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How-To Stand Up Your Profile In Civic Courage

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

What motivates a social entrepreneur? What motivates you? After the hard analysis is published and the heady policy papers go unread, compassion mot...

How-To Boldly and Bravely Bet On Yourself

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

To describe itself to itself and to attract new converts, it is common these days for the nonprofit sector to talk in terms of investment - obscuring ...

How-To Figure Out Your Social Entrepreneurship

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 01.24.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

"We gain something profound when we stand up for our beliefs, just as part of us dies when we know that something is wrong, yet do nothing....We don't...

How-To Convert Your Convictions Into A Career

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Are you seeking fulfillment and happiness in the social change world? At this point in your life, are you called to give back? Ready to change caree...

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 ...

Creating 'Wholistic' Education Opportunities in the Heart of Diamond Country

Tiffany Persons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tiffany Persons

We addressed the economic stability of the home through micro credits, ignited the passion for learning in the household through free adult literacy classes and put a tremendous amount of effort towards supporting the health of mothers and children to tackle the worlds highest mother and child mortality rates.

How-To Start Your Social Change Career

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 09.12.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Social entrepreneurs are made, not born. Starting a social change career is a do-it-yourself activity. Before we can be status quo disruptors, we ne...

How-To Ready Yourself To Have A Huge Impact

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

If you want a career with huge social impact, develop your interpersonal skills, take stock of your material life needs, and tune-up your self-awarene...

How-To Scale Your Impact By Going Small

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

"We must not only give what we have. We must also give what we are," advised the 20th Century Belgian Roman Catholic Cardinal Désiré-Félicien-Fran...

Ready to Change the World? Not So Fast

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Social entrepreneurship is undeniably an adventure, an elixir, an exhilarating rush... a one-person fountain of youth. Well and good, but a social change career is not intended as personal therapy, these social change experts are warning social change novices.

To Save The World, Save Yourself!

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 11.10.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

The ugly, terrible vastness of global poverty seems to demand leaders with the skill to create large systems of opportunity, the talent to reach millions and the urgency of purpose to never sleep, never rest, never flag.

Untapped Wonder: The True Sierra Leone

Tiffany Persons | Posted 07.30.2012 | Impact
Tiffany Persons

If anyone had ever told me just six years ago that paradise was awaiting me in the West African country of Sierra Leone, I would have never believed them.

The Never-ending Story of One Donation

Tiffany Persons | Posted 03.14.2012 | Good News
Tiffany Persons

This is the story of one donation, unfolding over time, to affect thousands. Each year, the value of that initial donation expands to new heights and just like that, the impossible becomes reality.

Bill Maher (and I) to Learn Anti-Cynicism Cure

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 07.17.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Why Maher is attending a fundraising dinner on May 25th in Los Angeles for Shine on Sierra Leone is a mystery. I will be there too. I'll have to ask him.

My Tenth Trip to Sierra Leone, and an Anniversary

Tiffany Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tiffany Persons

In two days I will board a plane to take my tenth flight to Sierra Leone. My staff at Shine On Sierra Leone have pushed tirelessly to overhaul outdated laws and show politicians the beauty of our work.