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.
Imagine being a child in foster care, shuffled from home to home with your belongings in a trash bag. Or an elderly woman living alone with little to eat and no family to help you. This week at The Pollination Project our grantees have found ways to bring small kindnesses into the lives of others.
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.
Remember when kids ran through the streets Halloween nights with "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" boxes in tow alongside plastic pumpkin carriers full of fun size snickers and red apples?
It's a fair assessment to say that the business model of higher education in this country is broken. How we reached this point is complicated, and the biggest casualty of this sad state of affairs may be the American dream itself.
Our informal guiding theory is that a rising tide can lift all boats. Larger, community-wide tipping points are the result of the gradual accumulation of individual tipping points, of people "turning on" to trust their own potential, and that of their ideas and projects.
In Kenya, Joan Otpi trains farmers to create fortified, nutrient-rich flour; in Pennsylvania, Janet Chambers launched a mentoring program for high school girls; and in El Salvador, Michelle Leach is giving youth a way to develop a local economy.
We asked which visionary grassroots leader most inspired you -- and thousands of people answered. The winner of the 2015 Pollination Project Visionary Award is Padmanaban Gopalan, who started an ingenious effort to feed the hungry and reduce trash in Coimbatore, India.
On any given day, working in the field of aging can be fulfilling, meaningful, or, occasionally, frustrating. This enormous issue does not always get the attention it deserves. So, as much as anything, the recent White House Conference on Aging provided a welcome occasion for recognition and celebration.
In 1966, a young woman named Linda Mornell, climbed on a greyhound bus headed for San Francisco. She was leaving her small, remote childhood farm in Indiana right after completing her RN and BS in a nursing training program in Indianapolis.
Two years ago, I was at Harvard attending the Inner City 100 Conference and listened to a small business owner detail how he'd removed himself from the board of directors of several charities in his area.
We need to close every youth prison in this country. Permanently. Every one of them.
I started DOUGH & CO, my cookie dough business, two-and-a-half years ago. I always had a strong interest and passion for food, and I had saved up some money after working a corporate nine-to-five for several years. The time was ripe, and I was ready to start my own business.
We in the U.S. are not, in fact, the world. We need to cure our movement of its myopia and remember that justice for the LGBT community is a global cause, spreading far beyond our borders.
It might be the new buzz word of investing, but leading investment advisors say impact investing is here to stay and what's more: it's a model that everyone should be participating in.
In this interview, Don Abelson shares his views about think tanks, research integrity, advocacy and lobbying.