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How-To Use Ambiguity to Pioneer Change

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Despite crushing student loans and a miserable job market, this Millennial Generation is the most socially conscious, most globally aware and most act...

How-To Reject Rejection When It's Personal

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

In the public square of social change, rejection is intensely personal. If you believe in your mission, and if you are giving it your all, then it's ...

How-To Educate Yourself For An Impact Career

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

"There are alternative paths" for reaching your social justice dream job, says change agent Jessamyn Lau. She should know. Her social change career ...

How-To Shut the Hell Up and Change the World

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

No instrument in a symphony plays for the entire concert. There is a time to play, a time to practice and a time to listen. In the symphony of social service, don't expect to be conductor or virtuoso player the first day that you pick out your instrument.

How-To Skill Up Expertly To Scale Up

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Change doesn't happen because of good will. It happens when people of good will do tough things. When it comes to social action, it's all too comfor...

How-To Work Your Social Change Ass Off

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Social change requires tenacity, strength of commitment and old-fashioned hard work. Bluntly, you may not be tough enough. If social and economic ju...

How-To Listen Selfishly To Unselfishly Lead Change

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

In the course of interviewing dozens of Café Impact social entrepreneurs from multiple continents working on a multiplicity of issues using a myriad ...

How-To Give Your Inner Fundraiser More Currency

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

This year, a mentor died. A friend moved on. A social enterprise started sinking. Each loss leaves its unique echo of disappointment and the haunti...

How-To Change The World With Finances

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Money is the power to support the social and economic justice work you want done, but can't do yourself. Whether a cash donation or a social impact...

How-To Network Yourself Like A Change Agent Pro

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Networking begins with being selfish. For a successful career in social entrepreneurship, social change work and life itself, become a selfish listen...

On Your First Job, Outsmart the Experts

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 11.23.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

The stakes are so high (for ourselves, for humanity, for planetary survival) and yet most of us are struggling with when, what, how to make a difference. We are wondering if we have what it takes.

Tips for Tying Up Your Conscience Career

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 07.21.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

The Peery Foundation is the gold standard for what every grantee wants from a funder: accessible, non-bureaucratic, engaged listener, quick decision-maker and a genuine problem-solving partner in the grantor-grantee relationship.

Atlanta Mom Turns Life Upside Down To Secure A Future For Children From India's Leprosy Colonies

Mickey Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mickey Goodman

The mother of 10 seemed an unlikely leader of an organization benefiting children half way around the world. But it came about following a tragedy -- the suicide of Douglas' daughter, Amber.