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The Gift My Disability Gave Me

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 03.06.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Sometimes the only way we are able to change our perspective is because our perspective is changed for us.

To Exist Is to Change

Faisal Hoque | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Faisal Hoque

Tomorrow is today. If we or our organization are waiting for things to get better, we're missing the point: It's up to us to make things better now.

US Foundation Endowments: A Missing Piece to Maximizing Impact

Lisa Woll | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Lisa Woll

Philanthropic giving by foundations has been and continues to be an important contribution to social, economic and environmental justice here and abroad. Yet, foundations are unnecessarily limiting themselves.

Africa, Innovation and Access To Law

Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais

How do we ensure sustainable economic growth and an ecosystem that promotes innovation without the legal frameworks in place to guarantee transparency, accountability and good governance?

How to Start a Revolution

Anna Clark | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Anna Clark

Starting a revolution is one thing, but persevering to the finish with dignity and some measure of peace is another feat entirely. Whether you are out to change the world or launch a new company, this work is not for the faint of heart.

The Gay Dad Project

Sarah Fader | Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Fader

Throughout my time living online I've met some truly inspirational people. One of those people is Erin Best Margolin. Erin has a business partner name...

LGBT Rights Under Fire Around the Globe: IPPF Urges Supporters to Renew the Fight

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Tewodros Melesse

We know the path to equality is an uneven course, which is why we, along with our many partners, work tirelessly in more than 170 countries around the world.

Rethinking the "Impact Question": Evaluating the (Nonprofit) Evaluators, Part IV

Barbara Harman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact
Barbara Harman

Charities also need to find a way to assess their work in a manner that does justice to its complexity, and then translate what they learn into an account that will have meaning and power for individual donors.

The New WhatsApp Billionaires and the Future of Philanthropy

David Callahan | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact
David Callahan

Once upon a time, big philanthropy worked like this: After decades of building a great fortune (because it used to take decades), a titan of industry would create a major foundation late in life and, not long after, would pass from the scene.

These Vintage Photos Remind Us How Far We've Come In Breaking Down Barriers That Divide Us

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact

The United Nations' World Day of Social Justice is an opportunity to celebrate how far we've come in advancing civil rights. But recognizing the work ...

Kristof Is Right About the Lack of Public Intellectuals. Thank Goodness!

Dan Butin | Posted 02.20.2014 | Education
Dan Butin

Thank goodness for arcane unintelligibility! Hurrah for gobbledygook! For without it, there could never be any public intellectuals. In fact, the lifeblood of scholars who are public intellectuals is exactly the kind of complex and often indecipherable academic work that Kristof bemoans. You cannot have one without the other.

Prospering in Common

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

Stuart Williams is back on the international conference scene and instead of his very successful SRI firm, Strategic Research Institute, that crea...

A Tested Motif: Betting on Me and Not the Horse

Tinia Pina | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
Tinia Pina

For investors, it is an old adage whether to bet on the jockey or the horse. With so many variables untested and the development at such an early stage, a seedling venture often only has its founder's vision, team and world changing product to convince an investor's judgment.

What it Means to Be Financially Disadvantaged in College

Audrey Cheng | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Audrey Cheng

As a college student with almost full-financial aid, I work four jobs to pay for my tuition, housing and other activities. And I love it.

Gratitude for a Friend

Jeremy Shure | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Jeremy Shure

Night after night we'd stay up on the phone talking about ways to better the world, with me doing a lot of the listening and Anna talking about challenges as if everything was achievable with a mix of passion, intelligence, and hard work.

The Value of Community

Kate Bancks | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Kate Bancks

As mentioned, an alternate path to strength is through community. When I'm on a team the last thing I want to be is an individual. Here, my definition of success encompasses much more than myself, than plainly coming in first.

Do What You Love and Change the World

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

If you want to start living an extraordinary life, make a positive difference in the life of just one person. When you do this, something amazing happens. You gain a deeper understanding of who you are and the fulfillment of knowing that you've helped make one small corner of the world a better place.

The Rise of the Allies

Marina Gomberg | Posted 04.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Marina Gomberg

Gone are the days when American men and women could not serve their country openly as lesbians and gays. And gone are the days when the majority of Americans did not support fairness and equality for LGBT people.

Choosing the Right Law School

Edgar Cahn, J.D., Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2014 | College
Edgar Cahn, J.D., Ph.D.

We need radical system change -- change that will not come from those law schools with vested interest in the status quo.

Survival of the Fittest

Advita Fund | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Advita Fund

Sochi Olympic Games had opened last Friday with a beautifully designed ceremony that included impressive technical solutions and excluded any mention ...

Super Bowl Was a Victory for People With Disabilities

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Hopefully, Derrick Coleman's success, coupled with the technology highlighted in the Microsoft ad with Steve Gleason, will show that wherever there is a disability, there is also ability.

Male Sexual Assault: The Silent Epidemic That Must Be Addressed

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Elwood D. Watson

It is a tormenting situation to have to endure. Thus, as a result, many men, rather than speak out, often decide to suffer in silence.

DJ Quiana Parks and DJ for a Cure Raise Thousands for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Marjoriet T. Matute

Once under the DJ's trance crowds move their feet and the power of music infuses their souls. Satisfying party goers with rhythmic sensations lures th...

Impact Enterprise: A Charter for Investment Banks?

Lutfey Siddiqi | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Lutfey Siddiqi

How do we amplify the reach of impact ventures? Given that all good intentions require funding, the question may well be rephrased as: How do we turbo-charge the allocation of funds to impact causes? I believe one of the answers is to co-opt investment bankers.

Mentors Play Key Role in Getting Students to School

Robert Balfanz | Posted 04.09.2014 | Education
Robert Balfanz

When school started two years ago, DeVanya a high-performing student from the Bronx, was there with her bright purple sneakers and shiny new binders e...