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The Well Workforce: Healthy Equals Wealthy and Wise (With a Little Investment)

Melissa Thompson | Posted 10.30.2013 | Impact
Melissa Thompson

Not only will a mentally healthy workforce directly translate to direct benefits for the American worker, it will bolster businesses' bottom lines by greatly reducing lost productivity, absenteeism, and worker's compensation and disability claims.

Lisa Ray: A Story of Hope

Rumeet Billan | Posted 10.30.2013 | Impact
Rumeet Billan

When diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2009, Lisa Ray began a blog -- a scrapbook -- as a form of expression. She shared intimate moments, ones that some of us would find difficult to relate to, but wanted to understand.

Shifting the Focus on Surviving During Childbirth in Sierra Leone

Fatou Wurie | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Fatou Wurie

I come from a country where 1 in 23 women are at risk of not surviving during childbirth, where 1 baby dies every 46 minutes. A grim reality perhaps, but I also work on a project that chooses to focus on the possibilities of survival.

Spark the Future With Us This Labor Day Weekend

Brian D'Arcy | Posted 08.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian D'Arcy

Throughout our country's history -- electricity, along with the men and women who produce it, harness it and deliver it into our homes and businesses -- has been a vital part of America's progress. But it hasn't always been easy making sure America's progress lives up to our principles.

The Social Impact of Argument Art

Cameron Conaway | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Though it can be argued that all art is argument art, there's no denying it: all argument art is not created equal. Some from the very beginning take a particular stance and, through the creative layering process, are able to make something both immediately relevant and sustainable.

Searching for the Most Hopeful Teacher in America

Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D. | Posted 10.22.2013 | Good News
Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D.

Hopeful students are more likely to go to school, engage in learning, and make good grades. And we now know where some of these high-hope students han...

One Whole or Many Holes: Can Money Be Part of a Holistic System?

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 10.17.2013 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

All sciences, even economics, have begun to recognize the point where cold quantitative, mathematical analysis cannot succeed in understanding life. Holistic thinking about money is here to stay.

Change Our Story: Man Made Extinction Event

Peter Buffett | Posted 10.21.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

As we grow into being as a child, we shift from a baby absorbing energy to someone actively engaging and responding. Creating an "impression" on the world as the world creates an impression on us.

Innovation in Africa: What Young African Women Entrepreneurs Have to Say

Mary Olushoga | Posted 10.21.2013 | Impact
Mary Olushoga

As we think about innovation in Africa, let us listen to the voices of young innovators because their voice matters.

Can One Person Make a Difference? You Should Certainly Try

Matthew Ricketts | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Matthew Ricketts

You can touch the lives of those around you with small, daily acts of kindness. When measured against the vastness of the world these acts may be insignificant, but to the person whose live you have touched, the significance can become profound.

Where Everybody Knows Your Name: The First Step to Housing Someone Homeless

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Amy L. Freeman

Arrogant. Blithe. Insulting. But like most of the things I have shared with you in this new blog, I didn't know better, until I knew better.

Inspiration vs. Manipulation

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Merry Carole Powers

When you stand for something, you inspire. You take a stand for something, usually bigger than yourself, and people relate. It motivates rather than manipulates.

Get a Lawyer Son, Get a Real Good (and Pro Bono) One

Hugh Whalan | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Hugh Whalan

Too many for-profit social enterprises make one huge mistake in their first year... something that potentially costs them hundreds of thousands of dollars. They don't take the time to secure pro bono support.

Play, Learn, Grow

Mark Teixeira | Posted 10.15.2013 | Sports
Mark Teixeira

After I caught the final out of the Yankees 27th World Series title, I met my father in the clubhouse and we enjoyed a very emotional embrace, where I thanked him for teaching me to play and love the game of baseball. All children need heroes and role models. All children deserve the opportunity to reach their goals.

Resourcing Big Ideas

Guy Viner | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Guy Viner

"With the amount of money, brains, and resources we have, there is no reason for the current level of poverty to persist," says Patel, linking a lack of inspiring human and cultural change to the call for action by President Clinton.

Well, There's a Wide Wide World of Noble Causes

Leila de Bruyne | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Leila de Bruyne

I met a woman the other day at a cocktail party in Boston. She seemed fun and funny, probably in her late 40's, she had pale skin and freckles, re...

Reflecting on Peter Buffett's Challenge

Dan Cardinali | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Dan Cardinali

At the end of the day, Buffett raised some serious questions in an honest and courageous way. Those of us in the nonprofit sector would do well to consider whether our role in the "charitable-industrial complex" is making the world a better place -- or merely perpetuating "conscience laundering."

Doing Good While Doing Well--The New Mantra Of Next-Gen Wealth

April Rudin | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
April Rudin

Today, due to technological advances, IPO millionaires, successful succession planning, there is a younger breed of wealth that will soon surpass the baby-boomers in both dollars and influence. Wealthy baby boomers are far different in their likes, dislikes and values from their own next-generation children. Where there is significant wealth involved, it becomes even more critical to understand the differences between how to market and appeal to this next gen of wealth.

For Want of a Toilet, a Life Will Be Lost

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 10.06.2013 | DC
Amy L. Freeman

The reasons that people experiencing homelessness are tremendously medically vulnerable are both physical and psychological, the factors quite complex. But there is that solution to the equation: Housing as healthcare.

Keen and Laura Babbage and the battle against cancer

Don McNay | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Don McNay

"We can't afford to be innocent Stand up and face the enemy It's a do or die situation-we will be invincible" -Pat Benatar The contemporary that I n...

Income Immobility -- Educational Implications? Part 1

Marc F. Bernstein | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Marc F. Bernstein

Most importantly for those interested in the role education plays in our society, and the progress of society itself, one must ask the extent to which current school reform efforts can make a difference given this study's findings.

3 Things to Stop Doing Today to Transform Your Nonprofit

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Simone N. Sneed

If you've worked in a nonprofit in the past or currently work in one, you know that the way you manage your resources (people, goods and time) is a critical determinant of your success. How you prioritize dramatically impacts your fate.

What Is the Biggest Challenge In Indian Education?

Devanik Saha | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Devanik Saha

When we were young, we had so many aspirations of becoming doctors, engineers, astronauts, etc. Whenever we used to discuss the various career options...

Luxury Seaplanes from Southampton to New York, Circa 1937

Heidi Legg | Posted 09.30.2013 | Style
Heidi Legg

Summer for me will forever be associated with jumping off the wharf, mooring to the wharf, youthful loitering and drinking on the Pointe-du-Chêne Wharf in Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada.

Business with Both Hands: Redefining Success in America

Kalon Gutierrez | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Kalon Gutierrez

Success in today's business world is defined by right-handed, tangible metrics: a promotion, higher salary, sizable bonus, board seat or allocation of equity. But our realities are different than they were even a decade ago. Now is the time to become ambidextrous.