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#GivingTuesday: A Guide for Nonprofits

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Hilary A. Doe

It's coming up. Every Dec. 2nd, families, students, businesses, and organizations around the world come together for Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.

How Code Empowers Social Good: The Nest Labs Story

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 11.25.2014 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

Recently I caught up with Maxime Veron, Head of Product Management at Nest to take a deeper look at the company's initiatives in the areas of social good, artificial intelligence(AI) and their vision for the future of the smart home.

How Should I Feel?

Gabriel James Bump | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices
Gabriel James Bump

These things happen all the time, right? They will happen forever, right? It's nice to think they won't. It's probably best to think life won't always be like this. Optimism is good. But I know I'm going to have to tell my future children about this country. What should I tell them?

Gratitude Is a State: On Being a Sacred Stream for Good

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Miriam Ava

Render gratitude into a state through your being. Once you view life as the unfolding miracle that it is you begin to understand the cosmic glory of your experiences.

Sacred Service

Somik Raha | Posted 11.24.2014 | Good News
Somik Raha

Some people call sacred service selfless service, referring to the practice of emptying oneself of ego, but selfless service seems like hard work. On the contrary, those who serve selflessly have a great lightness of being and seem to have a practice of treating their work as sacred.

Engaging the Tanzanian Market? Hakuna Matata!

Mickey Bergman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Small Business
Mickey Bergman

"Zanzibar" elicits images of sandy beaches, clear calm waters, private resorts, and idyllic vacations filled with great food, spices, music and cultur...

How to Torture a Boomer

Carol Orsborn | Posted 11.20.2014 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

God forbid that you should take whatever spare time you can muster to do something nurturing for yourself, enjoy the present moment or do something just for fun.

Virginia Union University On the Forefront of Progressive Education in the 21st Century

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 11.20.2014 | College
Elwood D. Watson

In an age where the news coming out of the world is more than often depressing, this is particularly true for historically black colleges and universities; there are occasional glimmers of sunshine on the horizon.

A Movement That Matters: Trans Rights in Lesotho

Randal Mason | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Randal Mason

"There's a lot of stigma in the general population," says Tampose Mothopeng, a human rights defender from Lesotho, who's been described by NPR as "young, idealistic, and transsexual."

An Open Letter to My Grandfather

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 11.18.2014 | Good News
Kimanzi Constable

I'm not even sure where to start. There's a lot that hasn't been said out loud, but it's not necessary because I know how you feel. More than anything, I want to say thank you and I love you.

From 21st to 1st: How Google Won in a Saturated Market

Maura O'Neill | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Maura O'Neill

As we think about a new idea we shouldn't dismiss existing markets. Often the biggest opportunities are right in front of our face -- whether it is developing a new retail concept or bringing clean water each day to the 2 billion that don't have it.

In the DRC, Determined Women Learn New Skills for Respect and Revenue

Claire Armitage | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact
Claire Armitage

At emerge poverty free, we have seen the effects of this empowerment on the ground in East Africa, where we run a variety of projects to educate and train women, working closely with local partners like the BCHC in eastern DRC.

Fighting Veteran Unemployment by Closing the Skills Translation Gap

Steve Cooker | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact
Steve Cooker

Providing insight and tools to both employers and veterans can help to re-shape the way they think about military skills and help them to better understand all of the qualifications a transitioning service member/veteran processes.

2 Girls Who Want to Fight Malaria With Code

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

"Connect the Dots" is an electronic reporting-tool that enables near real-time monitoring of essential stocks and data on certain notifiable or outbreak diseases, starting with Malaria initiative.

The Incredible Moment When A Teen Who Was Born Deaf Learns To Communicate

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact

Patrick Otema was born deaf. The 15-year-old is said to live in a remote area of Uganda, and with no access to schools for the deaf he’s never learn...

Letting You In: The Complexities of Post-coital Care as a Queer Person With a Disability

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

By agreeing to help me with post-coital care and attempting to understand the realities of my disability, he was being more intimate with me than any one-night stand had ever been. And I was showing him my true self, my vulnerabilities and my realness. My disability and all that it encompasses were laid bare without apology or exception.

The Road Less Traveled...

L. Y. Marlow | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
L. Y. Marlow

I do not take it lightly when I say that I have dedicated my life to saving Promise and the countless other Promises and families that are affected by this terrible crisis. Therefore, from my heart to yours, I ask you to join us.

Why We Must Tell the Untold Story

Shannon Schuyler | Posted 11.10.2014 | Education
Shannon Schuyler

Many, if not most of us, believe that President Barack Obama and high-profile sports, media, and entertainment personalities, such as LeBron James, Beyoncé, Robin Roberts, are exceptions -- the only African Americans making great contributions. Many of us are wrong.

Unpacking Failure

Maura O'Neill | Posted 11.16.2014 | Women
Maura O'Neill

When I used to work in D.C., I was struck by how paralyzed people are about failing. While failing may prevent you from getting hauled up in front ...

A Steep Climb -- No Regrets

Bill Couzens | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Bill Couzens

Our organization's mission and the elevator speech for our work is "Less Cancer." Our focus has always been on the global community when it comes to ...

Haiyan, One Year Later: From Relief to Reconstruction

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Stephen P. Groff

The Philippines must keep the recovery process moving smoothly until the job is done. Building back better from Haiyan won't erase the pain. But the safer and sustainable communities it delivers might leave a legacy that will be more lasting.

Educating Reformers and Activists: Dr. Howard Fuller's Powerful Example and Lessons

Paul Schmitz | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books
Paul Schmitz

Dr. Howard Fuller's new memoir, No Struggle, No Progress: A Warrior's Life from Black Power to Education Reform should be a textbook for how a leader defines and lives by the integrity of such purpose and values.

The Truth of Living Alongside the Beauty Ideal

Maja Tosic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Maja Tosic

My first tackle happened before birth. As my gentle mother looked onto the screen and saw that she was having a girl, my fall was born. In this unfair world, my descent was given life before my first breath awoke me in tears and screams.

Losing Our Fears So We Don't Lose Ourselves

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

America is so much better than we sometimes think we are. Fear makes us forget this. It makes us smaller when we have the chance to be expansive. We have the chance to rally around exporting the best of who we are.

As a Society, We Need to Remind Ourselves of the Importance of Civility

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Elwood D. Watson

The fact is that all of us are human and will manage to make mistakes in our lives along the way. Imperfections aside, it is important that all of us , especially adults, make an effort to do our part to contribute to the making of a society that as civil as possible. After all, the children and young people in general are watching us.