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Sally Osberg: Dare to Imagine

Sally Osberg | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Sally Osberg

What will the world look like in 50 years? The problems facing our world are so large that they demand disruptive thinking. We don't have time to think in incremental terms. It's time to challenge the status quo, and dare to imagine what we can do.

Delivering New Solutions to Global Problems

Sally Osberg | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Sally Osberg

Socially entrepreneurial organizations are often lean but always high touch. They build networks of trust that inspire and support local leaders, first to transform their local communities and then to build broader social movements.

Arianna Huffington: How You Can Invest in Women Right Now

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

2013-04-11-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgThe JobRaising Challenge, our effort to raise money, increase awareness and support nonprofits working to create jobs, yielded more than $1.5 million in donations -- most of them under $100. Now, knowing just how much impact we can have, and how many organizations are eager to make a difference, we are again asking how we can raise money and awareness, this time to tap into the potential of women-focused nonprofits. So I'm delighted to announce The RaiseForWomen Challenge, an initiative to help women-focused nonprofits gain resources and recognition, in partnership with The Skoll Foundation, Crowdrise, and Sheryl WuDunn and Nick Kristof's Half the Sky Movement. The initiative coincides with a women's conference I'm co-hosting with Mika Brzezinski on June 6, on the theme of "Redefining Success: The Third Metric." To sign up to participate in the Challenge and invest in women who are changing the world, click here.

Last Chance To Participate In The JobRaising Challenge!

Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

The JobRaising Challenge, HuffPost's initiative in partnership with The Skoll Foundation, CrowdRise and McKinsey & Company to help job-creating nonpro...

Solving Problems, Generating Opportunities: Our JobRaising Challenge

Sally Osberg | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Sally Osberg

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifSolving the American job crisis needs us all: business, government, and the non-profit sector. And it needs our best ideas.

The JobRaising Challenge: Seizing the Moment to Help Put Americans Back to Work

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.23.2013 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifToday, as President Obama is sworn in for a second term, we're seizing the moment to take the JobRaising Challenge to the next stage. Starting now, you can view the powerful profiles and videos of our 74 finalists and donate to the organizations that resonate most with you.

Finalists Selected In Race To Address Jobs Crisis

Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact

On Wednesday, The Huffington Post, the Skoll Foundation and knowledge partner McKinsey & Company announced the 74 finalist organizations for the new J...

WATCH: Arianna And Edward Norton Discuss Job Creation Ideas

Posted 01.15.2013 | Impact

Arianna Huffington and Edward Norton see a solution to America’s job crisis in nonprofit organizations. The President and Editor-in-Chief of the...

Your Favorite Nonprofit Could Win Some Serious Cash -- But Only If They Apply Today

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

Do you have a favorite nonprofit? Does their mission involve helping unemployed people find work? Quick -- e-mail them right now and let them know abo...

WATCH: JobRaising Challenge Nonprofits Discuss Innovations To Create Jobs

Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact

The JobRaising Challenge returned to HuffPost Live today to feature three job-creating nonprofits from across the country that are offering innovative...

Innovative Competition For Nonprofits Announced On HuffPost Live (VIDEO)

Daniel Koh | Posted 10.08.2012 | Impact

Today, representatives from The Huffington Post, The Skoll Foundation, CrowdRise, and knowledge partner McKinsey & Company appeared on HuffPost Live t...

Born Free: Delivering On The Promise Of The Global Plan Towards Elimination Of Mother To Child Transmission Of AIDS

Sally Osberg | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
Sally Osberg

We think of innovations as new technologies, but in healthcare, innovations are often as simple as a pregnant woman with HIV talking with a similarly-affected peer who has successfully navigated the treatment process.

Social Entrepreneurs "Refreshingly Uncynical" -- But Not at All Delusional

Sally Osberg | Posted 06.20.2012 | Impact
Sally Osberg

David Brooks is concerned that social entrepreneurs have "little faith in the political process." But a number of organizations work with a "healthy political process."

Funding Innovation for Skoll Social Entrepreneurs

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Jim Fruchterman

The constant theme is raising money for our social enterprises. But not just any money -- we talk about the most difficult money to raise: the unrestricted funding that is the lifeblood for a social entrepreneur.

Inventing a New Future: Beyond Our Humpty Dumpty World

Pamela Hartigan | Posted 05.31.2012 | Impact
Pamela Hartigan

When one is surrounded by men and women with a "can do" attitude, an infectious energy, and an ability to see opportunities for innovation and transformation at every turn, it is pretty hard to be gloomy about the state of the world.

What It Takes to Change the World

Stephan Chambers | Posted 05.31.2012 | Impact
Stephan Chambers

I have cried every day this week. Remember as I tell you this, that I'm male. And British. And from Oxford. I cried when I heard Nick Danziger. I cried when I heard Eve Ensler. I cried when I heard Annie Lennox. I've also smiled a lot.

Catalytic Potential of Land Rights

Tim Hanstad | Posted 05.30.2012 | Impact
Tim Hanstad

Sweeping change is often sparked by the most unlikely, seemingly small, ideas and items. This week at the Skoll Forum in Oxford, 1,000 people from around the world have been given a sneak peek at the newest of them.

MBAs Rule

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.27.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

For many of us, economic justice work is triggered at any early age and continues over a lifetime. Simple steps lead to big change.

Jeff Skoll, Billionaire Philanthropist, Shares His Green Vision

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green
Alison van Diggelen

In an exclusive Fresh Dialogues interview, Jeff Skoll talked about the role of the tech community in making the world more sustainable.

Madhav Chavan on Universal Education in India: An Inside Look at Pratham

Rahim Kanani | Posted 08.10.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

Chavan is co-founder, president and CEO of Pratham, the largest nongovernmental organization working to provide quality education to the underprivileged children of India.

Alex Wagner

WATCH: Can This Man Save The Planet?

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 08.02.2011 | Impact

Participant Media, the production powerhouse behind films including "Waiting for Superman," "An Inconvenient Truth," "Good Night and Good Luck," and "...

Skoll Recipient Ned Breslin: Lives Are Transformed When Water Projects Aren't Allowed to Fail

Susan Skog | Posted 06.06.2011 | Impact
Susan Skog

Data from thousands of water points around the world is displayed on Water For People's online global map to signal whether a project is up and running, broken or on the verge of disrepair.

Sally Osberg Of The Skoll Foundation On Sustaining Social Entrepreneurs

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

An interview with Sally Osberg, President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, on the evolution of the organization and their efforts, future challenges and opportunities facing the sector.

It Is Social Entrepreneurs Who Carry the Kennedy Mantle Today

Paul Orzulak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Orzulak

It may be hard to see the words of John Kennedy reflected in our current political debate today. But it's nice to see that the principles they espoused are hard at work across the globe.

Google 'Collaboration' for 310 Million Hits

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

In the think-tank world of social change, collaboration is all the rage. The age-old notion that "two heads are better than one" has made a comeback.