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Why Transparency Is Transformative

Paul Massey | Posted 02.12.2016 | Impact
Paul Massey

We see enormous opportunity in the practice of embracing ongoing engagement about transparency to drive reputation, performance and impact. But it takes courage, resolve and preparation to invite people into your process, talk about incremental progress and be candid about your failures.

No Time Like the Present for Online Action Honoring American Military Heroes

Michael Jones | Posted 02.12.2016 | Impact
Michael Jones

Memorial Day and Veterans Day are months away, but Americans aren't waiting until then to honor those who dedicated their lives serving in the U.S. military.

Healthy People, Happy Minds

Pioneers for Change | Posted 02.11.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

From a young age, I knew that I wanted to do a job that would have a social impact. Growing up in a family of people in caring jobs you could say this was my natural calling.

A More Socially-Responsible Super Bowl

Anne Zeiser | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Anne Zeiser

When the price of a 30-second spot on CBS's broadcast of the 50th Super Bowl costs $5 million, you'd think advertisers would use every micro-second of...

Dear Media Core: Axing Access to Contraception = More Pregnancies!

Melissa S. Grant | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Melissa S. Grant

Cutting the funding to Planned Parenthood will do nothing to curb the need for abortion. Education and contraception could curb unintended pregnancy rates, but that's what Planned Parenthood does.

Corporate Social Responsibility Matters: Ignore Millennials at Your Peril

Ryan Rudominer | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Ryan Rudominer

The bottom line is that the corporate world cannot ignore the demands and expectations of Millennials, who are devout in their desire to associate with companies aligned with their values.

Beyond Wall Street: Transforming the Way We Use Capital

Don Shaffer | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Don Shaffer

By Don Shaffer I've been talking to a lot of people lately about RSF Social Finance's decision to walk off Wall Street, and urging others to consid...

Huge Growth in Businesses Owned by Women Veterans

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Craig Newmark

Folks, I'm a big supporter of both veterans and small businesses. Recently, I heard some good news regarding women veterans success in business. Ac...

Transforming Public Spaces: The Value-Added of Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Now is the time to re-imagine diversity and inclusion. We must recognize the value-added of diversity and inclusion by building a more inclusive society through the transformation of our public spaces. Through this transformation, we can build a more just and equitable world.

Building India and a Sustainable Future

Pioneers for Change | Posted 01.20.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Aakash Ohri For me, being a sustainable business is about more than filling green quotas for recycling and energy preservation. It is about a c...

Hult Prize Receives 25K Applications and Sees Eight Entrepreneurs Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Amanda Boyek | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Amanda Boyek

Widely regarded as the "Nobel Prize for students," the Hult Prize challenges university students from around the world to dream up ideas for profitable startups that aim to solve humanity's greatest challenges.

What it Means to Be a Social Impact CEO

Melissa Beck | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Melissa Beck

In terms of corporate giving, social responsibility programs have become pillars on which businesses stand. They build trust with employees, customers and stakeholders alike. Engaging employees strengthens bonds, creates loyalty and makes individuals more productive.

Enough is Enough: The 2016 Anti-Trends

Henk Campher | Posted 01.12.2016 | Impact
Henk Campher

I really wasn't going to do this piece: the standard trends piece for the new year. Last year I wrote about the distractions we can do without in 2015...

It's Time to Plant Hope: 10 Inspiring Quotes on Leadership for Social Justice from Dr. Wangari Maathai

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 01.12.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

This year, as we celebrate the 12th anniversary of Dr. Maathai's receipt of the 2004 Nobel Prize, we are each challenged to plant hope. This is a call to leadership.

Using Technology to Create Safe and Ethical Retail Supply Chains

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 01.14.2016 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

For a brief moment in 2013, Western consumers got to see the dark underbelly of the supply chains that make the products they use each day.

How Netflix's 'Making a Murderer' Is Setting a New Standard for 'Social Impact Entertainment'

Michael Jones | Posted 01.11.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Jones

These three examples are just scratching the surface of a trend that Hollywood could explode in 2016. When the last scene fades to black, there's a way to keep viewers talking and buzzing about a show, series or movie and it goes beyond just writing a Rotten Tomatoes review.

January is National Mentoring Month: 5 Ways Mentoring Will Change Future Generations

Melissa Beck | Posted 01.08.2016 | Impact
Melissa Beck

Think back to your childhood and the adults who influenced you to become who you are today. The person who encouraged you to do better in school, to p...

What's Missing in Nonprofit Marketing? This Company Has the Answer

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Alexandra Ostrow

YouTube holds great potential for nonprofits to engage younger demographics, increase visibility in search, and drive revenue via donations and monetization. So why are only 13% of nonprofits ranking video as a "very important" communication channel?

There's One Thing We All Can Do to End Domestic Violence

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 01.05.2016 | Impact
Alexandra Ostrow

When a survivor is ready to seek help, a new set of obstacles arises: How will they support themselves financially? What will happen with family members? And, most immediate, how will they remove themselves safely from the situation?

No Resolutions. Picking Yourself to Create the Change (Or World) You Want

Tim McDonald | Posted 12.31.2015 | Impact
Tim McDonald

Should I share all the wonderful things that happened in 2015, or the uncertainty and excitement that I feel 2016 is bringing? You see, this is the first year in a long time that I don't have a clear roadmap come January 1st of how every day will be structured.

How to create social impact without leaving your job

Pioneers for Change | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Jay Diamond You have been given a gift that can create positive change in this world - but it has been hidden in plain sight. You have someth...

How to Use Business to Address Domestic Violence

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Alexandra Ostrow

I first read about Meathead Movers in September when LA Weekly wrote about their free moving services to those fleeing domestic violence. As the founder of a corporate social responsibility and cause marketing firm, I was inspired. Curious about their program's origins and operations, I met with Aaron B. Steed, co-founder and CEO of Meathead Movers, while he was on a trip to NY.

10 Lessons for Starting a For-Purpose Organization

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Saeed Jabbar

It may be easy to get started and achieve your first few milestones. Where the difficulty lies is growing beyond the first success, and building your organization into a full-on entity that can one day operate even when you are no longer there.

This Holiday Season, A Look at Five Ways the Video Game Industry is Helping Others

Rich Taylor | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Rich Taylor

This year, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation, the U.S. video game industry's philanthropic arm, celebrated 15 years of giving back to local communities.

Closing the Health Divide, One Community at a Time

Dr. Garth Graham | Posted 12.16.2015 | Business
Dr. Garth Graham

We all have a role to play in closing the health divide, both on the national and local grassroots levels. Nonprofits, government entities, corporations and even individuals can all make a difference in their own way.