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"Pick a Lock" to Overcome Obstacles: A Graduation Message to the Class of 2016

Billy Shore | Posted 05.23.2016 | College
Billy Shore

When your intentions to make positive social change meet inevitable obstacles, don't just wait. Jaywalk if you can; break a window if you must; pick a lock.

Doing Well by Doing Good: An Interview With Bertrand Thomas, Co-Founder of Caudalie

Alexandre Mars | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Alexandre Mars

Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas built a very successful skincare company that prides itself on formulating products with natural, sustainably harvest ingredients. A member of 1% For the Planet, Caudalie is a big supporter of our work at Epic Foundation...and big believer in doing well by doing good.

$50K to Go to Nonprofits Supporting Veterans, Military Families, Firefighters, and Police

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, I'm a big supporter of veterans and milfams, and the orgs that help 'em out. One way that I support them each year is through the Veterans Charit...

Super Bowl Champion Teaches Kids Life Lessons Off The Field

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

When you think of football, you think of crisp autumn afternoons watching your favorite team, bonding with friends over fantasy football, or watching ...

Nonprofit Marketing: The Same Rules Apply

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Gary Vaynerchuk

I want to set the record straight: Nonprofit marketing is not different from for-profit marketing. Plain and simple. The same rules you use for making...

Our Generation and the Fight Against Slavery

Nic McKinley | Posted 05.17.2016 | Impact
Nic McKinley

I was born in 1978, and depending on the source referenced, I am either at the tail end of generation X, the first of the millennial generation, or so...

Corporations Are Philanthropic for All the Wrong Reasons

Andrew Goldstein | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Andrew Goldstein

For corporations large or small, philanthropy matters. It's not another form of marketing -- it's an ecosystem that will continue to give back to everyone involved.

We Fell in Love and Got Pregnant With a Non-Profit

Jennifer Freed | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Jennifer Freed

The undeniable, seemingly supernatural force that brought us together felt much bigger than the two of us, and now many years down the road, we see that the greatest love of all is not simply for selfish pleasure but indeed to give that love to the world.

The Politics of Healing: Closing the Gap in Services for Young Men of Color Harmed by Violence

The Vera Institute of Justice | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
The Vera Institute of Justice

Together, we can move toward a world in which doctors are trained to understand young men's choices in the context of their neighborhoods and culture, social workers help normalize responses to their trauma and discuss healthy strategies for handling them, and police officers are prepared to treat young men of color as victims first rather than witnesses--or even perpetrators.

What digital lessons can we learn from the campaign season?

Laura Packard | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
Laura Packard

There are several specific bipartisan awards given out to political campaigns every year for their best-in-the-country digital efforts. What campaigns...

Tyeem's Story

Publicolor | Posted 05.05.2016 | Education
Publicolor

Tyeem grew up in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, at a time when it was known as a hotbed for drugs and violence, with rates of robbery and assault far above ...

Fatemata's Story

Publicolor | Posted 05.05.2016 | Education
Publicolor

Like so many others, Fatemata came to Publicolor without having been taught in school many of the skills that allow young people to succeed. She was s...

What Difference Does Voluntourism Make? It Inspired This Volunteer to Start his own Nonprofit

Corinne Pinfold | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Corinne Pinfold

Voluntourism's seedy, shallow side has hit the spotlight recently, thanks to publications like Barbie Savior and Humanitarians of Tinder. It's now com...

Nepal's Earthquake and Resilient Democracy

Duncan Maru | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Duncan Maru

By Kul Chandra Gautam and Duncan Maru Photo: Séan Alonzo Harris A year ago on April 25, a devastating earthquake struck Nepal that killed 9,000, ...

How a Social Entrepreneur Scored a White House Partnership With a Cold Email

The Well | Posted 05.04.2016 | Black Voices
The Well

Because of my work, I've been lucky enough to witness happier and healthier students in more than 500 schools over the last two years -- something I find extremely rewarding. But my path as a nonprofit founder -- and a woman of color in tech without some giant financial safety net -- hasn't been easy.

What the Flint Water Crisis Can Teach Us About Leadership

Marya Besharov | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Marya Besharov

As politicians, regulators, and the public struggle to account for the crisis over lead in Flint's water system, attention has focused on who was resp...

5 Ways to Increase Brand Recognition

Brett Berhoff | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
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Brett Berhoff

Branding is one of the most POWERFUL tools in business. It always has been. In many cases, branding holds more power than that of a patent or trade secret. Strong brands are tough to beat.

Test Driving the 'Positive No'

Willa Seldon | Posted 05.03.2016 | Impact
Willa Seldon

We've all been there -- at work and in our personal lives. How do we say no when we know it's best? And how do we say it in a way that doesn't anger or alienate the person making the request?

Colleges and Universities: Catalysts for Community Improvement

Eugene J. Cornacchia | Posted 05.03.2016 | College
Eugene J. Cornacchia

Beyond the economic impact of its alumni, Saint Peter's is an economic driver in itself. The University is making an indelible impact in New Jersey and its surrounding communities as it employs more than 500 individuals and has an economic impact of more than $400,000,000.

This State Is Putting the Fun in Fundraiser

Ryan Scott | Posted 05.02.2016 | Impact
Ryan Scott

How do you give a giant shot of adrenaline to charitable fundraising? Throw a virtual party that covers half your state and mix in a slew of cash incentives, challenges and a stadium throwdown to get nonprofits, individuals and corporations engaged.

How to Market Your Non-Profit

Matthew Tyson | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Matthew Tyson

An earlier version of this article originally appeared on the WideNet Blog. Click here for the original post. Recently,famed entrepreneur and snapc...

This New Restaurant Feeds Thousands of Hungry People Every Day

Benjamin Hardy | Posted 04.29.2016 | Impact
Benjamin Hardy

According to Steve Down, every company should have a "give-back." Not only is it socially conscious, and right, but according to Down it's also good business.

More than a moral imperative: Giving to get power and influence a righteous act of self-help

Halima Leak Francis | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Halima Leak Francis

Devastated fans mourning Prince's passing were surprised and delighted to learn of his history of charitable giving as his friend Van Jones shared d...

Mountain-Moving Volunteers Raise their Voices, Demand Change for Pancreatic Cancer

Julie Fleshman | Posted 04.26.2016 | Impact
Julie Fleshman

It was the spring of 2000 in San Francisco and I was volunteering with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. My role was to host a booth, speak with a...

Lin-Manuel Miranda Spotlights Nonprofit Girl Be Heard

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 04.21.2017 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

When you think of a spotlight, it's hard to imagine a brighter one than the one shining on the Broadway juggernaut, Hamilton, and its creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda.