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Miles Ahead

Pioneers for Change | Posted 01.31.2017 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Max Wohlgemuth Kitslaar Who would have thought a deserted beach on Mallorca to be the setting for a life-changing decision? After reading a b...

The Fuel That Starts the Fire--How We Can Transform the Economy

John Bloom | Posted 01.11.2017 | Impact
John Bloom

The New Year is a traditional time for reflection and renewing commitments to core purposes. To many, these actions feel especially critical at the da...

10 Lessons from 10 Years of Give Running

Greg Woodburn | Posted 01.02.2017 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

As a lifelong runner, I have a special friendship with time. This holiday season marked the 10th anniversary of the first shoe drive I held that even...

The Trickle-Down Stress Effect to the Trickle-Down Love Effect

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 11.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mitchell J. Rabin

When we think of the main sources of stress in our lives, we usually think that these are from work and home. Bossy business partners and spouses, cha...

Social Enterprise Is The Winning Ticket For Everyone

Marjorie Hope Rothstein | Posted 10.29.2016 | Fifty
Marjorie Hope Rothstein

Visiting a spa may seem frivolous and self-indulgent, especially with all of the chaos ensuing in the world today. However, we're always told by the airline personnel that in case of emergency be sure to put the oxygen mask on ourselves first before we take care of our children. The truth is, we need to be strong so we can help others.

Top Five Steps for Our New President to Increase Public Trust in Government

Carla Javits | Posted 10.26.2016 | Impact
Carla Javits

Facing major headwinds even stronger than the recent hurricane, the new president must act quickly to satisfy voters who are hungry for action and ass...

The Impact Economy, Enlightened by Data

Jim Gibbons | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Impact investing is becoming mainstream, inspiring classes at top business schools like Wharton and Harvard this fall. Social impact investments conne...

Branding for Social Good

Jim Gibbons | Posted 09.12.2016 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

With the opening of Alaska's first Goodwill® store in March 2016, Goodwill is now officially in all 50 states. It has been really exciting to watch ...

Tribal Alliance: The Antidote To Adversity

Kara Wiegand | Posted 08.11.2016 | Women
Kara Wiegand

At the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit, the Dalai Lama predicted that Western women will save the world. At the time, I believed that he was speaking abo...

To Know You Are Loved

Danielle Gletow | Posted 08.11.2016 | Impact
Danielle Gletow

Over the past 8 years I have lost a lot of sleep. I stay up wondering how I can communicate why the work I've dedicated my entire life to is so critical.

Empowering Youth through the Dignity of Work

To The Market | Posted 08.15.2016 | Impact
To The Market

By Charlotte Florance Day August 12th marks the 16th celebration of International Youth Day, a milestone designed to shine a light on the needs of ...

The Rise of Social Enterprise Accelerators

FOMIN | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business

By Amparo de San José and Ignacio Fernandez Admetlla Amparo de San Jose is the Director of the Network of Private Investors and Family Offices o...

Dedication. No Regrets. No BS: One Social Entrepreneur's Experience

Pallavi Shah | Posted 07.26.2016 | Impact
Pallavi Shah

Building a for-profit social enterprise is simultaneously rewarding and uniquely difficult. These entrepreneurs have to serve two masters - having a p...

Small But Mighty: How Independent Retailers Can Continue To Make A Big Impact

Amy Peterson | Posted 07.22.2016 | Style
Amy Peterson

With massive corporations dominating the market, thousands of retailers clamoring for attention, and a less than favorable economy to contend with, be...

Here's how governments are solving big problems using the profit motive

Apolitical | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact

Identifying fake fish, cleaning up polluted canals, improving science education - these are some of the jobs that governments are getting done by mobi...

To Reach the SDGs, the World Needs a Multi-Generational Alliance

Bill Reese | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Bill Reese

Last year, more than 190 world leaders committed to end extreme poverty, reduce social and economic inequalities, and address the horrors of climate c...

When Healing What Ails the Market, Start With Your Own Wallet

Toni Johnson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Toni Johnson

Philanthropy cannot be expected to solve the problem of global inequity We have managed as a global society to reduce extreme poverty among millions ...

Beyond 1-for-1: Better Social Entrepreneurship

Fay Johnson | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Fay Johnson

We all love a win-win proposition. It's why we are drawn to the one-for-one model, which encourages consumers to buy a product because, in turn, the...

California's social enterprise movement should inspire candidates' 2016 job creation agendas

Carla Javits | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Carla Javits

As the U.S. continues to climb out of a recession, the 2016 presidential candidates have promoted a wide range of solutions to address joblessness, fr...

Wayne Elsey - Giving Mother Nature a Hand

David Jensen | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
David Jensen

Orlando, Fla. - Wayne Elsey is a guy who is never satisfied. "We can always do better and be better. I have been doing it ever since a teacher, Mrs. B...

Empowerment First, Profit Second: What I've Learned Owning a Social Enterprise

Amy Peterson | Posted 05.27.2016 | Style
Amy Peterson

What truly is a social enterprise? To me, a social enterprise is one that prioritizes serving a purpose or fulfilling a need over financial gain.

Journey to Access -- Building Access for Youth, Families and Communities

Faye Washington | Posted 05.24.2016 | Los Angeles
Faye Washington

What does it mean to have access to opportunity? Through the years, I have witnessed individuals, parents, families and teens who have struggled to su...

Making Deals in Impact Investing

Pallavi Shah | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Pallavi Shah

Impact investing is gaining traction among both large and small investors and entrepreneurs. Angels, private equity firms, and banks are expanding bey...

How 1500+ Organizations Are Using Public Information Across Every Sector and Continent

Laura Manley | Posted 07.15.2016 | Technology
Laura Manley

Co-Authored by Audrey Ariss, Director of Research and Design, Center for Open Data Enterprise Open data - free, publicly available data - is being le...

Solar Panels, Entrepreneurship, and Building Connections With 100,000 Students

Michael Goldberg | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Michael Goldberg

When I launched Beyond Silicon Valley two years ago, I didn't think it would be possible to build deep relationships with my online students, especially compared to the meaningful and rich relationships I have with the entrepreneurship students in my traditional face-to-face classroom.