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Building A Better World Starts With Raising Healthy, Happy, Empowered Children

Jo Frost | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Jo Frost

We as family make the biggest impression for molding those who will lead our society in 2030. I believe in change-makers and guardians of peace, and I believe together we can create a world where all children have a shot at making a difference in this world.

Nothing Has The Power To Change The World Like The Unconditional Love Of A Mother

Rosie Pope | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Rosie Pope

With so much love to give it seems such a crime that we are not able to give more of it to each other. I don't think we can achieve balance alone. There is a reason we always existed in tribes, and that sense of community needs to return around the world.

The Power To Create A World Where No Child Dies From Preventable Disease Is In Our Hands

Minda Dentler | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Minda Dentler

One month ago, I was nervously holding my 2-month-old daughter in my lap at our pediatrician's office in New York City, waiting for her to get her first series of vaccinations. What would have appeared to be a routine visit was, in fact, a huge moment in my life.

'Global Brotherhood' And Raising The Next Generation Of Givers

Kristin van Ogtrop | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Kristin van Ogtrop

It is one thing for my children to read the news about Nepal, Syria, Liberia and Baltimore. It is another thing entirely for them to understand that they are part of one Brotherhood. To feel the connection that leads to action.

There's Always Something We Can Do To Help

Rachel Zoe | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Rachel Zoe

My greatest dream for the future is for an environmentally sound world. I wish for universal acceptance and understanding of all beliefs, religions and cultures. I want to envision the world in 2030 as a peaceful place, where individuality is embraced and people are not judged and persecuted for their differences.

Behind Every Amazing Thing We Do There Is An Amazing Mom

Jennifer Lopez | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Lopez

When you become a mother, you want to make the world a better place. Our biggest job as mothers is to teach our children by example, by how we live and what we do. I want to teach my children to always come from a place of love.

A World Where Every Girl And Woman Is In Control Of Her Health

Kathy Calvin | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

Every girl and woman should be in charge of her health and her future. Yet according to the United Nations, approximately 800 women die every day from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Most of these deaths are preventable -- a clear sign that we have a lot of work to do to ensure that women have the tools they need to stay healthy.

Girl Up: My Stroll With Melissa Hillebrenner

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
Ebenezar Wikina

Girl Up's vision is that, all girls, no matter their geographical location, have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted, and positioned to be the next generation of leaders.

The Urgent Need to Stand Against the Criminalization of Persons With Mental Illness

Ginger Lerner-Wren | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ginger Lerner-Wren

(Author's note: I was asked to share my vision of social justice in support of the 2014 Mashable and 92Y Summit being held this week as part of the UN...

The Time Is Now To Take Action To Save The Lives Of Millions Of Mothers And Children

Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact

Fifteen years ago, a group of world leaders came together at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to commit to a vision of a better future. ...

A Different Kind of Social Enterprise Is Helping Communities See Clearly

Neil Blumenthal | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Neil Blumenthal

Rather than simply handing out glasses, we worked to train individuals in developing countries to conduct vision screenings, educate their neighbors about the importance of eye care, and sell high-quality, low-cost glasses to their communities.

Why the World Needs Entrepreneurs

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

I have always known that entrepreneurs were risk takers: they make visions into reality by developing new products, processes and markets. So what happens when all the definitions for entrepreneurship merge?

Why Must We Pay Attention to Women's Economic Empowerment?

Tina Wells | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
Tina Wells

The question should not be, "Why must we pay attention to women's economic empowerment?" Instead, the question should be, "How can we afford to not pay attention to women's economic empowerment?"

18 More Quotes for Giving Tuesday

2morrowknight | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
2morrowknight

How do you connect people, nonprofits, foundations and businesses (across continents) to make a lasting difference? How does social media factor into your approach to build a better, more connected world -- one philanthropic effort after another?

Tweet Sensation

Amy Neumann | Posted 12.23.2013 | DC
Amy Neumann

A D.C. Power Player is someone making serious moves in Washington D.C., and producing memorable work that reverberates beyond its city limits.

Empower, Advocate, and Celebrate With 11DaysofAction

Sofia Stafford | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Sofia Stafford

Around the world, girls are forced to overcome obstacles that are bigger than we can even imagine here in the U.S. We have all seen the staggering statistics too many times.

18 Quotes for Giving Tuesday

2morrowknight | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
2morrowknight

When social good star Henry Timms created Giving Tuesday in 2012, he envisioned an initiative that would make a difference, and change the world - one amazing, inspiring cause at a time. What is Giving Tuesday?

Keeping My Soul Right: Making Global Health Films on Women and Girls

Lisa Russell | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
Lisa Russell

I once heard someone say that art is a reflection of your soul, so if you are creating art about another culture, make sure your soul is right.

Every Woman Every Child Teams Up with +SocialGood

Nicole Schiegg | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Nicole Schiegg

At the U.N., a discussion was recently held about harmonizing the global women and child health narrative. Every Woman Every Child and +SocialGood teamed up to hone new ways to curate the women and child health story through the power of innovation and new media.

What the World Needs Now Is Girl-Centered Advocacy

Denise Dunning | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Denise Dunning

Following a gradual evolution of development priorities, the global community now recognizes that investing in girls is one of the most successful strategies to alleviate poverty, reduce infant and maternal mortality, and improve health and educational outcomes.

Girls Are the Key to Solving Poverty

Maria Eitel | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Maria Eitel

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgWe cannot leave girls out of the equation. Why? Because adolescent girls are uniquely disadvantaged, yet they have the most potential to make the greatest change.

World Malaria Day and 3 Things You Can Do to Help

Joseph Peterson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Joseph Peterson

According to the World Health Organization, 650,000 people still die every year from this preventable disease, and most of those people are children under five years of age. Stop here and let that sink in: 650,000.

Where Social Impact Meets Professional Identity

Tamsin Smith | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

One can certainly say that throughout history it's been individuals who have turned the tide against evil and entropy. What's changed in this age of social media is the extent to which -- and the speed with which -- warriors for good can be assembled.

The Athena Doctrine: The Rise of Feminine Values in Leadership

John Gerzema | Posted 06.22.2013 | Books
John Gerzema

For the poor, basic services remain the key to survival; and in Lima's busy streets, no one has done more to help them than the women's police unit founded by activist Silvia Loli.

Why Moms Matter

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

Today, we launch Global Mom Relay -- an interactive, online conversation over the next 62 days that features moms, celebrities, experts and others who will shares stories of motherhood and talk about what we can do to improve the health of mothers and children around the world.