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Man Crowdsources To Pay For Sister's Surgery After Brutal Rape

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.27.2012 | Impact

A little over a year after Lydia Tillman was brutally raped and beaten, the Colorado survivor is fighting to recover, and is leaning on donors for hel...

Raising Kids Who Care

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Children have an incredible capacity to care, to give and to empathize from a very young age. It has nothing to do with pity. An instinct for justice comes naturally to a young child, who is free from skepticism, prejudice and doubt.

Is the iPhone 5 'Smart' for Everyone?

Shivani Siroya | Posted 11.25.2012 | Impact
Shivani Siroya

In the developing world, amongst those making less than $2 a day, mobile technology is also changing lives and interactions.

Entrepreneurs and Innovators Changing Lives

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

Entrepreneurs, innovators and technologists have skills and ideas that can't be found anywhere else. That's why we need their engagement to help solve global challenges.

Another Step Towards Global Peace

Forest Whitaker | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Forest Whitaker

Youth have the power to create change. And for real progress to be made, they need to be a part of the solution.

Three Ways Millennials Are Using Technology to Change the World

Allison Jones | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Allison Jones

We use technology to access and share information about causes, organizations, and people whom we may want to support; we use technology to connect with others who share our passion; and finally we use technology to take action and see the results of our efforts.

Living Generously

D. Michael Lindsay | Posted 11.23.2012 | College
D. Michael Lindsay

What if today we realized what great potential is held in that dollar, that bright idea or that spare half-hour -- that talent we carry around -- and what if today we harnessed that potential to do something good?

First Breaths and Frontline Health Workers – Taking Nothing for Granted to Save and Improve Lives

Sharon K. D’Agostino | Posted 11.21.2012 | Impact
Sharon K. D’Agostino

A baby's first breath cannot be taken for granted. Our hopeful expectation at birth is for a wailing cry of life. Yet, hundreds of thousands of newborns die before they can breathe, especially in low-resource settings.

Learning from AIDS: Responding to Non-Communicable Diseases

Peter Piot | Posted 09.20.2012 | Impact
Peter Piot

We must rally the whole world around NCDs the way we did with AIDS. Communication messages came from the ground up. Souls were touched. There was a clear ask. It takes time, but we're making a good beginning in building the NCD movement.

The Perfect Marriage of Goodness: Cultivate Wines Give Big to Non-Profits

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 11.20.2012 | Good News
Erin Bernhardt

Talk about having your cake and eating it too -- thanks to California-based social enterprise wine company Cultivate Wines six non-profit organizations addressing education and basic human needs will win a total of $100,000 this fall.

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.