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How I Co-Founded a Startup Without a Technical Background

Katie Sgarro | Posted 08.03.2015 | Impact
Katie Sgarro

The thing about startups is that they can actually change the world and anyone with a vision can start one. A year ago, I would have rolled my eyes and chalked this thinking up to blind optimism. I lived in a world where technology was solely for finding information and communication purposes.

3 Things Companies Want in Their Nonprofit Partnerships

Brady Josephson | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

It's a fundamental question when it comes to fundraising and marketing in general. If you know what _______ wants, then you just need to give 'it' to them.

How Are You Upgrading Your World?

Lori Forte Harnick | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Lori Forte Harnick

Sung Thi Kim is part of a vast network of people in local communities working hard to fulfill the mission of Save the Children, which delivers aid to 166 million children around the world in more than 120 countries, providing health, education, protection, disaster relief and much more.

Glorious Failures

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

At GEO's The Learning Conference 2015 in Boston last month, attendees heard from five of their peers who shared lessons they learned in their careers. If that doesn't sound special, I'm not surprised.

Meet the 17-Year-Old Founder of Malaria Free World

Cameron Conaway | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Kritika Singh is a force. Of all the people I've met in the anti-malaria sector she is the one that most inspires me.

"Doing Good" Needed to Be Done a Bit Better

Kate Grant | Posted 07.30.2015 | Books
Kate Grant

William MacAskill is that rare creature: a true visionary and iconoclast, a bright rising star in the too often stodgy field of philanthropy. Like many people in the Effective Altruism movement, I anticipated this week's release of MacAskill's book Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference.

The Power of Words...and Girls

Deanna Lee | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Deanna Lee

"I owe this group so much," says Alexandra Saali, a founding member from 2008 who now serves as a Young Professionals "Amplifer" for Girl Be Heard. Hearing about the plights of Congolese women and the other girls gave her "purpose, mission, and the drive that kept me on track through the crazy years of growing up.

The Problem With (Many) Nonprofits

Rhys Harper | Posted 07.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Rhys Harper

You don't need a fancy website with Flash graphics. Really, I promise you -- you don't. In fact, please stop hiring web development firms that cost tens of thousands of dollars.

4 Organizations Changing the Global Narrative for Women

Sarah Hillware | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Sarah Hillware

While gender inequality is a complex issue, many of the unseen barriers girls and women face can be solved with simple, cost-effective solutions. I have been incredibly lucky to meet some innovative women leaders and entrepreneurs working to bring about change for women and girls.

These Three Women Are 'Reshaping Life After Loss'

Hilal Isler | Posted 07.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hilal Isler

Five years ago, Carla Fernandez hosted a dinner party. Four of her friends, who didn't know each other at the time, came over to her place in L.A.,...

Nexus: Minds and Money Meet, Pushing the World Forward

Pippa Biddle | Posted 07.26.2015 | Impact
Pippa Biddle

It's hard to talk about money and not get squeamish. Whether you have it or you don't, there's something innately vulgar about bringing wealth up in casual conversation.

DrawHistory Launches Program to Transform Corporate Culture

Keeya-Lee Ayre | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Keeya-Lee Ayre

Perth is an exciting place to be involved in the social impact space right now. With organizations like Spacecubed, Social Ventures Australia, the Cen...

From a Shelter Worker: Reflections on Doing Good and Earning Profit

Liz Powers | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
Liz Powers

I have worked with non-profits for 8 years and with homeless individuals for the past 9. During that time, I did a lot of reflecting. I thought about how frustrating it was to feel stifled - how I wanted to make an enormous impact. And move fast.

These Female-Focused Charities Are Advancing Women Around The World

Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact

You know what’s cool? Feminism. Emma Watson has publicly fought for gender equality, and more and more male celebrities (like Channing Tatum, Ma...

A Great Way To Help Seniors In Your Community

The GypsyNesters | Posted 07.21.2015 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

We recently joined a group on a visit to Miami that was heading out into the community with Rebuilding Together to lend a helping hand to a senior homeowner in need. It was exciting to get to play a small part in their mission.

Trailblazing Women: Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO & Co-founder, WEConnect International

Anne Ravanona | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Anne Ravanona

Elizabeth A. Vazquez is a serial social entrepreneur and world leader in global supplier diversity and inclusion. As the CEO of WEConnect International, a global non-profit that helps women-owned businesses succeed in global markets, she is responsible for mission delivery and impact.

Charleston, South Carolina Outpaces the Nation in Tech Growth

Lisa Chau | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Lisa Chau

In April, I was invited to speak in Charleston's third annual DIG SOUTH -- the Southeast's first and foremost event celebrating the digital economy with over 200 presenters from companies such as Google, Instagram, Twitter, TechCrunch, BuzzFeed, and Inc.

WATCH: Inspired Teen Gives Back With Positivity and a Prom Dress

HooplaHa | Posted 07.15.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

When life gave Lexi Kelley lemons, she didn't just make lemonade. While recuperating from a terrifying car accident, 12-year-old Lexi was showered with love and support from those closest to her. As her condition began to improve, she realized how vital their role was to her recovery.

Think Tankers "Often Asked to Manipulate Data," Claims Expert

Till Bruckner | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

In this interview, Don Abelson shares his views about think tanks, research integrity, advocacy and lobbying.

The Nonprofit Case for a Common Data Standard

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 07.10.2015 | Technology
Mark Daniel Snyder

It was the height of holiday fundraising season at Transgender Law Center. We had a party to plan, mailings to get out the door, and a robust email and social media fundraising calendar to implement.

#Whyilovephilly

Marion Leary | Posted 07.14.2015 | Travel
Marion Leary

Philly is the underdog city, we are scrappy, we never give up, and we have heart. That is why we are now winning the match against other East Coast cities. Can you hear it?

The New Normal: Mega Donors and Fewer Recipients

John E. Kobara | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
John E. Kobara

The recently released annual report on American philanthropy, Giving USA, cites a 5.4 percent surge in charitable giving last year to $358.4 billion, reaching above pre-recession levels.

Measuring Success to Meet the INGO Mission

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

Global hunger and poverty are monumental issues with complex causes and solutions. The success of one organization should be viewed as the success of the sector. Additionally, the ultimate success is not of the organization, but of the project participants.

How One 14-Year-Old's Dream To Help Underprivileged Girls Became A National Success

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 07.06.2015 | Teen

Most 14-year-olds are busy studying for biology tests, trying out for school sports teams and musical productions, and searching for spare time to sle...

Why Pope Francis Should Join My Board of Directors

Paul Caccamo | Posted 06.30.2015 | Sports
Paul Caccamo

Youth sports are in desperate need of reform. Less and less kids are playing sports in America and kids from disadvantaged economic backgrounds are...