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LinkedIn's New Board Connect: A Fresh Tack to an Old Problem for Nonprofits

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 11.18.2012 | Technology
Robert J. Rosenthal

For those of us who work in technology for social good, LinkedIn Board Connect also represents one more thing: a rich opportunity to see how the "reverse match" concept of volunteer engagement can play out in a community that's already at scale.

Reducing Cause Isolation Using the Internet

Paul Ruth | Posted 11.11.2012 | Impact
Paul Ruth

The Internet is obviously a vast community connecting more people in new ways. The basis of progress centers on the concept of community, and what tha...

To Save The World, Save Yourself!

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 11.10.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

The ugly, terrible vastness of global poverty seems to demand leaders with the skill to create large systems of opportunity, the talent to reach millions and the urgency of purpose to never sleep, never rest, never flag.

Cleveland Indians Manager Impacts Community Off the Field

Justin Sherman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Sports
Justin Sherman

Cleveland Indians Manager Manny Acta loves life. It's that simple. The guy has such a great attitude that you can't help but be positive around him. His willingness to help others is quite contagious.

Nick Springer: Quad Amputee and Paralympian

John Robinson | Posted 11.10.2012 | Impact
John Robinson

At age 14, bacterial meningococcal meningitis took four limbs from Nick Springer. It didn't take his determination.

Change Your Behavior or Perish?

Leila de Bruyne | Posted 09.06.2012 | Impact
Leila de Bruyne

I hope the needs and feelings of vulnerable children with limited resources become a priority in prevention dialogue. While an emphasis can remain on stopping the transmission of HIV, let's also tell them medication has come a long way.

Why Volunteering Is Good for your Business

Michael Haberman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact
Michael Haberman

The facts are clear: promoting and providing employees with meaningful volunteer opportunities helps to attract top talent; engage, develop, and retain employees; boost public image; and improve the bottom line.

Critical Musings on the RNC From a Tampa Resident

Gary Stein | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Gary Stein

The buses have finally left, the barricades are being sent to wherever they came from, and Tampa is getting back to normal, whatever that is. I took ...

The No. 1 Lesson From World Water Week

John Sauer | Posted 10.31.2012 | Impact
John Sauer

This week, the international water sector has come together for the annual World Water Week conference in Stockholm. World Water Week has been the an...

This Labor Day, Help Our Returning Troops Find Dignity Through the Power of Work

Jim Gibbons | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

When they return home, some veterans run for public office, obtain graduate degrees, found programs to aid other veterans, or find other ways to put their skills to work. But too many are still struggling.

What's a Patriot to Do?

Nancy Webb | Posted 10.28.2012 | Impact
Nancy Webb

When Americans put their minds to it, and when our elected officials serve us the way they're supposed to, we can achieve remarkable things. So, I think I'll leave my flag flying a little longer. It will continue to remind me of what can be achieved when Americans work together.

Cleveland Indians Dream Day

Justin Sherman | Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact
Justin Sherman

The two groups worked together to put on a baseball clinic for children and adults with developmental disabilities who have never really had the chance to play sports.

Sharing Is Caring, But Could It Also Make You Money?

Lisa Curtis | Posted 10.21.2012 | Money
Lisa Curtis

Greed got us into our economic and environmental crises; sharing might just get us out of them.

When Coming Home from War Is Just the Beginning of the Battle

Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA | Posted 10.20.2012 | Impact
Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA

For too many troops, physical combat on the battlefield turns into a psychological battle as they struggle to transition back into a turbulent American society.

The Image of Vision

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

Tunnel vision. It's a term that we throw around to express either how focused we are on a project or when a person only sees something from their point of view. Meet Jamellia, who has a condition called retinitis pigmentosa, which causes her to experience tunnel vision.

The Anti-Hunger Games

Lucy Martinez Sullivan | Posted 10.13.2012 | Impact
Lucy Martinez Sullivan

As the London Olympics closed, a new race began -- the race to tackle malnutrition. It is a race we must win.

A Meeting to End World Hunger

Ben Jackson | Posted 10.13.2012 | Impact
Ben Jackson

The Olympic vision to reach higher and faster could become a reality for many more children around the world following Sunday's hunger summit.

You Don't Have to Be a Professional or Olympic Athlete to Make a Difference

Mohamed Kajee | Posted 10.13.2012 | Impact
Mohamed Kajee

South Africa is one of a handful of countries that is capable of providing enough food for its people. Despite this, over 11 million South Africans are "food insecure," and nearly a billion people worldwide are hungry or malnourished.

Dreams of Gold

Katia Maldonado | Posted 10.13.2012 | Impact
Katia Maldonado

Javier, for one, only thinks about swimming. He goes to school. He is a good student in his seventh grade class. But, he can't wait to head to the pool as soon as the bell rings. His dream is to become a swimming instructor -- after winning an Olympic medal, of course.

Going For The Gold On And Off The Court: Athletes Can Inspire Fans To Do More Than Cheer

Ruth Riley | Posted 10.13.2012 | Impact
Ruth Riley

As we celebrate the best in humanity this Olympics, that means giving others the chance to live their dreams. Sports brought us together for London 2012. The action we take next is up to all of us.

A Tribute to Katie Couric - Bust a Move, Katie!

Karen Fitzgerald | Posted 10.10.2012 | Celebrity
Karen Fitzgerald

I was delighted to be a guest in the first audience for her new talk show. Katie's changing it up again. She's a risk-taker, a woman after my own heart. She's stepping into her own spotlight and she was terrific... witty, intelligent, down-to-earth.

Businesses With Impact: Kiva.org

Jesse Seaver | Posted 08.10.2012 | Impact
Jesse Seaver

One of the first companies to really leverage the power of the internet to connect those who have with those who need, Kiva allows anyone to lend money to aspiring entrepreneurs in developing countries in a relatively risk-free way.

Using Sports to Ignite Global Youth Potential

Matt Streng | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Matt Streng

As the world watches athletes from 205 countries compete in London this month, we should be reminded of the potential of sports to help youth accomplish feats that won't land them on a podium -- but are arguably more valuable than an Olympic medal.

For Girls, Sports Are More Than 'Just A Game'

Joyce Adolwa | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Joyce Adolwa

Among the most effective tools in the girls' leadership tool box, believe it or not, is a ball. Put a girl who has never played soccer or volleyball before -- or never been allowed to play before -- onto a field or court, and she'll exercise more than just her arms and legs.

Oscar Pistorius: Unfair Advantage or Healthy Debate?

Steven Stanhope | Posted 10.08.2012 | Impact
Steven Stanhope

If Oscar Pistorius doesn't have an advantage in his races, then we in the world of orthopedic rehabilitation aren't doing our job.