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Companies Without Strong Communities Will Die Away

Peter Cardon | Posted 02.25.2014 | Business
Peter Cardon

The business world is abuzz with terms like collaboration, teamwork, engagement and sharing. The goal of course is more innovation, productivity and agility in a rapidly changing business environment.

New Online Publication Highlights the Altruism of Black Males

Christopher Norris | Posted 04.05.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

2014 Echoing Green Search Partner Techbook Online Publishes "The Black His-Story Book: A Collection of Narratives from Black Male Mentors." In an eff...

When a Community Comes Together for a Cause

Tim McDonald | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

Maximizing the reach of an inspirational message or important piece of information requires the dedication of humans to staying open to sharing and consuming content that raises awareness.

Smart Growth: Creating Sustainable Cities Through Higher Education

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Jamie Merisotis

The benefits of increased college attainment go beyond economics. Significant social benefits ripple out as well: greater civic and social engagement, higher rates of voter participation and volunteerism, healthier lifestyles, less dependence on public assistance.

Can Online Communities Be Healing?

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dean Ornish

With everything that you can imagine at our fingertips, many of the social interactions that help tie people together in a community have faded away. Are communities traditionally built on relationships, trust and familiarity a thing of the past?

As Americans Struggle to Climb Economic Ladder, Corker-Warner GSE Reform Effort Falls Badly Short

John Taylor | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
John Taylor

This is a perilous time for opportunity in America. The housing crisis, which stemmed from a terrible confluence of malfeasant lending, Wall Street ma...

What to Do at the Susan G. Komen Foundation

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Richard C. Harwood

The crisis at Komen is about authenticity. Does the organization have the people they serve clearly in their line of sight, or has it lost sight of them amid its troubles and pressures?

Vermont Home Care Providers Come Together With AFSCME

Laura Reyes | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Laura Reyes

I was honored to be in Vermont today and to stand with all the members of AFSCME Vermont Homecare United. Together, we will work to improve conditions for home care providers and enhance the lives of all the people we serve.

Can Art and Culture Districts Shape the Cities of the Future ?

John M. Eger | Posted 06.11.2013 | Arts
John M. Eger

Now more than ever, business and industry are dependent upon an economic system that rewards innovation. But to have innovation, you also need creativity; and a creative and innovative community is vital to that effort.

The Most Important Skill You Have (But Are Probably Ignoring)

Edward Muzio | Posted 03.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Edward Muzio

We know that the key to positively influencing adult behavior lies in getting individuals to practice existing skills in novel contexts. Our solution, therefore, is simple: We must take our existing complex thinking and problem-solving skills and use them more often.

To Change Washington, Obama Must Turn to Main Street - Part II

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Richard C. Harwood

If we fail to go down this road, we can expect more endless debates, gridlock, and cynicism. More false promises. More grandiose pledges for progress. That path is well known, and it is one of lost opportunity and hope.

Sensation of Community

Maggie Lyon | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

Remember that the more you lean out, the more you tweet and seek and stretch to find another like you, there is a very deserving beautiful creature waiting and calling for your friendship too, and that creature is you.

I Voted for Libraries

Rachael Berkey | Posted 01.06.2013 | Books
Rachael Berkey

It's Election Day in the U.S. and it's pretty much the only thing on my mind. I even stepped out of the house without a book in my purse. I know. I don't understand this either.

Pittsburgh's New Green Renaissance

Jeremy Hays | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business
Jeremy Hays

The city of Pittsburgh, at one time, was so choked by coal pollution that Boston writer James Parton dubbed it "hell with the lid off." A series of vintage photos recently published in The Atlantic show city streets so dim with smog that you'd think a massive fire was smoldering nearby.

Raising U.S. Hunger Awareness In 52 Weeks Across 48 States On 1 Bus (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact
Bus 52

No matter who wins in November, hunger is a defining issue. You don't need a focus group to see the problems, and you don't need a poll to find out what works.

The Surprising Communities That Surround Me

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 10.28.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

Each of these communities brought its own sense of sacredness and grace to me as I continue to mourn my mother's death and celebrate her life. I have learned a great deal about what it feels like to be cared for.

Creating Social Media Buzz

Christel Quek | Posted 10.09.2012 | Technology
Christel Quek

How do you build buzz in social media? What makes social media real-life marketing events successful? It is not one thing in particular, but many things: your vision, the people you involve, and the strategies you employ.

Why I'm Excited for the 8th Annual BlogHer Conference

Toni Nagy | Posted 09.11.2012 | Women
Toni Nagy

The BlogHer conference is a chance to meet bloggers, to network, to hone your writing skills, to get advice on blogging business skills and to connect to the community.

One (Simple) Way To Connect With Others

Nancy Colier | Posted 08.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Have we become so distracted and disconnected that we now have to thank each other for basic kindness, as if remembering what another is living is somehow an extra service and not an integral part of relationship?

America's Best Places To Live

DailyFinance | Special to DailyFinance | Posted 10.15.2011 | Home

With the current state of the economy -- and the dispiriting sight of the nation's leaders endlessly battling about how to fix it -- the phrase "small...

Creative Capitalism, a CEO's Viewpoint

Akhtar Badshah | Posted 06.14.2011 | Impact
Akhtar Badshah

Corporate social responsibility is a strategic weapon. If you're not doing CSR, then you're not going to be as successful, and you're not truly engaged with all your team members.

Lifting Up America's Voices on Education -- and Acting on Them

Brian Gallagher | Posted 06.14.2011 | Education
Brian Gallagher

If ever there was an issue on which Americans can mobilize for change -- on which they yearn to engage -- it is education.

Inception Under Threat

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

companies are making tough decisions about where money is spent, and they are having a hard time justifying investing in their future when their present looks so shaky.

Travelers of the World Unite: Stop the Wars

Judie Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Judie Fein

In short, we are opinion leaders, opinion makers, the vanguard of the modern wave of exploration.

Dancing to End Female Genital Cutting

Julia Lalla-Maharajh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Julia Lalla-Maharajh

Communities are changing, shifting, abandoning. The very people who have perpetuated the practice of female genital cutting for centuries are choosing to change.