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Devin D. Thorpe
Devin Thorpe

This Bank Not Only Serves B Corps It Is a B Corp

BDC is the only bank in Canada focused entirely on serving entrepreneurs. The bank is so excited about serving social entrepreneurs that it has a wide-ranging program to support them ...
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Surviving polio & fighting the label of being called the “dead wood of mediocrity”.

Veteran Kenyan journalist, Mr. Wycliffe Muga has a conversation with Siddharth Chatterjee, UN’s Resident Coordinator in Kenya. Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator and the UNDP Resident Representative ...
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3rd Generation Deaf Person Well Suited To Lead 1,000-Employee Nonprofit Serving Deaf Community

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Chris Soukup, 38, is a third-generation member of the ...
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How Eckrich Used America’s Love of College Football to Honor and Benefit the Country’s Teachers

This is a guest post by John Pauley, Smithfield Food’s Executive Vice President of Retail Sales, Packaged Meats Division Our country may have been split when the Alabama Crimson Tide faced ...
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Specific Responses to the Question: How Will You Increase Your Impact in 2018?

To kick off the year with some powerful inspiration, I asked some successful social entrepreneurs and others in the impact community, to answer a simple question: “How will you increase ...
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New ‘Impact Security’ Could Revolutionize Philanthropy

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Catarina Schwab, 43, and Lindsay Beck have set out to completely revolutionize ...
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Turning Over an Old Leaf Ends 3-Year Run Without a Car

Its over. Its been more than three years that Gail and I have lived without owning a car. When we sold the car, I wrote about our plans in what ...
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Why Diabetics Want Pockets in Their Knickers and Where to Get Them

Type 1 Diabetics, those who typically contract the disease as children and not as a result of a lack of diet or exercise, are entirely dependent upon insulin. Today’s insulin ...
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Hiroshima Survivor Has a Message for Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un: ‘No More Hiroshima’

Toshiharu Kano, 71, was born seven months after the United States dropped the bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Pregnant with Kano and living less than 1 kilometer or ...
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Young Chicago Filmmaker Aims Lens At Difficult Issues

Interview with Dontell Antonio, the Director of Composite Media. Dontello Antonio, 27, is a filmmaker who is bringing attention to taboo subjects, from drug abuse to sex trafficking in his ...
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Mission-Driven Leader Helps Nonprofits Raise $1.5B

Interview with Vivien Hoexter, the Principal of H2Growth Strategies LLC. Vivien Hoexter said she had trouble getting up in the morning to sell consumer goods so she sought out an ...
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Recovered Quadriplegic Devotes Life To Serving Children

Interview with Karli Sue VerHoef, the Director of Sunshine Heroes Foundation. As a child, Karli Sue VerHoef was a quadriplegic. At the time, she was told she always would be ...
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Changing Minds and Changing Lives: Connecting People with Disabilities with Career Opportunities

This is a guest post from Kris Foss, the Managing Director of Disability Solutions at Ability Beyond. One in five people in the United States have some type of disability and are ...
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Let’s Actually FIX Our Air Pollution Problem

This is a guest post from James Westwater, Chair, Utah Valley Earth Forum At times, Utah cities along the Wasatch Front have the worst air pollution in the entire nation. Yes, we ...
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Giving State Report Guides Better Philanthropy

Interview with Jacob Allen, the Managing Director of Cicero Social Impact. For nearly a year, Jacob Allen has been working on a comprehensive report about philanthropy in the State of ...
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Global Health Challenges Offer Social Entrepreneurs Opportunity

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. “We have grown far too tolerant of businesses not acting in alignment ...
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‘Wealth Building Isn’t Just For The Wealthy’

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Jennifer Williams, a school teacher in Mississippi, has now paid off all ...
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Amidst ICO Flurry, This Social Entrepreneur Seeks $50M for Clean Energy In Developing World

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Everyone seems to want in on it. Even my septuagenarian neighbor who ...
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Is It Ethical To Lend To Working People At A 200% Interest Rate?

