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Reverb Is Making The Live Music Industry Greener

Clean Energy Advisors is a sponsor. Lauren Sullivan and her husband Adam Gardner, a touring musician, wanted to make the concert scene more environmentally friendly. They've created Reverb, a nonprofit, ...
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13 Social Ventures Woo Investors and Philanthropists in Nairobi

Today, 13 social enterprises from across Africa put their best feet forward in Nairobi, hoping to attract investor and donor money to help them scale their enterprises and their work ...
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When Free Maternity Care Isn’t Worth The Price

Shalom Mbungua Kang'ethe was born healthy on February 21, 2017 at 5:00 AM at Jacaranda Maternity Hospital in Nairobe. His mother, Lydia Wangui, paid about $100 to deliver her baby ...
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This Social Venture Helps Marginalized People Get A Leg Up

Walking through the dusty Nairobi slum called Kawangware, the general bustle of the place overwhelms the visitor. Grace Njeri lives in the neighborhood and she's got work to do. She ...
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2,000 Women Rising From Poverty Celebrate The Social Venture That Helped

February 21, 2017 - The women mostly wearing beautiful, brightly colored traditional gowns were seated quietly beneath white event tents festooned in bright colors surrounding a small plaza that would ...
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Despite Big Impact, This Nonprofit Faces Challenges

Potential Energy, a clean cookstove manufacturer based in Kampala, Uganda is facing challenges on several fronts. Despite having sold 45,000 high-efficiency cook stoves, the nonprofit venture is facing a host ...
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How This Collaboration Raised Over $1M For Charity

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Collaboration is a word that gets thrown around a lot more than ...
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How Do You Start Charging People You’ve Been Serving For Free?

"How Do You Start Charging People You've Been Serving For Free?" That's the question that Brian Iredale, head of Nurture Africa in Kampala, Uganda is asking himself. At the same ...
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Can One Person Change The World? This One Did!

Margaret Mead famously said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Personally, I would argue ...
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Scaling Rapidly, This Social Entrepreneur Provides Clean Water To Many In 3 Countries

CEO Galen Welsch launched Jibu with his father to provide affordable access to clean water to people in three countries where culinary water--where available--isn't safe to drink. Already operating in ...
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Inspired By His Sister, This Man Seeks Maximum Impact From Sanitary Pads

Richard Bbaale was upset that his younger sister could not attend school during her monthly period so he decided to do something about it. After pondering the situation through completing ...
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Impact Measurement Poses Challenge For Social Entrepreneurs And Impact Investors Alike

One of the greatest challenges for social entrepreneurs is how to measure and report impact. For help, I asked Thane Kreiner, PhD, executive director of the Miller Center for Social ...
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Why This Founder Thinks She Can Make A Good Educational Kid’s Game

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Lindsey Tropf, CEO and founder of Immersed Games, is working with her ...
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Artificial Intelligence Is Now Ready For Social Entrepreneurs

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. The University of Southern California has recently created the Center on Artificial ...
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Encircle Celebrates Grand Opening–Home to Serve LGBT Youth

Encircle, a nonprofit resource center for LGBT youth in largely-Mormon Provo, Utah, celebrated its grand opening today. A tent set up outside the home with about 50 seats for the ...
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Would You Shoot Your Hungry Neighbor?

One of my dearest friends, let's call her Katie, is a devout Mormon who recently asked her husband, Brad, to buy her a gun to protect the food storage. Before ...
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How To Create A Successful Corporate Social Responsibility Program

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Why do some corporate social responsibility programs seem to backfire? There are lots of reasons, but University of Kansas ...
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Good Requires Sacrifice and Risk; Immigration of Syrian Refugees is Good

When was the last time you did something good? For a moment, let’s ignore little things and focus on things that are really good. So, I’m not talking about smiling ...
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How This Social Entrepreneur Is Moving Haiti Away From Aid Toward Trade

This post was originally produced for Forbes. The international development community learned decades ago that when relief organizations bring in donated goods that are distributed for free to people in ...
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Wonder Where To Donate In A Humanitarian Crisis? This Entrepreneur Can Tell You

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. How many times have you wanted to give some money to help ...
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Winter Innovation Summit: A Quick Report

