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No, Hate, You Cannot Have Paris

Flynn Coleman | Posted 11.15.2015 | World
Flynn Coleman

I have lived some of the greatest days of my life in Paris. I have loved there, had some of the most profound love story moments of my life there. That is Paris, for me, and for many others. So hate, you cannot have Paris.

Give $500K Back to Vets With a Hashtag: Here's How...

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.06.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, I'm a big supporter of veterans, military families, and the orgs that support 'em. As Veterans Day approaches, the Bob Woodruff Foundation announ...

Why Giving Back to the Birds Matters

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.03.2015 | Green
Craig Newmark

Not only did I support 'em financially, but I worked with Audubon's team on a social media partnership, which helped to raise Audubon's profile, expand their network and generate support.

It Takes a Vegan Village to Raise a Pig 

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green
M. Shannon Hernandez

Over 120 people gathered around the bonfire at Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary in New Jersey to listen to the story of how two chickens, named Uri ...

Best Interests, Better Outcomes

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

Can an ERISA pension plan invest in projects or companies that serve the common good, while still keeping at the forefront the fiduciary obligation to invest prudently and for the exclusive benefit of retirees and workers?

5 Things I Realized About Farm Life While Volunteering at Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 10.20.2015 | Impact
M. Shannon Hernandez

During my time volunteering at Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary for my new book, I got an up-close and personal look at what it really takes to run a compassionate farm. I also battled some emotional barriers I had enclosed around my heart over the years.

The 'New And Improved' Sustainable Development Goals. Why Should Brands Care?

Leslie Pascaud | Posted 10.08.2015 | Impact
Leslie Pascaud

These leaders have established 17 ambitious sustainable goals for the world to accomplish--in only 15 short years. The exhilaration came from feeling empowered to think about new ways to tackle some of these goals using the powerful marketing tools at our disposal.

My Heart Belongs to the Rescued Animals at Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
M. Shannon Hernandez

There was a time in my life where I didn't think twice about the souls of animals. Hell, I have even shot at squirrels and turkeys in my youth, hav...

Putting Money Where My Mouth Is and Funding Women-led Startups

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.29.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

At Microsoft in Times Square this November 9, ten women-led startups will pitch their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of investors for t...

One Thing You Can Do to Give Back to Teachers

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.09.2015 | Education
Craig Newmark

Okay, the deal is teachers in lots of schools never get a break, and that's often true in schools that serve military families, too. DonorsChoose.or...

Putting Your Positive Thoughts in High Impact Social Enterprise Action

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Social entrepreneurship gets thrown around. A lot. Countless are published tips for social entrepreneurs, talks are given about the social good, and I too have had the privilege to write about the incredible social entrepreneurs I have met in my journey to boost entrepreneurship for youth around the world.

The Future of Social Tech -- Can a Virtual Reality Be a Virtuous Reality?

Payam Zamani | Posted 08.20.2015 | Technology
Payam Zamani

Many technologies are created to be addictive. We're distracted and sometimes isolated within our online social networks. At the same time, we have an entire population of people interacting with one another, sometimes anonymously, who show no respect for one another.

4 Benefits That 4 B Corps Didn't See Coming

T.J. Cook | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
T.J. Cook

We spoke with four B Corp friends who described inspiring and unexpected benefits -- those that go beyond the obvious ones listed on the B Corp site.

Straight Outta Compton: A Private Q&A From Which Everyone Can Learn

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 08.13.2015 | DC
Lauren DeLisa

Straight Outta Compton, which documents the rise and ensuing events of the legendary rap group N.W.A. is not only being lauded for the well-crafted film, but also the manner in which the promotional campaign tactics have taken a life of its own.

For the Love of Social Good: My Stroll With Blossom Nnodim

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 08.05.2015 | Black Voices
Ebenezar Wikina

In this interesting conversation with Blossom Nnodim, we discuss her life so far; the social media drama that went down during the 2015 general elections in Nigeria; TEDxOwerri, and much more.

2 Billion Under 20: A Unique Initiative That's Changing The World

Anca Dumitru | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact
Anca Dumitru

As I started working for myself, I began noticing that the young ones already knew a whole lot about building a business. So, it was sensible to, at least, take my time and observe them, see what makes them tick, and mirror their ideals.

How Millennials Are Disrupting The Art of Donating

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact
Lauren DeLisa

Remember when kids ran through the streets Halloween nights with "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" boxes in tow alongside plastic pumpkin carriers full of fun size snickers and red apples?

4 Organizations Changing the Global Narrative for Women

Sarah Hillware | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Sarah Hillware

While gender inequality is a complex issue, many of the unseen barriers girls and women face can be solved with simple, cost-effective solutions. I have been incredibly lucky to meet some innovative women leaders and entrepreneurs working to bring about change for women and girls.

Nexus: Minds and Money Meet, Pushing the World Forward

Pippa Biddle | Posted 07.26.2015 | Impact
Pippa Biddle

It's hard to talk about money and not get squeamish. Whether you have it or you don't, there's something innately vulgar about bringing wealth up in casual conversation.

Shifting Priorities of Future Innovation: The Crossover of Consumer Products into Wearable Technology for Social Good

UNICEF Innovation | Posted 07.27.2015 | Impact
UNICEF Innovation

As the integration of social networks have woven deeper into our daily lives, wearable technology has progressed into an array of gadgets and gizmos that add unnecessary digital noise to our lives through notifications and alerts that distract us from our days.

Are We on Track to Seize the Real Power of Sport? How We Can Go #Beyondtheathlete Towards the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Niall Dunne | Posted 07.22.2015 | Sports
Niall Dunne

Life has a habit of coming full circle and ensuring your past and your present collide in ways that makes sense to you, and you alone.

The Nonprofit Case for a Common Data Standard

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 07.10.2015 | Technology
Mark Daniel Snyder

It was the height of holiday fundraising season at Transgender Law Center. We had a party to plan, mailings to get out the door, and a robust email and social media fundraising calendar to implement.

Women Rule the Tech World at Women Startup Challenge and Win $50K

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.06.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

The first-ever Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition was a huge success in Washington, DC. 12 women-led startups pitched their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of tech investors at General Assembly/1776.

When Making a Difference: Conversations with Lauren Bush Lauren of FEED

Rai Mensah | Posted 06.30.2015 | Style
Rai Mensah

The innate pull that some possess to positively impact the lives of others is a pull that cannot be ignored. Sure, for a time you may pursue other ventures but at some point in your journey you will be brought back to your need to help those in need.

Going Against the Flow: Jessica O. Matthews, Founder/CEO of Uncharted Play

Charu Sharma | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Jessica's career as an inventor and entrepreneur began at the age of 19, when she invented the SOCCKET ball, an energy generating soccer ball that provides off-grid power for the developing world.