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. We’re all familiar with payday lenders who are providing loans to people ...
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Impact Investor: You Don’t Have To Give Up Returns To Do Good

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. One of the most controversial topics in impact investing is whether it ...
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How to Promote Your Cause Without Provoking Your Friends

Recently the Pew Research Center published a report showing that Americans are more politically divided than any time since they started tracking such data in 1994. Our country has survived ...
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Key Job Skill for This Position: No Complaining About Rats and Roaches

"I look for a great communicator who can tell some of the most important stories in the world. Also, someone who won't complain about staying in a $2-a-night room with ...
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How To Start Impact Investing With Just $50 And Five Minutes

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Fifty bucks and five minutes will make you an impact investor. I ...
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‘A Life Has Meaning And Purpose, No Matter The Age’

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Meghan Waldron is 15 years old, runs track for her high school, ...
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How I Will Stop Being a Jackass and Start Being Nice Instead

I have repeatedly confessed my guilt at being a jackass. I also think of myself as a humanitarian. Yes, those two things are deeply at odds but they are not ...
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CEO Comes Full Circle Beginning And Ending In Poverty

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. The fleeting memories of her childhood didn’t make sense until her mother ...
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Founded By A 4-Year-Old, This Nonprofit Is Her Incomparable Legacy

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Alex Scott, the second child and only daughter among four children, must ...
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3 Players That Exemplify The Complexity Of The Impact Investing Ecosystem

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Three impact investment players provide an interesting view of the broader impact ...
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For This Family, The Bigger The Problem, The Bigger The Opportunity

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN estimates that "roughly one-third ...
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The Role Of Entrepreneurship In Ending Poverty And Homelessness

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. “Social entrepreneurship has proven to provide impactful innovations for poverty alleviation ,” ...
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Hydro Therapy Pool in Parker Makes a Difference Without Much Splash

On October 6, 2017, I will be speaking at the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association annual conference. This story highlights the work of one of their members. Around the world, ...
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One Father’s Dementia Inspired A Social Enterprise To Protect Billions

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Michael Trainer, 40, one of the founders of the successful Global Citizen ...
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10 Problems. 10 Solutions. 10 Awards. Classy.

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. A lesson all successful entrepreneurs seem to learn quickly is that they ...
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Imagine Dragons Lead Dan Reynolds Hosts Festival For LGBTQ Youth With Blessing Of LDS Church

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds is hosting the LoveLoud music Festival ...
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Knowing No App Alone Will Solve Hunger Didn’t Stop This Teen From Making A Difference

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Sometimes it takes the perspective of a kid to see problems that ...
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Social Entrepreneur Seeks To Make CSR Easier For Everyone

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Ryan Scott, 48, CEO and founder of Causecast, is working to make ...
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Upscale Purse Delivers Purses With a Purpose

Chris Bray, a fixture in Utah's nonprofit community, has launched a social enterprise she hopes will power the rest of her career with still greater impact. Chris recognized that nonprofits ...
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New Player In Living Walls Brings Outside Inside

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Sagegreenlife is bringing living walls to a growing market with new technologies ...
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How A Costume Party For 120,000 Really Makes A Difference In The Community

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Twice a year, the streets of downtown Salt Lake City are overrun ...
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Breaking the Bad From My Pilgrimage to the Home of Walter White

This article was originally written for GoodCrowd.info. Last weekend, Gail and I visited Albuquerque, New Mexico on a quest to visit shooting locations for the show Breaking Bad. We drove ...
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20 Years In The Making, A Personal Quest Led To A New Venture

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Eric McCallum says he likes to invest in "simple and elegant business ...
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Wringing Costs From Solar Is Goal For This Berkeley PhD

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Jason Trager is more than a throwback to the sixties or a cliche. He may have earned a PhD ...
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This Miss America Is Working To Thank Veterans For Their Service

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. As Americans head to the beach or the mountains to celebrate Independence ...
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It Shouldn’t Be Easier To Find Your Mate Than To Find A Co-Investor Online

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Last summer, at a meeting of Seattle impact investors, one of the ...
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How Addressing ‘Eco-Genocide’ Is Almost Like Spinning Straw Into Gold For This Entrepreneur

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Plastic pollution in our oceans represents an "Eco-genocide" according to Bonnie Monteleone, ...
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How To Be Successful With Affordable Housing Without Being Evil

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. “Our nation is in the midst of a true affordability crisis.” Daryl ...
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How Your Nonprofit Can Use $10,000 Per Month of Free Google Adwords

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. It may be no secret that Google is giving away $10,000 per month in free Google Ads to nonprofits but ...
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Facing Huge Demand, This Charity Needed A Miracle Worker To Raise Money

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. In 2010, between 500 and 700 families were being turned away from ...
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