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CSR Results: Why the Difference Between Outcomes and Outputs Matters

Steve Delfin | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Steve Delfin

There have and continue to be those who fear that embracing "business practices" will result in a loss of mission and soul by charitable organizations. But now the body of knowledge has increased, demonstrating that performance management and an evidence-based approach is working.

Madrasati: My Responsibility. My Community. My Future

Carla Moreno | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
Carla Moreno

Education is my shield, my sword and my olive branch. -- Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan As an educator and adventurer, travel is essential to my ...

A Few Words On The Changes Our World Needs, From The People Who Can Actually Make Them Happen

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Global changemakers are in Davos this week to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world today -- poverty and humanitarian crises, business and...

What If We All Had Superpowers?

Matt Murrie | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Who didn't spend their childhood wondering what it would be like to fly through the air, shoot lasers from your eyes, or read people's minds? But what...

Pratham: Chelsea Clinton on Board USS Intrepid for Education in India

Jim Luce | Posted 03.12.2014 | New York
Jim Luce

In looking back at 2013's most successful Manhattan events, the one gala that stands out for me took place on the U.S.S. Intrepid along the West Side ...

Worry When You Hear The Phrase 'Corporate Social Responsibility'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.21.2013 | Business

Before Kenneth Lay became notorious for an accounting scandal, he was better known in Enron’s hometown, Houston, for something else: Philanthropy. ...

Who Is at the Front of the Room? "Higher Education"

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Norma Cook Everist

Teaching and learning in community is extraordinarily challenging. It is much easier to deliver a lecture while others remain quiet, "at our feet," so to speak. But we are called to teach in the midst of people's real lives, real needs, and to interact with them.

There Was a Message in This Bottle: Why Listening to Customers Matters

Jerry McLaughlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jerry McLaughlin

As the president and CEO of Branders.com, the world's largest online corporate giveaway store, I take pride in my company's ability to carry nearly every item our customers could want to promote their business or organization. Through branded items such as grocery store bags and water bottles, I'm proud to say that Branders.com has helped Celeste promote the Raymond Coalition for Youth in her community. A regular customer, Celeste visited Branders.com earlier this year to purchase Frisbees and beach balls for an upcoming summer festival. Celeste got in touch with my team at Branders.com, and I'm glad she did.

Mindful Sustainability

Marc Anderson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Marc Anderson

In order to meet present day needs and adapt to unavoidable change in sustainable ways, we must see the world and our place in it clearly. Mindfulness is the operating system that supports that view.

How to be a Holiday Hero

Richard Greenberg | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Why should our children care about the other kids in their school if their parents don't? Why, in fact, should they care about anyone else if we parents are always prioritizing them over others, sometimes even over their teachers or coaches?

Orgies Online

Laura Wellington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Laura Wellington

Hey everybody, if you are going to take your pants off online and you think that pseudonyms offer you anonymity when placing your pecker out there for...

At Clinton Forum, Western Union Highlights 'NGO GlobalPay'

Jim Luce | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

I was delighted to breakfast with my friends at Western Union (WU) at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) this week, including its President and CEO H...

These Shoes Ain't Just Made for Walkin': The Cause Marketing Biz Model

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

TOMS understands that being an advocate for children, as well as being able to defend that advocacy with ease, will alleviate the price barrier and sell more shoes.

Enroll Mr. Trump, America's 'Welfare Queen' Into Workfare for the Wealthy

Robert Hoch | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Robert Hoch

What would it look like to enroll hedge fund managers, bank CEOs, and their kind in a version of workfare for the wealthy? After all, they have seized the vast majority of their wealth in this country not because of their "works" or their merit so much as their "wealth."

Teaching Children Social Responsibility, Responsibly

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Amy L. Freeman

We must teach children to protect each other and the earth. However, in trying to instill social responsibility, many adults forget how powerless children can feel, and thus, large-scale instructions ("Save the Whales!") overwhelm or fall flat.

Are Benefit Corporations the New Limited Liability Company?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Benefit corporations still have a fiduciary responsibility to make money, but profit does not have to be the exclusive goal. In fact they are legally required to show how they created a public benefit in order to stay in compliance.

Will Russia's Regressive Law Eclipse Olympics' Social Progress?

Ann Duffy | Posted 10.20.2013 | Sports
Ann Duffy

Who would expect this sort of regressive legislation from a country that decriminalized homosexuality two decades ago, is a member of the G8 and G20 and has sought the world's attention and applause in bidding for and winning the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games?

Is Silicon Valley Beginning to Invest in Disrupting Education?

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel

There's an utter lack of infrastructure in homes and schools that live side-by-side to some of the most sophisticated and tech-fluent corporations and startups -- preventing civic engagement and technological fluency among Silicon Valley's youth.

Oprah: Both Jay Z And Belafonte Are Right

Posted 08.19.2013 | Black Voices

The ongoing intergenerational feud between Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Harry Belafonte has garnered much attention and debate between the hip hop mog...

Interview With 2013 Acker Award Winner for Fiction, Rami Shamir

Lisa Chau | Posted 10.06.2013 | Books
Lisa Chau

Rami Shamir is the author of Train to Pokipse. A former Zuccotti Park Occupier with Occupy Wall Street, he strives to set an example for a new type of author.

Pay It Forward -- A 'Karma Seed' for Success

Tom Lowery | Posted 10.05.2013 | Small Business
Tom Lowery

In this global world of ours, businesses should take note: there are more ways to make money beyond bottom line methods. And there's more to planting good "Karma Seeds" besides making money.

Jay Z Vs. Harry Belafonte

Posted 07.31.2013 | Black Voices

I’m offended by that because first of all, and this is going to sound arrogant, but my presence is charity. Just who I am. Just like Obama’s is. O...

Bringing Food for the Soul: God's Love We Deliver

Jim Luce | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

Growing up, my family had traditions centered around the holidays. I remember delivering frozen turkeys at Thanksgiving with my local Rotary club. Las...

Time to Flex

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 07.23.2013 | Small Business
Nate Holzapfel

There are two guys in San Diego right now who are making a difference with their time, and if you're lucky, your time too. Meet Travis and Trevor, the...

Death Bed Investment: Social Enterpreneurship

Neal Jenson | Posted 09.05.2013 | Small Business
Neal Jenson

Should businesses be run for the purpose of continually increasing profits, growing, and bringing positive changes to society though the economic benefits that commerce creates?