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4 Ways to Unsuck Philanthropy

Kandice Ferrell | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact
Kandice Ferrell

Philanthropy can take on many forms. Short-term solutions can include providing a meal or offering your time at an event. Long-term solutions can involve creating systems or sustainable infrastructure, but it all matters.

Good Afternoon, Vietnam: A Revolutionary Small Business Impetus and I Learned About It on Skype (Part 2)

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

As exciting as the social enterprises presented were, the most interesting and perspective-changing lesson for me was the Vietnamese flat tax.

#ForYourSelfie: Reclaiming the Selfie for Change

Olivia Whitton | Posted 03.31.2014 | Good News
Olivia Whitton

#ForYourSelfie is a project dedicated to reestablishing the selfie as a tool for change, and we want you to help us. By reclaiming the selfie, we can achieve a few different goals. The first? Redefine beauty.

Spring Cleaning for Social Good

Perla Ni | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Perla Ni

Four Ways Your Spring Cleaning Can Be Used For Social Good. Housebound by bad weather? Why not do a little pre-emptive spring cleaning. Start small;...

Good Afternoon, Vietnam: A Revolutionary Small Business Impetus and I Learned About It on Skype (Part 1)

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

In growing economies like Vietnam's, we are seeing innovations in business--through both national and foreign investments. But the government, almost 40 years after the US left, is also empowering social enterprises with its reforms.

Non-Profits and Social Media: Believe it or Not, Your Non-Profit Is a Brand

Tulani Elisa | Posted 03.28.2014 | Business
Tulani Elisa

Brand seems to be a dirty word in the nonprofit/NGO space. Organizations shy away from it because "it's a private sector thing" or "it only applies to organizations that have money for marketing."

Three Ingredients to Mainstream Social Enterprise

Nell Derick Debevoise | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Nell Derick Debevoise

There's a ton of buzz about social enterprise these days. Which thrills me: I believe that we can all do well by doing good. If you want to know more about why I believe, read my wonky manifesto below.

Poor Women Need More than Just a Pink Mobile Phone

Hillary Miller-Wise | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact
Hillary Miller-Wise

In recognition of International Women's Day, March 8, 2014, we'd like to challenge mobile operators, NGOs, government and others to radically rethink the way that we allow poor women to benefit from mobile technology.

Non-Profits and Social Media: 3 Steps to Defining Your Audience

Tulani Elisa | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business
Tulani Elisa

An understanding of your audience should drive your entire social strategy. It will help you determine your goals, messaging and tone, and help give a better understanding of social analytics.

Social Media for Social Good: Going Beyond Facebook and Twitter

Noa Gafni | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Noa Gafni

Many organizations rely heavily on Facebook and Twitter whilst shying away from newer social media platforms. How can non-profits leverage social media for social good with Instagram, Pinterest and Vine?

Ocean Health as a Wicked Problem

John B. Thomas | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green
John B. Thomas

Mobilizing these actors may seem like a daunting, uncomfortable, and perhaps Sisyphean goal. Yet changes in our ocean's health will affect everyone living on this giant blue marble.

The Good Guys Need a Plan Too: Non-Profits and Social Media

Tulani Elisa | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Tulani Elisa

In movies, the bad guys always have a "master plan" and at least a trick or two up their sleeves. Though their plans may get foiled before they can follow through, they at least have one.

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...

TAPIN: Through Self-Reflection a Broader Definition of "Social Good"

Idealist | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact

This article originally appeared on Idealists in Action. As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this week and people across the U.S. come together t...

We Gave... Now What?

Elena Sonnino | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Elena Sonnino

My theory is that if we are not talking about the issues, chances are good that we are not thinking about the issues.

Realizing the Resilience Dividend

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

By pursuing the resilience dividend, cities can get an economic leg up and better prepare for what's next. Because no matter if the next shock hits tomorrow or 10 years from now, resilience is something a city can realize the benefits of each and every day.

8 Millennials Who Ditched The Corporate World For Social Good

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

These millennials hung up their name badges -- or circumvented office life altogether -- and went on to start initiatives that tackled issues such as ...

Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Lee Schneider | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Lee Schneider

Put something of value on the line. Make a deal with yourself that would be hard to refuse, like forcing yourself to give away money to a friend if you don't keep your promise to yourself.

7 Millennials Who Are Too Busy Changing The World To Take Selfies

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact

The old narcissistic, entitled millennial stereotype has grown tired. From tech to business to medicine, these young people have proven they're changi...

Bearing Witness: Shinseki Does Right for Vets

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Sometimes people in Washington do a really good job, but take a lot of crap unfairly. Sometimes it takes a "nerd-in-residence" to start to set the record straight.

Millennials Mix & Move, Asking: "What's Your Problem?"

Christopher Norris | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

B.O.L.D member Richard Taylor (pink shirt), a Chicago-based motivational speaker, leads a round of "What's Your Problem?" during a millennial mixer...

The Bay Area Bubble That Must Burst

Trevor Neilson | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Trevor Neilson

We need a new level of philanthropic and civic engagement which could be led by great minds of Silicon Valley -- a movement that leads to stronger, more innovative and strategic solutions to the social challenges we face.

The Roots of Change Start With A Wooden Toy Block

Abhi Nangia | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Abhi Nangia

Not a square foot to spare on the bustling streets of New Delhi. It was my third trip to India, and I was 15 years old. I couldn't handle it.

Four Simple Tips to Maximize Your ROI When Giving Back

Perry Yeatman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Perry Yeatman

Yes, you still want to do good. But shouldn't you seek to maximize your ROI in doing that good too? Shouldn't you want to get the most bang for your charitable buck?

18 More Quotes for Giving Tuesday

2morrowknight | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact

How do you connect people, nonprofits, foundations and businesses (across continents) to make a lasting difference? How does social media factor into your approach to build a better, more connected world -- one philanthropic effort after another?