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An Urgent Warning About 'Impact'

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

My experience working with people in communities, with foundation leaders, with various national initiatives and with a variety of others is that the deifying of this word has produced a cascading effect of collective responses that endanger our mission.

Miss America's Are Complex Human Beings: Like Most of Us!

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact
Elwood D. Watson

Despite wearing a tiara and traveling across the nation for a year promoting their causes, they have emotions like the rest of us. Some are liberal, others are conservative, middle of the road, deeply political, apolitical etc... She should not be expected to harbor a particular ideology or to solely represent just one segment of the population.

What the Pink Ribbon Can Learn From the Ice Bucket

Mark Malinowski | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Mark Malinowski

After an incredible summer of ALS Ice Bucket Challenges, I think it's important to review this zeitgeist moment in order to learn. On the dawn of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I think it's also interesting to compare and contrast the grassroots ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with years of "Pink" efforts to support Breast Cancer.

Tea Time With Our Gorilla Neighbors

Beatrice Kabihogo | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Beatrice Kabihogo

If you stood in the middle of one of our tea plantations at dusk, you would hear the forest come alive. Bird calls, insects buzzing and behind it all, a gentle whomp-whomp of something powerful moving through the brush. That would be our gorilla neighbors enjoying their tea time.

Gen X'ers Are Greatly Concenred About Future Financial Prospects

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Elwood D. Watson

The generation of divorced parents, (many, not all of us), latch key kids, victims of fluctuations in the nations' economy, sporadic international crisis, deadly sexually transmitted diseases and other significant milestones will turn 50 years old next year!

How I Honor My Heartbeat

Archi Pyati | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Archi Pyati

Many of us feel that in the face of dominant culture we must protect our image, maintain solidarity, and avoid publicly questioning our own people. But that has led to the silencing of too many voices, afraid to be shunned for talking openly about their communities and experiences.

Beyond the Clothes

S. L. Young | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
S. L. Young

It's often said that clothes make an individual, but this old adage isn't always true -- as there are many talented individuals who don't dress as expected and still have a lot to offer. The reality is that sometimes individuals who appear to be different don't always get a chance to prove their worth.

Fethullah Gulen's Message Condemning ISIS Appears in 5 U.S. Dailies Today

Emre Celik | Posted 11.17.2014 | Media
Emre Celik

Fethullah Gulen, a world renowned scholar, preacher and social advocate published his message of condemnation in today's New York Times, Washington Po...

The Heartbeat That Changed the World

Tim McDonald | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

This first step to letting people feel your heartbeat. That is, assuming you know what cause has meaning to you, or that you truly care about. This is my story of learning to share my heartbeat instinctively.

The Show Won't Go on: Kanye West Halts Concert Because Fans with Disabilities Wouldn't Stand

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 11.15.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

During his Yeesuz tour, Kanye West refused to perform his music until each and every person in attendance was on their feet. It doesn't seem that Kayne considered those among his fans may have been differently-abled.

"Happy Talk" Job Search

Roger Wright | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

The next time someone gives you a piece of Happy Talk advice on finding work, ask yourself: "What if I thought differently about finding work?" Then listen for your own unique answer. Not the expert answer.

Never Too Young to Give Back

Brad Jamison | Posted 11.15.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

Having watched my older sister raise her kids, who are 11 and 13, to be service-minded, I know what a great tool service can be in teaching kids about the world and their role in it.

The Happiness of Pursuit: Chris Guillebeau on Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life

Mark W. Guay | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark W. Guay

Hearing the words "once upon a time" brings a tingle to my spine: memories of hearing Dr. Seuss folklore, tales of Odysseus fighting to find home and ...

Cooking Should Be Safe No Matter Where You Live

Radha Muthiah | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Radha Muthiah

Together, ReSurge and the Alliance are working toward making the world safer for all women and children, calling attention to this neglected global health issue and striving to create positive and lasting change in the world's kitchens and cooking spaces.

We Thought It Was Safe

Bill Couzens | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

While the environment can be powerful, its negative effects are primarily man-made. Everything we put in the environment impacts our surroundings and inevitably, human health.

Changing the Way We Change the World

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

In 2012, after quitting my corporate job on first day, I was idealistic and determined to change the world. So much so, I decided to start with Africa. This is probably the most clichéd beginning for a story of many young Millennial "change-makers."

Why Is 'Care Getting' a Foreign Language to So Many?

Laura Wellington | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Wellington

Everyone serves to benefit from Care Getting. To accept a life without it is as good as inviting one's own soul to starve. We have all seen those people possessing little impetus or inclination to smile. I suspect many of them aren't getting, accepting, or expecting the care they deserve.

Thank You, CVS Health and Walgreens

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Elaine Pawlowski

Although national news has reported on CVS's decision to discontinue selling cigarettes, the national news should also be highlighting CVS and Walgreens in their efforts to save a life and reduce overdose deaths.

Once There Was a Far Away Garden Which Yielded Little Joy

Gary Ackerman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Gary Ackerman

Once there was a far away garden which yielded little joy. Predator plants thrived and crowded out and extinguished any notion of flowering beauty and hope. All of its seasons were as if winter followed winter, and it seemed that little resembling beauty would ever bloom.

Let's Deemphasize People's Motivations Behind Advocacy and Volunteering

Megan Foo | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Megan Foo

As a high school student, I have often heard accusatory comments that so-and-so is only involved with social activism or a service project because "she wants to put it on her resume" or "he just wants to gain admission to college."

Next Generation Philanthropy: A Conversation With Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Bobbi Silten | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Bobbi Silten

Laura is a social entrepreneur, author, philanthropist and educator who has been sharing her philosophy about strategic philanthropy with students at Stanford for more than a decade. As a regular guest lecturer for her class, I've watched the course evolve.

Can an Established Nonprofit Still Be Innovative?

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Joseph Amodeo

It's a question that any "blue chip" company has to be ready to respond "yes" to in order to ensure continued growth. So if being innovative is viewed as being critical to a for-profit company's success, why wouldn't such a standard also apply to nonprofits?

Kids Helping Kids Thrive

Darell Hammond | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Darell Hammond

These are three shining examples of the amazing impact kids can have on their fellow peers. Caring and engaged adults, of course, play an important role in the happy and healthy development of children.

Are You Driving Your Data? Or Is Your Data Driving You?

Steven Crandell | Posted 10.27.2014 | Technology
Steven Crandell

Leaders parade decision-making as rational and strategic because they "have the numbers" to support it. The tech revolution with its miraculous information-processing seems to support the idea of data as king.

Through the Eyes of the Youth: Filmmakers Without Borders

Mark W. Guay | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

The youth have the ability to share the raw truth of a story as they struggle to understand the events unfolding before their eyes. They have the ability to bring adults into a youthful frame of reference, one that may perhaps lead to bridging borders instead of dropping bombs.