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Our Illusion of Connectivity

Lara M. Gardner | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara M. Gardner

Just like the teams that make families in catalogs look just a little too perfect. Just like Photoshop. It's all an illusion. I don't think we are better off. Not even close. It's lonelier. It's isolating. And without a major shift in the way our world works today, I have no idea how to change it.

How Nelson Mandela's Words Apply To The Ferguson Movement

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.23.2015 | Religion

What do the young leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have to teach renowned global leaders at the World Economic Forum? Quite a lot, accor...

A Woman's Inner Strength

Seema Kalra | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Seema Kalra

Recently I had the privilege of talking to Bhanu Narasimhan, a distinguished social change enabler and spiritual teacher from India, while she was visiting the International Center for Meditation and Well Being in Boone, North Carolina.

Noreen Marian Bautista: Grab Opportunities that Make You the Best Version of Yourself

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to...

How to Honor Martin Luther King Jr.: Leave a Meaningful Legacy

Tarra Christoff M.A. | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Tarra Christoff M.A.

Have you ever considered the legacy that you'd like to leave the world? While this may sound like a lofty question, legacy holds the power to transform you. As a career and legacy coach, I can assure you that this seldom asked inquiry can create seismic shifts in your life.

Why Every Drop in the Bucket Matters

Jennifer Dulski | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Dulski

When people ask me whether their signatures really matter on Change.org, whether a small action like a signature, can really drive change, my answer to them is always, "Absolutely."

7 Admirable Start-ups That Are Driving Social Change

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Vivek Wadhwa

A standing joke in Silicon Valley is that the smartest people go into online advertising, virtual currency, or dumb online games. Fortunately, there are many tech start-ups that are solving real problems -- and many entrepreneurs who care.

Look Beyond Your Resolution, See Your Legacy

Tarra Christoff M.A. | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Tarra Christoff M.A.

Most of us look at the changing of the new year as a time of renewal, when we resolve to make ourselves better, happier, and more fulfilled than we we...

Young People, Employment and Enterprise -- An Opportunity for System Change

Pioneers for Change | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Getting your first job, setting up your first business, taking your first degree are opportunities that should be available and accessible to all young people in the UK, but as we know truth is they are not.

You Must Change Your Life

Otto Scharmer | Posted 01.16.2015 | Education
Otto Scharmer

We live on a razor's edge. From one instant to another, any of us can regress to yesterday's mindset or connect with an emerging future possibility.

Clear the Clutter & Make a Difference: A New Year Interview With Marie Forleo

Cortney McDermott | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Cortney McDermott

This has fascinated me ever since I began my coaching work. What inspires us to follow through? What's the secret to consistency and commitment? What sparks lasting change?

2015 Welcomes Generation X!

David Kanegis | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As the last of the baby boomers turn 50, the first of your cohort now share that privilege. The only bad news -- the oldest of you will soon lose the coveted distinction of being advertiser's target market!

Creating Change By Changing Yourself

Trevor Neilson | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
Trevor Neilson

It's hard. I'm still learning. But 20 years of this work has convinced be that it is the only way for us to be equipped to create lasting and continual change.

Sewing The Fabric Of New Lives, One Stitch At A Time

To The Market | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact
To The Market

ver 60,000 women work in more than 22 Red Light Districts in Kolkata, India, alone. Sarah and Kristin wanted to create an alternative for Pinkie, and for all of the women wanting to leave or were vulnerable to the sex industry.

Wanted: African American Leadership

Victor Burt | Posted 12.16.2014 | Black Voices
Victor Burt

We waited. Trayvon Martin. Mike Brown. Eric Garner. Nothing.

Mean Gays: What the Gay 'Community' and the North Shore High School Cafeteria Have in Common

Nathan Schaaf | Posted 12.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Schaaf

As I've observed my own behaviors and those of my peers, friends, and acquaintances, I've become increasingly certain that the gay community is no longer a true community at all but a hierarchy of cliques and labels.

Finding Justice in the "Giving Season"

Rebecca Todd Peters | Posted 12.12.2014 | Religion
Rebecca Todd Peters

Tis the season of giving. Right? From "Giving Tuesday" to Salvation Army bell ringers to frantic online donations or checks postmarked by Dec. 31, charitable giving spikes in December.

Finding Peace in the Wake of Tragedy: Eric Garner's Death

Paige Smith | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Paige Smith

It's moments like these that can cause even the most levelheaded and peaceful person to feel angry and disillusioned with the state of the world. That may sound dramatic, but it's true. More than the indignation or the confusion, however, I think each of us feels an overwhelming sense of helplessness.

No One Is Talking About the Source of Our Racial Divide

Dianne Collins | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
Dianne Collins

As well intentioned as we are in our dialogues and in our actions, the truth is as a society we haven't yet focused on the source of what has engendered the racial divide in the first place.

A Response From One Conscious Woman Rising to Eric Garner's Death

Juliet Turalski | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Juliet Turalski

Now with this fresh, open wound in the "city that never sleeps" we have an opportunity to never fall asleep again and become conscious to our own source of power that gives us life to speak and act in truth that sets every person free.

10 Last-Minute Fundraising Strategies For The Holiday Season

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

'Tis the season to... raise more money. People feel sentimental, it's the "giving" time of the year, and as the fiscal year closes many people and corporations are determining where to spend their leftover charity dollars.

How Change Happens: The Real Story of Mrs. Rosa Parks & The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Paul Schmitz | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

I've told the real Rosa Parks story dozens of times to diverse audiences, and have been amazed how few know it. Understanding the truth beyond the myths can help us organize better against current injustices.

An Open Letter to Business Owners Everywhere: You Can Do Better

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 01.22.2015 | Impact
Alexandra Ostrow

As the founder of a marketing consultancy that focuses on social change, I work with my fair share of nonprofits. My team builds awareness around issues like lack of access to healthcare and clean water.

The Alchemy of Purpose

Greg Woodburn | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

It seems to me that the Social Innovator's Dilemma is how we balance the patience required for building enduring impact with the urgency that compels us to impassioned action.

Women Leaders Talk Personal: How to Be a True Philanthropist

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Cristina M. Regalado

Becoming a true philanthropist is a journey of self-discovery. It is also an invitation to take part in social transformation - when individuals and communities are changed for the better. The act of giving touches both the giver and the recipient; each one is changed as a consequence.