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We Can Read, But Are We Financially Literate?

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business
Stephen P. Groff

There's no question that financial illiteracy in advanced economies -- and the lack of consumer protection for those who suffered -- contributed to the global financial crisis. But what about Asian economies?

How-To Snag A Social Justice Job Interview

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Are you a social sector job-seeker? Feeling frozen out of your future change-the-world job? Reluctant to enter the fray? Fear of failure stopping y...

How-To Make Your Mom Proud Of You (Or Not)

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 10.27.2013 | Parents
Jonathan Lewis

If you have parents, your social activism career just might, with any luck at all, turn out OK. For some social sector activists, parents are hurdles...

How-To Listen Selfishly To Unselfishly Lead Change

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

In the course of interviewing dozens of Café Impact social entrepreneurs from multiple continents working on a multiplicity of issues using a myriad ...

How One Radio Station Silenced Rick Perry

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is being told "don't mess with Missouri" as he tries to lure the Show Me State's businesses to Texas. KTRS Radio in St. L...

Light in the Darkness - Kiva Zip Partners with Michigan Corps to Provide Hope in Detroit

Kiva Zip | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

In a city where the lights are literally going out, it's good to know that there are some glimmers of hope. For Detroit, which filed for bankruptcy mi...

John Celock

Dem Asks Rick Perry To Explain Obamacare Request

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

Missouri's secretary of state suggested to Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) that rather than luring businesses to Texas during his trip to Missouri next week...

A Bright Future for Renewable Energy

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 10.22.2013 | Green
Phyllis Cuttino

After several decades in laboratories and niche applications, clean energy technologies are primed for accelerated and widespread expansion in the global power sector.

An Arid World? Can We Learn from Other Nations?

American Anthropological Association | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
American Anthropological Association

The U.S. West has had years of recurring drought with resultant mandatory water conservation measures, massive wildfires and above normal temperatures.

Dem Governor Slams Rick Scott's 'Clumsy Attempt'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

A new battle heated up Tuesday after Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) posted a letter on Facebook criticizing Florida Gov. Rick Scott's (R) attempt to ...

How-To Make Peace With The Peace Corps

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Social entrepreneurship is a high risk lifestyle. Axiomatically, a social entrepreneur should - indeed must - advocate for risk-taking status quo d...

Poverty and the Metaphor of the Turtle

Tobias Roberts | Posted 10.14.2013 | World
Tobias Roberts

We live in a society that is afraid of and actively punishes slowness. The features of a life lived slowly and close to land and to community, might seem to many to be backwards and archaic, but it is high time that we begin to doubt and question the assumption that it is unsustainable and inherently poverty-stricken as well.

How-To Tackle Thankless Social Change Work

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 10.10.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Fighting the good fight means big challenges, big ideas, big solutions. In humble contrast, the menial and mind-numbing grunt work required of the ...

How Teen's Text Habits Are Helping Moms In Need

Andreea Nica | Posted 10.10.2013 | Impact
Andreea Nica

25,000 Women is uniquely positioned to educate and reward participants through empowering women in developing countries. The campaign is targeted at young people (teens) and involves a text-message based game.

Q&A With Jacqueline Novogratz: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"What keeps me motivated is the tectonic shifts we're seeing in the next generation's engagement in the big challenges we face. They want to be a part of the solution."

How-To Give Your Inner Fundraiser More Currency

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

This year, a mentor died. A friend moved on. A social enterprise started sinking. Each loss leaves its unique echo of disappointment and the haunti...

'Atheism to Replace Religion by 2041': A Clarification

Nigel Barber | Posted 10.02.2013 | Science
Nigel Barber

This story was recently taken up by the Guardian Express and the International Business Times, whose writers were responding to a prediction in my book Why Atheism Will Replace Religion. I want to correct some of their errors and clarify the actual claim.

The Unglamorous Truth About Ending Poverty: A Response to Peter Buffett

Zack Exley | Posted 09.28.2013 | World
Zack Exley

If people like Peter Buffett and other major philanthropic and business leaders took seriously the unglamorous truths about ending poverty, and spoke out about them, it would create the conditions for not just a new story, but a new political movement that would transform the world.

How-To Uncover Your Passion and Purpose

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 09.25.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Jonathan Lewis

Fulfilling, meaningful work doesn't start with a big idea. It starts with a small voice hiding inside you. "One of the first things to do is to iden...

World Business Chicago Launches Second Round of Seed Chicago With Support From MillerCoors

Jeff Malehorn | Posted 09.22.2013 | Chicago
Jeff Malehorn

Spurring economic development in Chicago's neighborhoods is a pillar of the Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs, created by World Business Chicago at Mayor Emanuel's request. Seed Chicago is one of several initiatives underway to drive growth and create jobs.

How-To Kick It As A Fundraiser For Fun And Profit

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

One million U.S. nonprofits compete for the $300 million annually donated to charity. Historically, most of the money goes to religious and education...

NEA and ArtPlace Changing The Face of Cities and Towns Across America

John M. Eger | Posted 09.13.2013 | Impact
John M. Eger

The National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) just announced 59 new grants that will help American communities prepare themselves for the new economy. Tog...

Capitalism as Our Greatest Hope

Jonathan Haidt | Posted 09.15.2013 | World
Jonathan Haidt

I think in the long run our greatest hope is capitalism. That might sound like a strange thing to many people now because America is engaged in a debate on the ethical nature of capitalism.

How-To Start Your Social Change Career

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 09.12.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Social entrepreneurs are made, not born. Starting a social change career is a do-it-yourself activity. Before we can be status quo disruptors, we ne...

Crapping Out in New York: For Education

Dave Colavito | Posted 09.10.2013 | New York
Dave Colavito

Voters can decide for themselves whether Gambling for Education in New York is really code for Education in Support of Gambling, and whether they want more of what the carnival is selling -- for the kids, always for the kids.