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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?

World Sports and Social Responsibility

Robert Bentley | Posted 08.25.2013 | Sports
Robert Bentley

Sports developments may well benefit a society over the long run, but the manner in which they are carried out today in many countries disproportionately impacts the poor and powerless. Sports have a special obligation to create the greatest good for everyone.

Fountain Gallery Raises Funds, Boosts Artists with Mental Illness

Jim Luce | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

It was raining. Torrents. But the atmosphere was anything but damp at a recent fundraising wingding where I joined in a high-spirited soiree featuring...

New Indian Wines Add to New York's Diverse Cuisine Scene

Jim Luce | Posted 07.30.2013 | Taste
Jim Luce

One of the things I love most about New York City -- why I moved here 30 years ago -- is its dynamic multicultural scene. European immigrants long ago...

Prince Harry: From Polo in Connecticut to Orphans in Africa

Jim Luce | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

Not often do I have the chance to meet with royals who care deeply about orphans. Unable to get out of meetings in Manhattan, I did the next best thi...

World Youth Initiative: Tomorrow's Leaders, Solving Today's Issues

Jim Luce | Posted 07.11.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

Last fall, teen philanthropist Isaac J. Kassin was awarded our James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation's coveted Luce Leader 2012 Award for his work in phila...

My Love-Hate Relationship With Mother's Day

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
Christine Carter, PhD

This year, even though I often long for a break from caring for others, I will make Mother's Day all about other people. We started our "kindness scavenger hunt" this weekend. We agreed we'd do some more on Mother's Day, and each week thereafter, until we think we've helped more than 100 people.

Happy Mother's Day From The Annoying Moms Club!

Christina Pesoli | Posted 07.07.2013 | Parents
Christina Pesoli

I look forward to the day when I am not so annoying to Hannah anymore -- either because I earn my cool card back or because she herself ends up in the Annoying Moms Club thanks to the actions of her own children. But until then, I'll enjoy the company of all the other moms who are members.

Fountain House Symposium Honors Author Andrew Solomon

Jim Luce | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

New York City has an annual event that educates the public on mental health that I believe is the finest in America. This symposium - and luncheon - ...

Up-Close Look at Group's Grassroots Effort to Reduce Homelessness

Jim Luce | Posted 07.02.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

It is an understatement to call homelessness a growing problem. More accurately, it's a tragedy. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that an a...

We're All Journalists Now

Janet Ritz | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media
Janet Ritz

In the Internet age, we're all journalists. Everyone who posts on social media should consider that, if what they posted is incorrect, exposing, sensational, prejudicial or otherwise inappropriate, it may change the perception of those who see it in unforeseen ways.

What Do We Do Now?

Lynn Cluess Manzione | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn Cluess Manzione

We need to counter these horrific acts with examples of the opposite. For years I have been saying we are offering ugliness to our children in the name of entertainment and it is going to take its toll.

Why I Want to 'One Day' Every Day

Alexandra Constantinou | Posted 06.13.2013 | Impact
Alexandra Constantinou

Some people have and will continue to call me barefoot and crazy. Springtime in the Midwest isn't the warmest weather and I cannot promise you that it will be comfortable for your toes. Despite all of this, I will continue to go barefoot every year for One Day Without Shoes. Why?