed with millions of cars on traffic-choked interstates in eyesight of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains.

Irish Charities Need Our Support More Than Ever

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Ruairí McKiernan

Irish charities are entering 2014 in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. According to Fundraising Ireland, donations to charities were down 40 percent over the Christmas period.

Raising Your Capacity for Fundraising

Gary Laermer | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Gary Laermer

Honesty is the best policy when appraising your organization's fundraising ability. It is important for non-profits to take a self-inventory that results in a wholly accurate assessment of current resources and their capacity to build on them.

More Than Ever, We Need to Rethink How to Live Our Lives in Meaningful Ways Without Excessive Spending

Christine Escobar | Posted 02.10.2014 | Chicago
Christine Escobar

For better or for worse in the United States, whether due to credit card debt, the foreclosure crisis, job loss or pay cuts, this holiday season many of us are forced by hard economic realities to reexamine our role as "consumers."

The Static State of Philanthropy (Part 4)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

In our fourth post of this series examining the forces that are affecting the traditions of philanthropy, we asked nonprofit expert Carol Rhine to sha...