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Devin D. Thorpe
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They Say To ‘Follow Your Passion’ But How Exactly Do You Do That?

This post was originally produced for Forbes. The advice to “follow your passion” is so common as to be considered by thoughtful writers of original prose to be a cliché ...
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With First-Ever Tie, Congratulate Our Changemakers of the Month

In a first, Your Mark on the World readers tied in their voting, in effect choosing a pair of Changemakers of the Month for August 2018: John Patterson, the person ...
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World Humanitarian Day 2018: Launching the first ever Living Petition

This is a guest post from Isabela Medina-Mate. World Humanitarian Day (WHD) takes place every year on August 19th, and was designated by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to ...
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This Pair Is Working To Integrate Refugees Into Parisian Employment And Community

Jean Guo, CEO, and Binta Jammeh, COO, of Konexio are working to provide digital skills training to improve the educational and career potential to some of the 200,000 refugees living ...
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18 Impact Investing Trends You Haven’t Seen Before And 1 You Have

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Below are 19 trends in the impact investing world that are most likely unknown to you, because they are developing in pockets and ...
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Business Is Booming For This Social Entrepreneur and ‘That’s A Bad Thing’

John Hanrahan, co-founder and medical director of the People’s Health Clinic in Park City, Utah will provide 9,000 patient visits this year to uninsured members of the community. Business is ...
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Elite US Doctors Share Expertise With Developing World To Improve Global Health

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Bhavya Rehani, 37, and her husband, Ankur Bharija, also ...
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Design Thinking May Not Only Change Education, It May Change the World

Kathleen Fritz has been working to teach K-12 teachers how to teach design thinking skills to their students. Along the way, she’s helped them learn skills that improve their teaching ...
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Choose Now! Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the Month – August 2018

What I love most about my work is meeting the amazing people who join me on my show every month. In July, we produced 16 episodes of the show, representing ...
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This Coffee Shop Proves That Differently Abled People Can Be Well Qualified

After about eight cups of coffee, chatting about the idea of creating a company where they could employ people with disabilities, the pair suddenly hit upon the obvious. They started ...
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Could Crickets Be Our Future Food? Chirps Sells Chips From Crickets Today!

Animal agriculture as practiced today is not only cruel to the animals but also harsh on the environment, requiring huge tracts of land, vast quantities of water and producing millions ...
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With Help From Rotary, This Clinic Offers Leading Neurorehabilitation in Africa

Mo Sbai lost his brother to a tragic accident that left him struggling for years to regain full capacity. The loss inspired him to open a neurorehabilitation clinic in Marrakech ...
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These 2 Are Having Fun While Making Money and Doing Good

Zach Adamson and David Monhait, co-founders of DIVERTbrands, have found a way to do what they love, have fun, do good and make money. They are living the dream! Interview ...
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Meet Eva Yazhari: Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the Month for July 2018

Congratulations to Eva Yazhari, the Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the Month for July 2018. Every month, Your Mark on the World readers choose a guest from the ...
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NPX Achieves First Close With New Impact Security; Raises $800k For The Last Mile

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Last December, I reported here that NPX, Inc., had ...
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This Veteran Seeks To Reinvent The Employment Ecosystem For Salaried Careers

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Felix W. Ortiz III, 34, is a U.S. Army ...
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The Last Mile in the Polio Marathon Is a Real Pain–But This Isn’t About Us

The eradication of polio has proven to be much more difficult than Rotary expected when it formally launched the PolioPlus initiative with the US Centers for Disease Control in 1988 ...
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When You Look For Kindness You Will Find It On Every Corner.

This is a guest post from Karen Palmer, the founder of The #Globalkindness Revolution. When I began my online shows in 2014 I felt like a person on an island of ...
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Impact All Stars Share Career Insights That Could Change Your Plans

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Over the past five years, I’ve interviewed nearly 1,000 changemakers, including some of the most accomplished and respected leaders in impact investing and ...
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Principal, Rotary Club and Students Develop and Share Tools for Blind Students

Dr. John Patterson was the first president of his Liverpool-based Rotary Club. He is also the principal at St. Vincent’s, a school for visually impaired and blind children. Working with ...
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Her Peace Corps Experience Shaped Her Life, Impacted Countless Others

Jaclyn “Jacque” Zoccoli started her career in the Peace Corps. That experience has shaped her life and career ever since, giving her a desire to always have an impact for ...
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Vote Today! Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the Month – July 2018

Every month, I host a group of amazing people on my show. Each one inspires me more than the last. In June, we produced 13 episodes of the show, representing ...
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Now You Can Start Investing With Mission and Purpose for Just $5

Newday Investing has created a new investment firm where you can begin investing with just $5. Not only can you start today with such a tiny balance, you can investing ...
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The Gender Landscape After #MeToo

