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Devin D. Thorpe
Devin Thorpe

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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How This Sandwich Shop Feeds 80 Nonprofits For Free

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Customers at Even Stevens, which promises to give a ...
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Your Mark on the World Changemakers of the Month for May 2018: NanaEfua Baidoo Afoh-Manin and Briana DeCuir

Congratulations to NanaEfua Baidoo Afoh-Manin and Briana DeCuir for being selected by Your Mark on the World readers as the Changemakers of the Month for May 2018. Both medical doctors, ...
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Conserva Irrigation Brings Technology To Your Yard To Reduce Wasted Water

Fresh, clean water is one of the scarcest resources on the planet and much what we use to water our yards is wasted. Conserva Irrigation is employing technology to shut ...
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Stop Thinking Small! 5 Billion Low-Income People Represent A Huge Opportunity

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Having covered social entrepreneurship for Forbes for nearly six years, one of the biggest issues I see in the community of change-makers is ...
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Five Miracles and 9 Tips for Working with Traumatized Love or Sex Addicted Women

This is a guest post from Lacy Alajna Bentley, a first-time best-selling author who has been working with women in self-destructive behaviors since 2000.  Miracle One Women are amazing. That’s not ...
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This AI Tool Could Revolutionize Impact Investing

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. David Shrier left MIT after adopting the school’s mission ...
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Busy Executive and Entrepreneur Makes Time To Give Back Personally

Michael Dash, founder and CEO of Parallel HR could use any number of excuses for not making time to give back. He doesn’t. Instead, he travels the world doing good ...
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Women in Nonprofits Seek Their Due Following #MeToo

With the support of their respective organizations, three women in the nonprofit sector are seeking to shake things up a bit to call attention to inadequate respect, compensation and opportunity ...
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Vote Now! Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the Month – May 2018

Each month, I interview a group of amazing people, profiling them and the work they do to make the world a better place. Now, we’re asking you, our readers, to ...
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Engage The Youth You Hope To Serve

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. The youth you hope to help as a social ...
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This Photographer Discovered Human Beings In A Place We Didn’t Dare Look

Eric Hatch thought photographing volunteers from the community of people addicted to alcohol, meth and heroin would make for an interesting artistic challenge. Once he started meeting them and seeing ...
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The Cure For CTE

This is a guest post from Cameron Siskowic. My name is Cameron Siskowic. I am a proud Las Vegas citizen and I played in the NFL and CFL. In 2017 I ...
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Expert Shares Insights for Wise Philanthropy

Richard Marker has been advising philanthropists for 25 years. Today, he took time to share his insights with us! He not only shares some best practices for philanthropy he offers ...
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Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the Month for April 2018: Stephanie Bowers of Jake’s Diapers

Congratulations to Stephanie Bowers of Jake's Diapers for becoming the reader's pick for Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the Month for April 2018! Stephanie joined me for a ...
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Microlending Player Microvest Focuses On Intentionality And Performance

Offering banking services to unbanked, vulnerable populations is a model for lifting people out of poverty. It is also a model for indentured servitude and even modern day slavery. Microvest ...
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Expert Says Social Entrepreneurs Have Social Media Secret Weapon

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Jay Baer, New York Times bestselling author and founder ...
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Tune In For This Report From The Front Lines Of Elephant Conservation

Sebastien Duffillot says he was drawn first to Laos by its people but quickly became an activist for conserving the few remaining elephants in a place known as “the land ...
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Her Husband Thought She’d Quilt But She Became A Bestselling Author Instead

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. When LeAnn Thieman’s kids were moving out of the ...
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Women Empowering Women And Telling Their Stories

Merrilee Buchanan and Carol Storey working to empower women around the globe. Merrilee runs Villa Leadership Group, working to consult, train and coach women to successfully take on greater leadership ...
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‘Listening’ Key To Influencing 10M People, Young Entrepreneur Says

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Entering a new school in an unfamiliar community, feeling ...
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Time Banking Helps Build Individuals, Organizations And Communities

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Edgar Cahn, now 82, began his career as a ...
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Vote Now! Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the Month

Each month, I interview a group of amazing people, profiling them and the work they do to make the world a better place. This month, we're going to try something ...
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Recovery Takes Time, Take It From A Recovering Addict

Jeff Nash was a resident in this program. Now he’s the executive director of Habilitat. He knows first hand how hard it is to overcome addiction. His insights help him ...
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Having 25 Kids Wasn’t Enough For This Mom Who Travels The World Doing Good

Most people think it’s a typo when they read that Holly Tree Richardson has 25 children. It’s not. Everyone would agree that raising 25 kids is enough, but not her ...
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Children Need Financial Skills In An Increasingly Cashless Society

This is a guest post from Dr Arinola Araba, Director of bMoneywize® Play It Save® Financial education is yet to be added to the UK primary school curriculum! Influencers like Money ...
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Slow, But Steady: The Growth of Impact Investing and Social Enterprise

PATHFINDER Interview with Assaf Weisz, co-founder of Purpose Capital In January this year, we connected with Purpose Capital’s co-founder, Mr. Assaf Weisz, to check in on the (financial) health of ...
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Entrepreneur Launches Tech Company To Help Incarcerated People Connect With Family

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. “Getting mail in prison is like hitting the lottery ...
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Heathcare Philanthropy Plays Vital Role In US

The role of healthcare philanthropists in the U.S. has never been more important than it is today. Gail Rudolph heads up the planning for the annual conference of top leaders ...
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Votem To Use Blockchain To Record Immutable Voting Records

Pete Martin was challenged to come up with an idea to impact 1 billion people in a way that would positively impact their lives. He decided to reinvent voting by ...
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9 Ways You Can Capitalize On The Golden Age Of Purpose For Profit And Impact

This post was originally produced for Forbes. We are now in the golden age of purpose (see my last piece.) This unique moment in history may provide an unprecedented opportunity ...
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Deaf Professor Brings Transparent Surgical Mask to US Healthcare to Facilitate Lipreading and Communication

Anne McIntosh didn’t plan to become an entrepreneur, but when she delivered her baby, her world changed. When she needed an emergency c-section, everyone donned masks. Hard of hearing, she ...
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We Are In ‘The Golden Age Of Purpose’ So How Do We Capitalize On It?

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Nancy Mahon, SVP of global philanthropy and corporate citizenship ...
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Indian Leaders Are Scaling Solutions To The Country’s Challenges

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Watch my interview with Atul Satija above. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Even as ...
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This New App Lets You Ask For Help When You Need It, Give It When You Can

John Popel joined me to tell me about his new app, Chummy, that helps you ask for help when you need it and give help when you can. It is ...
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Life Led James Hagen To Deliver Better Health By Mouth

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. James Hagen admits his health wasn’t great while working ...
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This Company Makes Halal Investing Easy

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Halal investing forbids investing in debt, making many traditional ...
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