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UNICEF: Polio Virus on Its Last Gasp in Pakistan; Rotary Thanked for ‘Unwavering’ Support

Results are just in at UNICEF offices in Islamabad, Pakistan and the news is good. Environmental samples taken across Pakistan found no trace of the polio virus, the first time ...
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doTERRA Reinvents Supply Chain For Impact On Poverty

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Privately-held dōTERRA is a rapidly growing direct seller of essential oil-infused products with $1.2 billion in annual revenue. Three years ago, the company launched ...
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Technology Can Enhance Your Storytelling

Last month, I visited the Dominican Republic on a Fathom service cruise. It was great. On the cruise, I met fellow journalist Renee Farris, who (unlike most of the travel ...
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Author, Journalist Shares ‘Headlines for the Hopeful’

Helaina Hovitz is one of the relative few journalists focusing on what has come to be known as "solutions journalism," the art and craft of covering the solutions to societal ...
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US Bank Runs ‘Community Possible Relay’ to Inspire Volunteers

U.S. Bank recently kicked off the Community Possible Relay, a three-month tour of community volunteering in response to a long-term trend of declining volunteerism. The goal is to inspire thousands ...
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A Unique Approach to School Fundraising

This is a guest post from Megan Walsh. It’s a common occurrence hear stories about school cutbacks, budget cuts, and underfunding. In fact, 31 of our 50 states have experienced ongoing cuts ...
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A Social Entrepreneur’s Thriving Nonprofit Enables Others to Bring about Change

This is a guest post from Naomi Eisenberger, Founder and Exec Director of the Good People Fund. Over the past 25 years, Naomi Eisenberger has sought out individuals who do good in ...
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Pakistan’s Schools for the ‘Poorest of the Poor’

Yesterday, while driving nearly three hours from Islamabad to see rural Permanent Transit Points for polio vaccinations, we passed a "Danish School" in Jand in the district of Attock. My ...
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Polio Report from Peshawar

Peshawar, the capital of the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is a city of about 3 million people. This ancient city was one of the ten largest cities in the world ...
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The Front Lines in the War on Polio

While I would prefer not to use a war metaphor for the effort to eradicate poverty—there is enough war in the world—the imagery is apt. There is an enemy, the ...
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What If the Students Were in Charge?

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. You've heard it before. It may not be polite, but it makes a clear point--usually a critical one--to say "the ...
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Miracle Worker Offers Tips for Impact

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Jean Krisle is a miracle worker. She observed a problem we all seem to recognize--a lack of free drug treatment ...
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Impact Entrepreneur Sees Problems As Opportunities

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. In the past, I have observed that the best entrepreneurs are not the ones who see the glass as half ...
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More than Sandy Beaches: A Path to Education Reform on the U.S. Virgin Islands

This is a guest post from Nicholas Midler. Stories about struggling school districts in America frequently crop up in news cycles, but the U.S. Virgin Islands paints a picture of what these ...
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Filling Green Space Across the Nation: Kyle Michaud

This is a guest post from The Pontes Group. Born and raised in New York, Kyle Michaud appreciated adventure and entrepreneurism at a young age. Having been influenced by the city ...
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CNN Hero Chad Bernstein Offers Keys For Mentoring Youth

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. CNN Hero Chad Bernstein is a career musician, professor and founder of Guitars Over Guns, a nonprofit that helps at-risk ...
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Day 7 of the Fathom Cruise: Travelers React

As the weeklong Fathom impact cruise to the Dominican Republic wrapped up, I grabbed my phone and sat down with some of the passengers to get their reactions to the ...
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Day 6 of the Fathom Cruise: Wanna Buy Some Artisanal Crafts Made By a Middle-Aged White Guy?

Friday, the final day in port here in the Dominican Republic on the Fathom cruise, I volunteered with an organization known as rePapel, which makes recycled artisanal paper and other ...
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Day 5 of the Fathom Cruise: More English, More Impact

It is hard to believe that we’ve crossed off five days of a week on the Fathom impact cruise to the Dominican Republic. Today was the third day of impact ...
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Lighting Up African Communities With Impact Investment For Clean Energy

This is a guest post from Dr Murray Simpson, CEO, INTASAVE Energy Access to power is still a major challenge for remote rural off-grid communities in Africa and elsewhere. In Kenya, for ...
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Day 4 of the Fathom Cruise: Impact Increases

Today, day 4 of the Fathom impact cruise to the Dominican Republic, brings us to the crescendo of service and the peak of excitement for the trip. Today was the ...
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Day 3 of the Fathom Cruise: Impact Begins

Today we arrived in the Dominican Republic and began our work as volunteers. Less than 48 hours after sailing from Miami, we arrived in Amber Cove, a recently redeveloped port not ...
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Day 2 of the Fathom Cruise: Training for Good

Today was the second day of the Fathom impact cruise to the Dominican Republic. It was an “at sea” day that on a traditional cruise would be spent entirely at ...
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This Isn’t Your Grandparent’s Cruise Line

