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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. Many people are looking for practical ways to participate in the booming solar energy industry ...
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Your Travel Can Help Build Africa

Sana Butler, founder of Transformative Tourism, wants wealthy tourists to travel with her to Africa to drive positive impact. Her innovative model for tourism is intended to help protect UNESCO ...
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The Power of Kindness Creates Success

Kindness. You've probably thought of kindness as a key to good personal relationships. You may have even applied kindness to your daily interactions with coworkers. Have you ever thought 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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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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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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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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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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Social Entrepreneur’s 5 Insights On Corporate Volunteering–You Will Love Number 5

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Angela Parker, co-founder and President of Realized Worth, has built a profitable, $1 million revenue consulting practice helping companies like Apple, TD Bank, ...
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When Boundless Optimism Meets Medtech Anything Seems Possible

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Howard Leonhardt is the co-inventor of the TALENT stent acquired by Medtronic and used to treat over 200,000 patients. With boundless optimism, 20 ...
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1.1 Million Refugees Arrive In Germany; This Entrepreneur Goes To Work

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Anne Kjaer Riechert, a young, Danish entrepreneur living in Germany saw the flood of refugees arriving in 2015 and did something about it ...
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Activist from Former Soviet Block Educates Children, Families on Healthy Diets

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. This changemaker raised in the former Czechoslovakia, Iva Dior, became an activist as a small child. Today, in the ...
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Emmy Winner Works to Close ‘Word Gap’ Among Disadvantaged Children

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Emmy Award winner Shane DeRolf has launched an effort he calls the Big Word Club to help disadvantaged children ...
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Shhh! Don’t Tell Starbucks The Future Is Coming On A Bicycle Wearing Blue Hair

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Maria De La Croix may one day prove to be the biggest mistake Starbucks SBUX -1.56% ever made. You see, the blue-haired young ...
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Work, Play, Give

This is a guest post from Rebecca Morgan, CSP, CMC For many of us, our heart is tugged when we hear of impoverished people's plight. We send money to organizations ...
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Place-based Education, Entrepreneurship and Investing for an “Impact Economy”

This is a guest post from Laurie Lane-Zucker, the Founder and CEO of the Impact Entrepreneur. A little over twenty years ago, Dr. John Elder and I coined the term ...
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The Untold Facts Of Volunteering For Street Children In India

This is a guest post from Dronacharya Dave. Before we begin unfolding the facts about volunteering for street children in India, let’s talk a little about volunteering abroad as a ...
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A Love Letter to Trump Supporters from a Clinton Fan

Dear Trump Supporters, I love you. I always have. I always will. You and I are family, we go to church together, serve in Rotary together and share space in ...
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5 Tips For Changing The World With Technology Investments

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Cecile Blilious is a social venture capitalist in Israel who is out to change the world. She offers five tips to help other ...
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Entrepreneur Mends Communities To Reduce Violence

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Colleen Copple, a social entrepreneur from what was once a gang-threatened neighborhood in Salt Lake City, is threading the needle between people that ...
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Formerly Homeless Teen Launches Nonprofit to Provide Feminine Hygiene Products to Homeless Women

Nadya Okamoto, just 18 years old, founded a nonprofit called Camions of Care that is working to provide feminine hygiene products to homeless women and girls in the developing world ...
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Is Nanotechnology a Solution to Restoring Reefs?

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. The world's coral reefs are threatened by rising sea temperatures, destructive fishing, coastal development, invasive species, damage from marine ...
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Is Impact Investing A Solution To Global Problems?

This post was originally produced for Forbes. “Some of the world’s most intractable social and environmental problems are in need of new solutions. From climate change to resource scarcity to ...
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Touring With Dead & Company For Good

Chris Warren is the CEO of Clean Energy Advisors, our sponsor. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Clean Energy Advisors is lighting up cell phones ...
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Man Blinded by Disease Devotes 45 Years to Its Cure

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Gordon Gund was blinded by retinitis pigmentosa in 1970 at the age of 31. He has spent the 45 ...
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My 5 Point Plan for Becoming a Highly Effective Bigot

In light of a broad range of conflicts resulting from the "otherification" of people with whom we are sharing the journey on this planet, I thought I would prepare some ...
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Entrepreneur Reimagines Feminine Hygiene, Launches Social Venture

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Serial entrepreneur Molly Hayward has a fresh take on feminine hygiene, reimagining everything from the absorbent materials to the packaging. With a deep ...
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Expert: Make Fundraising ‘Accessible, Easy and Engaging’

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Zach Hagopian, co-founder and COO for Accelevents, a provider of silent auction app for nonprofit fundraisers, shares tips from ...
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Mom Launches Nonprofit To Serve Daughter And Others With Poorly Understood Condition

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Dr. Laura Lemle’s daughter was diagnosed with NVLD when she was five years old. Dr. Lemle had earned a PhD in clinical psychology ...
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Cotopaxi Striving to ‘Do Good Well’

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Lindsey Kneuven, Chief Impact Officer at venture-backed Cotopaxi, recently told me, "Businesses can be a force for immense good; ...
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