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Gabrielle Jackson Bosche Trains Companies to Embrace Millennial Values

Alison Sher | Posted 04.27.2016 | Impact
Alison Sher

Gabrielle Jackson Bosche started The Millennial Solution and The Millennial Management Institute to act as a much-needed liaison between millennials a...

7 Tips On How Nonprofits Can Attract Corporate Funding: Part Two

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.30.2016 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Fundraising is about creating connections and synergies that provide mutually-beneficial partnerships to otherwise disparate groups. It is about designing and sharing meaningful impact.

7 Tips On How Nonprofits Can Attract Corporate Funding: Part One

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Aside from having solid financials and noteworthy impact, these are some effective ways in which nonprofits can position themselves more competitively to receive funding.

The Social Venture Journey with Matthew Abrams

Alex Budak | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Alex Budak

That moment when a budding social entrepreneur is on the cusp of starting a potentially world-changing venture is equal parts thrilling and terrifying...

Business Fails the BOP

Kristen Tyrrell | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
Kristen Tyrrell

Businesses have made significant strides in the last 40 years, identifying innovations that make serving the world's poorest profitable. Single-use pa...

Challenging Traditional Beliefs Through the Egyptian Youth

Yasmine Helmy | Posted 04.05.2016 | Impact
Yasmine Helmy

If we go back to the core and think about what the Egyptians asked for five years ago, we find ourselves facing a massive challenge. The past couple of years have shown us that changes will only come if we invest in fresh perspectives.

This Entrepreneur Raised $9.2M to Bring Banking to Underserved Areas

Jason Choi | Posted 04.01.2016 | Impact
Jason Choi

Single mothers running small stores, struggling to buy their children school uniforms as they work long hours to make ends meet. That was the image that stuck with Matthew Flannery when he was in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya more than a decade ago.

3 Things I Learned as a Leader in the World's Largest Student Movement for Social Impact

Siddharth Pai | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Siddharth Pai

As the first Campus Director for the Hult Prize@ University of New South Wales, I had one simple goal: to make everyone on campus well aware of the Hult Prize, the world's largest student competition for the creation of new social enterprises. I learned a lot over these past few months, as both an entrepreneur and leader.

Creating a Hubbub

Pioneers for Change | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Trewin Restorick Around 18 months ago in a belated midlife crisis I left my relatively secure role as the CEO of Global Action Plan - a charity...

London Startups: Getting Attention in a Noisy Space

Kristen Tyrrell | Posted 03.25.2016 | Impact
Kristen Tyrrell

There is a sublime energy in London. Young people from all over the world are relocating, re-envisioning, and redefining industries with better techno...

It Takes a Village

Em Sexton | Posted 03.18.2016 | Good News
Em Sexton

I was sitting on the dirt floor of Eugenia's house in Rwanda. I asked her how her life had changed since becoming an artisan with a woman's co-op in ...

London Revealed as the European Volunteering Capital

Adi Gaskell | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
Adi Gaskell

The London Olympics in 2012 were so successful in large part due to the tremendous efforts of the 70,000 volunteers that helped the event run smoothly...

What Are Social Enterprises Doing to Address Racism in America?

Rasheda L. Weaver | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
Rasheda L. Weaver

As businesses that attempt to address pressing social ills, the social enterprise sector should be a forerunner in the movement against racial inequality.

The tale of two brothers - an interesting dichotomy

Pioneers for Change | Posted 03.09.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Pranav Chopra Back in 2012 my brother, Ankit Chopra, and I seated in our local coffee shop, F*ckoffee, were discussing setting up an overarchin...

Coffee Fuels Social Enterprise On Camano Island, WA

Angela Schonberg | Posted 02.22.2016 | Impact
Angela Schonberg

(Photo courtesy of Camano Island Coffee Roasters) 'Persevere...remember that our job is to see the world as it will become - not always as it is.' ...

This Bakery Gives Immigrant Women A Kneaded Boost

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.15.2016 | Taste

When Fanny Perez arrived at Hot Bread Kitchen, she didn't know much about baking for customers. But now, "I know everything," the Ecuadorian immigrant...

Beyond Wall Street: Transforming the Way We Use Capital

Don Shaffer | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Don Shaffer

By Don Shaffer I've been talking to a lot of people lately about RSF Social Finance's decision to walk off Wall Street, and urging others to consid...

From a Dream of Economic Inclusion to Reality: When Will Maturity Break Out?

Carla Javits | Posted 01.27.2016 | Impact
Carla Javits

Let's put our full weight behind all efforts to make jobs available, and make sure it pays to work, so that economic and social mobility is a reality for everyone. That's our dream for 2016, and it is past time for all of us to take it from dream to reality.

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.

When Work Defines You

Naa-Sakle Akuete | Posted 01.14.2016 | Women
Naa-Sakle Akuete

Is success Wall Street and money? Not for me. Success is waking up every morning fulfilled by my work and confident that I'm forging a new American Dream. I want to share a lesson my mom taught me: It's not bad to be defined by what you do, so long as you can be proud and happy in that work.

Better Together: How to Make the Biggest Impact Through Nonprofit and For-Profit Partnerships

Christie Garton | Posted 01.08.2016 | Impact
Christie Garton

No matter what cause, industry or issue a nonprofit focuses on, the goal remains the same: make the biggest impact possible.

The Empire Strikes Back! CrowdGranting is Giving Power Back to the People

Rich Tafel | Posted 01.05.2016 | Detroit
Rich Tafel

There's a tremor in the force. Innovation is about to democratize philanthropy.

38 Christmas Miracles

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.25.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Pollination Project makes micro grants every day of the year to social changemakers who have a plan and a project to help create a more kind, compassionate, peaceful and sustainable world.

The social bad in selling social good

Adora Svitak | Posted 12.22.2015 | Impact
Adora Svitak

March 2014: I'm at Seattle's We Day, the flashy event celebrating youth public service that happens in stadiums in various big cities every spring. In...

Jolina Auguste : An Empowered Woman

Renata M. Black | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life insights on how they have been able to turn weakness into strength.