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Pioneers of the Next Silicon Valley

Aaron Hurst | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Hopefully at Davos next year our focus can not be on envying Silicon Valley but discussing how to inspire the capital of the next economic era -- one that is focused on serving people and the planet.

WATCH: This Is What Happens When You Leave A Hotel Cleaner A $500 Tip

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 01.28.2014 | Good News

Instead of encountering a mound of dirty towels and sheets, a cleaner was met with a stack of cash when she walked into a hotel room. Kyle and Josh...

Interracial Couples and Marriage More Accepted Among Americans

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 03.29.2014 | Black Voices
Elwood D. Watson

Younger Americans have grown up in an environment where they have been immersed with multi-cultural images from sports, to television, to music, to gender to literature. On the contrary, older Americans inhabited an America that was rigidly segregated by race, class and in a number of cases, religion.

So You Want to Save the World? (Part 4): Making Your Own Luck

Alex Amouyel | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

Good connections in this sector, whether in your organization or across different organizations, are worth cultivating to get inside knowledge on open positions and even potentially good recommendations.

TAPIN: Through Self-Reflection a Broader Definition of "Social Good"

Idealist | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Idealist

This article originally appeared on Idealists in Action. As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this week and people across the U.S. come together t...

Social Entrepreneurship -- A Wealth of Experience

Janet Longmore | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Janet Longmore

Social entrepreneurs are by nature sharers, social knowledge engineers. They have valuable lessons and best practices to offer today's business leaders and tomorrow's business innovators.

Snowsports for Disabled Athletes -- Liberty and Whitetail Mountain Resorts, Pennsylvania

Connie Lawn | Posted 03.24.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

Once again we skied at Liberty, near Gettysburg. We go there often, because we have a lot of good friends there and it is the closest drive from Washington DC. But its sister area, Whitetail, is also excellent, with some longer, steeper runs.

Raising the Caliber

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Kristin Meekhof

Concerned with the growing problem of gun violence in Newark, Jessica Mindich decided to think of a creative way to repurpose guns into jewelry: "There's an issue of illegal gun violence in Newark, and I saw an opportunity to help a city."

Reluctant Reliability: A Glimpse Into Cerebral Palsy

Erin M. Kelly | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Erin M. Kelly

I wanted nothing more than to jump out of my bed, grab my phone, and text someone as fast as my chubby little fingers would allow. As with so many other scenarios like this, my cerebral palsy didn't present me with that option.

Average Is Over

Marc F. Bernstein | Posted 03.19.2014 | Education
Marc F. Bernstein

The New York Times columnist, Thomas L. Friedman, recently wrote about three recent advances in technology -- self driving cars, robotic factories and...

Sex Trafficking: Beyond the Abstract Evil

Cameron Conaway | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Just as we work to empathize with and learn from the survivors, so too must we demystify the criminals and learn to speak about them as though they are real-life human beings (because they are).

A Library For All -- Part Two

Isabel Sheinman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Isabel Sheinman

We are not alone in realizing that education is a tool and an extremely high-impact way to assist people in raising themselves out of poverty and the dire circumstances in which they find themselves.

Ted's Story: From Tragedy to New Beginnings

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 03.13.2014 | Impact
Jens Erik Gould

As a young man, Ted Wiard had an ideal life. He married his high school sweetheart, worked as a schoolteacher and tennis coach in his picturesque hometown of Taos, New Mexico, and became the father of two beautiful daughters. Suddenly, everything changed.

So You Want to Save the World? Part 3: Take a Pay Cut

Alex Amouyel | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

From the private sector and even sometimes between NGOs, you have to be ready for a large pay cut. Every time I've changed organizations, I've taken a 40 percent pay cut, returning each time roughly to my original salary as an entry-level management consultant.

Candles Are Lit for Keith Vidal

Janine Francolini | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Janine Francolini

On New Years eve, I celebrated the tremendous breakthroughs we witnessed in mental health in the blog, Dreams Came True in 2013. Now, a week later, the nightmare of this public health emergency wakes us up once again.

Chicagoans Cooking at Home and Donating to Help Homeless Youth

Carlo Lorenzo Garcia | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Carlo Lorenzo Garcia

While thinking about the over 21,000 homeless people in Chicago struggling to find ways to stay warm and avoid bed bugs, I set out to begin an online fundraising campaign and the #CHIberiaChallenge was born.

Why Mobile Matters for Women Empowerment

Lynsi Freitag | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Lynsi Freitag

The short translation is this: ensuring women have access to the web and its resources, not only empowers them but, ultimately, affects our society as a whole.

Jobs From Someone Else's Dream

Roger Wright | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

Brian is telling me about how someone else's dream led to his new job. "It's was a dream," he says. "It's not supposed to be logical. I get that. I'...

Big Deal: CrowdRise Holiday Challenge Has Raised Over $1.6M

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, I've been supporting the CrowdRise #HolidayChallenge this season by giving $75,000 to the campaign. Nonprofits nationwide have been participati...

They Came at Night

Alex Naser-Hall | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Alex Naser-Hall

The surrender process for Joseph Kony's captors is a tricky one. In some areas of central Africa, the practices or even identity of the LRA is unknown. LRA fighters or captors will try to defect.

Can Playing Polyrhythms Give Birth to Polymaths?

Christopher Norris | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

I can't speak for every drummer, but for me the process of drumming enables creativity and helps me foster innovation and advance thought-leadership. Studies show that drumming produces deeper self awareness by inducing synchronous brain activity.

Citizens of the Internet

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact
Axelle Tessandier

We were from from all over the world but we had all grown up with a computer at home. We were not only familiar with and excited by technology but it ran in our blood.

Sustainable Civilizations: What if the Mayans and Romans Had Known?

Adrian de Groot Ruiz | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Adrian de Groot Ruiz

This means that companies that will thrive are those who succeed in making (food) products that are both affordable and sustainable. In other words, companies who successfully prices until the retail price is the True Price.

Why Nonprofit Storytelling Won't Be Enough in 2014

Shayla R. Price | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Shayla R. Price

Yes, crowdfunding and social media have taught nonprofit staffs how to convey great stories to pull donors' heartstrings to open wallets and purses. However, the information age also yields more vigilant contributors who want to be reassured.

Millennial-Led News Organization Publishes its 2013 'Impact Images'

Christopher Norris | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

As the year comes to a close, I wanted to share my most personal impactful images of 2013 -- some never published until now -- and tell the story of the people in them, their participation in Techbook Online's progress and the place we share, together.