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See How 3 Women are Harnessing Technology to Live a Purpose-Driven Life

Tae Yoo | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Shae, Lisa and Lucie all have taken different paths to finding purpose in their work, but the outcomes have been the same. They are helping others thrive, solving social problems and making an impact on their communities.

Female Founders Take On the Startup World

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

There was some really good advice coming outta the hashtag #FemaleFounders, so my team and I put together a Storify to put some of our favorites in one place (folks, it was really tough to only choose a few).

#CureFSHD: The Inspiring Stories Behind the Campaign

Max Adler | Posted 03.03.2015 | Impact
Max Adler

I have experienced FSHD firsthand, with both my mother and grandmother diagnosed. It was heartbreaking to watch their struggle to complete simple, everyday tasks that many people take for granted.

20 Years of craigslist: A Reflection by an Old-School Nerd

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.04.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Every day I'm reminded that we help people put food on the table and get a job and a place to live. Maybe we have changed the world, seriously. Sure, this isn't the usual approach in Silicon Valley or anywhere else, but I'm a nerd, and a nerd's gotta do what a nerd's gotta do.

6 Women Rocking Tech for Good

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.05.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Folks, I figure it's really important to highlight women who are really making positive changes across the tech sector. These people aren't often give...

Protecting the Internet via the Upcoming FCC Vote

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.18.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Long story short, this is about saving the Net for regular people, versus providing privileges for companies that spend lots of money lobbying in Washington and misinforming the American public.

Why Crowdfunding's a Good Idea

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.11.2015 | Money
Craig Newmark

Folks, lots of people have been doing crowdfunding campaigns lately, myself included, and they're pretty effective. In 2013 alone, crowdfunding raised about $5.1 billion worldwide.

GiveNOLA Day Rallies New Orleans Community

Geoff Livingston | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu appeared at a press conference hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to officially proclaim May 5, 2015 GiveNOLA day.

Horyou TV: Can Social Good Videos Go Viral?

Ron Mwangaguhunga | Posted 01.21.2015 | Good News
Ron Mwangaguhunga

High above the west fifties in Manhattan overlooking Fifth avenue the people at Horyou -- pronounced OR-YOW -- are attempting to make social good videos viral. When one thinks of viral videos, social good does not immediately come to mind.

Social Good Organizations: Don't Be Fooled By Solutions That Don't Solve Problems

T.J. Cook | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
T.J. Cook

Everyone loves coming up with solutions that make positive change in the world, but sometimes they are a mirage. You come up with a solution and drive toward it like a sparkling lake in the desert, only to find it evaporate as you close in on the actual problem that needs solving.

New Digital Storytelling Platform Helps Tell Stories for Social Good

Doug Hattaway | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Doug Hattaway

"Strategic storytelling" is a new notion: In order to help leaders achieve their goals, stories must be strategically designed to motivate and mobilize people. And the content of strategic stories must be compelling, in order to capture people's attention and imagination.

Adopt Don't Shop: An Exclusive Interview With Rescue Dogs Little Miss Lexi and Pumpkin

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Little Miss Lexi and her sister, Pumpkin, are spokes-pups for Posh Pets Rescue in NYC, and they want you to consider adopting special needs and senior rescue dogs before hitting the pet shop.

#GivingTuesday: A Guide for Nonprofits

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Hilary A. Doe

It's coming up. Every Dec. 2nd, families, students, businesses, and organizations around the world come together for Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.

Give a Holiday Gift of Hope

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Are you looking for holiday gifts that have meaning and purpose? These days, we are blessed to have many socially and ecologically conscious companies to choose from when doing our shopping.

Technology Has Important Role In Teaching Financial Fitness

T.J. Cook | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
T.J. Cook

I am an avid runner, but I still have a hard time choosing which exercise app to track my runs. Map My Run? RunKeeper? Something from Nike, or Garmin, or Google? So many great options.

Let's Disconnect to Connect this Holiday Season and Teach Kids the Value of Caring

Daniel Horgan | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Daniel Horgan

While parents are consumed with their iPads and phones, their children are modeling their actions by being engrossed in games or listening to their music on their own handheld devices.

Will You Make Time to Help Make a Difference in the World?

Cathy Chester | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
Cathy Chester

Which cause will I choose in order to make a difference? I'm not quite sure. But whatever it may be you can be sure that it will be something I believe in.

Silly Apps Aren't the Future of Tech

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 12.09.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Advancing technologies make it possible to solve the problems of hunger, poverty, energy and education. But advances would happen faster if Silicon Valley's moguls woke up to the new reality and started focusing on big problems as well.

The Next Big (Small) Thing for #TheStitch...

Matt Pipkin | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

While sharing about BLVR's investment in us, I shared my personal story of being sexually abused by a family friend when I was six, keeping it secret until after graduating college, and about the heavy toll it took on my life.

Saving the World, DIY-Style

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.29.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

My general philosophy is to do some real good in the short run, while learning how to scale that up in the long run -- to the entire planet in maybe 20 years. I'm also very committed to helping people from the bottom up, to give people a break that rarely get one, and to help give a voice to the voiceless.

5 Reasons Why I'm Mellow on Ello (For Now)

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 11.26.2014 | Technology
Robert J. Rosenthal

With the promise of being "simple, beautiful, and ad free," the as-of-now invite-only service seems to have caught a wave of perfect dissatisfaction with Facebook.

Millennials Making a Social Impact

Britt Hysen | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Britt Hysen

About a year ago, Courtney Spence wrote an article for HuffPo about how millennials are turning our down economy into the cause economy. She explain...

The Business of Good: How a Local Donation Campaign Became a $200 Million CSR Success Story

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

"Corporate Social Responsibility" -- or CSR -- has become a trendy term over the past few years, with companies large and small putting aside resource...

Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna: A Lost World Where Women Reign

Christine Horansky | Posted 11.05.2014 | Women
Christine Horansky

On an island deep in the ocean mists, the moon rises over a mythic world where women rule the winds and tides. Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna, now playing...

Promoting Engaged Scholarship and Community-Oriented Media for Social Good

Srivi Ramasubramanian | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Srivi Ramasubramanian

A year-long academic sabbatical this past year offered me and my family the opportunity to visit multiple countries, interact with new people, and engage with numerous cultures.