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4 Organizations Changing the Global Narrative for Women

Sarah Hillware | Posted 07.27.2015 | 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.

Give Them Something to Eat

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Jeremy Affeldt

Generation Alive stages Something to Eat events two to three times a month. They are so fulfilling. They give kids a chance to say, "We're going to help someone who needs to be helped." That's the greatest thing. These kids show completely selfless love.

Everyone Can Be An Impact Investor -- Here's How To Start

Don Shaffer | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Don Shaffer

While the term "impact investing" has come to mean positive social and environmental impact, in truth all investments have an impact. Are your current investments having the impact you want? What do you want your impact to be? What issues are most important to you?

5 Ways Technology Can Help Your Nonprofit Do More Good

Sarah Hillware | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Sarah Hillware

The way people give is constantly changing. People may care about your cause, but it doesn't mean they will donate. So what drives them?

Nonprofits Should Bake Mobile Thinking Into Technology Thinking

T.J. Cook | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
T.J. Cook

Even if a nonprofit can start making modest improvements to a static site with an eye toward the larger requirements down the road, they can begin to move forward on making mobile happen.

Earned Media Can Yield Big Rewards for Philanthropy

Jennifer Risi | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Jennifer Risi

Corporate social responsibility (CSR), corporate citizenship, philanthropy, engagement, shared value - regardless of the name you use, this aspect of doing business is here to stay. And like all core business attributes, communicating about it effectively is critical.

Breaking the Code: How Pencils of Promise Uses Tech for Social Good

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Saeed Jabbar

Pencils of Promise (PoP) is a passionate for-purpose organization that delivers quality education to impoverished children. They've built over 300 schools and impacted over 340,000 lives all while pioneering the for-purpose driven organization.

Grateful for Gen Z

Amy Schoenberger | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Amy Schoenberger

We all know more than enough about Millennials - who they are, how they consume media, what they want from brands, and other assorted minutiae from the foods they eat to the slang they use.

3 Ways Broadband Internet Is Improving Health Care And Education

Tae Yoo | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Tae Yoo

In many parts of the world, being able to download information on a smartphone, tablet or laptop in a few seconds is the norm. In Silicon Valley, wire...

Economic Empowerment: Investing in Opportunity

Flynn Coleman | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Flynn Coleman

From conversations I have had with people all around the world, what I have come to realize is that we all want the same things: something to believe in, health, prosperity, to belong, and opportunity.

Why the Ivy League Needs the Hult Prize ​

Schuyler Arakawa | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Schuyler Arakawa

As I near graduation, I've noticed my peers and I suddenly have a checklist of criteria our first job has to fit. It must be financially successful, intellectually stimulating, something we are "passionate" about, and a benefit to society.

Entrepreneurs Funding Global Change

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Yasamin Beitollahi

We have more tools than ever before to create positive change on a global scale - but perhaps the best tool is business rather than our traditional means of philanthropy.

Breaking the Code: How the Ad Council Uses Tech for Social Good

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 05.12.2015 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

Chances are you've come across a public service announcement (PSA) from the Ad Council, such as their recent "Love Has No Labels" campaign that went viral with over 86 million views. I interviewed Laurie Keith, Director of National Media Accounts at the Ad Council, to shed some light on how technology is used to empower their campaigns.

Seven Must-Have Apps For Distributed Teams Doing Social Good

T.J. Cook | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
T.J. Cook

Last week I spoke with someone whose house was buried in four feet of snow outside Boston. A day later I joined a group discussing our creative approach for a financial literacy program for kids.

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

Tae Yoo | Posted 05.04.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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 05.03.2015 | 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 04.28.2015 | 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.