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The Activist Generation

Jaclyn Licht | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jaclyn Licht

Social media made Joseph Kony famous, but our devoted lobbying and advocacy efforts rallied our powerful leaders around bringing this war criminal to justice.

Braved the Marathon

Maya Enista Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Maya Enista Smith

On Sunday, I ran the New York City Marathon. You can file that under things I never thought that I would do, but here I am, icing my knees with frozen broccoli stir fry and hobbling down stairs.

A Conversation With Beth Shiroishi of the AT&T Foundation

Dan Cardinali | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dan Cardinali

That's the kind of successful, long-term collaboration that's so often missing in the nonprofit sector: A funder and a service provider perfectly aligned in both mission and metrics, pushing each other toward greater commitment and accountability.

Startup Series: 5 Reasons Why an Entrepreneur's Network Is the Ultimate Asset

Melissa Thompson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Melissa Thompson

It is from networks that I personally and professionally grow most as an entrepreneur, gathering the knowledge, stamina and motivation necessary to build a business. Here are five reasons why networks are an entrepreneur's greatest asset.

Vision and Mission at Community Colleges

Robert Shireman | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Robert Shireman

A community college can choose to subsidize more or more or fewer career-technical programs as opposed to transfer courses; it can offer English or electrician training, chemistry or calligraphy, archery or astronomy. It has a choice.

Travel With a Message

Luis Diego Oreamuno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Luis Diego Oreamuno

One Young World is no less than the most international and diverse of youth gathering in the world. I traveled with a message and got back with an enforced mission.

Millennials Urge City Officials to Share Philly

Christopher Norris | Posted 12.31.2013 | Impact
Christopher Norris

Leader Anton Moore strongly believes that there's a disconnect between municipalities and communities in Philly. He suggests the mayor's office establishes a Commission on Parks and Recreations.

Janice Wilson, an American Social Entrepreneur: Making a Difference by Manufacturing Hair in Cambodia

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Steve Mariotti

Determined to get involved in building better lives for women out of the trade, she soon found a way to start a business. Something she always wanted to do, make something, and help women at the same time. Her idea was simple: hair.

Will Grenada Always Be a Poor and Middle Class Society?

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
N. Kimron Corion

Grenada's biggest weakness is also its greatest strength: its people, and their perception of money and debt. Grenadians and other nationalities need to wake up and take charge of their finances.

Is Dealing With Impact Maximization a Good Problem to Have?

Tinia Pina | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tinia Pina

We recently came up with a rather stunning way to dramatically cut costs that has jeopardized the very fabric of our impact.

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Acknowledging the Issue Is not Enough

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ariel Smilowitz

What has been done with regards to research and innovation, particularly on a college campus, especially within the academic circles of scientists, engineers and architects?

The Unrealized Catalyst in the Formation of the Future

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Paul Mashegoane

The youth of today are not spectators, but are involved in shaping the outcomes of their future. Lately we have seen young people participating in politics, economics and social activities.

America's Top Young Entrepreneurs Head to New York City for Empact Summit!

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Once a year, Empact brings America's top young entrepreneurs together to share their ideas and form new relationships during the Empact Summit. I recently caught up with Sheena LIndahl and asked her to tell me more about the Empact 100 Showcase and the value of entrepreneurship.

What the Shutdown Taught Us About Women's Leadership

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 12.24.2013 | Women
Simone N. Sneed

Our collective narrative about leadership, both its traits and aesthetics, are profoundly gendered. As such, when we see a strong, smart woman leading, it is tempting and familiar to ascribe her success to gender alone.

15 Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Craig Newmark

I'm no expert, but I do have suggestions for some women in tech who really have their boots on the ground, and are doing good work.

One Young World: Paving Way For Young Leaders

Rizwan Pir Muhammad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rizwan Pir Muhammad

The One Young World Conference held in Johannesburg during the first week of October has been a truly inspirational experience for all the participants including myself.

Ways to Reduce Disease and Poverty in Brazil

Saude Crianca | Posted 12.22.2013 | Impact
Saude Crianca

One cannot just address the health of a child with a severe respiratory disease if the environment where he lives will only continue the vicious circl...

Game of Drones: Learning From Bees

Cara Chard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Cara Chard

Hands-on learning incites a sense of wonder that text books and test prep fail to arouse, and rooftop farms provide innumerable opportunities for students to learn and grow.

Coming Out Day

Hayley Mierzwa | Posted 12.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Hayley Mierzwa

As many members of the LGBT community celebrated National Coming Out Day this month, it is important for us to take a moment to remember that not everyone who comes out has the luxury of receiving a safe, let alone accepting, reaction.

Biculturalism Explained

Liz Rebecca Alarcon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Liz Rebecca Alarcon

These are the questions people ask me most often: "Do you dream in English or in Spanish? What language do you feel most comfortable in? Do you feel more Venezuelan or American?"

Lead With Impact and Purpose: Create Positive Energy in the Workplace and Your Community

Marion Chamberlain | Posted 12.16.2013 | Business
Marion Chamberlain

When you've joined the ranks of the "rich and famous," remember that your commitment to being a good corporate citizen is what has set you far apart from those who remain unfulfilled through just accumulating.

Homecoming Queen Receives Very Special Honor

Posted 10.17.2013 | Chicago

One Illinois high school's selection for homecoming queen was deemed so "inspiring," the state's governor moved to honor all the school's staff and st...

5 Reasons Why You Should Support Ian Somerhalder's Birthday Project

Dina Khayal | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dina Khayal

Activist and Vampire Diaries Star Ian Somerhalder tweeted out an important message earlier this week to his 4.2 million followers. Perhaps, the most important thing he has ever asked anyone to do. What is it? You ask. For people to support his Birthday wish.

Stories of Hope in Detroit: The World's Most Misunderstood Metropolis

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

While visiting what is considered one of the deadliest cities in the U.S. in September, I didn't get shot. I saw another side of Detroit -- one of community, trust and social enterprise.

5 Ways to Land -- And Stay -- On A Donor's Top-5 List

Gary Laermer | Posted 12.13.2013 | Impact
Gary Laermer

Let's face it. With thousands of organizations competing for donor dollars, it's more important than ever to develop a thoughtful and meaningful rel...