Earlier this month, I was in Marrakech to cover the Clinton Global Initiative schmoozefest and make up my mind about whether the Clinton Foundation is as sinister as its critics make it out to be.
We too often equate wildly successful women with business acumen. In fact, there are many successful women outside the boardroom who have great success stories who are not part of the world of business.
It was that search for a match and the overwhelming outpouring of support I received that inspired me to establish the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation.
While significant development challenges remain in the region, progress is being made in a number of key areas by both governments and local communities.
When many of us think about improving conditions in the developing world, Fair Trade may be one of the first things to come to mind. But how effective is Fair Trade?
Topline numbers on market size and growth always steal the show when JP Morgan and the GIIN release findings from their annual survey of impact investors.
A New York City business and philanthropic leader will receive the J. Luce Foundation's Global Adviser Award on May 19 at a networking event for established professionals supporting children with cancer in the Steelcase offices on Columbus Circle.
Before I came to Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, I spent more than five years at BoardSource, a national organization focused on improving nonprofit governance. I have to admit, at the time I fancied myself a bit of a governance expert. I was wrong.
When we see people doing just and praiseworthy acts, we should honor them for their efforts. If we stand idly by and watch as the cynics work to find the negatives in positive situations, we are doing a disservice to society.
The Clinton Foundation claims that it's committed to transparency - but clearly, it's not.
Three weeks ago, we gave away $2400 in $100 increments to people who showed up on a conference call about the meaning of "true wealth." And so began a week-long experiment in creating wealth in the world.
I was at a loss for words. I had just been asked why I give away my money. I could tell this person was somewhat suspicious of my motives. My first reaction was "why do you think it's that strange that someone chooses to give away their money?".
My mother (known in her hometown of Chattanooga as "The Purple Lady") lives by what she calls her "Purple Rules: Do unto others and for others." Give graciously and generously to help people without expecting anything in return. Her gift to me was the lesson of being a giving person and not a getting one.
I don't believe this happened for a reason, but it has given us all a reason to be more present parents, more loving spouses, more supportive friends, and more caring leaders. The overwhelming sentiment from everyone who knew Dave is that he inspired us to be better human beings.
All of these moms have taught us, regardless of the obstacle -- be it extreme poverty, gang violence, managing children with special needs or even living in a refugee camp -- that there is nothing that a mom can't do when it comes to nurturing her community.
In the Hunger Games bestselling novels and movies, the rich capital uses terroristic "games" to control the 12 poor surrounding districts. No young fan of the books or movies would miss the uncanny parallels between the treatment of Balitmore's poor and the brutal jovial wanton violence against Panem's poor.