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How You Can Honor Women For Women's History Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 05.06.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

With Women's History Month upon us, many organizations and entities including are paying attention and plan to honor and pay tribute to the many gener...

Sweet Idea! Using Chocolate to Create Compassion

Toan Lam | Posted 04.28.2012 | Good News
Toan Lam

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I'm Voting Against the Other Guy

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen

If maturity and compromise are essential to a democracy as we were taught in school, then as the old Chinese Proverb has it, "If we don't change our direction we're likely to end up where we're headed."

Making A Difference: The World of Giving -- National Mentoring Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 03.26.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

January is designated as National Mentoring Month. When I learned of this I began thinking about who the mentors were in my life.

Teen Impact: Finalist #14

Adora Svitak | Posted 03.22.2012 | Impact
Adora Svitak

It's too easy for audiences to pass me off as "exceptional," "a prodigy," "gifted." The point of my work is to make it clear that all youth can make "big miracles" happen. We need a movement.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Year-end Giving and Tax Deductions

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 02.26.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Many donors rush to make their charitable contributions before each year ends. Let's look at the reasons why they do this.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving -- Be a Santa Helper

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 02.07.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Christmas is a magic time for most kids and many others in our community. Let's work together to insure it is a magic time for all kids young and old. Remember, you can make a difference (M.A.D.)!

Chelsea Clinton To Become NBC Correspondent

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.14.2011 | Media

Chelsea Clinton, the 31-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, is stepping into her own spo...

How to Make Yourself a Better Person, and the World a Better Place

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 01.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The lesson for me was it is never too soon or too late to learn how to serve. Whether you are 14 or 90 years of age, know that you matter.

Make A Difference During National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.06.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Animal shelters are an important part of any community. This year, November 6 - 11, is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. It started in 1996 b...

Retirees Try Teaching As A Second Career

takepart.com | Posted 12.19.2011 | Fifty

Their reasons for wanting to teach are as diverse as their professional backgrounds. They are retired engineers, Army lieutenants, business executives...

How Will They Lead?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.11.2011 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

The mission of ICL is to inspire students through other people's passions and journeys, teach them how to relate it back to their own lives and passions, and equip them with the leadership skills that enable them to take action.

The Art of Healing Our Wounded U.S. Veterans

2morrowknight | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact
2morrowknight

2011-09-28-Screenshot20110928at5.16.07PM.jpg Russell Simmons once said, "Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving -- Dystonia and Billy McLaughlin

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Have you ever heard of the disease dystonia? I learned about this disease through a chance meeting with amazing guitarist and composer, Billy McLaughlin.

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!