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How-To Change The World With Finances

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Money is the power to support the social and economic justice work you want done, but can't do yourself. Whether a cash donation or a social impact...

The Social Impact of Volunteering and Sewa

Pratik Dattani | Posted 08.27.2013 | Religion
Pratik Dattani

Once you convince someone to help others once, they are far more likely to want to do it again and again. And what's more, they will invite others, from different communities, to come together and work for the common good.

Only Connect: Why Your Story Matters

Flynn Coleman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
Flynn Coleman

In today's information-saturated landscape, one of the most valuable skills you can acquire is the ability to tell stories. If you want to be a good storyteller, practice listening to others. A crucial part of good storytelling is empathy: the ability to perceive and intuit what others are experiencing.

Vastly Scaling Up the Effectiveness of Nonprofits

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

How does a person of good will work with others, across the planet and across the years, to scale up to help out everyone? I've realized, in the past few days, that a solution could involve nonprofits which focus on vetting on-the-ground nonprofits.

How-To Interview For A Social Justice Career

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 08.17.2013 | Business
Jonathan Lewis

There's nothing all that unnerving about a social justice job interview that a really first-class miracle won't cure. In the allotted time you are ex...

A Non-profit IPO? Warren Buffet Says 'Yes'

Paul Lamb | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Paul Lamb

Can a private non-profit organization go public by selling shares of its organization through an Initial Public Offering (IPO), just like businesses do when raising investment dollars?

What's Your Forty-Pound Cabbage?

Concetta Bencivenga | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Concetta Bencivenga

"At the age of nine, I did not have a true understanding of the complexities of the issue of hunger. What I did understand was that there were individuals and families in my community who did not have enough to eat. I have a backyard where I could and do grow fresh vegetables"

My 40 Chances

Howard G. Buffett | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Howard G. Buffett

Each of us has about 40 chances to accomplish our goals in life. I learned this first through agriculture, because all farmers can expect to have about 40 growing seasons. But I had an "aha moment" when I realized that this applies not just to farmers like me but to all of us.

How-To Scale Your Impact By Going Small

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

"We must not only give what we have. We must also give what we are," advised the 20th Century Belgian Roman Catholic Cardinal Désiré-Félicien-Fran...

How-To Network Yourself Like A Change Agent Pro

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Networking begins with being selfish. For a successful career in social entrepreneurship, social change work and life itself, become a selfish listen...

Rebuilding Education From Turmoil: The Spitler School in Cambodia

Laura Cococcia | Posted 08.09.2013 | Impact
Laura Cococcia

"Parallels can always be found between children everywhere in the world. Children are open vessels waiting to be filled. "

Six Innovative Latinas Took the Stage at the Latinas Think Big Event in NYC

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | Posted 06.06.2013 | Latino Voices
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

On May 16th, the halls of Columbia University's Barnard College buzzed with excitement, as the inaugural LATINAS THINK BIG event, hosted by ELLA Leade...

How-To Be An Imperfect Woman Of Change

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 07.26.2013 | Women
Jonathan Lewis

Social entrepreneurs of both sexes are imperfect beings -- with imperfect answers - acting on imperfect information -- for causes with imperfect resul...

Arianna: Media's Role Is To Spotlight What Is Working

Posted 05.29.2013 | Media

Arianna believes that people are inherently good, and a way to "encourage these better angels of our nature" is to publish news that not only informs,...

Social Impact in Haiti: The Value of Experience

Peter Walters | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Peter Walters

It's difficult, if not impossible, to fully understand something without experiencing it firsthand. This is true in business, life and love. Last week, I had a humbling experience on a trip to Haiti that reminded me of the importance of experience.

Reflecting on A&F's CEO and #Fitchthehomeless Campaign

Anastasia Roumelioti | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Anastasia Roumelioti

The anti-campaign that started with a goal to "hurt" the Abercrombie & Fitch brand by giving the products to the poor is not going to be effective because it creates more brand awareness for A&F.

How Do You Transition a Career to Social Impact?

Neil Parmar | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Neil Parmar

Plenty of people talk about wanting to transition into a career that packs more social impact. But, how, exactly do you go about making such a switch?

Finding Good Hires Means Measuring Social Impact

Patrick Richard | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Patrick Richard

Job candidates who already demonstrate social impact in their field can drive future recruitment, rev up engagement within the company, and act as a driving force in promoting the company brand.

Conscious Business, Crowdfunding and Social Impact Investing

Therese Rowley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Therese Rowley, Ph.D.

Through thousands of Intuitive Readings, I have learned that there is a new organizing principle which, when embraced as a core value, ensures richer success in the new capitalism.

Shift Happens: Social Impact of Crowdfunding and Why You Matter

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Crowdfunding has fulfilled the need of fairness and compassion in our debt-ridden society, confirming that everyone can make a difference.

How We Can End Abject Poverty Instantly

Peter Walters | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Peter Walters

Today, skip the Starbucks coffee (it's burnt anyway) and put your dollars towards a cause that you believe in -- because to impart real, meaningful change in the world, people will need to believe that the underlying causes of poverty are solvable. I do.

Defining Impact Investing: A Call to Action

Beth Sirull | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Beth Sirull

It is time to clarify precisely what we mean by investing with the intent to create social and environmental impacts, and measuring our progress.

Why Short-term Decisions Won't Help Us in the Long Run

Eduardo Balarezo | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Eduardo Balarezo

We began this journey to ensure that another Lonesome George situation does not happen again. We believe every one of us has the power within to shift to long-term thinking while making systemic, replicable, and sustainable changes within our own communities.

Reflections From Sundance About the Power of Data Versus Story

Tim Hanstad | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Tim Hanstad

As a data-driven leader, for years I have carried a prejudice against the value and power of storytelling, often thinking of stories as too anecdotal, bordering on the shallow.

Pizza in India

Amanda Slavin | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

While it may be harder to believe in people's potential, I believe the return on the investment will be worth it.