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Why Thousands Are Saying 'It's About More Than the Coffee'

Pioneers for Change | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Today, these simple acts of kindness are spreading around the world. Every single day more and more inspiring stories are sent to us by people who are making the world around them a little brighter.

Grateful for a Gift That Is Repairing the World

The Charles Bronfman Prize | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
The Charles Bronfman Prize

What I could not have imagined at the time, and what continues to amaze me still, is how this gift has continued to pay dividends, year after year, as we welcome each new laureate into our prize family.

What Every Mumpreneur Should Know Before Starting a Business

Anfernee Chansamooth | Posted 12.25.2014 | Business
Anfernee Chansamooth

So you're wanting to start a home based business so you can be home for your kids. It may sound like the ideal solution but what are the common pitfal...

'Oh, The Places You'll Godin' -- Seth Godin on Pushing Beyond Fear to Be a Social Entrepreneur

Mark W. Guay | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Mark W. Guay

It's often easy to look at the past and see how leaders pushed through fear. But, in the present, it can be painfully difficult to push through fear when it's so much easier to sit comfortably. Not take a leap of faith. Not start an idea. Not question a boss.

Micro-Roasted Writing: 3 Mindful Writing Tips to Move Beyond Writer's Block

Mark W. Guay | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark W. Guay

You can also use these writing techniques to identify your passion and purpose because all of these writing strategies are meta-cognitive in nature, which is a big fancy word that means you call attention to your thoughts and think about your own thinking.

28-Year-Old Erin Little Is Changing Diabetes Care in India

Riva Greenberg | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Riva Greenberg

Erin has been living inside the Jnana Sanjeevini Medical Center for the poor in Bangalore. She is working tirelessly to better the health of people who live in India's villages and have no access to health care.

Skoll World Forum: The Olympics of Social Entrepreneurs

Jamiel L. Alexander | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Jamiel L. Alexander

Hello Everyone! First thank you Mrs. D and Mr. JB for this amazing opportunity and shout out to the Skoll Foundation for a life enhancing, experience...

Pitching Investors in Global Health: Funding Lessons From Social Entrepreneurs

Cathy Clark | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Cathy Clark

This post is co-authored by Lila Cruikshank. Over the past decade, business models serving the base of the pyramid (BOP) customers have attracted in...

Social Entrepreneurship: A Shift in the Traditional Business Mindset

Heather Hummel | Posted 05.02.2014 | Business
Heather Hummel

A new corporate structure, the social enterprise, was born. This entity, which can be structured either as a for-profit or non-profit, considers the impact of its decisions on communities, the environment and employee welfare.

Youth, Innovation and Entrepreneurship on My Mind: Off to the World Economic Forum 2014

Njideka U. Harry | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Njideka U. Harry

With the theme "The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business," the official program focused on the following: disruptive innovation, inclusive growth, financial crises, government accountability and sustainable paths to development.

Social Change via the Living Room

Rachael Chong | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Rachael Chong

In New York, we went to interview Erica Ford in Jamaica, Queens, where for 340 days she and her team, I Love My LIFE, had stopped violence -- not a single shot, not a single murder happened.

Reflections on What Makes a Social Entrepreneur

Curt Bowen | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Curt Bowen

When we're successful we won't have mansions in Silicon Valley or drive nice cars -- when we are successful we have improved the lives of thousands or millions of our fellow human beings.

The World We Want Post-2015

BioRegional | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
BioRegional

In September 2000, at the dawn of a new millennium, I was pretty busy focusing on the big problems of the day. Would I pass my maths exam? Where would...

Creating Jobs for Others Is Really Hard

Building Markets | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Building Markets

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgAll around the developing world, every single day, entrepreneurs do business against all odds.

Defining Social Entrepreneurism for 35 years (Even Before It Was a Buzzword!)

YouthBuild USA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThe very name itself, YouthBuild, celebrates what the youth of the world can build -- and quietly over the last 35 years, these social entrepreneurs have built quite a bit.

The World's Only College for the Rural Poor: Channeling Gandhi, Creating 21st Century Solutions

Barefoot College | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Barefoot College

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgMore than one billion people live on less than one dollar a day.

Empowering youth through digital jobs: How innovative approaches are creating opportunities for disadvantaged youth

Digital Divide Data | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Digital Divide Data

by Bathylle Missika and Alessandra Fiedler When Emmeldah walks through the dirty lanes of the Mathare Valley in Nairobi, what she sees is far from a...

Philippine Typhoon -- A Devastating Wake Up Call

Health Care Without Harm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Health Care Without Harm

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgSimply put, Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda, should leave no doubt that we are in for some wicked weather in the coming years.

Show Me the Way and I'll Follow

YouthBuild USA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgAt a moment in my life when nothing was going right, I found YouthBuild and began a journey that has brought me to the place I am right now.

How Land Rights Can Curb China's Toxic Harvest

Landesa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Landesa

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg From poisonous rice to melamine infused milk, reports of tainted food are a regular occurrence in China.

Women Reclaim Cultural Knowledge in Northwestern Amazonia

Amazon Conservation Team | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amazon Conservation Team

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg This remote forest -- ringing with the sounds of frogs, monkeys and parrots --seemed surreal, as did my reason for visiting.

Ceres: Eliminating Corporate 'Short-termism' on Climate Change

Ceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ceres

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgEnvironmental progress is not about sacrifice for our children -- it's about opportunity for both current and future generations.

Putting Implementor Know-How Center Stage for the Delivery of Results in Mental Health

BasicNeeds | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
BasicNeeds

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThe Model for Mental Health and Development is a community-based holistic model which acknowledges peoples' multi-dimensional lives.

Climate Change Impacting Food Supply...But Health Care Serves Up Solutions

Health Care Without Harm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Health Care Without Harm

By Michelle Gottlieb and Lucia Sayre Gottlieb and Sayre co-coordinate the Healthy Food in Health Care Program for Health Care Without Harm. Sayre is ...

An Online Pledge That Might Actually Change the World

Search for Common Ground | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIt's about changing your response to conflict. It's about having the skills to create constructive dialogue in heated situations, with uncomfortable topics.