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Three Ways For You To Stay Competitive In The New Economy

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Leila Chirayath Janah

Landing a 9-to-5 job with a pension is harder today than ever. In order to thrive in the 21st century, you have to be a savvy citizen of the digital economy or risk being left behind.

One-Third Of Women In STEM Said They Felt Isolated At Work. Here's How We're Helping.

Kathy Mulvany | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Kathy Mulvany

When people ask why we should encourage women and girls to pursue technology education, I tell them about Soso Luningo.

Why Giving Work Is Better Than Giving Aid

Kate Moynihan | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Kate Moynihan

Why give work? The opportunities we provide to the under-resourced are transformative. Here are five reasons to give work rather than aid.

Impact Sourcing: Making Good on the Promise of a Flat World

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
Leila Chirayath Janah

Though emerging markets like India had seen income increases for those at the cusp of poverty, not much had changed for people at the very bottom. Impact sourcing distributes wealth using the mechanism of the market.

Microwork: The Next Microfinance

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 12.06.2012 | Impact
Leila Chirayath Janah

Microwork and impact sourcing could be the next big thing in the development world.

Enabling Anyone, Anywhere to Help Mothers Globally With Samahope

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Leila Chirayath Janah

This Mother's Day, we are offering cards on our site to fund surgeries for women in need. In honor of mothers all over the world who work hard to take care of their families each day, Samahope enables anyone to give the gift of saving a woman's life.

Hearts on Fire: Lighting the Spark for Social Change

Stephenie Foster | Posted 04.01.2012 | Books
Stephenie Foster

Does all of this work to create change, or support organizations and people that do this work, really make a dent in the problems we collectively face? Hearts on Fire helps to address this question.

The Defining Role Of Business In Ending Poverty

Auren Kaplan | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

Business is the most powerful force on the planet, in terms of its capability to move resources, money, and people. When it comes to fighting poverty, businesses have a defining role to play in working to end it.

The Rise of the Entrepreneur Activist

Paul Lamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Paul Lamb

One wonders if these budding entrepreneurs, acting in a coordinated fashion and in concert with other types of activists and social sector organizations, could influence change on a mass scale?

Rebuilding Haiti: A Long-Term View

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Leila Chirayath Janah

The UN hopes to raise billions of dollars for Haiti. Rather than giving more aid, let's provide Haitians with what they need most: dignified work that pays a fair wage and builds much-needed skills.

Hard Work, Tattoos and Changing the Status Quo

Heidiminx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Heidiminx

I have so many brilliant friends and students in Delhi who want to work, but cannot find jobs. I began to think of the Internet cafes here that sit dormant. I knew they could be put to use.

Samasource and CrowdFlower in Haiti: Rebuilding After a Crisis

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Leila Chirayath Janah

Rebuilding is as important as relief efforts -- without a decent way to earn a living, the hundreds of thousands of displaced Haitians will suffer long beyond the immediate aftermath of the earthquake.

IPhone App Provides Kenyan Refugees With Jobs

Causecast | Erica Liepmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

iPhone application can provide jobs for refugees in Kenya, but the folks behind the Give Work App are dreaming big! Give Work is a joint effort betwe...