Fathom, a new cruise line owned by Carnival, got underway this week with its inaugural cruise. This isn’t your ordinary cruise; it is voluntourism writ large. With approximately 750 passengers ...
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Polio End Game Strategy to Require Another $1.5B

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the joint effort including Rotary International, the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda ...
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‘To Change The World, Good Intentions Are Not Enough’

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Jacob Allen is the partner with Cicero Group who manages the social impact practice, Cicero Social Impact. The firm, with 70 consultants and nearly ...
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Select A Cause That Fits Your Business

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Chris Grandpre, Chairman and CEO of Outdoor Living Brands, has a few words of advice for social entrepreneurs. Grandpre earned his chops in consulting and ...
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Social Entrepreneur Impacting Millions With Relevant Reading

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Can you imagine how it would feel to be so far behind your grade level in reading that you don't ...
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My Everyday Sexism Is Getting In the Way of My Being a Feminist

I’m a sexist. I don’t want to be. I’m not proud of it. I’m also a feminist. Let’s get real. Fighting the programming in life that suggests that women are sex objects, ...
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Nudging Our More Charitable Selves

By Mark Cotteleer, Research Director and leader of the Center for Integrated Research at Deloitte Services LP Good intentions gone to waste Too often, when considering options like giving blood, making a charitable ...
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New Cookstove Yields New Model For Social Entrepreneurs

This post was originally produced for Forbes. In the past, I’ve covered cookstoves five times, excluding the time I went to Nepal to help locals install cleaner cookstoves in village homes ...
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A Social Entrepreneur’s Tips For Taking On The Impossible

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Lisa Curtis is a serious social entrepreneur. Since she started her career as a Peace Corps volunteer, she has been all about doing good ...
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Autism Nonprofit Generates Revenue 7 Ways

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Dr. Julian Maha founded KultureCity about three years ago, shortly after his son was diagnosed with autism. The diagnosing physician, Maha says, told him ...
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Your Three-Step Guide to Changing the World

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Janice Schacter Lintz is the woman behind the successful effort to get effective accommodation for deaf and hard-of-hearing people in ...
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Octogenarian Author, Entrepreneur, Rotarian Still Giving

Octogenarian Cheri McDaniel is doing more good for the world at 87 than most people do in their prime. She recently completed her memoirs, He Lays the Stones For Our Steps: ...
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This Filmmaker Is Changing The Game For Women In Hollywood

Filmmaker Chiara Tilesi is the founder of We Do It Together, a nonprofit production company focused on the empowerment of women. Chiara sees huge gender disparities in Hollywood. "Women are vastly underrepresented ...
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This Entrepreneur Helps Companies Do CSR Well

Matthew Barnes, partner at ASG Advisors, is a social entrepreneur who spends his time helping other entrepreneurs and business leaders add purpose to their profits. ASG Advisors is a consulting ...
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Aseda Works To Build Bee Populations Globally

Aseda, a producer and distributor of honey, chocolate and shea butter, has a mission to protect and build bee populations globally in the face of declining numbers in the developed ...
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Hint Water Founder’s Passion For Health Drives Unsweetened Success

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Kara Goldin talks about sugar as if it were a bad thing–a very bad thing. Goldin, the founder of $30 million beverage company hint®, ...
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Village Capital Works To Scale Social Ventures – Here’s How

This post was originally produced for Forbes. As I’ve been covering social entrepreneurship and impact investing for the past several years here, I’ve watched and come to know Village Capital as ...
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NBA’s First Deaf Player Pivots To Social Entrepreneurship

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Lance Allred played professional basketball for a decade all around the world, including a stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008. Born legally deaf ...
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This Platform Will Help Companies Track and Report CSR Impact

Ben Block, founder and CEO of GozAround, has pivoted his social enterprise startup toward serving businesses large and small that want to track and report their corporate social responsibility or ...
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How Speaking at the UN Got Me to Make a Big Commitment

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak at the "POWER of COLLABORATION Global Summit at the United Nations." I was invited to participate in the event's signature panel, a ...
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‘2 Ordinary Blokes’ Cross Atlantic In Row Boat For Charity

This post was originally produced for Forbes. When I first heard the story of the Tempest Two, the two Brits who crossed the Atlantic in a row boat, I imagined that ...
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Mindful Marketing: 3 Tips For Connecting With Your Customers

AdaPia d'Errico, Chief Marketing Officer for the rapidly growing Patch of Land real estate crowdfunding site that sponsors the Your Mark on the World Center, shared some wisdom about effective ...
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Entrepreneurs Looking To Exit, Your Employees May Be Your Buyers

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Twin threats to economic growth and prosperity can both be addressed by increasing employee ownership, according to Camille Kerr, Co-Director, of Workers to Owners ...
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Proven Impact VC Seeks To Mentor Fund Managers In Developing World

This post was originally produced for Forbes. By some measures, the world is awash in cash, much of it available to be invested in emerging markets with a social purpose. For ...
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Unicorn Launches Anti-Cancer Campaign With $1M Gift

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Qualtrics, a 2002 startup that since raised a total of $220 million in venture capital in 2012 and 2014 and considered by many to ...
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