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Making Digital Citizenship a Reality in Los Angeles

Jim Steyer | Posted 07.30.2011 | Los Angeles
Jim Steyer

In a world where our kids now create as much media as they consume, it's essential that parents, educators, and policymakers do everything they can to ensure that our children will be responsible and literate digital citizens.

Heart-Full Ways to Give

Michelle Javian | Posted 07.05.2011 | Impact
Michelle Javian

As Spring kicks off, and we celebrate this rejuvenating season, I want to share some ideas of how anyone can help a non-profit, charity, or foundation that they care about.

WATCH: Ugandan Breakdance Project As Weaponless Fight Against Crime

Posted 07.04.2011 | Arts

Children in Uganda have seen, lost and experienced things that no one should ever be exposed to. A country ravaged by an 18-year-long conflict between...

Is Boulder Still the Happiest City in America?

Alexia Parks | Posted 06.28.2011 | Denver
Alexia Parks

Mike Sandrock is one of Boulder's perpetually happy runners. He also spends time volunteering with the nonprofit that he co-founded. Its mission: to send running shoes to children living in poverty.

Urban Engines -- American Cities Must Grow

Greg Selkoe | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Greg Selkoe

My name is Greg Selkoe and I am an entrepreneur. This is a phrase I am proud of and no matter what the activity, whether it was when I worked at City ...

Misconceptions of Working at a Non-Profit

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

You have been thinking about how great it might be to follow your passion and work for a non-profit. You fantasize about working with people just like yourself who are passionate about what they do. Sounds great, but is it reality?

Madonna Makes the Right Move in Malawi

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

Rather than investing all your funds in one big complex, it is better to spread your investment so that it has a broader impact.

President Clinton Reflects on the Bosnian War and Announces the First Clinton Global Initiative Commitment of 2011

Lauren Yanks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lauren Yanks

This Wednesday, February 9, I attended an event hosted by President Clinton titled, "America at a Crossroads: The Dayton Accords and the Beginning of ...

It Takes a Global Society to Feed a Child

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephan B. Tanda

When delegates convene at the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, I hope that one positive result of the food price crisis will be the recognition that we cannot succeed in a failing world.

Beyond Optics: Why Board Diversity Really Matters

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

Clearly, it looks odd these days for a board to be comprised of only white men, but does diversity make a difference in real economic terms? Does it actually affect the bottom line?

The Role of Non-Executive Board Directors Today

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

As a non-executive board director, I have been thinking a great deal about what it means to do this role in today's environment.

A Chat With New John Tracy Clinic President and CEO Dr. Maria E. Garay

Victoria Namkung | Posted 06.01.2011 | Impact
Victoria Namkung

This month, the John Tracy Clinic is in the running for a Pepsi Refresh Project grant. I recently caught up with the organization's new president and ceo, Maria E. Garay.

The Danger of Demonizing Profit Making Companies That Serve the Poor

Hugh Whalan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Hugh Whalan

The true issue here is not whether for-profits play an important role -- it should be clear that they do -- but rather how to encourage the right kind of for-profits to address the social needs of the poor.

From Housing Projects to Farmland: Clevelanders Build Largest Contiguous Urban Farm in America

Halle Tecco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Halle Tecco

The Urban Farm sits on 6 acres between the Cuyahoga River and the Riverview Housing Projects in Cleveland, Ohio. Until recently, a chain-link fence ...

The Hoop Fund: The 'Kiva' Of Fair Trade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In August 2010, an online lending platform called The Hoop Fund launched, inviting users to "lend," "produce" and "enjoy" products from dark chocolate...

Resolving Homelessness: Why Do We Make It So Complex?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Ten year plans, multiple-year homeless initiatives, homeless management information systems - that's billions of dollars invested to addresses homelessness. Seems a bit excessive when I know the steps toward housing hurting people are simple.

Ah, to be a For-Profit

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

Foundations pay full value to the for-profit consultants who advise them, but often fail to cover the true costs of the same services when offered by nonprofits.

Musings on Start Ups and Entrepreneurship

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kety Esquivel

My friend Chris Rabb (from AfroNetizen, writer, consultant, speaker, fellow at Demos and visiting researcher at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson ...

12-Day At-Home Yoga Challenge

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

Even just five minutes of Ujjayi Breath a day can be tremendously beneficial as we breath pure and energizing oxygen into our bodies, spreading the air deep into our lungs and selves.

Tronie Foundation Co-Founders to be Featured on NBC Evening Magazine

Rani Hong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rani Hong

Please show your support on the issue of human trafficking by voting for anti-trafficking activist Rani Hong to represent Washington state at the upcoming National Jefferson Awards in Washington, D.C.

Jaicko Partners with 'Music Unites' Charity to Inspire Students

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Edgar

It's not everyday that a pop star stops by a middle school and performs his newest single. But that's exactly what happened when Jaicko, the up-and-coming Barbadian singer, visited students at a school in Harlem.

Is PERMANENT a Useful Word in Haiti?

Heather Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Heather Paul

Temporary food supplies, emergency shelters, transient family situations, and short-term fixes have been a reality in Haiti since the earthquake. For children, "temporary" has become a devastating perpetual condition.

10 Free Things Every New Social Entrepreneur Should Have

Halle Tecco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Halle Tecco

I've compiled 10 resources that I can't live without. While they are free monetarily, each has been an invaluable tool.

Five Valentine's Day Gifts That Pay the Love Forward

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stacie Krajchir

These gifts won't break the bank, but it will fill your heart to know you're paying the love forward this Valentine's Day.

Who is Most Unreasonable?

Saul Garlick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Saul Garlick

Beginning January 22, the first 25 ventures to raise $6,500 on this marketplace will be the ones selected to attend the Unreasonable Institute.