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Improving the Quality of Life: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week's grantees demonstrate a heart for humanity, animal welfare, small businesses, and the environment -- vital resources that enrich our world and lives.

I Married a Munster: Review of My Life with Grandpa Al Lewis

Jim Luce | Posted 01.22.2016 | Books
Jim Luce

Al Lewis was one of the most recognized entertainers of all time. He was best known for his character Grampa Munster. Al was the comic genius behind ...

Technology and Millennials Are Driving Business Strategy and Social Change

FOMIN | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
FOMIN

Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen is acting chief of the Multilateral Investment Fund's Access to Markets and Skills Unit, with expertise in corporate engagem...

Transforming Communities: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.20.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We celebrate grantees who demonstrate the spirit needed for community engagement, capacity building, and social change from the environment to the elderly, from endangered animals to social enterprise --they exemplify the change we need and hope to see in the world.

The Makers Movement - What is a Changemaker?

Erin McElroy | Posted 01.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Erin McElroy

There are infinite possibilities of where we can go when we choose to actively consider and participate in the changes that are happening all around us. Let's make something meaningful.

Enough is Enough: The 2016 Anti-Trends

Henk Campher | Posted 01.12.2016 | Impact
Henk Campher

I really wasn't going to do this piece: the standard trends piece for the new year. Last year I wrote about the distractions we can do without in 2015...

The 5 Pillars to Feminine Leadership

Luna Love | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Luna Love

Feminine Leadership is a way to lead us towards Full Spectrum Leadership where we are equally balanced in the highest qualities of both the masculine and feminine as we work together.

How to Change Through Inspired Action

Jeff Singh | Posted 01.10.2016 | Good News
Jeff Singh

Original Image by Scott Cresswell Numerous articles are written on how to change extolling the powers of will, goals, and visualization, even advis...

Intrapreneurs need to learn the TANGO

Mandar Apte | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Mandar Apte

Since the past few years, there have been many voices that have come out in support of "Intrapreneurs" and encourage large organizations to create the...

The Future Is Bright for Bisexual People, Despite Our Current Challenges

Neil Endicott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Neil Endicott

Twenty years later, bisexual people still face multiple challenges, but some things have gotten better.

Problem First, Tool Second: A Flexible Funding Approach to Social Change

Paula Goldman | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Paula Goldman

Earlier this week, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced the formation of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, to which they've pledged 99% of their...

Recycling Connects With Fashion, Quality and Design

Pioneers for Change | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

The concept of the brand came after the birth of my son, Alfredo (the company is named after him) when I was reflecting upon the world we would leave to the next generation, and my frustration with the excessive use of the World's natural resources.

If Compassion Is a Weakness, Then I Want to Be As Weak As Possible

David Mochel | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
David Mochel

I can easily get comfortable sorting people into the good pile and the bad pile. I can spend my time constructing watertight arguments to shoot down anyone who has a view that conflicts with my own. I can look right past the inconvenient pain of others. If I am not mindful, I will become very strong.

Why Models Need Protection -- at Any Age

Ainsley McWha | Posted 12.03.2015 | Style
Ainsley McWha

A model doesn't suddenly become immune to these issues when she turns 18, the age at which this new law would cease to be enforced. No, these are systemic problems within the fashion environment that persist throughout a model's career.

The Future of 'Social' Media

Pioneers for Change | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

After directing 'The Secret' back in 2006, I realized that no story is more dramatic and engaging than the one you and I are co-starring in right now; for if the story of humanity were a feature film, we'd be at the epic climax where our collective choices determine our destiny.

Professor Kennedy Should Not Dismiss Racism at Harvard

Bianca Tylek | Posted 12.01.2015 | College
Bianca Tylek

Professor Kennedy began by slyly referring to the almost two-inch wide black tape used to deface black faculty portraits as mere "slivers," immediately looking to diminish their much more important implication.

Calling All Social Intrapreneurs!

Pioneers for Change | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

We are all moved by different social issues. Some disturb us to the point where a fire is ignited within. We cannot turn a blind eye, change the channel and simply put it out of our mind.

A Radical Approach to Self Care

Justin Haaheim | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Justin Haaheim

We struggle with self care. We want to practice better self care. We want to do more of it. We don't think we have the time for it.

For Philanthropy, Make No Little Plans And Take Bold, Small Actions

Brady Josephson | Posted 11.17.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

The World's Columbian Exposition wasn't as much about a fair but an emerging city fighting for the respect of the world in times of change. Similarly, BBCON for me was less about a technology conference but the current changes that will affect the philanthropic sector in the near future.

How to Change the World

Pioneers for Change | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

A professor of social work advised me not just to try to do good, but to use some skill I had to do good. The skill I decided that I had was that I spoke English. So I decided to start a language teaching program for incoming children families who could not speak English.

Hope And Humanity In The Jungle Of Calais

Pioneers for Change | Posted 10.30.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

We eat the best meal I have while in France in Afghanistan. We sit inside the Afghan kitchen eating delicious aromatic spiced rice and beans while talking to a French volunteer who's been helping in the camp for one and a half years.

Why 'Black Lives Matter' to Us All

Dr. David Anderson | Posted 10.28.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. David Anderson

If it is true that all lives matter, then let's prove it by demonstrating our care for the lives that have mattered the least in America...Black Lives.

The Problem with Normality - A Look at a South African Township

Maria Montgomery | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Maria Montgomery

Normality is simply what we're used to. And once we're used to it, we stop paying attention to it. It goes unseen. Even our own thoughts. Maybe ever so often something alerts us to the fact it isn't what it should, or could, be.

Let's End Burnout in the Movement

Victor Narro | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Victor Narro

It takes courage to radically change direction towards a more sustainable and healthy movement for justice. But change makers owe nothing less to the millions of community members impacted by the economic injustices they fight for every day. If we can truly support one another and open our hearts, we can connect and create a radical solidarity.

Holocaust Films Rise This Fall

Isaac Zablocki | Posted 09.28.2015 | Arts
Isaac Zablocki

Every few years I am inspired to take a look at the changing trends in Holocaust related cinema. This Fall/Winter season brings another excellent crop of fascinating films that bring new perspectives to how the Holocaust is presented in widely-released movies.