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Warriors Heart Founders Offer Help To Struggling Veterans

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Every day, an average of 22 veterans take their own lives. This tragic reality motivated Josh and Lisa Lannon and Tom Spooner to do ...
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Former Haitian PM Works For Social Impact In Two Ways

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe recently announced the formation of a foundation named in honor of his father, The Dr. Louis G. Lamothe ...
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Leader Builds Ecosystem For Social Entrepreneurs

Laurie Lane-Zucker is building an ecosystem for social entrepreneurs in the Berkshires region of Massachusetts. Laurie hopes the model can be replicated across the country and ultimately around the world. He ...
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African Girl Rises To Become Global Leader

You never know when the poor child in Africa you help to educate might grow up to be the next Nelson Mandela, Bill Gates or Mother Teresa. Vivian Onano is ...
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Profile: Successful Entrepreneur Joins Breast Cancer Battle

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Wheels Up is a membership-based private aviation enterprise founded by Kenny Dichter, a successful entrepreneur. Recognizing the suffering that so many families experience due ...
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The Power and Illusion of Self Reliance

There is real power that comes from doing something yourself. Think of those moments when you graduated from college, finished a 10k race setting a personal record, or completed a ...
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This Software Reduces Soft Costs For Solar Installations

This post was originally produced for Forbes. According to an NREL report, about half the cost of a residential solar installation is non-hardware soft costs. Reducing those costs is the mission ...
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Wealth Managers, Start Paying Attention To Social Impact

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Each year, Capgemini, in partnership with RBC Wealth Management, conducts a formal survey of high net-worth individuals (HNWIs) and shares the data publicly. One ...
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Leader Engages Men To Improve Gender Diversity

Janet Salazar, CEO and Co-Founder of Impact Leadership 21, says "women are marginalized" not only by men who actively oppress women, but in effect, by the men who fail to ...
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The Christensen Fund Finds Grants Management Software To Grow As The Funder Grows

This is a guest post from Aaron Lester, Demand Generation Manager at Fluxx The Christensen Fund was started in 2004 to help promote biological and cultural diversity to sustain and enrich a ...
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Impact Investing Sector Moving From ‘What?’ to ‘How?’

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Over the past several years as impact investing has captured the attention of the world’s wealthy, people started by asking “what is impact investing?” ...
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REDF Works To Employ The Unemployable

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Katelyn Dalton was a homeless addict. She considered herself to be “unemployable.” She says she was hurt and frustrated when she was rejected by prospective ...
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Pay For Success: Impact Investing’s Answer to #BlackLivesMatter

This post was originally produced for Forbes. It seems that hardly a day passes without headlines about unarmed black men being killed by police in our country. If there isn’t a ...
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Matt Damon Jokes About ‘Toilet Strike,’ Then Things Get Real With The Water.org Co-Founder

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Three years ago, using a fake press conference posted on YouTube, in a humorous effort to raise money and attention for clean water and ...
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Three Things You Need To Know To Succeed In The Future

Tracy Saville, founder of My Swirl by Queentia, is a social entrepreneur who has completely bought in to the idea that the best way to see the future is to ...
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Award-Winning Social Entrepreneur Leads Nonprofit To Support Caribbean Nations

Pierre Hines recently won a $20,000 grant from the Atlantic Council in recognition of his remarkable nonprofit startup, Caribbean Returning Nationals Foundation, which he joined to support economic development in Caribbean ...
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Eagles Care: How the Philadelphia Eagles Maximize their Community Impact

This is a guest post from Julie Hirshey, Director of Community Relations for the Philadelphia Eagles. When I tell people that I work for the Philadelphia Eagles and what I do, I usually ...
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This Impact Investor In Ethiopia Fills Financing Gap

This post was originally produced for Forbes. There are more and more people doing impact investing in Africa, seeking both to be of help to the people there and to take ...
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Dr. Andrew Weil Works To Focus Healthcare System On Health

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Dr. Andrew Weil is the Harvard-trained physician who led the holistic health revolution of the last fifty years. Whatever you think of alternative medicine, ...
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This Guy Is Responsible For Reducing The Impact Of CES

This post was originally produced for Forbes. CES, that is, nerd heaven, 2016 just wrapped in Vegas. Over 6,000 members of the media attended. More than 170,000 people were at the ...
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‘WaterCredit’ Turns World’s Poor Into Paying Customers

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Water.org is leading a revolution in the provision of clean drinking water in the developing world, turning the recipients of charity into regular water ...
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Bitcoin Alternative Pays You To Walk

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Franky Imbesi and Nissan Bahar, social entrepreneurs working in Africa, have created a new app that will pay you to walk. Rather that use ...
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VC To Help Egypt Develop Startup Ecosystem

Steve Grizzell, one of the most experienced venture capitalists in Utah is heading to Egypt to help create an ecosystem for entrepreneurship to provide more jobs for young, educated people ...
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Nearly Drowning Inspires Social Entrepreneur to Choose Love

"My story starts with a near drowning when I was 15 years old. This experience clarified in my mind the urgency to make an impact while we can," begins Tony ...
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The Day That Defined My Life, Documented 40 Years Later

You know that today, if something happens, if anything happens, even if nothing happens someone will take a picture of it. That wasn't the case 40 years ago. An old friend ...
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Teaming Up Locally to Help Out Globally

