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5 Reasons You Thrive By Giving

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Ann Brenoff

Giving is good for your health. Well, if you wanted a selfish reason, there you have one! A study last year at the University of Exeter Medical School found that volunteering was connected to lower rates of depression.

A Life Manifesto for the Class of 2014

Kalon Gutierrez | Posted 07.08.2014 | College
Kalon Gutierrez

Class of 2014, as you embark upon graduation, I ask you to take a long drawn out second to determine what you aspire your own life pie to be. And I challenge you to stick to it.

9 Inspiring Tips on Successful Social Entrepreneurship

Jacqueline Herrera | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Herrera

I've been on this path for four years (knock on wood), and can tell you It's not all fluff and feel good intentions, but its 100 percent completely worth the journey. So if you're thinking of changing the world, here's some tips on how to stay sane.

The Price of a Girl

Georgina Miranda | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Georgina Miranda

Media, I challenge you to overexpose, create frenzy, exploit actions not taken to preserve the life and well-being of these girls, and to encourage a global movement to take action to bring these girls home.

Why These Children Are Reading to Homeless Cats

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 30 elementary school kids crawl right into the "Cat Colony" of The Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Pennsylvania, crack open a book, and snuggle up to the strays.

7 Myths About Homeless People Debunked

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact

Homelessness is on the rise in cities across the country, although there are many aspects of it that are changing. Field workers and homeless advocate...

Thrive, NYC -- One Man's Awakening

Ted Barber | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Ted Barber

If you prioritize this Third Metric in your professional life, will the other two legs of the stool appear, or will you topple over just as easily as those who prioritize money and influence?

The LA River Connects Us All

Jason Foster | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Jason Foster

This is the power of the Ignite Good organization. I no longer feel the speaker's remorse from last night will be permanent. I now understand that my personal narrative is an ever-evolving story with many characters, twists, and turns.

Your Genius Lies in Your Truth

Priscilla Munoz | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Priscilla Munoz

If I clicked my mouse one more time and didn't take that leap, I would have continued to do disservice to everyone, including myself. Our genius lies in our truth and when we pursue it, the world gets to experience it.

Taking the #unselfie a Step Further

Geoff Livingston | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

A strange thing is happening online this week. The push for the #unselfie -- the antithesis of social media navel gazing -- a picture of a donor's...

The Creative Economy's Impact on Innovation

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Soren Petersen

Economies progress through distinct stages as cultures acquire knowledge, skill and experience. The past century has seen a shift from agriculture b...

My Story Matters, Again

G Proby | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
G Proby

Whether it was breaking up with a significant other, moving to a new city or quitting a good job. There's something in you that gets fed up with the status quo and causes you act, and act fast. Well my attendance of the Ignite Good program was my something.

The Science of Prayer and Service

Michael Morgan | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Michael Morgan

When is the last time you stopped everything you were doing: turned your phone off (yes, totally off!), sat still, closed your eyes and held your city in a thought-space filled with nothing but pure goodness? Does it seem impossible?

Opening the World to Change One Heart at a Time

Elizabeth Bagish | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Elizabeth Bagish

As I entered the workshop not knowing what was going to happen I felt insecure and like I didn't really have a story that could touch others let alone help them. I watched individuals and myself open up and begin to share from their hearts their unique stories of self.

Shh... Let's Talk About How We Need to Fail More in International Development

Alex Amouyel | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

The incentives to acknowledge failure are also not there -- donors are more likely to give money next year to organizations who've succeeded and whether you are a government, a corporate, or a philanthropist, you don't want to see that your money was wasted when it's about saving lives.

Crowdfunding for Sherpas After the Everest Avalanche

Elaine Heinzman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Elaine Heinzman

At the time of the avalanche, the Sherpas were working on a notoriously dangerous slope, setting ropes and ladders for hundreds of mostly Western climbers who pay tens of thousands of dollars to attempt an Everest ascent.

Promoting Change in Texas

Rich Taylor | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Rich Taylor

Texas provides an example of how forward-thinking policymakers and innovative business leaders can work together to encourage and achieve progress.

My Ignite Good Experience

Morgan Hartley | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Morgan Hartley

I have not yet engineered the new willingness to be vulnerable into a complete 'story of me' -- a compelling reason that I would make personal sacrifices to drive change. That will take time. But now, at least, I know to look for it and where.

5 Signs You Need A Pause (And What To Do About It)

Rachael O'Meara | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachael O'Meara

A pause doesn't have to be a vacation or a physical change of scenery. It can be a daily routine that you create and allow yourself to just "be." Try not to overthink anything, and remember you are just there, being.

Talking to College Guys About Cancer Prevention and Men's Health Issues

Gabe Canales | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Gabe Canales

Anyone can make a difference in our world. The young men of One Army are already engaged in service. And everyone has their reasons for serving others.

Green Service: Creating Opportunity and Protecting Our Planet

Wendy Spencer | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

Like many transitioning service members, Mike Bremer was having a tough time finding work after he came home. Then he joined AmeriCorps, serving on th...

Four Ways Mindfulness Can Make You a More Successful Entrepreneur

Dr. Elise Bialylew | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Dr. Elise Bialylew

As meditation became part of my regular mental fitness regime, it re-directed my life and catapulted me into becoming an accidental entrepreneur, which is a little ironic.

Harnessing Government Technology for Good

Ben Hecht | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Ben Hecht

It's no surprise that technology has changed how people interact and redefined our notion of community. What you may not know is the extent to which g...

Maximizing the Efficacy of Short Term Medical Missions

John M. Zervos | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
John M. Zervos

Establishing local partnerships and obtaining proper governmental approvals are central to improved impact.

Disability Doesn't Need Your Pity

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Although it is assumed a misfortune to have a disability to handle within your life, there really should be no shame or pity in having one. Those of us with disabilities are proven to have superior skills to adapting to our environments.