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Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Others Bond With Parenting Foster Youth at Raising Baby

Matt Hartman | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Matt Hartman

Jordana Brewster, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Lindsay Price arrive at Alliance of Moms' Raising Baby (Photo by Rochelle Brodin/Getty Images for Al...

7 Ways to Be an Effective 21st-Century Political Activist

NationSwell | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

Earlier this year, Erin Schrode, a 25-year-old Californian, ran to be America's youngest female Congresswoman. The New York University graduate and fo...

Why I'm Most Excited About South by South Lawn

Damian Bazadona | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Damian Bazadona

SXSL is thrilling not only for gathering creative thinkers and entrepreneurs in our nation's capital, but for its focus on doing good and inciting change. I'm honored to take part in this event that challenges us to make a positive difference in our country.

Lemons to Lemonade: Jenny Ly Donates Canceled Wedding Reception to American Cancer Society

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

If you canceled your wedding a month before the Big Day, ending a long term relationship, losing money, facing friends and family, how would you feel? Would you be upset? Overwhelmed? Most importantly, would you be able to think how you can help those in need during YOUR time of need?

The Founder Of This Charity Is Doing The Impossible (And You Can Too)

Danielle Sabrina | Posted 09.27.2016 | Business
Danielle Sabrina

Katie Meyler wrote the above poem after Abigail, a 11 year-old girl she met in Liberia's impoverished West Point region, went missing. Meyler, founde...

10 Things Every Nonprofit Professional Should Do (To Stay Sane)

Jenny Santi | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Jenny Santi

People who choose to work in the social sector start out with at least one advantage: they are motivated by their idealism - as opposed to many others work simply to make a living. Many nonprofit professional are deeply devoted to their organization's mission, and they feel the rewards of a career that "makes a difference."

The First Six Months: Nonprofits Need to Hire Veterans

Paul Caccamo | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Paul Caccamo

Many veterans have told me the first six months is what really matters. They are referring to the immediate time when they have finished their tours of duty and returned home to civilian life. During these first six months stateside, our military veterans must navigate a unique and often intense form of culture shock.

How a Sanitary Pad Project in India Benefits Both Girls' Education and the Environment

Skirting the Rules | Posted 09.26.2016 | Women
Skirting the Rules

Despite strides in feminism, menstruation is still far from an open topic of conversation in the United States, let alone in places with crippling gen...

Walk for Water: 250 Third Graders Walk Water To Those In Need

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

School's back in session, and lessons abound. In the Mineola School District in New York, the students of Jackson Avenue School are learning the impor...

The Art of Using Film to Transform the Lives of Formerly-Incarcerated Youth

NationSwell | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

Comics, with their rowdy action boxed within firm, familiar lines and violence reduced to harmless bams, thwacks and kapows, give Mario Rivera the abi...

Crowd Sourcing Solutions To Poverty

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 09.14.2016 | Impact
Mauricio Lim Miller

The narrative that the best way to help people is to look for what is going wrong in their lives is flawed. The narrative that we can solve poverty with top-down solutions or programs is also flawed.

99% of immigrants feel more welcome after a dinner

Lina Makso | Posted 09.15.2016 | Impact
Lina Makso

My name is Lina Makso, I came as a refugee to Sweden from Syria three years ago. I am a civil engineer and an expert in water structures. In my countr...

Homeless in Budapest: Limited Nonprofit Support Strives to Address Governmental and Social Indifference

Raluca Besliu | Posted 09.13.2016 | World
Raluca Besliu

Head bowed and hunched, the elderly homeless man was rubbing his hands, calloused and swollen from frostbite, to create the illusion of warmth on that...

Stockholm, Afghanistan. Same Thing.

Ebba Akerman | Posted 09.09.2016 | Impact
Ebba Akerman

Ironically, meeting native Swedes is a common difficulty among those who move to Sweden. Besides offering insights like this, the students invited me to dinners and birthday parties. The way I was included in their cultures, that was how I wished more people got included into the Swedish society.

The Power of Giving Tuesday

2morrowknight | Posted 09.06.2016 | Impact
2morrowknight

This post was co-written by businesswoman Stephanie Huston. Both writers on this post are aware of the the epic, 16 hour Live Aid concert in 1985...

President Obama: Will You Speak To The Civic Community?

Ralph Nader | Posted 09.03.2016 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Nonprofit organizations have millions of dues-paying members throughout the country supporting the fundamental bulwarks and seed corns of our beleaguered democracy.

WATCH: This 60 Year Old Skateboarder is a Hero for At-Risk Kids

HooplaHa | Posted 09.01.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

Neal Unger is a 60-year-old skateboarder who inspires kids to keep reaching for their dreams and taking risks! Through skateboarding and work he does with the Next Up Foundation, which is a nonprofit for kids, he is truly an inspiration.

A Better Way to Support Nonprofits

Robert Peterpaul | Posted 08.26.2016 | Impact
Robert Peterpaul

Cultivated out of a need to do more, MyFiki was cofounded by NJ natives, Rafik Tawadrous and Tara Fardellone. After a long history of volunteering and donating until their pockets were empty, the pair felt their work wasn't enough to fulfill the needs of the nonprofits they supported.

A Step Of Hope To Walk The Next Mile

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 08.19.2016 | Los Angeles
Marc A. Coronel

It's easy to imagine how a new pair of shoes can improve the day-to-day lives of the homeless, but I did not anticipate how the generosity of strangers could give those less fortunate something equally if not more valuable: HOPE.

What Business Can Teach Us About Fighting Poverty

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 08.18.2016 | Impact
Mauricio Lim Miller

Business has refined the use of gathering direct customer feedback and making business decisions based on non-stop analysis of data that's collected. Now, the social sector must catch up.

What Nonprofits Can Learn From Bernie Sanders

Vanessa Wakeman | Posted 08.04.2016 | Impact
Vanessa Wakeman

This Sanders phenomenon and intense response to what he was attempting to build is the connection that every brand strives for, but few are able to create.

WATCH: The Perfect Prom That Brings Joy To Teens Who Need It Most

HooplaHa | Posted 08.04.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

The organization holds annual proms so these teens can have a magical night of dancing, dress up, pampering and fine dining.

The Program That Encourages Girls to Speak Out About What It's Really Like to Be a Teenager

NationSwell | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

On a recent Saturday evening in Lower Manhattan, nearly two dozen high school girls stood next to glowing laptops, displaying projects to a milling cr...

What Works? Putting Families In The Driver's Seat

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 08.01.2016 | Impact
Mauricio Lim Miller

It's true that not everyone knows what to do in order to get ahead, whether they're rich or poor. That explains why many of my colleagues in the philanthropic and social services sector assume that solutions must come from them, rather than the low-income families they serve.

How to Incorporate Engaging Interactive Activities Into Your Events

Matthew David Hopkins | Posted 07.27.2016 | HuffPost Home
Matthew David Hopkins

Interactive elements bring an added energy to an event, get your attendees more involved and invested in a cause, and even help inform guests about an organization or mission in a way that doesn't put them to sleep. In addition, interactive experiences are often key players in driving mentions on social media platforms from Facebook to Twitter, Instagram to Vine.