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Building the Future of Africa, One Young Person at a Time

African Leadership Academy | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact
African Leadership Academy

Since 2008, ALA's young leaders have put their ideas into action with the launch of 38 non-profit and for-profit enterprises that have the potential to transform Africa.

How NYC Businesses Help Local High School Students Get to Work

Michael Haberman | Posted 02.10.2013 | New York
Michael Haberman

Successful businesses understand that it's best to make investments early. And that's why so many of New York City's top firms are investing in local high school students through the PENCIL Fellows Program: investing in our students means a better, more productive workforce tomorrow.

Making My Way Toward Success

Nokwanda Ramatheko | Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact
Nokwanda Ramatheko

Although some may say I have made it, I feel like I'm still hunting the pieces of my puzzle. When I feel that I have found all the pieces of complete self-discovery, prosperity, effective leadership and influence, I will sit down and put them together. I will look in the mirror again, and this time I will be greeted by the smile of feeling content with myself.

It's Time to Put Youth Sports Back in the Game

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 02.05.2013 | Sports
Anita L. DeFrantz

Last month's election was monumental for young people in California. Voters approved the first statewide tax increase since 2004, dodging $6 billion in cuts that would have crippled our public schools and universities.

Sending Clowns

Sam Lee | Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact
Sam Lee

In 2008, I bumped into two clowns on a rooftop in India and was both surprised and intrigued when they announced they were from an organization called Clowns without Borders.

Ama Ghar Children's Home

Jesse Seaver | Posted 12.05.2012 | Impact
Jesse Seaver

Ama Ghar, which means "motherly home," houses 46 orphaned children ranging in age from four to 18, and accepts new children on a rolling basis.

Defeating Malaria to Defend Dreams

Tasha Chambers | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Tasha Chambers

Three months ago, I shared a story about a Ugandan girl -- Christine Akullo -- who was preparing to compete in the Paralympics in London. The events for which Christine had trained so hard went on without her, because she suddenly became ill with malaria.

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.