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Sewing The Fabric Of New Lives, One Stitch At A Time

To The Market | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact
To The Market

ver 60,000 women work in more than 22 Red Light Districts in Kolkata, India, alone. Sarah and Kristin wanted to create an alternative for Pinkie, and for all of the women wanting to leave or were vulnerable to the sex industry.

Your Guide to Holiday Shopping With a Social Mission

Carla Javits | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Carla Javits

In response to this time of heavy consumerism, nonprofits proposed Giving Tuesday, which asks people to consider giving to organizations that are addressing critical social issues.

Public Will Can Change Homelessness

Carla Javits | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Carla Javits

Yet people are homeless in large numbers because we as citizens tolerate it. If we in the U.S. - you and I -- decided that homelessness was unacceptable, we would no longer have widespread homelessness.

Seeking: The Perfect Nonprofit Job

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Simone N. Sneed

For nonprofits and social enterprises to be successful, we need passionate people with phenomenal skills in place. Once you have made the decision that you're ready to dedicate your career to a specific social cause, it can be hard to know where to start.

Engaging the Tanzanian Market? Hakuna Matata!

Mickey Bergman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Small Business
Mickey Bergman

"Zanzibar" elicits images of sandy beaches, clear calm waters, private resorts, and idyllic vacations filled with great food, spices, music and cultur...

The Alchemy of Purpose

Greg Woodburn | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

It seems to me that the Social Innovator's Dilemma is how we balance the patience required for building enduring impact with the urgency that compels us to impassioned action.

The Moment I Realized My Business Had Been Body-Snatched

Megan Atkinson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Megan Atkinson

It all started with a couch. I sat there in my friend's apartment, on the whim-driven vacation of a lifetime, experiencing a mid-day lull in my New York City tourist binge.

Enterprise First Development

Pioneers for Change | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Eoghan Mackie Following strong encouragement from my parents and the education system I was privileged to be part of, I started my career as a ...

Scooping International News While Empowering Women: Global Press Institute

Suzanne Skees | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Once upon a time, a young American woman landed her dream job -- and then gave it to someone else. Nine years later, she's creating a sustainable new model for international journalism that provides jobs and empowers women all over the world.

Is Eco-Fashion Full of Scrap? Watch and Find Out

Daniela Papi | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Daniela Papi

Tonlé's campaign points out that every year 100 million pounds of textiles worldwide are thrown away, which equals the weight of 14 cruise ships.

A New Platform for Social Enterprise Startups in the U.S.

Lorainne Lopez | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
Lorainne Lopez

The number of social enterprises in the United States has more than doubled since 2006. There is strong growth and support for these enterprises, and ...

Building an Army of Village Visionaries

Zubin Sharma | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Zubin Sharma

"I stopped eating or drinking for 3 days." Razia went on a 3 day hunger strike when her parents said she couldn't join Project Potential in rural ...

The Girl Effect and My Grandmother

Greg Woodburn | Posted 12.20.2014 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

The agony of these missing parts applies not only to our deceased loved ones - it applies to when we allow fear to dampen courage; ignorance to imprison knowledge; and hatred to overwhelm love.

What if Entrepreneurship Isn't the (Only) Answer?

Mark Newberg | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
Mark Newberg

There are already 4.8 million job openings in the American labor market, and we know that entrepreneurship isn't the answer for everyone. To meet this growing demand for impact jobs while helping build the next generation of impact leaders, we'll need to focus on intrapreneurship.

The Anatomy of a Social Investor Revolution

Pioneers for Change | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Welcome to the second generation of wealth owners, the inheritors of a period of industry and sustained economic growth. The plateau that is now being reached enables this generation to be of a higher social conscience, seeking rewards far beyond that which mere money can bring.

How to Be Good at Failure

Lisa Curtis | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Lisa Curtis

When you shoot for the moon, you're going to get battered by rejection long before you reach any stars. I've found that the key to continuing the journey is to not let failing make you feel like a failure.

Solving the World's Biggest Problems Takes Ensembles, Not Soloists

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

I'm convinced that, when it comes to most of the major challenges we face, multi-stakeholder partnerships are the key to achieving real progress.

When Women Take the Lead

Monique Villa | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Monique Villa

Women are the ultimate economic accelerators: when they work, whole families benefit. Children are better fed, better educated and have longer life expectancies

Teach For All

Greg Woodburn | Posted 11.15.2014 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

In order for us to one day achieve the vision of providing all children with excellent education, Teach For All and other social impact alliances must increasingly come together to improve the breadth and depth of work being done.

Why We Believe Innovative Partnerships Can Capture the Talent of Outstanding Entrepreneurs to Create Lasting Social Impact

Dominic Llewellyn | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Dominic Llewellyn

We believe that addressing complex societal challenges necessitates new innovative approaches; long-term approaches that dovetail delivering sustainable impact for the bottom line as well as for society.

How We Can Build on ALS: Ensuring We're Not "Cold as Ice" Is Good for Us

Dominic Llewellyn | Posted 11.08.2014 | Impact
Dominic Llewellyn

Every time I see the Ice Bucket Challenge on Facebook, and it's a lot, I'm provoked to be more generous. It's not only good for the marginalized in society, it's good for me too. Let's find ways of making this generosity last!

Jobless On Labor Day

Carla Javits | Posted 11.01.2014 | Business
Carla Javits

Given our national obsession with work, employment means a lot for not just our pocketbooks, but also our dignity and place in society. From my perspective, the bottom line for the American Dream is inclusion in the workforce.

America's First Billion-Dollar Social Enterprise?

Auren Kaplan | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

I was shocked and deeply moved when I heard the news this morning - Bain Capital is purchasing 50 percent of TOMS, the One For One shoe, eyewear, and ...

Innovating Impact: Two Social Entrepreneurs Tackle Critical Issues at Home and Abroad

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Overwhelmingly, these talented fellows represent a growing commitment to fighting social issues like poverty, terrorism, infrastructural collapse, and beyond -- through straightforward, effective means. I was lucky to learn from two of them, and share their stories here.

An Impact Investor's Guide to Creating Social Impact

Lorainne Lopez | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Lorainne Lopez

There's a lot of excitement about impact investing these days. The industry's main goal, to make money while making a difference, is very enticing. However, with the lack of information on successful impact investments, it's hard to know if impact investments are truly making an impact.