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World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim (L) and Indian Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley (R) pose with Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Secretary, Upendra Tripathy (2L) and World Bank Country Director, Unno Ruhl (2R) following the signing and exchange of agreement in New Delhi on June 30, 2016.The World Bank Group June 30, signed an agreement with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to collaborate on increasing solar energy use around the world, with the goal of mobilizing one trillion dollars in investments by 2030. / AFP / PRAKASH SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

India Creates Opportunities For Social Solar Entrepreneurs

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Upendra Tripathy, recently retired Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in India, sees tremendous opportunities for social entrepreneurs to play ...
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Announcing My New Social Media Course for Nonprofits

Recently, I completed and posted a new course on social media for nonprofits on Udemy that you can complete in under an hour and costs just $25. As I sit ...
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3 Tips For Overcoming From Someone Who Overcame

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Todd Sylvester overcame addiction to create a successful life. Now as a speaker and mentor he helps others trapped ...
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Latest Nick Kristof Protege Shares Insights

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Nicholas Kristof is a big deal. He is the winner of two Pulitzer prizes, author of two bestselling books, ...
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USAID Extension Grant Propels Carbon Roots International in its Mission to Improve Lives, Livelihoods, and the Environment in Haiti

This is a guest post from Eric Sorensen, CEO and Co-Founder of Carbon Roots International What does a $500,000 award extension made possible by the generous support of the American ...
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Per L. Saxegaard, Executive Chairman, courtesy of the Business for Peace Foundation

Social Entrepreneur Creates ‘Nobel Prize For Business’ Focused On Social Responsibility

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Per L. Saxegaard of Norway recognized years ago that there was no Nobel Prize for Business. The closest that one comes is the ...
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Join Cotopaxi’s Lindsey Kneuven Live on Cause Marketing

We are so fortunate. Lindsey Kneuven, Cotopaxi's Chief Impact Officer, has agreed to a live, interactive discussion with platinum members of the Your Mark on the World "Doers Circle" on ...
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Traci Johnson, courtesy of Kulture City

Traci Johnson Kicks Off Campaign for Autism Inclusion

Former model Traci Lynn Johnson, wife of Tiki Barber, is making a difference for the autism nonprofit KultureCity. She's leading the new campaign to help everyone understand that even though ...
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Erik Melang, courtesy of Distributive Solar

Distributive Solar Hopes to Lead Acceleration of Solar Energy Industry

Solar Site Design is an affiliate of our sponsor Clean Energy Advisors. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Social entrepreneur Erik Melang is excited about ...
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Next Economy: Election Aftermath

By Garvin Jabusch If you believe in the continuing evolution of the economy towards innovation-driven sustainability and economic coexistence with our fragile earth systems, then this has been a rough ...
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Young Social Entrepreneur Helps Thousands Thrive in Nepal

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. When you hear the stories of some people, you are simply impressed. Other times, you hear a story of ...
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Your Guide To Impact Investing

This post was originally produced for Forbes. For more than four years, I’ve been covering impact investing as a regular Forbes contributor and have written hundreds of pieces about the ...
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New Course Doesn’t Just Help You Understand Impact Investing, It Helps You Do It

Impact investing is all the rage in philanthropy circles, but most people still don't really know what it is, let alone how to do it. In order to make impact ...
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Tim Kachuriak, courtesy of NextAfter

This Entrepreneur Is Killing It And Raising More Money For Nonprofits In the Bargain

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Tim Kachuriak, founder and CEO of NextAfter, one of the 500 fastest ...
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Operation Water Addresses Clean Water Crisis With Scale

With 700 million people on this planet lacking access to clean water, Ryan Phillips-Page, founder of Operation Water, felt that he address water access at scale. He explains that access ...
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Mother and Daughter Social Entrepreneurs March to Their Own Tunes

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Last summer in Dallas, I met a remarkable mother and daughter pair of social entrepreneurs. While each heads in ...
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Environmental Pioneer Shares Personal Story

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Peter Fusaro, Founder Global Change Associates, is an environmental pioneer. Beginning in 1970, he has been working and advocating ...
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Top 5 Things You’ll Learn At a GSBI Accelerator Program

By Cassandra Staff Entrepreneurship is challenging! Being an entrepreneur means being tested and pushed beyond reason. This is especially true for social entrepreneurs—those offering market-based solutions to the poor that ...
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(Almost) All the Women You Know Have Been Sexually Assaulted

While I expect to hear from plenty of people that my headline is inflammatory and inaccurate, some will argue that far fewer than almost all have been assaulted and others ...
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Mayor Ben McAdams, courtesy of Salt Lake County

How You Can Invest In (Not Donate) Ending Homelessness

This post was originally produced for Forbes. It is almost as if the earth shifted a few degrees on its axis and no one noticed. The finance and nonprofit worlds ...
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Kirsten Henry Fox, courtesy of Uplift Gift

Cancer Survivor, Sommelier Infuses New Venture With Purpose

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Kirsten Henry Fox is an executive sommelier and entrepreneur who survived breast cancer in 2014. The cancer scare inspired her newest venture, Uplift ...
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Some of the Magic Bus team, with a Matatu mini-bus, a common form of public transportation in Nairobi, Kenya, courtesy of Magic Bus Ticketing.

