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A Better Place to Be: Induct Harry Chapin into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 09.14.2016 | Entertainment
Craig E. Sherman

Chapin's untimely death in 1981, undoubtedly robbed the world of some of the most prolific and beautiful songs that he sadly was never able to write.

Kids Remind Us Why All People Should Be Viewed Through The Eyes Of The Child

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact

Sometimes kids do the darndest things -- like prove that funny faces should be funny, regardless of who's making them. Parents and their children w...

Let Us Explicitly Tell You Why These Costumes Are Wrong. Because Ignorance Is Spooky

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.23.2016 | Impact

It wouldn't be Halloween season without the following racist, sexist and offensive costumes. "But it's all in good fun!" you probably want to exclaim....

This Little Person Asked Passersby How They Feel About The Term, 'Midget'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact

The term "midget" comes from midge -- a small insect that resembles a mosquito. It's not a term of endearment, of course, but as Aaron Beelner po...

Why Millennials Would Rather Invest In A Cause Than 'Donate' To Charity

NPR | ELISE HU | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact

Millennials are spending — and giving away their cash — a lot differently than previous generations, and that's changing the game for giving, and ...

Wisconsin Couple Faces $300 Daily Fine For Allowing Homeless People To Sleep On Porch

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact

A Wisconsin couple's act of compassion could end up costing them big time. Throughout the past year and a half, Brenda Konkel and Robert Bloch of ...

10 Internet Petitions That Helped The Little Guy Beat The System

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact

Shopping for presents, finding a great restaurant, binge-watching TV shows -- in many ways, the Internet has made life simpler with just a few clicks....

7 Social Issues Robin Williams Brought To The Big Screen

ThinkProgress | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact

Robin Williams was serious about a lot of issues in his personal life, whether campaigning for a new G.I. bill, or raising money for Hurricane Katrina...

How to Use Social Media to Help Social Causes

Russell Bishop | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Russell Bishop

One of the biggest challenges not-for-profits face in gaining support is the simple fact that no one cares what they do until they know why it matters. It's pretty much a take off on the old cliché: No one cares what you know until they know how much you care.

5 Causes That MLK Fought For Beyond Civil Rights

Posted 01.15.2015 | Black Voices

One doesn’t have their very own national holiday and 900 streets named after them unless they are truly deserving. Nor does Gallup name you the seco...

Are You a Slacktivist?

Adam Grant | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Adam Grant

As Seth Meyers said on Saturday Night Live, "Look, if you make a Facebook page we will 'like' it -- it's the least we can do. But it's also the most we can do."

Moving Forward Social Causes Through Impact Litigation

Lara Bergthold | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Lara Bergthold

Impact litigation is a suit filed to bring change to the nation when legislatures prove unwilling or unable to act, presenting a chance to change the conversation where ballot measures and bills have hit a wall. It's disruptive, cutting through the noise and the politics and allowing the facts to surface.

Social Enterprise 4.0 Is About Enlightened Self-Interest

Ben Mangan | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact
Ben Mangan

The latest iteration of social enterprise will lead to faster rates of deep social impact, and to an increase in the ways talented people can make structured contributions to social and economic change.

What Happens When Half a Million Kids Choose to Matter?

Jure Klepic | Posted 11.11.2012 | Education
Jure Klepic

There are those who are so concerned about the seemingly overwhelming intrusion of digital media into our daily lives that some schools are still restricted from using social media tools in the classroom. But what if these fears are totally unfounded?

Nonprofits: Are You Just Asking for Money, or Sharing a Vision?

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Look at your media presentations, videos, live events, print materials, and in-person contacts. What do they say? What story are they telling?

And the Band Plays On

Tamsin Smith | Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Sometimes crazy and fearless is the only way to move the needle when the status quo is unacceptable.

Can Advertising Save the World?

Jeff Sweat | Posted 09.28.2011 | Business
Jeff Sweat

Consumer brands -- and the agencies that support them -- may be under more pressure from consumers to do good, almost exclusively because of social media.