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Leveraging Young Professionals to Create Organizational Innovation

Van Donkersgoed | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Van Donkersgoed

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are quickly approaching. Recent media coverage has fixated on global athletic governance, its impact on fairness, and the blurred lines between international politics and sports

Motivated Millennials

Chris Schortgen | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Chris Schortgen

The world's water crisis is a large problem to wrap your head around. Every year nearly 3.4 million people will die from preventable waterborne illnesses. Every 21 seconds, a child will die from a preventable waterborne illness.

Just Because You Do 'Good' Work Doesn't Mean You're a Good Person

Michael Lee | Posted 01.15.2016 | Education
Michael Lee

One of the ideas we have to get beyond is the idea of someone being inherently moral or just or generally "good" because of the nature of the work with which they are involved.

What it Means to Be a Social Impact CEO

Melissa Beck | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Melissa Beck

In terms of corporate giving, social responsibility programs have become pillars on which businesses stand. They build trust with employees, customers and stakeholders alike. Engaging employees strengthens bonds, creates loyalty and makes individuals more productive.

Meaning, Purpose, and Civic Engagement Beyond Belief

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 01.14.2016 | Religion
Gleb Tsipursky

Whether you are a believer or secular, to gain a greater sense of purpose and meaning in life it helps to participate in civic engagement with others from your community.

Moby Donates 100% of Restaurant Profit to Animal Welfare Organizations

Nzinga Young | Posted 01.14.2016 | Impact
Nzinga Young

Vegan restaurants in Los Angeles are fairly easy to come by. From swanky to casual, raw food to junk food, plant-based eaters can find a variety of o...

Woman Changes Retirement Plans To Aid Hispanic Community In Florida

Alexandra McNulty | Posted 01.13.2016 | Latino Voices

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

Curriculum Associates: For-Impact Enterprise

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

Since Andrew Carnegie launched the modern era of philanthropy 105 years ago, it has been common to view enterprise as extraction and nonprofits and foundations as contribution--enterprise being clearly self-serving and and third sector being society-serving.

Snakebite anti-venom shortages: A preventable public health crisis

Duncan Maru | Posted 02.19.2016 | Impact
Duncan Maru

This post was written by two of Duncan's colleauges, Possible's C.O.O. Ryan Schwarz and Medical Director Bikash Gauchan. Dr. Schwarz is the Chief Op...

The Epidemic That's Taking Children's Lives But Almost No One Is Talking About

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 01.08.2016 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Most of the work currently being done by those who care for child trafficking victims is "rescue and rehabilitation" but precious little is done to interdict or disable the trade in and use of children for slavery, especially sexual slavery.

Better Together: How to Make the Biggest Impact Through Nonprofit and For-Profit Partnerships

Christie Garton | Posted 01.08.2016 | Impact
Christie Garton

No matter what cause, industry or issue a nonprofit focuses on, the goal remains the same: make the biggest impact possible.

What's Missing in Nonprofit Marketing? This Company Has the Answer

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Alexandra Ostrow

YouTube holds great potential for nonprofits to engage younger demographics, increase visibility in search, and drive revenue via donations and monetization. So why are only 13% of nonprofits ranking video as a "very important" communication channel?

Non-Profits and Social Media: Using Social Advertising to Tell Your Story

Tulani Elisa | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Tulani Elisa

Don't run ads just to run ads. Start with goals that you want to achieve on social. These could be growing your audience, gaining attention for an initiative or even raising money in a crisis situation.

Viacom Gets Down to Give Back

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 01.05.2016 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

The holidays have past. Millions around the world feverishly dreamt of what awaited them on Christmas morning. Behind the scenes the true unsung her...

If the Shoe Fits

Wendy Adamson | Posted 01.04.2016 | Impact
Wendy Adamson

The sun had just gone down on Los Angeles' skid row. Shadows lurk in doorways and rows of cardboard tents line up against the walls of vacant buildings. A woman shuffles down the street bent over a shopping cart, one leg dragging behind her.

5 Nonprofit Predictions for 2016

Caroline Avakian | Posted 12.29.2015 | Impact
Caroline Avakian

Predictions are a tricky thing. They're mostly comprised of strong currents of the present, past habits and a big dose of educated guessing. When it comes to nonprofits, there's also an element of hopefulness that's thrown in, at least in my list of predictions for 2016.

How to Supercharge Your Generosity

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 12.28.2015 | Impact
Gleb Tsipursky

It feels great to see hope light up in the eyes of a beggar in the street as you stop to look at them when others pass them by without a glance. Their faces widen in a smile as you reach into your pocket and take out your wallet.

Nonprofits and Startups Aren't As Different As You'd Think

Sriram Krishnan | Posted 12.28.2015 | Technology
Sriram Krishnan

Nonprofits that want to raise funds as well as awareness have a lot to learn from the startup community, an industry often at the forefront of trends.

How I Made It to India Without Spending a Dime

Alfred E. Blake IV | Posted 12.21.2015 | College
Alfred E. Blake IV

Help someone along the way, be a positive influence, lead like a champion and whomever you inspire or help with positive change, you travel with him or her to the heights of the world.

We Live in Difficult Times. So Now What?

Susan Danish | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Susan Danish

As we head into 2016, perhaps we can each recommit to being part of a world that has, and honors, freedom of speech and worship and freedom from fear and want.

10 Lessons for Starting a For-Purpose Organization

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Saeed Jabbar

It may be easy to get started and achieve your first few milestones. Where the difficulty lies is growing beyond the first success, and building your organization into a full-on entity that can one day operate even when you are no longer there.

American Red Cross, Always There When Disaster Strikes

Gail McGovern | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Gail McGovern

As I look back on the year that was, I remain more grateful than ever to lead this American treasure. It continues to be an incredible privilege for me to serve with so many dedicated and caring individuals -- as we work to provide comfort and relief to those facing disaster and emergency.

Waking Up for Christmas

Tajci Cameron | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment
Tajci Cameron

This year, I've been exploring turning points that shift us into living with joy and purpose, and then bring goodness and love into our world.

Fostering a 'Win-Win' Corporate Partnership

Gary Laermer | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Gary Laermer

While this shift from "corporate giving" to "corporate partnership" requires sharper stewardship by development officers, it is a win-win for both parties. Developing a mutually beneficial partnership can advance a company's objectives while yielding a strong and enduring supporter for the nonprofit.

Top 3 Ways to Give With Other Moms in Mind

Carly Snyder, MD | Posted 12.16.2015 | Parents
Carly Snyder, MD

The holidays are upon us, and with that in mind, I wanted to share a few of my favorite charities that support moms during this gift-giving season.