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Nonprofits: Equity Must Begin Within

Paul Schmitz | Posted 08.27.2015 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

Equity recognizes that we don't all start at the same place. It recognizes that persistent disparities will not be solved without targeting certain opportunities and supports to individuals who start further behind or face additional barriers.

DC Non-Profit Combats Systemic Racism

Barrett Holmes Pitner | Posted 08.27.2015 | Impact
Barrett Holmes Pitner

Given that the vast majority of Bread for the City's clients are African American (or other people of color) in a city that's nearly fully half Caucasian, this assumption not only ignores broader patterns of racism -- it becomes part of the pattern itself.

What Ginger Rogers Has to Do With Women's Equality

Susan Danish | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Susan Danish

We have the right to vote and that's a powerful right. But we know that the equality dance is a marathon when we think about the many inequalities that still exist -- you've read about them -- the pay gap, the top leadership gap, the disproportionate number of women living in poverty, and so on!

TNT Actor Raphael Sbarge Is a Harlem Broadway Baby -- Part II

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.23.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Most importantly, we learned that he still has his comic book collection from when he was a kid! I really have to see what he used to read!

How Appearing on Shark Tank Inspired Me to Tackle a Major Problem in America

Brittany Hodak | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Brittany Hodak

It's been almost a year since I flew to Los Angeles to appear on the hit television show Shark Tank to promote my entertainment marketing company, ZinePak. My co-founder and I spent weeks preparing for every possible question we might be asked on the show.

The Unbearable Lightness of Non-Profit Propaganda

Daniela Kon | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Daniela Kon

I became brutally mindful of the BS that clogs up the social change industry, specifically about the lies that we, as content creators, producers, and filmmakers are communicating to the public about the "glorious impacts" that foundations and non-profits have on impoverished communities.

How Live Streaming Will Change the Face of Philanthropy

Caroline Avakian | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Caroline Avakian

While millennials embrace live-streaming mobile apps and adopt them at record rates, and apps like Periscope report 10 million downloads as of August 2, what does that mean for the rapidly changing face of philanthropy in the digital age?

WATCH: Brother and Sister Duo Empower Kids to Protect the Environment

HooplaHa | Posted 08.19.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

These audacious children have traveled the world spreading their message and have even developed a curriculum for elementary school students.

The Art of Fundraising

Gary Laermer | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Gary Laermer

One of the questions I am asked most frequently is, "How do you fundraise?" It seems like a simple question but, in practice, asking individuals and corporations for their support is more art than science.

The Importance of Retaining Girls in Sports

Edwin Moses | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Edwin Moses

By the age of 14, girls drop out of sports twice as often as boys. Social stigma, lack of access, safety and transportation issues, costs and lack of positive role models can all contribute to the reasons why girls drop out of sports in their adolescent years.

Microsoft Wants to #UpgradeYourWorld With $500,000 Grant

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Kathryn Goetzke

Your vote can bring iFred's Schools for Hope program to children around the world. Microsoft is celebrating people and organizations who do great things and make a difference every day by awarding a global nonprofit organization with $500,000, along with technology and support.

The Story That Will Boost Your Confidence and Resilience

Clementine Bihiga | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Clementine Bihiga

Sometimes as humans, we are so quick to give up. How many times have we been turned down and decided to stop? How often do we take rejection as a sign...

Nationals Centerfielder Denard Span Empowers Single Parents

Kandice Ferrell | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact
Kandice Ferrell

I recently spoke to Washington Nationals centerfielder Denard Span about his mission to uplift single parent families. His non-profit, The Denard Span Foundation was borne out of a desire to extend assistance proactively.

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 08.10.2015 | 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...