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Two Social Entrepreneurs Help LGBTQ Youth–And Everyone Else–Cope

Stephenie Larsen and Andrea Smardon have each found their own way to help others cope with challenges. Their work intersected last fall when Andrea produced and reported a story about ...
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Career Spent Inspiring CSR Spreads Good Globally

Eclat Impact is a sponsor of the Your Mark on the World Center. Georg Kell might not have anticipated the global reach of his work when he started his career ...
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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. Back in the 1930s, the United States remained largely a rural country, with almost half of ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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