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New Digital Storytelling Platform Helps Tell Stories for Social Good

Doug Hattaway | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Doug Hattaway

"Strategic storytelling" is a new notion: In order to help leaders achieve their goals, stories must be strategically designed to motivate and mobilize people. And the content of strategic stories must be compelling, in order to capture people's attention and imagination.

Adopt Don't Shop: An Exclusive Interview With Rescue Dogs Little Miss Lexi and Pumpkin

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Little Miss Lexi and her sister, Pumpkin, are spokes-pups for Posh Pets Rescue in NYC, and they want you to consider adopting special needs and senior rescue dogs before hitting the pet shop.

#GivingTuesday: A Guide for Nonprofits

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Hilary A. Doe

It's coming up. Every Dec. 2nd, families, students, businesses, and organizations around the world come together for Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.

Give a Holiday Gift of Hope

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Are you looking for holiday gifts that have meaning and purpose? These days, we are blessed to have many socially and ecologically conscious companies to choose from when doing our shopping.

Technology Has Important Role In Teaching Financial Fitness

T.J. Cook | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
T.J. Cook

I am an avid runner, but I still have a hard time choosing which exercise app to track my runs. Map My Run? RunKeeper? Something from Nike, or Garmin, or Google? So many great options.

Let's Disconnect to Connect this Holiday Season and Teach Kids the Value of Caring

Daniel Horgan | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact
Daniel Horgan

While parents are consumed with their iPads and phones, their children are modeling their actions by being engrossed in games or listening to their music on their own handheld devices.

Will You Make Time to Help Make a Difference in the World?

Cathy Chester | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact
Cathy Chester

Which cause will I choose in order to make a difference? I'm not quite sure. But whatever it may be you can be sure that it will be something I believe in.

Silly Apps Aren't the Future of Tech

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 12.09.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Advancing technologies make it possible to solve the problems of hunger, poverty, energy and education. But advances would happen faster if Silicon Valley's moguls woke up to the new reality and started focusing on big problems as well.

The Next Big (Small) Thing for #TheStitch...

Matt Pipkin | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

While sharing about BLVR's investment in us, I shared my personal story of being sexually abused by a family friend when I was six, keeping it secret until after graduating college, and about the heavy toll it took on my life.

Saving the World, DIY-Style

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.29.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

My general philosophy is to do some real good in the short run, while learning how to scale that up in the long run -- to the entire planet in maybe 20 years. I'm also very committed to helping people from the bottom up, to give people a break that rarely get one, and to help give a voice to the voiceless.

5 Reasons Why I'm Mellow on Ello (For Now)

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 11.26.2014 | Technology
Robert J. Rosenthal

With the promise of being "simple, beautiful, and ad free," the as-of-now invite-only service seems to have caught a wave of perfect dissatisfaction with Facebook.

Millennials Making a Social Impact

Britt Hysen | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Britt Hysen

About a year ago, Courtney Spence wrote an article for HuffPo about how millennials are turning our down economy into the cause economy. She explain...

The Business of Good: How a Local Donation Campaign Became a $200 Million CSR Success Story

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

"Corporate Social Responsibility" -- or CSR -- has become a trendy term over the past few years, with companies large and small putting aside resource...

Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna: A Lost World Where Women Reign

Christine Horansky | Posted 11.05.2014 | Women
Christine Horansky

On an island deep in the ocean mists, the moon rises over a mythic world where women rule the winds and tides. Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna, now playing...

Promoting Engaged Scholarship and Community-Oriented Media for Social Good

Srivi Ramasubramanian | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Srivi Ramasubramanian

A year-long academic sabbatical this past year offered me and my family the opportunity to visit multiple countries, interact with new people, and engage with numerous cultures.

A Message Whose Powerful Impact Continues To Astound Two Years After It Was Originally Shared

Laura Wellington | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Laura Wellington

As a writer, I am a firm believer that words have a life of their own. Their impact might not be revealed immediately upon granting them freedom but ...

Haters Need to 'STFU' About Ice Buckets: 3 Social Media Tactics that Perpetuate Social Good

Christine Deakers | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Christine Deakers

This is why I love social media. Sometimes a hashtag seems empty, but once you follow a hashtag up with action in real life, it can change the world.

War and Peace, the Door Is Open

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

By reading newspapers, magazines, blogs, online news and talking to people, the two most used words nowadays are war and peace. War in Iraq, Gaza, Libya, Ukraine; war of oil and gas; war of powers; always war, even third world war.

How American Independence Fosters Philanthropy

Carrie Rich | Posted 09.23.2014 | Good News
Carrie Rich

Does the U.S. have a stronger sense of independence than other countries? Could this sense of independence translate into acts of kindness and purpose?

This Is FSHD

Max Adler | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Max Adler

Growing up, I watched my mother and grandmother battle FSH muscular dystrophy. Not many people know about FSHD, but it affects more than 500,000 people around the world, and there is currently no treatment or cure.

Why You Should Go Play After Reading This -- A Q&A With Kevin Carroll

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Marcus T. Wright

What is play to you? Is it something you haven't done in years? Has the hustle and bustle of life caused the world of play to become unfamiliar territ...

How to Help America's Vets and Heroes Right Now

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I figure, the least we can do is give back. These charities do some really innovative work to support vets, and other American heroes.

Buckle Up -- Things Are Getting Real With #TheStitch!

Matt Pipkin | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

You know those seasons in life that you look back on and think, "Whew, those were some amazing times!"? Well, that's how we're going to look back on what's happening right now.

Is Globalization Making Us More Tolerant?

Noa Gafni | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Noa Gafni

Growing up in the U.S. with foreign parents was like getting a glimpse into other universes.

From #GivingTuesday to Giving USA, New Lessons for Faith-Based Organizations

Jumpstart | Posted 08.25.2014 | Religion
Jumpstart

Ethics, integrity, imagination. These are among the opportunities and challenges that faith-based nonprofit organizations bring to the broader social sector.