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Navigating the Rapids of Culture Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social ch...

Infographic Reveals Latest Data on Cracking the Crowdfunding Code

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Crowdfunding raised more than $5 billion worldwide in 2013, and peer-to-peer nonprofit fundraising for charities is seeing explosive growth.

Dreams Worth Having: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

What the Frack? The Surprising Connection Between Clean Water and Good Beer

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 02.27.2014 | Green
Heritage Radio Network

Clean water is becoming more and more of an issue these days with threats from the oil and gas industry. This has resulted in breweries becoming unlikely water warriors in the fight for clean water.

Funding Environmentalism

Jay Mandle | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Jay Mandle

There is no conflict in using money both to deepen democracy and advance a climate change agenda. The vast sums of money earmarked to support environmentally friendly candidates could better be used to fund grassroots organizing.

Growing Something Greater: More Public-Private Support of Community Green Space Needed

Su Lok | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Su Lok

Pockets of civic-minded people across the United States are choosing to use the power of gardening to drive change in their cities and neighborhoods.

An Olympic Feat: Catalyzing Change for Children Through Sports

Victoria Dunning | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Victoria Dunning

Not only is sport a way to channel a child's energy and talent, it can also be a catalyst for leadership development, conflict resolution and increased safety in dangerous situations.

Grassroots: Why the Startup of Keystone XL South Makes Us Stronger

Maya Lemon | Posted 01.22.2014 | Green
Maya Lemon

Keystone XL South cuts through my community and puts my home and family in danger. The things I should write feel too painful and don't offer comfort or encouragement. The story I need to write therefore centers on this tiny clump of grass and the roots I cannot see.

If Hillary Clinton Is Running for President, Here's the One Thing She Should Be Doing Right Now

Colin Delany | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Colin Delany

Is Hillary Clinton running for President? I don't know -- but if she is, I know what she should be doing right now.

How Change Takes Place in the United States: The Minimum Wage

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

There is a good signal that millions of underpaid workers in the world's richest country will finally get a raise. It's not a done deal yet, but it's worth looking at how we got to this point.

New Year, New Approach to Breast Cancer

Fran Visco | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Fran Visco

It may surprise many people, but aside from the deadline, little has changed in breast cancer over the past 50 years. Breast cancer awareness is at an all time high. Yet there is an appalling lack of results to show for all of it.

10 Ways to Rule at Customer Service, Hint: Watch Out for Astroturfing

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I've been doing customer service in different capacities for the last 32 years, more or less... I joined IBM in '76, became a Systems Engineer in '82,...

Ciclovia: Open Streets Throughout Latin America

Rex Burkholder | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green
Rex Burkholder

A confident young participant in San Francisco de Porro. Ciclovia is a Latin American phenomena originating over 30 years ago in Bogotà, Colombi...

The Internet in Politics: What's It Good For?

Colin Delany | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Colin Delany

Sure, the internet brought us the glory of unlimited kitten photos, but what's it done for us lately? In the political world, quite a lot -- and more every election cycle. Let us count the ways.

5 Steps to Grassroots Marketing

Alex Schattner | Posted 02.09.2014 | Books
Alex Schattner

Go to your favorite maps application and find all the bookstores within easy traveling distance. Look at each store and ask yourself: Is it right for my book?

The Fight for a Better Health Care System Is Far from Over

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The Affordable Care Act is the end of the beginning of reform. We must not focus solely on ACA implementation while ignoring the corrosive effect many insurance companies have on our health care system.

Ten Ways to End Hunger

Bill Ayres | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Bill Ayres

In order to create lasting change, we need to further the conversation and advocate for solutions that address the root causes of hunger and poverty.

U.S. Catholic Funders: Resist Calls to Abandon Social Justice

Laura Barrett | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion
Laura Barrett

In the last few years community organizers have learned it's in their self-interest to become astute Vatican watchers. The Catholic Campaign for Human...

Millennial Venture Pours Resources Into Former Foster Youth

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

Miccolis shares that Ephraim is the inspiration behind her award-winning, Philadelphia-based social venture, that's bridging to the gap between foster care and interdependence, while providing great coffee in a supportive community-driven environment.

How to Create a Winning Experiential Marketing Campaign

Michael Anthony Fernandez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Michael Anthony Fernandez

Now is the time when most businesses are developing their consumer outreach plans for the 2014. An increasingly popular and effective way for companies to connect with their target audiences is through experiential marketing.

Only Republicans Solve What Ails American Politics

Curtis Gans | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Curtis Gans

There is only one route to restoring health to the American polity, comity to its dialogue, constructive and collegial approaches to governance, an end to extortion and a restoration of the belief that the United States truly has a government of, for and by its citizenry. That way is to defang and defeat the Tea Party.

Startups, Marriage, and Other Things I Did After 35

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I started craigslist in the last blush of my youth. Experience counts, folks. I learned a lot in my other roles in other jobs, and I brought that with me to craigslist.

The Karimu Kids: Building Bridges of Wood and Culture

Suzanne Skees | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Meet an American professor and students from California State University Long Beach, who've learned far more from Bacho villagers in Tanzania than they ever hoped to impart.

The Karimu Kids: School Is Not Enough -- We Want Healthcare and Jobs for Our Families

Suzanne Skees | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

The curriculum taught at Ayalagaya are the same as for all public secondary schools throughout Tanzania. The school motto is "Education for Creativity." Meet the teachers of Ayalagaya Secondary and two students: Florentina and Jackson.

A Blessing and a Curse

Bill Ayres | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Bill Ayres

We work alongside amazing people who are not just providing food to hungry people but are transforming their communities and the lives of millions through programs that empower people to change an oppressive system.