Impact investors and government leaders from around the world convened in Salt Lake City at the Winter Innovation Summit hosted by the Sorenson Impact Center to focus on the ways ...
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How One Social Enterprise Is Celebrating Both MLK Day And Inauguration Day

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. The calendar's juxtaposition of Martin Luther King's birthday and the Presidential inauguration ...
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The Healing Tree Project Receives Grant that will Aid Mission to Help Burned Children Across Latin America

This is a guest post from Patti Groh, Director of Marketing Communications for Sappi North America. Seven million children, mostly under the age of 5, suffer severe burn injuries in Latin ...
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Two Social Entrepreneurs Help LGBTQ Youth–And Everyone Else–Cope

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Stephenie Larsen and Andrea Smardon have each found their own way to help others cope with challenges. Their work intersected ...
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Career Spent Inspiring CSR Spreads Good Globally

Eclat Impact is a sponsor of the Your Mark on the World Center. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Georg Kell might not have anticipated ...
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‘Amazing’ Opportunity: Electrifying the Developing World With Solar

Clean Energy Advisors is a sponsor of the Your Mark on the World Show. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Back in the 1930s, the ...
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How Hiring Women Other Businesses Won’t Has Made ‘All The Difference’

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Robert Frost suggested that taking the road less traveled made all the ...
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6 Lessons For Social Entrepreneurs From 2016

This post was originally produced for Forbes. In recent weeks, I have seen a common theme proffered on social media: good riddance to 2016. For some it is about politics; ...
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Jessie Funk, courtesy of Ivy Girl Academy

Confessions of a Mean Girl

Jessie Funk was a mean girl. Think Lindsey Lohan in the movie. Really. Jessie wasn't born a bully, she was first bullied. She developed bulimia as a result. Today, Jessie ...
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2017’s Top Sustainable Investing Trends From Green Alpha Advisors

This is a guest post from Garvin Jabusch, Co-founder & Chief Investment Officer of Green Alpha Advisors LLC. What are prospects for sustainable and impact investing in the New Year? With the ...
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UK Impact Investment Bank Launches Impact Measurement Tool

This post was originally produced for Forbes. London-based ClearlySo is an investment banking firm that helps social enterprises raise capital from impact investors, those who seek a social impact along ...
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My New Year’s Resolution: Read The Paper

It will come as no surprise to anyone else who lives on social media, I've delegated the responsibility for choosing the news that I read to my friends. In 2016, ...
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These 6 Women Undergrads At MIT Invented A Game Changer For The Blind

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Six women, all undergraduate students at MIT, have invented a text to braille scanner that significantly advances the state of the art for ...
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New Partnership Seeks To Fund Artists’ Businesses With Impact Investments

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Upstart Co-Lab is a nonprofit that has partnered with the Calvert Foundation ...
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Prudential Working To Double Impact Investing Portfolio Focuses On Newark

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. In the Spring of 2014, Prudential Financial, Inc., announced a commitment in ...
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How Will President Trump Impact Solar Energy Development? The Answer Will Surprise You!

Clean Energy Advisors sponsors the work of the Your Mark on the World Center, including this publication. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. According to ...
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Singer, Speaker Helps Girls Develop Leadership Skills

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Jessie Funk is one of those people that lights up a room by walking into it. She brings a ...
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Multi-Generational Giving from a Silicon-Valley Tech Company with a Big Heart

This is a guest post from Kurt Klein, the CEO of DataEndure DataEndure (formerly Computer Media Technologies) opened its doors in the heart of the Silicon Valley in 1983, just as ...
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Mother of 8, Grandmother of 24, Tackles Global Peace Initiative

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Dr. Paula Fellingham is remarkable for many reasons. Not only has she earned a Doctorate of Education Degree, she ...
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Only The Relentless Succeed: 7 Lessons From 7 Summits And 7 Seas

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. You don’t sail across the world’s seven seas and summit the world’s ...
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Cap Table Primer: How Do I Sell 20% Of My Company 5 Times And Keep Any?

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Social entrepreneurs can be parsed along a variety of different axes. One of those is whether the social entrepreneur comes primarily from a ...
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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 on ...
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Todd Sylvester, courtesy of Todd Sylvester Inspires

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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Cassidy McDonald

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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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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