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Healthcare in the Digital Age

William Kennedy, MD | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
William Kennedy, MD

Using modern digital technologies, doctors may soon return to the practice of making house calls, not by carrying a black bag, but by using secured medical airwaves, USB compatible medical diagnostic equipment and their tablet computer.

World AIDS Day: Mobile Messaging Limits Mother-to-Child Transmission

Dr. Mitchell Besser | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Dr. Mitchell Besser

For pregnant women around the world, a healthy pregnancy thrives first on information. From what to eat, to what are normal signs of pregnancy, to how a baby grows and develops inside the womb - these messages, the knowledge they impart to an expectant mother, the confidence they bring to her, and the actions that result lead to a safe pregnancy and a healthy mother and baby.

Businesses with Impact : The conference (and network)not to miss twice a year.

Jesse Seaver | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Jesse Seaver

The attendees at the Social Venture Network (SVN) conference ranged from first-time entrepreneurs to CEOs of major corporations to some of the industry's leading investment advisors and marketing firms.

Rockdrive: Changing the World, One Stage at a Time

Max Lugavere | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
Max Lugavere

Unlike the highly publicized, how-big-can-we-go charity concerts that we're used to hearing about every so often, Rockdrive began with the simple wish to use the power of music to give where you live.

Meet The Winners Of The Millennial Impact Challenge

Chelsea Brownridge | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Chelsea Brownridge

Over the past few months, more than 200 emerging leaders from around the country competed for a shot at one of 15 Millennial Impact Grants, totaling $...

Unlocking the Power of Mothers for Social Good

Rachael Chong | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Mom bloggers have become an incredibly important facet of the consumer economy. Jennifer James is working on taking that influence and redirecting it toward giving back.

What Lance and Mitt Forgot

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

That's what we humans do. We are like human thermometers measuring in our minds, a person's reputation and character. Whether it's a celebrity or a brand, a company or a CEO, we are continuously assessing the character of others.

How F*ckyoumotherf*cker Taught Me Influence Trumps Authority

Jonathan Hursh | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Hursh

One of the most basic skills an entrepreneur needs to master right out of the gate is the ability to persuade others.

Non-profits and the Story Wars

Brady Josephson | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Brady Josephson

Tell great stories or die. That may seem a bit harsh but there are some harsh indicators that the non-profit sector is under siege.

The 10 Most Generous Social Media Mavens

Rachael Chong | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Why are some people seemingly hard-wired for compassion, while others hardly notice suffering? Is generosity the by-product of a virtuous upbringing, a quality we learn primarily through early observation?

Vote for Abigail

Josh Tetrick | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

We live in a complex world. And having an impact is not always simple. This is. Here's why educating one girl changes, well, everything.

What Are You Doing When You Feel Most Beautiful?

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 01.15.2013 | Women
Jacqueline Novogratz

What would our world look like if we asked ourselves the following more often: are our actions helping others find a way to feel freer, more dignified and more beautiful?

Starting a Small Business

Ann DeOtte | Posted 11.14.2012 | Small Business
Ann DeOtte

I've learned that gradually building on past accomplishments can be a successful way to grow a business. This allows you to test your market, get operations working smoothly, and refine and strengthen your products or services.

What About the Demand Side of Impact Investing?

Randall Kempner | Posted 01.13.2013 | Business
Randall Kempner

We are excited about the increased interest in Impact Investing on the part of investors. But in order for this burgeoning sector to continue to be successful we need to ensure that we are working together to support the development of the entire ecosystem.

Lost and Found in Translation

Geoff Cramer | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Geoff Cramer

In 2011, post-9/11 male veterans between the ages of 18 and 24 faced an unemployment rate of 29 percent. Think about that for a moment. Think about that for a moment. Can you imagine a young person, after serving their country in very dangerous situations for a modest paycheck, coming home to an environment where around a third of his or her friends can't find a decent job?

Giving Back to Veterans

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

When you see that the suicide rate has increased 150 percent among veterans since 2001, you know that something is desperately wrong with how the country is handling the needs of veterans.

Hitting Reset: A New Term Calls for a New Solution

Anne Mosle | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education
Anne Mosle

Two-generation educational approaches are promising solutions because education is key to the economic success of families. And there is a growing body of research that shows a correlation between increased maternal education and positive outcomes for children.

Making Mothers Visible: A Global Art Project

Clare Winterton | Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact
Clare Winterton

In every country, local artists, mothers and community leaders have come together to "make mothers visible." By spotlighting mothers' faces and their expressions of maternal love, joy and pain, they call out pressing issues from maternal health to the importance of mothers' leadership.

Greek Group Encourages Service, Social Entrepreneurship

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 12.13.2012 | Impact

Hidden in the shadows cast by the University of Virginia's white pillared buildings, some residents of Charlottesville, Va. are regularly forced to go...

Entrepreneurs: The Best Hope for the World's Poorest People

Rhett Morris | Posted 12.31.2012 | Impact
Rhett Morris

Global poverty has, in fact, declined dramatically over the past 50 years, proof that this is not an intractable problem. Income inequalities may always exist, but extreme poverty need not always be with us.

Why Charities Need to Push Government for a More Meaningful Partnership

John Brothers | Posted 12.31.2012 | Impact
John Brothers

In 2010 I conducted a national survey with hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. The central area I was seeking to understand was the current relationship that nonprofits have with the federal government and what that relationship could be.

Poll: Voters Want Leader to Prioritize Working Poor Families

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 12.28.2012 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

Americans recognize a problem when we see it. But what happens when that problem continues to worsen year after year, and leaders are reluctant to spe...

Putting Your Money Where Your Morals Are?

Victor Lopez | Posted 12.25.2012 | College
Victor Lopez

It is important that Colleges and Universities know where to draw the line between free speech and hate speech. Kudos to Guilford College for not placing this issue on the back burner and not allowing capitalism to get in the way of the values we embrace as tomorrow's leaders.

Five Ways the Unemployed Can Take Action

Rand Strauss | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Rand Strauss

One lesson is missing from our unemployment toolbox: How can the unemployed and underemployed get involved in today's political landscape to impact the state of the job market and future legislation?

Understanding the Definitive Pink Victory

Alyson Renaldo | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Alyson Renaldo

October 2012. We've been glowing pink all month, celebrating victories and being mindful of the need to eradicate breast cancer.