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How This Woman Went From Quadriplegic To Black Belt -- And Is Helping Others Do The Same

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact

Eighteen years ago, Molly Hale, then 45, was preparing to take her third degree Black Belt exam in the Japanese martial art of Aikido -- for which she...

How-To Get Your Social Action Shit Together

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

My favorite sentence in Peter Dreier's 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century is "No struggle for justice succeeds without organization." Season...

Wharton Has an Image Problem

Adam Grant | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

I quickly realized that Wharton stood for more than finance. So if finance wasn't the common denominator, what was it?

The Power of Mindfulness

Zubin Sharma | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Zubin Sharma

I walked into the classroom and there was pin drop silence. All of the first graders in the Koseli School that serves children from the slums in Kathmandu, Nepal were deep in meditation.

Nonprofits Enter New Era of "Pay for Success"

William Pinakiewicz | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
William Pinakiewicz

As demand for vital social services for vulnerable communities increases, and funding for these services decreases, we must find more cost-effective ways to address critical needs.

How-To Instantly Unleash Your Competitive Edge

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Social entrepreneurs are regularly (albeit erroneously) revered and romanticized as pioneering visionaries - tenaciously overcoming groupthink, rallyi...

Liberal Learning: A Pragmatic Education for Social Good

Michael Roth | Posted 11.24.2013 | College
Michael Roth

Liberal learning has deep roots in American history, and these roots still bring forth powerful results.

The 'Fashion Week' of Social Impact

Louise M. Guido | Posted 11.17.2013 | Impact
Louise M. Guido

Next week, the world descends on New York City for the annual pilgrimage to discuss how to solve the most challenging social, economic and political problems facing our planet today. Call it the "Fashion Week" of social impact.

How-To Work Your Social Change Ass Off

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Social change requires tenacity, strength of commitment and old-fashioned hard work. Bluntly, you may not be tough enough. If social and economic ju...

Carolyn Gregoire

This 80-Year-Old Is Spreading Kindness And Hope In The Most Unlikely Place

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.16.2013 | Impact

SuEllen Fried, 80, is a far cry from your typical grandmother of seven. Every week, she visits prisons in Kansas, where she meets with inmates who ran...

How-To Snag A Social Justice Job Interview

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Are you a social sector job-seeker? Feeling frozen out of your future change-the-world job? Reluctant to enter the fray? Fear of failure stopping y...

How-To Make Your Mom Proud Of You (Or Not)

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 10.27.2013 | Parents
Jonathan Lewis

If you have parents, your social activism career just might, with any luck at all, turn out OK. For some social sector activists, parents are hurdles...

The March Was More Than a Speech

Paul Schmitz | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

The March on Washington was not about a speech. It was about the marchers. It was a celebration of collective action that had been happening in communities across the South and even in the North.

Can Storytelling Affect Social Change?

Joseph Peterson | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Joseph Peterson

The power of storytelling is indisputable. Stories make us laugh, cry, hope, love and feel compassion. Stories can inspire action as they're shared across dinner tables and computer screens around the world. And particularly in the realm of social enterprise, this sharing of stories is key to any venture's success.

How-To Listen Selfishly To Unselfishly Lead Change

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

In the course of interviewing dozens of Café Impact social entrepreneurs from multiple continents working on a multiplicity of issues using a myriad ...

Carolyn Gregoire

The Giving Habits of Americans May Surprise You (INFOGRAPHIC)

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact

"There's another path to success," writes Wharton professor Adam Grant, author of Give and Take, "One that focuses less on getting and more on giving....

How-To Make Peace With The Peace Corps

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Social entrepreneurship is a high risk lifestyle. Axiomatically, a social entrepreneur should - indeed must - advocate for risk-taking status quo d...

The Class of 2013: Being The Difference

Eduardo Balarezo | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Eduardo Balarezo

This past July, I landed at Baltra's Galapagos airport with an unusual level of anticipation. I go to the Galapagos every quarter but this time it...

This Student's Tireless Passion For Giving Back Will Inspire You Today

Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact

As a high school student on Long Island, Guy Viner was highly accomplished, the kind of kid everyone could see was headed for a certain kind of succes...

Get a Lawyer Son, Get a Real Good (and Pro Bono) One

Hugh Whalan | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Hugh Whalan

Too many for-profit social enterprises make one huge mistake in their first year... something that potentially costs them hundreds of thousands of dollars. They don't take the time to secure pro bono support.

How-To Tackle Thankless Social Change Work

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 10.10.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Fighting the good fight means big challenges, big ideas, big solutions. In humble contrast, the menial and mind-numbing grunt work required of the ...

How-To Give Your Inner Fundraiser More Currency

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

This year, a mentor died. A friend moved on. A social enterprise started sinking. Each loss leaves its unique echo of disappointment and the haunti...

How-To Uncover Your Passion and Purpose

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 09.25.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Jonathan Lewis

Fulfilling, meaningful work doesn't start with a big idea. It starts with a small voice hiding inside you. "One of the first things to do is to iden...

How-To Kick It As A Fundraiser For Fun And Profit

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

One million U.S. nonprofits compete for the $300 million annually donated to charity. Historically, most of the money goes to religious and education...

How-To Start Your Social Change Career

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 09.12.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Social entrepreneurs are made, not born. Starting a social change career is a do-it-yourself activity. Before we can be status quo disruptors, we ne...