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Dick Martin's Three Steps To Becoming A Better Business Leader

Joey Katona | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Joey Katona

In addition to all the unconscious biases that divide us, we are born with a powerful instinct that can bridge differences. That instinct is empathy.

What Will The World Look Like In 50 Years?

Felicity McLean | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Felicity McLean

We need to make radical changes to the frameworks in which we operate. The world is now an interconnected neural network, where problems are considered shared and where solutions are crowdsourced -- we're no longer living in silos.

Project: Starter Pack Program

Darius Brown | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Darius Brown

I want job-seeking to be less stressful and more reciprocal.

Practice Makes Perfect

Karim Abouelnaga | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Karim Abouelnaga

One of the biggest problems in education reform today is that many of the initiatives to improve the public education system are done from an "outside-looking in" perspective. Our most admirable education reformers have never attended or gone through an inner-city public school themselves.

Meet 10 Social Entrepreneurs Making NYC Stronger Than Ever

John Converse Townsend | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
John Converse Townsend

The "My Voice, Our City" competition seeks to empower black and Latino young men, ages 16-24, local organizations, and community leaders to submit program ideas that will brighten the future of New York City. The competition's judges have selected 10 finalists and it's now your turn to have a say.

10 Nonprofit LinkedIn Accounts To Follow

Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact

Some nonprofits have thousands, tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of LinkedIn Company Page followers, and yet have not customized thei...

Millennial 'Bootcamp' Highlights Future Of Social Impact

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact

Millennials, like every generation, have their own jargon to communicate a message. But for many young people today, words such as "solutionaries" hav...

Why Short-term Decisions Won't Help Us in the Long Run

Eduardo Balarezo | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Eduardo Balarezo

We began this journey to ensure that another Lonesome George situation does not happen again. We believe every one of us has the power within to shift to long-term thinking while making systemic, replicable, and sustainable changes within our own communities.

Bill Drayton's Five Trends for Social Entrepreneurs

Eli Malinsky | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Eli Malinsky

The pace of change is accelerating. To be sure, the world has always been in flux. But the increase is now truly exponential. As Drayton explains, "change begets change as much as repetition reinforces repetition."

Social Enterprise 4.0 Is About Enlightened Self-Interest

Ben Mangan | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact
Ben Mangan

The latest iteration of social enterprise will lead to faster rates of deep social impact, and to an increase in the ways talented people can make structured contributions to social and economic change.

Obama and Social Change

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 01.26.2013 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

Are timeless principles guiding the change, or are we going into the forests of the future without a compass? Each of us can only answer for ourselves, but much will depend on this.

Seeing the Business Opportunity in Malnutrition

Techonomy | Posted 01.13.2013 | Technology
Techonomy

Lack of nutrients is the cause of 3.5 million avoidable deaths annually and the greatest cause of poverty. Leave it to a technology innovators' conference to frame the relief of global malnutrition as a business opportunity.

The Empathy Formula

Sam Chaltain | Posted 01.13.2013 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Instead of offering disconnected but well-intentioned efforts to help children think, feel or act, would adults start to help children think, feel and act? Would communities be increasingly populated with people who were neither narcissistic nor emotionally empty?

The Opportunity Collaboration: Beautiful People Weaving a New World

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 12.30.2012 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

Like going through CS Lewis' wardrobe to Narnia or over the rainbow to Oz, last week's Opportunity Collaboration, which was focused on alleviating global poverty, required an adjustment to the juxtapositions of a new realm.

Where Are the Women Entrepreneurs?

Pat Mitchell | Posted 12.04.2012 | Women
Pat Mitchell

I want to make sure you all know about every possible opportunity out there to support women entrepreneurs, and for goodness sakes, apply with your bright ideas! We need you.

5 Tips for Maximizing Your Conference Experience

Daniela Papi | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business
Daniela Papi

A conference in the Caribbean? Some people wouldn't care if it was for underwater basket weaving -- they'll be there! If you are signing up for a conference for a break from the stress of day to day of work, you might want to pick one where you think you can have some fun!

How Next-Gen Rich Kids Will Change Philanthropy

Posted 11.18.2012 | Impact

The next generation of inherited or self-made wealth is being scrutinized and pressured to give bigger, earlier and more efficiently than ever before....

So Just How Does Crowdfunding Really Work?

Geri Stengel | Posted 10.06.2012 | Impact
Geri Stengel

A lot of good is being done around the world and lots of people want to support those good works. But it's hard to expose grassroots organizations to ...

Why Social Entrepreneurship Is Becoming A Top Career Choice

David C. Hodgson | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
David C. Hodgson

Social entrepreneurs are holistic thinkers who want to dissolve the walls that have traditionally separated government, business and the nonprofit sector. They believe an integrated approach -- which is core to social entrepreneurial methodology -- has the best chance of success.

Getting Health Care Out of the Middle Ages and into the 21st Century

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

As we discovered with banking, you don't need to visit a polished institution with rigid hours to access your money -- yet we still generally schlepp to a hospital or other formal health care facility for every manner of health service.

An Ecosystem for Innovation in Higher Education

Saul Garlick | Posted 04.22.2012 | Education
Saul Garlick

What is the force moving this mountain? After all, universities are decentralized, lumbering bureaucracies that don't exactly embrace monolithic approaches to anything, especially if it is primarily focused on practical application.

Intersection: A World-Changing Mash-Up

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 03.13.2012 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

So, a movie star, a yogi and a vet walk into a bar. What happens? They change the world. No joke.

Citizen Media: Collaborating to Accelerate Change

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 01.20.2012 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

Changemakers has been a leading platform for social innovators to grow and scale their ideas for a decade. This time, the very nature of the innovations and the competition theme itself enhanced the process, speeding up the rate of collaborative changemaking even more.

Making More Health

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 01.18.2012 | World
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

When you're sick, you see the doctor. When you get a medical test it goes to the lab. When you need medicine, you go to the pharmacy. Or not.

Mobile Media Toolkit Puts the Power in Your Hands

Kate Otto | Posted 01.18.2012 | Impact
Kate Otto

Public participation tools designed specifically for mobile phones may be the strongest force for change at the hands of civil society.