This is a guest post from Angie Stocklin's, COO and Co-Founder of One Click. It’s nearly 2016 and time to wrap up a season of giving. Family and friends gathered together to ...
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New Online Course Teaches You How to Add Profit by Adding Purpose

Yes, this is a shameless plug for my new online course, but don't stop reading, yet!   Over the past 18 months or so, I have produced five courses for online training ...
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Top Five Most Popular Podcast Episodes of 2015

Earlier, I posted a ranking of the top five interviews I did during 2015 based on YouTube minutes watched. This, by contrast, is a ranking of the top five most ...
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Top Five Most Popular Changemaker Interviews of 2015 – YouTube Ranking

In 2015, I recorded 149 live video interviews with changemakers from around the world. I laughed, cried and learned a lot along the way. While there are lots of ways to ...
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‘It Is Not Enough That We Do Our Best’

On Christmas Day, Pamela Atkinson, an advisor to Utah's last five governors and the state's leading advocate for the homeless, hosted--as she does every year--a dinner for 800 of her ...
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Social Entrepreneurs: Stop Using ‘Sustainable’ When You Mean ‘Financially Self-Sustaining’

The word “sustainable” has two distinct, though related meanings in the realm of social entrepreneurship and impact investing. First, a business that is environmentally friendly and/or supports a more just ...
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Legal Keys to Fundraising from Abroad in the U.S.

Michael Durham, an attorney at our sponsor Kirton McConkie, works on cross-border philanthropy; he helped me to understand more about the challenges faced by international nonprofits fundraising in the U.S. Specifically, ...
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Stanford Student Wins Trip of a Lifetime with Nick Kristof

Austin Meyer, a young journalist who recently graduated with a masters degree from Stanford, got his Warholian fifteen minutes of fame this year. You see, Austin won the New York Times "win-a-trip" ...
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New Report: ‘Purpose-Oriented’ Employees ‘Outperform’

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Last month, social enterprise startup Imperative, in partnership with NYU, released a report called the “Workforce Purpose Index” that author and Imperative CEO Aaron ...
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Finding Strength and Healing Through the Holidays

This is a guest post from Sona Mehring, founder and CEO of the global nonprofit organization CaringBridge.org Whether the holiday song in your head is the Andy Williams classic, the version by Garth ...
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This Woman Devotes Her Life to Helping Female Refugees

Here's the harsh reality: Female refugees are more oppressed, the victims of greater violence, and less supported than any other refugee group. When they arrive in Utah, their conservative cultures require ...
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Stoke Survivor’s Motto: ‘Positive Outlook = Positive Outcome’

"My life plan was completely altered on July 17, 1997. While at work as a customer support manager for a software company, I started having an excruciating headache. It was ...
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Meet A Guy Who Has Devoted His Life To Freeing Slaves

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Tim Ballard’s career with the CIA and Homeland Security may not be what you’d expect. With years of leading rescue efforts to free victims ...
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Omidyar Network Report: We’re At A Tipping Point For Impact Investing

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Omidyar Network, an impact investing pioneer, recently published a new report entitled “Frontier Capital” on impact investing. Given the attention that has been paid ...
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How Tony Robbins Was Inspired By A Turkey To Feed Millions

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Tony Robbins, The New York Times number one bestselling author, is working to feed 100 million meals to America’s hungry this year through a ...
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Expert Coaches Social Entrepreneurs To Leverage Good Publicity

Entrepreneurs and corporations alike spend tremendous time and money to get good publicity. I've reached out to Forbes Contributor Cheryl Snapp Conner, who also serves as the CEO and Founder ...
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New Collaboration Brings More CSR Coverage

One of my role models is a young social entrepreneur, Nidhi Singh, in India who has created a platform not unlike the Your Mark on the World Center to cover ...
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A Step Towards Good: ResQwalk App

This is a guest post from Bailey Schroeder, Founder & CEO at ResQwalk Inspired by a rescue dog named Charlie, ResQwalk was started to give people a free and easy way to ...
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Private Investment Can Earn a Return And Help Solve Our Affordable Housing Crisis

This is a guest post from Drew Ades, President and CEO of the Housing Partnership Equity Trust and the Housing Partnership Network. There is a clear crisis in America for affordable housing, with ...
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HSNi CEO’s Seeing Children’s Plight First Hand ‘Emboldened’ Effort

This post was originally produced for Forbes. HSNi’s efforts to support needy children around the world through its partnership with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF provide lessons for social entrepreneurs seeking ...
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Overstock’s Byrne Offers Advice To Social Entrepreneurs

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Overstock’s founder and CEO, Patrick Byrne, is himself an accomplished social entrepreneur. Overstock’s lesser known affiliate Worldstock was an early entrant in the social ...
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Entrepreneur Builds Business Bridges To Africa

Rahel Getachew, founder and Managing Director of Afrolehar, is working to change perceptions of Africa by building business bridges between the U.S. and Africa. Rahel explains the problem, "The African continent ...
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How To Launch A Nonprofit Quickly and Easily

Brent Andrewsen, an attorney with Your Mark on the World-sponsor Kirton McConkie, explains the simple steps required to form a nonprofit charity. There are two basic steps required. First, you need ...
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