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Partnerships

Partnering for Impact: A Q&A with Domtar

Javier Flaim | Posted 04.18.2014 | Green
Javier Flaim

Sustainability is one of the most far-reaching issues of our time. To impart measurable change, neither individuals nor companies can do it alone. Thi...

Partnerships Are Essential to Addressing Nutrition and Post-2015 Development Goals

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

There is a great deal to learn from the experience of multi-stakeholder partnerships in food and nutrition security. My answer to the question on their role in the post MDGs is that they are essential. Governments on their own don't have the funding, skills or reach to succeed.

3 Ways Failure Can Help Build a Business and Mistakes to Avoid

Jason Grill | Posted 04.16.2014 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Life is a journey and not a destination. Failure and mistakes are going to happen along the way.

Business Leadership, Governance, and a Victory for Adam Smith

Judith Samuelson | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Judith Samuelson

It's been a big travel month, speaking in Phoenix at GreenBiz--where oxymoronic ideas like "Sustainable Beef" took the stage; in Evanston, IL to drill...

Applause for the Education Mission of Museums

John M. Eger | Posted 02.20.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

It is a time to publicly acknowledge the vital role of museums, to salute the people who contribute their life to make them meaningful ... and, to thank them for their commitment to educating our young.

Relationship Success: Balancing Togetherness and Individuality

Deborah Hecker, Ph.D. | Posted 04.15.2014 | Divorce
Deborah Hecker, Ph.D.

Maintaining individuality is critical to establishing a long-lasting, healthy partnership. Therefore, equal efforts between attending to oneself and making the relationship work are necessary.

Lessons on Building a Social Enterprise From the First Buy-One-Give-One Food Company

Peter Walters | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Peter Walters

It pays to give. TOMs has given over 10 million pairs of shoes; SoapBox Soaps has provided over 20,000 children with vitamin supplements for a year; W...

New Workplace: Giving Back Is Part of My Job

Crystal Chen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Crystal Chen

When I started working I stopped volunteering. I didn't have the time. I didn't make it a priority. I found the number of organizations available to volunteer at in NYC overwhelming to sift through and commit to.

Making Inclusive Space: Bringing the 'Peoples' into the UN

Bonian Golmohammadi | Posted 03.26.2014 | World
Bonian Golmohammadi

Over the years, the relationship between the UN and "the people," or civil society, has eroded, and hasn't kept up with the changing dynamics of global governance.

Six Small Business Keys to Success in 2014

Kevin Harrington | Posted 03.12.2014 | Small Business
Kevin Harrington

Imagine what it would be like by 2015 to be setting resolutions on how to manage all the growth and success.

Refocusing On Rural Education

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Earl Martin Phalen

As Summer Advantage USA has grown to increasingly diverse communities, including rural communities in Colorado and Indiana, my eyes have been opened to the unique challenges that face our rural communities across the nation.

Let's Get People Cooking at Home

Matthew Robinson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Food
Matthew Robinson

Giving people a sure path to eating what they see on blogs and food TV could be the powerful enabler we need to get people cooking.

Why Business Partnerships Go Bad

Jack Garson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Business is tough, as recent history has proven once again. It's much too tough to be fighting with your partners. Pick well.

How Competition Can Grow Your Business

Ian Altman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

Do you sometimes stray a little beyond your strongest areas? Are there others who can do that piece better than you?

The Secret of the Avatar Can Deepen Your Partnerships

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

How can organizations that don't need hands-on volunteers achieve a similar level of personal connection with their supporters?

Learning to Wait: How West Coast Swing Dancing Taught Me Patience

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 12.23.2013 | Women
Susan Rosenzweig

When my neighbor and fellow salsa-lover suggested we sign up for Latin ballroom dance lessons, I immediately agreed. It was exactly what I needed. I took to it like a fish that had been starved of water its whole life.

Business Reinvention and the Art of Saying No

Russell C. Smith | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Russell C. Smith

Reinvention is about focusing on today and tomorrow, but not so much about clinging to decisions that held you back last week or last year.

To Rebuild the Social Contract, Start by Ending Hunger

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 11.23.2013 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

As political leaders gather at the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly, we mark the fifth anniversary of the extraordinary events of 2008 and afte...

How Startups and Large Companies Can Form Valuable Partnerships

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Below is a summary of an interview I did with Scott Pollack. Scott has over ten years of experience in business development in fortune 500 companies a...

Transformative Fashion

Rai Mensah | Posted 11.09.2013 | Style
Rai Mensah

The ecru palette of the line allows the eye to focus on the interesting mix of materials and textures throughout the collection. Quilted, thermal, tweed, felt and flannel textures seamlessly flowed together creating a synergy that each element alone could not.

The Most Important Relationship Your Non-Profit Organization Will Ever Have!

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

The CEO of a great nonprofit has to be a "people person," sensitive to the needs, feelings, interests, goals, and communication styles of all those with whom he or she works, from employees and grantees to volunteers and donors.

The 10 Elements of a Soulmate

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Your soulmate makes you feel entirely whole, healed and intact, like no piece is missing from the puzzle. A life partner, on the other hand, can be a great supporter and long-time companion, but is limited in his or her capacity to enrich your spirit.

Why Olivia Wilde Loves Her Relationship

Posted 07.11.2013 | Women

Olivia Wilde has always been direct about her love life -- she famously advised women, "you can't lie to your vagina" in October 2012. Recently, i...

Common Mistakes Small Businesses Make on Tax Returns That May Lead to Missed Tax Benefits

Mark Steber | Posted 08.27.2013 | Small Business
Mark Steber

It is not a best practice to try to do everything yourself -- even in the short time of start-up or beginning a business. The chances are good that you need the expert services of a local small business in areas such as marketing, bookkeeping, law, and taxes.

The Knight in Shining Armor Is Dead -- Long Live the Knight

Marten Weber | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

Gays also are hopelessly romantic and dream of the perfect guy. We want him so much that we end up being never content with the ones we meet. Thinking that there must be another one to come, we tend to spend little effort on the relationships that are actually in our grasp.