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DoGooder Spotlight: Cobbie's Sauce Gives Back Through a Family Recipe

Marc Ozburn | Posted 10.21.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

Friends often joked that the Hulses should market Cobbie's special sauce. Billy and Betty laughed off the idea until the trajectory of their lives changed in an instant.

DoGooder Spotlight: Restoring Education and the New York Harbor Simultaneously

Marc Ozburn | Posted 10.03.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

The son of former Peace Corp volunteer, Murray Fisher was born in the country his father volunteered in, Columbia. Surrounded by people who were different from him, the power to empathize was instilled in him from infancy.

DoGooder Spotlight: Triumph Through Tragedy in Josh's Project

Marc Ozburn | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

On August 6, 2006, Wanda Butts' life changed forever when she learned that her beloved Josh had drowned while rafting with friends in a Michigan lake. Josh didn't know how to swim and wasn't wearing a life jacket when their raft capsized.

Real Life Lessons from Real Life DoGooders: Don't Get Down, Get Organized

Marc Ozburn | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

This could have just been my individual experience, but the interaction with Occupy Wall Street helped me identify the Occupy movement as a missed opportunity to channel real anger into significant and valuable change.

Real Life Lessons From Real Life DoGooders: Independence Breeds Empowerment

Marc Ozburn | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

United Theater production is a completely student-run nonprofit. Founder Micaela Connery knows that fostering independence with real tangible rewards gives students the confidence to see what else they can achieve.

Real Life Lessons From Real Life DoGooders: Embrace Technology Today or Be Left Behind Tomorrow

Marc Ozburn | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

Innovation and technology should be at the forefront of every organization, whether in the private or public sector, to remain relevant in an increasingly competitive and tech-savvy world.

Real Life Lessons From Real Life DoGooders: You, Not Your Circumstances, Hold the Power

Marc Ozburn | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

Her beloved parents were immediately killed and over the course of the war, she and her son were the only members of her family to survive the camps. The only reason she and her son were saved was because her captors saw her talents as an opportunity for use in a Nazi propaganda video.

Real Life Lessons From Real Life DoGooders: Everyone Wants to Matter and Be Included

Marc Ozburn | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

There is no quick fix to tackle the bullying problem because the causes are too inherent to our society, but a small amount of empathy can powerfully influence an individual and a school community.