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Tunisia, Morocco And Egypt: A New Global Hub For Social Impact Start-ups

The Conversation Global | Posted 03.13.2017 | Home
The Conversation Global

Ben Hamadi Zouhour, École de Management de Normandie Refrigerators in the Moroccan desert; a bracelet to prevent heart attacks in Tunisia; a source...

A Better Place: Two Approaches To Reducing Concentrated Poverty

Willa Seldon | Posted 02.07.2017 | Impact
Willa Seldon

Today, the number of people living in high-poverty neighborhoods is increasing rapidly.

5 Ways to Translate the Women's March Into Real Change

Anne Zeiser | Posted 01.24.2017 | Impact
Anne Zeiser

You can contribute to real change by acting and participating in myriad ways.

Creating the meaningful organisation

Pioneers for Change | Posted 01.17.2017 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Richard Foster "Don't count the days. Make the days count." In the groundswell of emotions and tributes following the passing of Muhamm...

January is National Mentoring Month: How Mentoring Changes a Child's Future

Melissa Beck | Posted 01.05.2017 | Impact
Melissa Beck

Today, postsecondary educational opportunities abound for students who once believed college was out of reach due to challenges like finances or famil...

Protecting Our World: Bringing the Battle To The Boardroom

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 12.02.2016 | Business
Merry Carole Powers

My uncle served on the front lines of Germany in World War II. And, like most heroes of his generation, he didn't talk much about it. But as the years...

The Entrepreneurial Road Trip- A Year One Perspective

Julie Kantor | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Julie Kantor

I spent a great part of today reflecting on our first anniversary for Twomentor, LLC. Our Entrepreneurial Road Trip™ is about elevating women in STEM and helping companies build mentoring cultures to better retain Millennials. Our journey is well underway.

Can this Startup Help Solve Global Dehydration?

Jason Choi | Posted 10.25.2016 | Impact
Jason Choi

When Brandin Cohen injured his shoulder as a golfer at Loyola Marymount University, it turned out to be just the start he was looking for as an entrep...

Transform Your Passion Into Action: Lessons From Career Aid Workers

Mascha Davis MPH, RDN | Posted 10.23.2016 | Impact
Mascha Davis MPH, RDN

Co-authored by Courtney White Procel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with domestic and international humanitarian experience When was the last time ...

In-Control vs. Under-Control Leadership

Alex Budak | Posted 10.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Alex Budak

And if you are a leader who is currently "in control" but wants to instead be "under control," know that many fellow leaders have made this transition. Think of it as your final, yet finest, act of being in control -- showing the agency and control to let go.

It is Time to Change the Pity Narrative When Solving Social Problems

Alyaa A. Younis | Posted 10.18.2016 | Impact
Alyaa A. Younis

As former U.S. president Bill Clinton once said, "Intelligence, dreams and the willingness to work are evenly distributed throughout the world." I believe that what we have to do is tap into the already existing and immense entrepreneurial energy for a greater social impact.

My journey to impact entrepreneurship

Pioneers for Change | Posted 10.18.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Matthew Pietrafetta I began my journey to impact entrepreneurship as a young teacher in New York City. In that role, I saw entrenched challenge...

Using Technological Innovation to Address Humanity's Grand Challenges

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 10.12.2016 | Impact
Rachel Wolfson

While these ideas may seem "out of reach," new developments in the fields of AI, robotics, digital medicine, 3D printing and more are transforming the way we live to ensure a better future.

A Walk Across Two Continents

Kathleen Matthews | Posted 10.10.2016 | Impact
Kathleen Matthews

I've just returned from a power walk with Sbusisiwe Myeni, a dynamic Zulu woman I met in South Africa when we were paired as mentor and mentee by Vita...

Viet Youth Projects Conference: Innovative Solutions For Social Challenges

Erandi Palihakkara | Posted 10.03.2016 | Impact
Erandi Palihakkara

After being battered by decades of war, Vietnam has risen as one of Asia's most dynamic and rapidly growing countries. With an emerging economy that is creating opportunities, the youth of Vietnam are being empowered to take on real world challenges through nonprofit and social entrepreneurial projects.

How mass media can tap into human biology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals

Aric Noboa | Posted 10.10.2016 | Home
Aric Noboa

Discovery Learning Alliance/Patrick Toselli Philo Farnsworth believed television would help bring about world peace. It hasn't quite worked out that ...

100 Layers Of Self-Love

Kajal Pandey | Posted 09.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kajal Pandey

Instead of bashing what we hate, why not promote what we love? By focusing on the world we want to live in -- we can begin little by little to move closer to this reality. It begins with me, it begins with you.

10 Things Every Nonprofit Professional Should Do (To Stay Sane)

Jenny Santi | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Jenny Santi

People who choose to work in the social sector start out with at least one advantage: they are motivated by their idealism - as opposed to many others work simply to make a living. Many nonprofit professional are deeply devoted to their organization's mission, and they feel the rewards of a career that "makes a difference."

The Impact Economy, Enlightened by Data

Jim Gibbons | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Impact investing is becoming mainstream, inspiring classes at top business schools like Wharton and Harvard this fall. Social impact investments conne...

Venture Funding Unrefined: An Inconvenient Truth

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.16.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

While most of us obsess over access to private capital to kickstart new ventures, a very sizable part of such capital is already quietly flowing in th...

Celebrating Progress in Modern Philanthropy at the Clinton Global Initiative's Final Annual Meeting

Robert Harrison | Posted 09.16.2016 | Impact
Robert Harrison

It has been 11 years since President Bill Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative, an endeavor that has inspired leaders from business, governm...

Did He Smoke?

Jeff Smith | Posted 09.13.2016 | Impact
Jeff Smith

We have been duped. Rather than villainizing the cancer, we have villainized the smoker. The very person that is fighting for his/her life, s/he is dying in the shadows, because we have applied blame to them.

Higher Education for Global Impact: MCC16

Millennium Campus Network | Posted 09.12.2016 | Impact
Millennium Campus Network

For five days in early August, the iconic capital of the United States served as the backdrop for the eighth annual Millennium Campus Conference (MCC).

Conscious Capitalism: A Radical Model of Corporate Philanthropy

Andrea Hoffman | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Andrea Hoffman

I recently came across a fascinating new model for accelerating corporate philanthropy in a radically different way. In my 25 years of business, this ...

Coldplay Celebrates Life in Concert

Catherine Bauknight | Posted 08.26.2016 | Entertainment
Catherine Bauknight

The British Band Coldplay inspired approximately 92,000 people in a full house stadium at the Rose Bowl concert Saturday August 20th in Pasadena, CA. As the magnetic lead singer Chris Martin ran down the ramp into the audience, sometimes waving an American flag over his head, a display of fireworks exploded from the stage into the sky.