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Youth Activism Is in the Air at Schools: And All Over the Internet

Randy Paynter | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Randy Paynter

From passionate commitment to temporary hashtag campaigners, childhood activism is a great thing to those of us who ardently believe, contrary to the adage, that children should be seen AND heard. As a father of two and an advocate for many social and environmental causes myself, it's exciting to see the growing number of young activists.

From Trauma to Redemption: How My Teachers Helped Me Survive My Life

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 10.01.2015 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

When my guidance counselor tried to prevent me from applying to the colleges of my dreams, Dr. Ferrer was the first person to walk with me down to her office. He demanded that I apply to whatever college I wanted, he said, because I was just as capable as my peers.

Startup Insider: Watsi Cofounder Grace Garey - The Journey from Y Combinator to 5,000 Patients Funded

David Ongchoco | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

First Do No Harm

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

If I was Prime Minister for the day I would work from the principle of "First Do No Harm". Can you imagine how powerful this principle would be in guiding policy decisions and how much it would support us all to live in harmony with each other?

Why the Social Sector Needs M&A

Perry Yeatman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Perry Yeatman

I've been straddling the worlds of business and philanthropy. First as a corporate executive and now as a consultant helping companies leverage social impact.This has made me a believer that business engagement is the key to solving social problems in ways that are sustainable, scalable and replicable.

Why I'm Excited About the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting: An Insider's Perspective

Alex Amouyel | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

As Director of Program for the Clinton Global Initiative, I can't wait for the start of CGI's 2015 Annual Meeting, to be held Sept. 26-29 in New York City.

The Art of Being Alive Series: 4 Reasons Millennials are motivated Differently By Justin Lafazan and Adedayo Fashanu  

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Adedayo Fashanu

It is crucial to understand what our millennial generation is all about and what motivates this next generation to stay engaged, empowered and highly motivated especially in the work place.

Rolling Up Their Sleeves: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week, The Pollination Project honors projects that dive deep into the heart of a problem and provide the inner and outer tools to address it. Our...

Clearly Social Angels

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

My father was a 1960s-style left-wing academic quite critical of capitalism. We passed many ideas around our dinner table, but not one of them was the potential benefit of trade and business. Surprisingly, when I left home, it was precisely that idea that crept in sideways.

Whole Larder Love

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

It was my body that told me to make change. It was my body that gave me no way to ignore the fact that I was my own worst enemy.

6 Conferences in Fall 2015 That Will Make You, Your Company, and Our World Better

Mark Horoszowski | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
Mark Horoszowski

The ensuing conference season in Fall 2015 will be full of discussions, ideas, and networking for anyone interested in contributing to building a better world free of poverty.

Social Change: Working With the Inner and Outer Dimensions of Self Organization

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Less than three weeks ago I posted on my personal Facebook page that I wanted to get a van filled with supplies to deliver to refugees in "The Jungle," Calais, hopeful that a few of my friends would be able to help me.

A Partnership in the Fight Against Bonded Labour

Nick Grono | Posted 09.08.2015 | HuffPost Home
Nick Grono

Co-authored by Brandee Butler, Head of Partnerships and Innovation, C&A Foundation Photo: Women and girls working in the spinning mills in Ero...

Opportunity Gaps Matter -- and Book Access is a Place to Start

David M. Rader | Posted 09.04.2015 | Impact
David M. Rader

Simply having access to books improves children's reading performance throughout their education, leading to long-term benefits in education, and subsequently in income, employment, and socioeconomic status. Unfortunately, not all kids have that access.

Wearable Technologies: Sci-Fi Novels Gone Awry?

Sanjna Verma | Posted 09.03.2015 | Technology
Sanjna Verma

My hopes for wearable technology is that it evolves to assist our human evolution, not handicap it. I don't want to see our blood types poisoned by inserting chips unnecessarily into the crevices of our body, but I do want wearable technology to create longer lifetimes, invent eco-friendly homes, and above all, sustain the planet and humanity.

Social Impact Education: Business Strategy for Emergent Economies

Julia M. Satov | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Julia M. Satov

Businesses have become big players in the production of knowledge. Deloitte and PriceWaterhouse Coopers are exemplar powerhouses of social impact research.

Connecting Las Americas: Discovering Good from a Motorcycle

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

If a dude from Amsterdam who doesn't know a thing about mechanics can ride his bike almost 20,000 km up north, crossing 6 countries, across many cultures and timezones: what would be your personal idea to at least try to do something to make this world a better place?

The Social Entrepreneur Interview Series: Meet Erwan Kezzar of Simplon

Alexandre Mars | Posted 08.27.2015 | Impact
Alexandre Mars

During my journey, I've had the fortune of meeting a number of ambitious and persistent social entrepreneurs along the way. In this story series, you will hear from some of these indomitable leaders.

For Kenyan Girls, It's More Than Pens, Pencils & Backpacks

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

My 9-year-old daughter goes back to school this week as a brand new fourth grader. In preparation, we were mailed a list of school supplies to bring and found the usual suspects: markers, notebooks, binders, pencils...

To Build Social Enterprise, We're Going to Have to Learn How to Break It Down

Pioneers for Change | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Over-zealous capitalism is seen as having created much of our current predicament; philanthropic/charitable approaches are often perceived to be sticking plasters rather than cures, but social enterprise holds out the promise of changing the system and sustainably creating a better society.

Startup Insider: How 'The HUB SG' Is Growing the Social Impact Startup Community in Singapore

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Coworking spaces have been popping out all over the world but one brand has been building its presence around the world, the Impact Hub.

The Social Entrepreneur Interview Series: Meet Johnny Sobczyk of The Brilliant Club

Alexandre Mars | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Alexandre Mars

During my journey, I've had the fortune of meeting a number of ambitious and persistent social entrepreneurs along the way. In this story series, you will hear from some of these indomitable leaders.

How to Leverage The Impact of Your Volunteering

Kare Anderson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Kare Anderson

MovingWorlds matches volunteers to projects overseas that can benefit from their skills and experience, for both people lucky enough to work for one these employers, and also for people that want to do this on their own time.

Can Children's Books Improve Society? A Look at Beyond the Laces

Suna Senman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Books
Suna Senman

The rhyming picture book shows a sick boy watching his friends play football in the street through his bedroom window. The story progresses through how the parents try to give the boy hope and courage by connecting him with his love for football.

Share the Love

Eli Wolff | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Eli Wolff

We heard his voice say "Share the love" to everyone he met. While his brave fight here is over, his voice is not silent. He speaks through all who heard him and loved him.