Hult Prize Winners To Deploy $1M Prize Improving Public Transit In Kenya

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Each year the Hult Prize committee sets what Jim Collins would call a big, hairy, audacious goal or BHAG for student teams of ...
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Turning Sunlight Into Tax Advantaged Income

Clean Energy Advisors sponsors the Your Mark on the World Center which publishes this site. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Many people are looking ...
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Your Travel Can Help Build Africa

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Sana Butler, founder of Transformative Tourism, wants wealthy tourists to travel with her to Africa to drive positive impact ...
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The Power of Kindness Creates Success

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Kindness. You've probably thought of kindness as a key to good personal relationships. You may have even applied kindness ...
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NET Effects Traders: Changing Lives. One Bag at a Time.

This is a guest post from Ardice Farrow, the Founder and Director of Net Effects Traders. At the age of 63 I looked back on my amazing life. A life ...
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Everyone Said he Couldn’t Do It, But That Didn’t Stop Him

Everyone told him he couldn’t do it. Jack Andraka was a typical teenager. When a close family friend died of pancreatic cancer, Jack learned that most people are diagnosed too ...
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She Left a Student; She Returned an Activist

Everything changed when she got there. Ann Cotton was studying in Cambridge. She wanted to know why so few girls were attending school in Zimbabwe. There were 7 boys for ...
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Corporations Evil? Not This One!

Corporations are evil, the contemporary narrative says. dōTERRA, a billion-dollar direct marketer of essential oils, sought to violate that narrative by actually being good for the world. It established its ...
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1.1 Million Refugees Arrive in Germany; What Happens Next Will Inspire You

She thought the images weren’t fair. When Anne Kjaer Reichert saw the photos in the media of some of the 1.1 million refugees arriving in Germany, she said, “We need ...
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She Feared the Worst and Found It Was True

“We had to let them use us,” they said. Celeste’s mind raced. What did they mean? She feared the worst. The girls confirmed that they were being sexually exploited for ...
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Paul Elio Built A True 21st Century Car Company

Paul Elio says, “It was 2008, gas prices were through the roof and wealth was pouring out of our country. Every night, I’d come home and watch the news and ...
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Mellanie True Hills, courtesy of StopAfib.org

Entrepreneur Launches High Impact Nonprofit Without Giving Up Career

This post was originally produced for Forbes. “Somebody ought to do something about that.” If you’re like me, you’ve said that–if only to yourself–on occasion. The most successful people in ...
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Hilton Prize Winner Works to Eradicate Vaccine-Preventable Disease

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Improving public health in the developing world faces seemingly insurmountable odds. The Task Force for Global Health, or TFGH, ...
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YouGiveGoods Gives Goods to Charity

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Have you ever conducted a toy drive, trying to gather items for a cause? The logistics of such an ...
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A Girl With Blue Hair Is Changing The World

A girl with blue hair applied for a job at Starbucks. She didn’t get it. What happened next could change the world! Maria de la Croix didn’t just get angry ...
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The Story of Choice Humanitarian

Jim Mayfield, the Founder of CHOICE Humanitarian, has devoted his life to the eradication of poverty. “At $1.25 they may have a meal every other day—they never have a meal ...
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Pan-Mass Challenge Raises $46 Million In 2016, $546 Million Over 37 Years

This post was originally produced for Forbes. The Pan-Mass Challenge 200 mile bike-a-thon in Massachussetts appears to be the biggest athletic-based nonprofit fundraiser in the world. Founded by Billy Starr ...
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Laura Dunn, courtesy of SurvJustice

Victim-Turned-Victim’s Rights Attorney Builds National Organization

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Laura Dunn, who reports being a victim of sexual assault by two men from her University of Wisconsin-Madison crew team, was fueled by ...
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Building Products, Re-Building Lives

This is a guest post from Andy Magel, the director of Mile High Workshop. Sitting behind a sewing machine, hands steady, and fabric flying, Gina concentrates intently on her work ...
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Cathy Clark, courtesy of CASE i3

Impact Investing Expert Proposes ‘Impact Classes’ To Parallel ‘Asset Classes’

This post was originally produced for Forbes. To paraphrase the great philosopher Forest Gump, impact investing is like a box of chocolates; you never know what impact you’re going to ...
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Virtual Summit to Explore ‘Investing in Human Solutions’

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Andrea Barnes has spent her entire career doing nonprofit fundraising. She now runs AB Funding, a consulting practice focused ...
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Women’s Bean Project – Where a Woman Earns Her Future

This is a guest post from Tamra Ryan, the CEO of Women's Bean Project and the author of The Third Law. Women’s Bean Project is a place where chronically unemployed ...
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Mary Snapp, courtesy of Microsoft

Microsoft: No Single Organization Can Close Skills Gap

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Microsoft reported doing over $1 billion of corporate giving, mostly in-kind, for fiscal year 2015. The software giant is making giving a more ...
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Loftii Enables You To Give Without Giving

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. What if there were a way that you could give without giving? That is, what if you could make ...
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Solar Site Design To Unveil New Features At Solar Power International

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Solar Site Design, winner of the U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 Sunshot Catalyst Award, will unveil its Solar Commercial ...
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Eclat Impact Building The Future Of Impact Investing

Eclat Impact is a sponsor of the Your Mark on the World Center. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Eclat Impact is building the global ...
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14 Noteworthy Social Ventures Looking To Scale

This post was originally produced for Forbes. The Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University runs the GSBI Accelerator for social entrepreneurs from around the world. The ten-month ...
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