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Making a Difference

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.

Haylee Cain, 21-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Living In Nursing Home, Taken In By Family

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At 21 years of age, Haylee Cain found herself living in a nursing home among people more than twice her age. The young woman with cerebral palsy was p...

Making a Difference... or Not?

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

Was it simply that as long as I told myself I was making a contribution to others, then my own life had meaning?

Rick Hoyt Finishes Marathon As Spastic Quadriplegic With Cerebral Palsy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Team Hoyt is made up of father, Dick Hoyt, and his son, Rick, who compete together in marathons across the country. Their motto is simply, "You can." ...

South Shore Drill Team Helps Young People Succeed In Chicago's Most Dangerous Neighborhoods

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For teenagers in Chicago's turbulent South Side, staying in school and away from trouble can be a challenge. For 30 years, the South Shore Drill Team ...

American Girl's 'Shine On Now' Campaign Inspires Girls To Make A Difference

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

American Girl, the company known for the collection of popular dolls bearing the name, has kicked off the Shine On Now campaign, encouraging young gir...

The Social Media Genius of Kim Sherrell

2morrowknight | Posted 03.20.2012 | Technology
2morrowknight

Kim Sherell uses her famed ArtWalk to break down cultural barriers and inspires us to use the very best of our imagination.

Julie Manly, American Doctor, Tries To Save Hospital In Haiti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Dr. Julie Manly was one of many American health professionals who traveled to Haiti following the January 12 earthquake. She was surprised to find a r...

A Powerful Voice for Nonprofits

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
2morrowknight

Voluntweetup show nonprofits how to connect with their target audience, refine their message, and to engage social media sites like Twitter and Facebook in ways that can pay huge dividends.

The Federal Coach: What Steve Jobs Can Learn From Public Leaders

Tom Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Fox

Why is it that we associate private-sector leaders with greatness and associate public-sector leaders with bungling bureaucracy?