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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 M. Feraru | Posted 12.25.2012 | College
Victor M. Feraru

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.

Can Football Save Lives?

Nichole Rhodes | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Nichole Rhodes

What is the irony in a name like the Homeless World Cup? Fans and players alike, for nine days of their lives, forgot anyone here was ever homeless.

Answering The Millennial Impact Challenge Call

Chelsea Brownridge | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Chelsea Brownridge

We launched IGNITEgood™ to challenge the nation to commit to public service. Everyone can be great because anyone can serve, to quote a community ac...

Freight Turns Tech

Matthew Brosious | Posted 12.18.2012 | Small Business
Matthew Brosious

For more than 14 years, I've had the privilege of serving the logistics and transportation industry, working in partnership with trucking companies to ship more than a million freight shipments throughout the United States, Canada and beyond.

Pacific Islands: Renaissance in Long-Overlooked Region?

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Stephen P. Groff

The costs of providing small, disperse populations with basic health, education, energy, water supply and sanitation services are also high, and opportunities to increase government revenues seem few. But amidst this "sea" of challenges are glimmers of hope.

Empathy: The Antidote to Bullying

Diane Murrell | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education
Diane Murrell

We must change from re-acting against bullying, to pro-acting for empathy. We change our culture by how we interact relationally with others, not by sloganizing.

'Impact Alphas' Stake Their Claim

David Bank | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
David Bank

Language matters. If "impact" starts to invoke "alpha," it could be a very disruptive trend indeed. If "impact" is taken to mean "haircut," the managers of trillions of dollars in assets will find their own way to the same mega-trends.

From Babe Ruth to the Washington Nationals

Bill Marriott | Posted 12.05.2012 | Impact
Bill Marriott

As National's playoffs get underway, it's fun to look back on some of the greatest players and look forward to the role baseball can play in shaping the lives of our inner city youth.

Using Facebook in the 'War on Cancer' (VIDEO)

Gabe Canales | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Gabe Canales

If other cancer institutions and nonprofits would place such emphases on using this powerful interactive medium for education and support, we could make incredible advances in our "War on Cancer."

Time to Stop Playing Business Card Scrabble With Our Qualifications?

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Dr Layla McCay

This week both my real life and my Twitter feed have been jumping with the question of post-nominal letters: what letters (if any) should you put after your name on a business card?