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How Shoes Can Do More

Sebastian Fries | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Sebastian Fries

When TOMS first began, our initial intention -- providing shoes to children without them -- was good, but we've since discovered a lot of untapped potential. We found that shoes, when used as a strategic resource, can do more.

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?

All Humans Deserve the Right to Health and Dignity

Amanda Schwartz | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Amanda Schwartz

One Day Without Shoes is the annual day to encourage the world to go without shoes to bring global awareness to children's health and education. It is about walking with dignity and it is about opportunities to improve children's health.

Social Change for Free Is a Difficult Price Point to Undersell

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

We can and must learn to acknowledge -- indeed respect -- the sincerely committed social innovator without unthoughtfully endorsing every social innovation.

How We Can End Abject Poverty Instantly

Peter Walters | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Peter Walters

Today, skip the Starbucks coffee (it's burnt anyway) and put your dollars towards a cause that you believe in -- because to impart real, meaningful change in the world, people will need to believe that the underlying causes of poverty are solvable. I do.

8 Ways to Maximize Live Sports and Music Revenues

Peter Csathy | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Peter Csathy

Almost always, the physical world ignores the power of the virtual world (among other things). Based on my experience, here are 8 concrete ways to generate significant new revenues in that physical world.

A Store Where Every Purchase Gives Back

Peter Walters | Posted 04.06.2013 | Home
Peter Walters

I see our American culture becoming less about conspicuous consumption, and more about "conscious consumerism." Traditional philanthropy is not going to feed the world's hungry, but a more conscious consumer and a more caring entrepreneur just might.

Leave The Heels At Home, We Have Some Much More Enticing Options

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 01.24.2013 | Style

Your feet will thank us!

Holiday 2012 Guide: Discerning Shopping to Give Back

Francine LeFrak | Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact
Francine LeFrak

Our fervent interests in how big of a flat screen we can buy seems to remain an undying American tradition. But when it comes to the products that we hunt for, our better judgment about whether they are made unethically or not tends to be overlooked.

Making a Difference: Philanthropy Is Not Only Pink, It's Everywhere

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Make philanthropy part of your life each day -- not just during designated months or the holidays. Your actions will have an impact far beyond what you can see.

When the CEO Sets the Tone for Transformation in Business

Vivian Norris | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Vivian Norris

Lole in Paris, in Canada and elsewhere, holds what are called "meet-ups," or events to which they invite yogis, meditation and massage therapists to their atelier stores -- which double as relaxation spaces.

Products With a Purpose

The Morningside Post | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
The Morningside Post

While the entrepreneurs behind these socially conscious start-ups have tapped into consumer demands to play donor, they also raise questions about whether applying the profit motive can achieve positive and sustainable developmental ends.

TOMS Will Not Sustain You

Ruzan Sarwar | Posted 10.29.2012 | Impact
Ruzan Sarwar

TOMS' philanthropy is admirable but the execution is poor. It does not do developing nations any long term good. So, why is it being copied? Because it's sexy.

How to Shop While Supporting a Cause

Women & Co | Posted 10.21.2012 | Women
Women & Co

Socially conscious shopping seems to be all the rage as more and more companies align themselves with a variety of charitable causes.

PHOTOS: 10 Charitable Brands That Aren't TOMS or FEED

The Huffington Post | Brooke Bobb | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

You've done your spring cleaning, thrown away the tattered rags and given away the clothes that may not suit you anymore. And if you're looking to rev...

One Day Without Shoes: Lessons From the Parking Lot

Anne Goddard | Posted 07.03.2012 | Impact
Anne Goddard

When asked to name the one thing they needed to make their lives better, many of the children in developing nations in our hemisphere confided that what they most wanted was the capacity to walk without exposing their bare feet to the elements. Pick anything, and they chose shoes.

TOMS Shoes Controversy: A Call to Move From Discussion to Action

Kate Otto | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Kate Otto

Discussion is crucial, yet it's a first step. The second is doing. If you've blindly adored TOMS to date, take a deeper look at the potential issues in their model and educate yourself about proper design of service initiatives.

Celebrating Local Champions: An Alternative Campaign

Tom Murphy | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Last year a quickly hatched idea between Saundra, Teddy and I led to "A Day Without Dignity." It served as a sort of counter campaign to TOMS "One Day...

'I'm Going Barefoot Because'...Submit Your Photos For One Day Without Shoes

Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact

For many, going barefoot isn't a choice. That's why TOMS Shoes, a one-for-one company that delivers shoes to children in need around the world, ma...

Bare Your Soles!

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.10.2012 | Black Voices

Free your toes today in support of TOMS "One Day Without Shoes!" Now in its fifth year "One Day Without Shoes" encourages people around the world t...

Top 10 Products for Purpose

Tina Wells | Posted 03.19.2012 | Impact
Tina Wells

Products raising money for a cause is nothing new. Whether it's the plethora of pink items supporting breast cancer or a Livestrong bracelet, we're used to giving money and being rewarded with a promo item.

An Evolved Take on Psychology, Brands and Poverty

Auren Kaplan | Posted 03.17.2012 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

I want people to understand how they are exactly the same as the person in the slum. In that uniquely human way, they are no better and no worse than them -- they are the same.

Capitalism You Can Fall in Love With

Auren Kaplan | Posted 02.09.2012 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

Capitalism is changing. It is evolving. And big companies are going to start to realize that when the cause is the brand, the consumer cannot get enough. That means two things: 1. More profits and 2. more good.

SLIDESHOW: The Top Gifts That Give Back

Posted 11.26.2011 | Impact

Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren't all about "stuff." Remember, it's also a good opportunity to give back. See our top picks of neckties that provid...

Jessica Prois

TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie Introduces One-For-One Book-Giving Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact

For the disillusioned office worker who's realized cubicle life won't cut it, this book's for you. Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS, released his firs...