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Who Ruins the World? Travelers? A Chat with "Gringo Trails" Director Pegi Vail (Part 1 of 2)

Adedana Ashebir | Posted 05.18.2014 | Travel
Adedana Ashebir

"Perhaps the time has come that guidebooks highlight newer destinations in favor of one that's overrun to allow them some breathing space."

Disability Awareness Activist Uyanga Erdenebold, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

Nomin Dari | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Nomin Dari

Most of us know the difficulty of learning a foreign language. Now, imagine the triumph of learning a foreign language, blind. Uyanga Erdenebold, has not only done that, but is also the recipient of the first Fulbright Scholarship awarded to a blind Mongolian student.

Unnecessarily Dependent: Consequences of Denying the Mobility Challenged

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Why are we intentionally making things so much harder for those who already have more to deal with because of their disabilities, injuries, and/or limitations? It's just like kicking someone when they are already down!

How to Have an Impact in Today's World

Frank A. Weil | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

Everybody at some point in their lives has asked themselves how to make things happen. Those things may range from making the basketball squad, gettin...

Nonprofit Data Users: 3 Challenges to Overcome

Adnan Mahmud | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Adnan Mahmud

Increasingly, nonprofits are also realizing the value of gathering good data about our donors, clients and programs, and using that information to maximize impact.

So What Has Changed After the Entry of Aam Aadmi Party in Politics?

Devanik Saha | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Devanik Saha

Since its independence, India has had major revolutions -- the primary ones being the green revolution and the dotcom revolution. But none of them has excited and energized the whole country as the ongoing broom revolution.

Even With the Oscars, Race Still Rears Its Ugly, Divisive Head

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 05.12.2014 | Black Voices
Elwood D. Watson

Seeing McQueen jumping up and down after giving his acceptance speech was both slightly amusing but very much more heartwarming. At that moment, he was well aware of the fact that he (along with his writing staff and fellow producers) had shattered previous all-white domination of this category.

The International Criminal Court at RightsCon: Upping its Cyber Game

Alexa Koenig | Posted 05.11.2014 | Technology
Alexa Koenig

Digital documentation is crucial, both to alleviate the burden of testimony on survivors and to corroborate witness evidence in court.

Love: Who Cares?

Dan Butin | Posted 05.10.2014 | Education
Dan Butin

I am as such much more interested in the question of "how" than of "what." How can we truly hear our students? How do reciprocal partnerships look and work? How do youth engage in their own learning? How is equality sustainability?

Using Social Media to Spark On Campus Dialogue

Catherine Okafor | Posted 05.10.2014 | College
Catherine Okafor

For quite some time many have warned of the dangers of abusing social media by posting all the wrong things, however, some are using it the right way....

Accommodating People With Disabilities

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

After two years of deploying every considered option, I was on a road to nowhere, all because I needed to find a way to acquire a wheelchair accessible vehicle now that I am permanently wheelchair bound.

A Shared Vision of Access

D. Michael Lindsay | Posted 05.09.2014 | Impact
D. Michael Lindsay

When we invest a great deal of thought and energy in something -- whether that's finishing a classic tome like Moby-Dick, or, say, conducting a massiv...

Let Other Children Follow in Lupita's Footsteps

Laura N. Henderson | Posted 05.07.2014 | Education
Laura N. Henderson

Lupita Nyong'o is proof that girls from Kenya and elsewhere can achieve their dreams, if given the chance.

An Impossible Choice

Advita Fund | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Advita Fund

Last week Russian forces entered Crimea under the pretense of protecting Russian nationals, despite no evidence of violence whatsoever. This week th...

Snakebit Supply Chains

Terry Tamminen | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Smart managers are making it a priority to improve visibility into sustainability and social responsibility standards and performance. Those that don't could end up with a nasty bite.

Husband and Children: Is a Woman Just Meant for Handling Them?

Devanik Saha | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Devanik Saha

Although many women choose to leave their careers only for a short time and want to return to work, when these professionals make a decision to comeback, they face huge opposition and a cold attitude from employers and therefore, opportunities for them are very limited.

Using Technology to Close the Education Gap for Girls

Joel Lamstein | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Joel Lamstein

In March 2011, to mark International Women's Day, I wrote a blog post asking, "Can Technology Close the Gap for Girls and Women?" The ConnectEd progra...

The Gift My Disability Gave Me

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 05.06.2014 | 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 05.06.2014 | 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 05.05.2014 | 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 04.28.2014 | 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 04.28.2014 | 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 04.27.2014 | 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 04.27.2014 | 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 04.26.2014 | 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.