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WATCH: Data Tracking Devices Are Changing The Game For Sports

Posted 10.30.2013 | Technology

From GPS watches to fitness apps, technology has changed the landscape of sports on both the amateur and professional level. In fact, athletes and tra...

Connectivity: The Real Currency of Change

Jill Sheffield | Posted 09.16.2013 | Impact
Jill Sheffield

Donors today are no longer content to write an annual check to a charity and then tuck their checkbook in the drawer until the next year. Posting our "like" on Facebook is an easy 30-second fix, but oddly unsatisfying.

Beyoncé and Friends Rock the Sound of Change Concert: Global Women's Charities Benefit Directly Via Catapult

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.02.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Capped off by a hit-laden set from Chime for Change co-founder and Artistic Director, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (which saw her joined onstage for "Crazy in Love" by her husband, Jay-Z), the list of performers and presenters just might blow your mind a little.

Flat Bellies, Big Voices: How Crowdfunding is Changing Lives

Impatient Optimists | Posted 05.11.2013 | Women
Impatient Optimists

Photo courtesy of Girl Effect This post was originally published on January 3rd, 2013 at girleffect.org. "In our community, you couldn't find a fla...

From Celebration to Action for Women and Girls

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women
Melinda Gates

On this International Women's Day, I am optimistic about the future for women and girls. One reason is that no matter where I go, I see them demanding information and opportunities that are key to improving the lives of their families.

What's Your Method?: A Blog Series on Contraception

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.30.2013 | Women
Impatient Optimists

What's Your Method? is an Impatient Optimists blog series that offers a window into many of the contraceptive options for women and girls around the w...

Is It Possible to Change the Cycle of Poverty in Brazil?

Vera Cordeiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Vera Cordeiro

When a committed group of people gathers around a meaningful cause, their passion and hard work can improve the lives of thousands.

Give the Gift of Childhood Innocence: The Global Fund and Letting Kids Be Kids (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact

At the Global Fund for Children (GFC), the lives of children on the edges of society — trafficked children, refugees, child laborers — are transfo...

Catapulting Gender Equality with Clean Water

Nicole Wickenhauser | Posted 02.13.2013 | Impact
Nicole Wickenhauser

I loved my daughter, Ava, long before I met her. I remember so vividly waiting outside the doctor's office for the elevator, right after the ultrasoun...

Advocating for Girls and Women: Perspectives of a Mom and Teen

Joy Marini, MS, PA-C | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Joy Marini, MS, PA-C

Joy Marini, Director, Worldwide Corporate Contributions at Johnson & Johnson and her teenage daughter Kendall have signed on to Catapult this holiday season. You can join their team to support women and girls globally or start a team of your own.

Don't Just Talk About the Girl. Fund Her

Maz Kessler | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Maz Kessler

In addition to talking, why not fund one of the amazing organizations working to support girls? Why not fund organizations working to end the injustice -- extreme or subtle -- that girls encounter every day?

The Popinator Will Launch Kernels Directly Into Your Mouth

Foodiggity | Posted 11.19.2012 | Food
Foodiggity

The problem with popcorn these days, is that it doesn't pop directly into your mouth as nature intended [probably].