This is a guest post from Jessica van Thiel, PATHFINDER The #MeToo Campaign is one of the most powerful social media campaigns of all time. On October 15 2017, actress Alyssa ...
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If You Haven’t Fixed Your Nonprofit Website To Comply With GDPR, Here’s How

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. On May 25, the European Union’s General Data Protection ...
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US Senate Candidate Jenny Wilson Says She’s Better on Climate, Health Care and Poverty

The mission of the Your Mark on the World Center is to end extreme poverty, improve health and mitigate climate change. I asked U.S. Senate candidate Jenny Wilson--who faces a ...
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This Entrepreneurial Solution to Lice Will Surprise You

More than a decade in development, Lice Clinics of America has opened 200 clinics in just five years. The company uses a patented technology that uses no chemicals to treat ...
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These 2 Kids Have Helped 30,000 People Find a Place to Volunteer

Max and Jake Klein, now 14, remember being told they were too young to volunteer when they were just seven or eight years old. That frustration ultimately inspired them to ...
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Philippe Cousteau Continues Famous Grandfather Jacques’ Environmental Legacy

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. The assumption that Philippe Cousteau, 38, had no choice ...
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JP Morgan Chase Foundation to Increase Giving to $1.75B

JP Morgan Chase Foundation recently announced that it would be increasing it annual grantmaking to $1.7 billion. Much of their philanthropic giving is paired with supportive lending as well, potentially ...
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Nonprofit Employment Agency Works To Disrupt Slave Trade In Hong Kong

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Scott Stiles, 29, began learning about modern slavery while ...
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SoLo Funds Will Disintermediate Payday Lending With Its New App

Travis Holoway and Rodney Williams hit upon a brilliant strategy to disrupt the payday lending business with a tool that would be much more borrower-friendly. That tool is the SoLo ...
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The Founder’s Story Who Left The Comfortable Job To Start a Non-Profit

This is a guest post from Uchechi J. Okonmah, the Founder / Public Health Communications / WASH Instructor In October 2015, I did something very ‘stupid’. I left my comfortable ...
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How This Fund Leverages Its Nonprofit Structure To Make Profitable Impact Investments

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Eva Yazhari, co-founder and CEO of Beyond Capital, a ...
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Inspired By Brother’s Death, Stanford Grad Uses Human-Centered Design To Change World

Durell Coleman wanted to be an inventor since he was a young child. His brother, five years his senior, died from cancer after graduating from high school. Before he did, ...
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Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the Month for June 2018: Marc Alain Boucicault

Congratulations to Marc Alain Boucicault, the Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the Month for June 2018. Chosen by our readers, Marc is based in Haiti where he founded ...
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This App Saves Lives–Share It With Kids You Love In Utah

Teen suicide risk in Utah is multiples of the national average. During the school year just ended, seven students at one Utah high school died at their own hand. The ...
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Young Entrepreneur Hopes To Tell A New Story In Haiti

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Resenting the prevailing narrative about poverty in Haiti, Marc ...
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How to Save for College

This is a guest post from Bryan M. Kuderna, A Certified Financial Planner and founder of the Kuderna Financial Team. Millennial Millionaire’s insight on common and uncommon college savings programs ...
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One Key To Impact Investing: Start Big

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Robert Rubinstein, 66, founder and chairman of the TBLI ...
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You Choose! Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the Month – June 2018

Every month, I host a group of amazing people on my show. Each one inspires me more than the last. In May, we produced 13 episodes of the show, including ...
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3 Steps To Manifesting Global Kindness: How A #Globalkindness Revolution Started With One Mom Making A Wish

This is a guest post from Karen Palmer, the founder of The #Globalkindness Revolution. It all began with a thought. I thought it is almost my birthday what do I wish ...
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Deep Optimism: The Unique Outlook Of Social Entrepreneurs

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Years ago, while running a boutique investment banking firm that served mostly entrepreneurial clients, I came to appreciate that successful entrepreneurs come in ...
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Kindness and Compassion Guide Her Every Move

Karen Palmer uses kindness and compassion to guide every decision she makes and every action she takes. Interview with Karen Palmer, the President and Founder of Globalkindness GoingViral. The following ...
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This Mission-Driven Business Helps Millions Of Students Learn STEM Skills

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Vince Bertram, 50, CEO of Project Lead the Way, ...
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This Award-Winning Activist Has Been Serving NYC Youth For Almost 4 Decades

Joyce Mattera started helping out in her Brooklyn neighbor when she moved there almost four decades ago. Her organization, Children of the City, now serves 1,000 kids every year. She ...
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Global Impact Comes From Female Cofounder’s Success With $1B Enterprise

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. “The reason I get up in the morning is ...
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Learn How to Build a Better Board For Your Nonprofit

Kate Hayes joined Echoing Green with a clean mission in mind: help nonprofits build better boards. Too many boards are untrained, lack diversity and aren’t fully engaged. She’s developed programs ...
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