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Connecting Talent With a Greater Purpose: It Matters

Scott Schwaitzberg | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
Scott Schwaitzberg

From the perspective of a nonprofit, finding smart, passionate, and talented people to work with you for free is a clear win. But why do professionals engage in skills-based volunteering and pro bono projects?

LinkedIn's Volunteer Marketplace: Half the Battle

Rachael Chong | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rachael Chong

"Everybody can be great because anybody can serve... You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. And you can be that servant." -- M...

Social Change via the Living Room

Rachael Chong | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Rachael Chong

In New York, we went to interview Erica Ford in Jamaica, Queens, where for 340 days she and her team, I Love My LIFE, had stopped violence -- not a single shot, not a single murder happened.

Moving Everyday Gun Violence Into View

Rachael Chong | Posted 03.16.2014 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Mayor Michael Nutter talks about Cities United and preventing gun violence in cities across the United States through cross-sector partnerships.

13 Websites That Will Match You With The Perfect Opportunity To Make A Difference

Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

We live in a world where technology can connect us with new opportunities in almost every area of life, from who to date to what to have delivered for...

Generosity: The Lucky Helping Those Less Lucky Than Them

Rachael Chong | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Rachael Chong

As for all the people we've profiled in this series, what ties them all together is that they share is a common and unmistakable trait: they truly believe that who they are and what they have is due in large part to luck.

Zipcar's Co-Founder on How Transportation Is the Ultimate Solution

Rachael Chong | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Each individual has a unique set of skills as well as physical, mental, financial and spiritual make up that will determine their role, productivity and contentedness, says Chase. The circumstances of each individual set the stage for the highest and best use.

The Cofounder of Wordpress on Using Publishing to Push Change

Rachael Chong | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Matt Mullenweg created the open source blogging platform to let anyone share their story on the Internet.

Reddit Cofounder Alexis Ohanian on the Power of the Internet to Level the Playing Field

Rachael Chong | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

"One of the reasons I love the Internet so much, aside from all the cats, is if it works the way it should great ideas can spread and flourish in a way that they couldn't have before."

Scott Belsky on Treating the Time You Give Like an Investment

Rachael Chong | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Using your skills and resources to help others is incredibly valuable. And since time is the only thing we can't ever get more of, make sure you're pu...

The Cofounder of Kayak Is an Entrepreneur So He Can Give More Money Away

Rachael Chong | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

You'd think it would be easy for Paul English, CTO and Founder of Kayak to convince someone to take a trip with him. And yet, his attempts to get wealthy people to accompany him to volunteer in Haiti have proven to be unbelievably difficult.

How Dan Wieden Is Trying to Create a Diverse Workplace (To Get Diverse Ideas) at His Groundbreaking Ad Agency

Rachael Chong | Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

One of the founders of Wieden and Kennedy noticed that the faces in his office looked remarkably similar. He's set out to fix that.

Alex Bogusky's Unlikely Journey From Ad Man to Social Entrepreneurship Booster

Rachael Chong | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Once called the creative director of the decade, Bogusky is now helping shape the message of everyone from Al Gore to budding worldchangers. Homeless...

How David Droga Creates Advertising That Matters

Rachael Chong | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

The man behind Droga5 talks about how he uses the ad world to create markets for important ideas (and to sell stuff, too).

The Head Of Havas on How Businesses Can Evolve to Do More Good

Rachael Chong | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

David Jones is a man who knows how to get a good message out. As the Global CEO of Havas and Havas Worldwide, Jones has made a career out of using cre...

Bringing the Power of Advertising to Giving Back

Rachael Chong | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Jenifer Willig knows a thing or two about what motivates consumers and companies. She made a career engaging consumers through advertising for nearly ...

How Do You Develop a Brand Around Doing Good Business?

Rachael Chong | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Lane Wood, veteran of charity:water and Warby Parker, has set out on his own to give advice to companies with social missions.

Using Marketing Expertise to Help Causes in a 24-Hour Blitz

Rachael Chong | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Cathy Monetti is the founder of CreateAthon, where ad agencies take a day off to help nonprofits with their branding and message -- over the course of a single, frenetic day.

How An Advertising Executive Turned Her Expertise In Selling Things Toward Good

Rachael Chong | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Susan Smith Ellis, the former CEO of (RED), went from a top ad agency to a different sort of marketing job: Getting people to buy products that also g...

How MTV Uses Its Connection to Kids to Push Social Change

Rachael Chong | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

In between monitoring unannounced celebrity cameos at the VMAs and overseeing the creation of the next hit TV show, Stephen Friedman, MTV's president,...

Using Investing Acumen to Put Dollars Into Impact

Rachael Chong | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Bill Ackman, one of Wall Street's most influential hedge fund managers is pioneering a relatively young investment movement that mixes business strategy with philanthropy, yielding massive impact in the world.

Connecting the Worlds of For-Profit and Nonprofit for the Greater Good

Rachael Chong | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Robert Kaplan has spent his career bridging the gap between the two worlds, and showing that both kinds of companies can learn from each other to maxi...

The 5 Most Generous on Wall Street

Rachael Chong | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

As part of our series on generosity in business, we're looking at some of the financial wizards who are using their skills and assets to give back to society in the most impressive and inspiring ways.

Redesigning Public Services So They Can Actually Help People

Rachael Chong | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Reboot is a design agency that focuses on service design in international development. In other words, fixing aid programs so that they provide enough...

Training a New Generation of Designers to Design for Good

Rachael Chong | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Design That Matters has created some revolutionary devices to help fix problems like infant care in the developing world, but its more lasting legacy ...