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Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact
Jane D. Wurwand

Looking at the world picture, professional and corporate success must embrace global activism and advocacy for women.

Lance Armstrong, Facebook & Mashable Founders Discuss Social Media

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.04.2011 | Denver

Aspen Ideas Festival hosted a handful of social media gurus that are focused on socially beneficial work to talk about the new technology and its impl...

Kiva's Microloan System Expands For U.S. Small Business Owners

Premal Shah | Posted 08.30.2011 | Impact
Premal Shah

So who can play a role in helping these businesses? The answer is actually quite simple: the American people.

Financial Independence for the World's Women: Jane Wurwand Pays it Forward

Nicole Skibola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nicole Skibola

An entrepreneur herself, Wurwand came to the United States with a small amount of money and a dream of independence, and hustled to make it big.

Kiva.org and the Ripple Effects of Helping Women

Premal Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Premal Shah

Looking back, I can see now the effect on my life of that moment as a 5-year-old, watching the village woman take my rupee.

How Will You Show Some Love? Reinventing Valentine's Day

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Greenblatt

It's certainly a special thing when we pause to appreciate our loved ones. But perhaps we can raise our game in 2011 and do a bit more on this date.

Kiva.org Takes on a New FITE

Premal Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Premal Shah

Jane Wurwand told me her life story. In many ways, it's a story of entrepreneurship that could go up on Kiva.org alongside the other 480,000 entrepreneurs we've funded over the years.

Micro-lending Sites Let You Give Gifts and Do Good

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

Don't get me wrong. I'm all in favor of showering friends and family with gifts, whether from local stores or your favorite e-merchants. But as we get ready for the holidays, we should also take time to think about ways we can make a difference.

Kiva.org Expands Microloans To College Students

HuffPost | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The world's first microlending website, Kiva.org, believes that a quality education for ambitious students in developing countries may be only $25 awa...

2010 Phi Theta Kappa Honor's Institute at Chapman University

Critley Lynn King | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Critley Lynn King

The 2010 Honors Institute at Chapman University in Orange, CA was an intense, week-long study of "The Democratization of Information: Power, Peril, and Promise."

Microlending In America: Can This Third World Success Come Overseas?

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

With the advent of sites like Kiva, the popularity of microlending is spreading, and may soon rival nonprofit donations as the prominent method of sup...

Borrowing from Strangers

Liz Hamburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Hamburg

The web is making it easier to borrow money from a community of strangers using a concept called "peer-to-peer lending." Entrepreneurs are embracing it to find virtual "friends & family" to give them loans.

International 'Microlender' Sets Sights On Helping Hard-Hit At Home (AUDIO)

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

You may know the Web site Kiva.org for its groundbreaking use of microloans, which allow Americans to loan as little as $25 at a time to small busines...

How You Earn Your Living Can Become The Way You Give Back

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

New Radicals are appearing in each field, every sector, and around the world.

A Near-Zero-Cost Approach to Do-Gooding: My 375th Kiva Loan

Bob Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Harris

Metaphorically, micro lending is not giving someone a fish, and it's not teaching someone to fish; it's helping a fisherman patch a hole in his rowboat so he can get on with life.

Be Good for Goodness Sake

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

Nonbelievers are coalescing into moral communities which, when freed from the constraints of dogma or proselytism, invest themselves in doing good for goodness sake.

CrowdFunding: How to Kickstart Your Business

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Juliette Powell

'Crowdfunding', a spin on 'crowdsourcing', is the latest funding opportunity at a time when our funding institutions are failing.

Kiva.org: Change The World With $25 And A Click

Janet Kinosian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Kinosian

For as little as $25, anyone in the world can log on to kiva.org and loan an entrepreneur somewhere in the world the money to improve their business.

At Skoll's Annual Oxford Confab, Capitalism In Shift

Tom Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Watson

The world economic crisis tends to sharpen the focus at this year's Skoll confab, nicknamed the 'Davos of Social Entrepreneurship.'

Don't get crushed at the mall - Create Jobs

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jack Hidary

Think your are helping the economy by buying some holiday gifts? Instead of giving more stuff to your relatives and friends that they don't need, d...

Charity May Begin at Home, But It's Moving Online

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

America's economic downturn presents a daunting double-edged challenge to charitable organizations. Hard times mean that more people than ever will be in need of help -- and that fewer people will be in a position to help.