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Making a Difference

Making A Difference: The World of Giving -- 9/11 Anniversary

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 11.06.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

When thinking about 9/11, I try to honor those who lost their lives by remembering the feeling of pride in this country that occurred automatically and almost simultaneously afterwards in every American.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Giving Back on Labor Day

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 11.02.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

With Labor Day fast approaching, many of us are already beginning to anticipate the end of summer and all its fun activities. However, I suggest this Labor Day taking a look at the meaning of the holiday and what you can do to uphold and honor its original intent while making a difference.

Free the Slaves

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 10.31.2011 | Impact
Jennifer Hamady

"In the US we have trouble understanding because we don't see how vulnerable people are who are poor and without education, without any hopes that their children's lives will be better than theirs have been."

No Big Ideas?

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 10.20.2011 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

It's easy to point to signs of anti-intellectualism in American, but I am encouraged by what appears to be a growing percentage of people, particularly young people, committed to making a difference. If you want to find big ideas today, look for people committed to impact.

What's Next in Cause-Related Marketing: The Power and Potential of Platforms

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact
Robert J. Rosenthal

Cause-related marketing has been around for some time now, but that does not mean it is a well-oiled machine yet.

Share Your Patriotism: Ways To Give Back On Independence Day

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 09.02.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

The Founders made a difference and every day since Americans have found a way to do the same. What will you do this Independence Day Holiday to make a difference?

A "Door of Hope" for a Brighter Future

2morrowknight | Posted 08.28.2011 | Impact
2morrowknight

When the power of small donations connects with the needs and concerns of under-served populations, the results are often extraordinary.

Giving Back In Honor Of The Dad Who Gave To You

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.16.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Dads are making a difference daily in the philanthropic world but are not recognized for the level of support they provide. Let's change that.

Making A Difference: Voluntour and Do-Good Vacationns

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.07.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Consider adding a voluntour or do-good component to your next vacation! You just be might surprised at how vacationing can lead to making a difference! Are you M.A.D. today?

Adjusting To My Job As A Peace Corps Volunteer In Botswana

Ross Szabo | Posted 08.03.2011 | Impact
Ross Szabo

In most jobs there's a learning process for everyone. Taking the time to discover the systems in place and proving what you can do has its ups and downs. After that initial phase is over, it's time to get to work.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Running, Walking or Biking for Charity

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 07.26.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Support your favorite charitable cause by participating in their walkathon, marathon or bikeathon. These are easy ways to be involved in the philanthropic world!

Making a Difference: The World of Giving

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 07.25.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Do something for our military personnel or to honor and remember those who have served. Here are five recommendations and tips on easy ways to make a difference on Memorial Day.

In Kenyan Slums, Access To Education Saves Girls' Lives

Posted 07.23.2011 | Impact

In the slums of Kenya, much like the slums of any developing country, girls are devalued, undereducated and often sexually exploited. Kennedy Oded...

Passion is Overrated

Akhtar Badshah | Posted 06.11.2011 | Impact
Akhtar Badshah

If you are serious about making a difference I recommend that you focus on what I call the 5 Cs: Conviction, Capability, Capacity, Commitment and Compassion.

Fear and Fashion

Holly Sidell | Posted 06.10.2011 | Los Angeles
Holly Sidell

We sit on the brink of a federal shutdown. Radiation is running rampant in Japan, the country being torn apart and devastated, lives lost, homes lost....

Apolo Ohno Shares His Vision For The Future Of Philanthropy

2morrowknight | Posted 06.09.2011 | Impact
2morrowknight

Apolo Ohno, the most decorated Winter Olympian in history, gave us an interview about his role with SeeYourImpact, something he calls "the future of philanthropy."

School's Zero Waste Movement Inspires Students, Curriculum

Leah Mayor | Posted 05.31.2011 | Education
Leah Mayor

Students are overwhelmed with the complexities of global warming, environmental degradation, and social injustices. Through their food choices students felt that they could make a difference.

Carla Moreno Rocks (and Tweets) to the Beat of the World

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
2morrowknight

For Moreno, it's about digging deeper, and looking at how music serves different functions, saves lives, and effects social change.

The UnMillionaire

Pam Grout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

Hal Taussig will never make Forbes list of highest paid CEO's. It's not that his Philadelphia travel company isn't profitable. It's just that Hal donates every penny of profits to innovative projects that address poverty.

A Firearm Prevention Device Saving Lives

Ashley M. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ashley M. Williams

In the United States, every eight minutes a child gets access to a firearm.

Tweet Your Way to a Great, Productive 2011

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
2morrowknight

There are lots of numbers in social media: followers, listings, etc. But to me, there is one number that shines above all else: the number of people whose lives are impacted by what you do

10 Smart Travel Ideas That Do Good

Trazzler.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Trazzler.com

Can travel make us better people? Can it make the world a better place? Is it possible to make a positive contribution to a community just by having t...

TwitPay: Using Twitter to Make a Difference

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
2morrowknight

I believe this can lay a foundation for how countless nonprofits can use Twitter going foward. Not simply as a place to post, but rather as a platform to participate.

This Is the Perfect Time for You to Speak Up

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

There is a shift going on in the world. That's why it's a perfect time for smart, strong women to teach, lead and write about dealing with uncertainty.

Words To Live By: It's Never Too Late to Make a Difference

Carla Alpert And Diane Prefontaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Carla Alpert And Diane Prefontaine

Three years ago, my friend and now business partner and I set out on a mission to change the lives of girls and women. PROUDgirls on the MOVE teaches girls to feel beautiful and powerful while doing good things for others.