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Social Impact Poised To Shake Up Veteran Charities

Tom Aiello | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Tom Aiello

Social Impact is changing how the world views non-profits and for-profits. As support for veterans is scrutinized by charity controversy and VA strug...

32 Ways To Be A Changemaker

Alex Budak | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
Alex Budak

My birthday wish is that you try at least one of these out and make this the year that you become (or deepen your work as) a changemaker.

REI's #OptOutside - 10 critical insights for authentic and powerful purpose creation

Carol Cone | Posted 07.11.2016 | Impact
Carol Cone

As a purpose practitioner for 20+ years, I was delighted to see the bounty of Cannes awards won by REI's #OptOutside. While there is controversy about...

The Biggest Problem In America

Kevin Seldon | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
Kevin Seldon

I know it's been a tough year, and I know we have a lot problems in this world that need to be addressed. I know that it can often feel like an uphill...

Can You Spare A Toothbrush?
One Insanely Simple Way To Make A Big Difference

Danielle Gletow | Posted 07.06.2016 | Impact
Danielle Gletow

There are certainly complex issues in our child welfare system. But there are also some fairly simple-to-address issues too. To me, this is one of them.

Why The Nonprofit Sector Needs Predictive Data

Jason Saul | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
Jason Saul

In the nonprofit and public sector we invest first, and then measure to see what we got. That may be a key reason why we aren't making as much progress as we could be. Predicting the success of social programs before we fund them holds great promise for the future of social impact

Doing Well By Doing Good: An Interview With Annie Lennox - Singer, Songwriter, Campaigner and Activist

Alexandre Mars | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
Alexandre Mars

For me, Annie Lennox is the amazing lead singer of the famous band Eurythmics, but I've heard her voice over the past decade fighting for a different cause: AIDS. I had the honor of meeting Annie at the Global Meeting of Mayors on Ending AIDS in Cities event earlier this month.

Doing Business At The Speed Of Love

Jennifer Love | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." - Eleanor Roosevelt You know the saying, "Success in business is all about mak...

The Nod to Wall Street Buried Deep In Paul Ryan's 'Anti-Poverty' Plan

Donald Cohen | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Donald Cohen

House Speaker Paul Ryan released a new "anti-poverty" plan last week that would only make it tougher for poor and working families to get by. As expected, the plan cuts from public programs that help low- and moderate-income Americans, while protecting tax cuts for the very wealthy.

It Takes a Village

Kenneth Moritsugu | Posted 06.16.2016 | Impact
Kenneth Moritsugu

Our family lost two beautiful lives, and we ended up saving eight others through the miracle of transplantation. For any donation to happen, there needs to be perfect coordination across healthcare professionals, from donor hospital nurses to administrators to organ recovery coordinators to transplant centers. Unfortunately, there are as many times when that doesn't work as when it does.

Low Impact, High Quality Tourism

Pioneers for Change | Posted 06.15.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Marisol Mosquera When I got my college degree I had no inkling that I would set up my own business one day and that social responsibility would...

When We Come Together

Flynn Coleman | Posted 06.14.2016 | World
Flynn Coleman

We mourn, we celebrate, we come together. This month is Pride Month, to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan. June 12th was also Loving Day, to...

The Victory In Bringing Our Best Selves Together For Social Change

Mary Davis | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Mary Davis

There are many challenges and problems in the world today that can also be met with great innovation and solution through collaborative efforts for true social change.

Living Donors and the True Power of Facebook Virality

Talia Baker | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Talia Baker

When Rochelle, a patient at Northwestern University's Comprehensive Transplant Center, first learned that no one in her immediate family was a suitabl...

How Social Actions Will Transform The Global Economy

Re-Give | Posted 06.07.2016 | Technology

UNDISCOVERED How Social Actions Will Transform The Global Economy Social Actions engender beneficial outcomes for society and the environment, from ...

Gridlock: The Inability to do Research in Deceased Donors to Improve Transplant Organ Quality and Quantity

Dr. Sandy Feng | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Dr. Sandy Feng

It is up to the transplant community to affirm, loud and clear, that the lack of organs for transplant is a desperate and unmet need, and that innovative research is necessary to bridge the gap.

Is Anyone Actually Measuring Their Social Impact?

Ryan Scott | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Social impact is a term that's nervously thrown around these days. We all want to believe that when we're volunteering or giving, we're creating impac...

Doing Well by Doing Good: An Interview with Angel Investor and Philanthropist, Ron Conway

Alexandre Mars | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Alexandre Mars

An angel investor, Ron is often described as one of Silicon Valley's "super angels". His wealth and giving is a reminder that tech entrepreneurs aren't the only ones capable of large-scale philanthropy; the sector's investors are also involved.

A Few Days in the Shoes of a Social Entrepreneur in Haiti

The Resolution Project | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
The Resolution Project

My trip to Haiti was an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and a wonderful extension of my work as a Resolution Guide. I got to see a country through the eyes of a young social entrepreneur who is working tirelessly to promote the health and economic well-being of a disenfranchised country.

Investigating Tech and Social Impact in East Africa:

Keeya-Lee Ayre | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Keeya-Lee Ayre

Discussion about development in East Africa has revolved for a long time around international aid and other support from external institutions. A new ...

To the Women of California: Cora Will Pay Your Tampon Tax

Molly Hayward | Posted 05.23.2016 | Women
Molly Hayward

As the Founder of Cora, a San Francisco-based startup offering premium organic tampons, and an advocate for global women's rights, I've observed the g...

"Pray" for Success: How to Take the Guesswork Out of Social Finance

Jason Saul | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
Jason Saul

We believe that the future of SIBs and social finance is brighter than ever. But if we are to create a true social capital market, we must be more rigorous, intentional and outcomes-driven than the current approaches.

The Platinum Standard

Jason Saul | Posted 05.15.2016 | Impact
Jason Saul

Many consider randomized control trials, or RCTs, to be the "gold standard" for evidence. Randomization provides a high degree of proof for a very narrow set of facts: a particular program, under a particular set of conditions, for a particular population of people, at a particular time, made a difference.

Mixed Feelings, Mixed Race: A Path to Freedom

Alexander Williams | Posted 05.10.2016 | Black Voices
Alexander Williams

When you don't fit in, you're forced to see things through multiple viewpoints and create a balance between how you are perceived and who you actually are. Being multiracial forces you to move between different worlds, across categories and through all definition.

5 Ways We Can Do Philanthropy Better

Manoj Bhargava | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
Manoj Bhargava

Most philanthropists today have forgotten what it means to do philanthropy in the truest sense of the word, and as a result we've twisted philanthropy to be something it isn't.