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Devin D. Thorpe
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Television Producer Calls On Nonprofits To Engage Those They Serve

Shelby Hintze, a television producer for NBC-affiliate KSL’s “The Browser” and “Sunday Edition,” called on nonprofits to engage those they serve in leadership, including paid positions. Hintze is a powerful, ...
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Haitian Social Entrepreneur Who Launched a Global Publishing Platform For Women Chosen As Changemaker of the Month

Your Mark on the World readers chose Haitian social entrepreneur and publisher Daniella Jacques as the Changemaker of the Month. Daniella is a powerhouse who seeks to empower women by ...
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These Two Have Been Working On Their Nonprofit For A Third Of Their Lives (4 Years)

Abby Levin and Lexi Thomas have devoted themselves to their nonprofit, Flowers for Powers, delivering flowers to people who need a lift. Inspired by the loss of both her grandmothers ...
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This Entrepreneur Partners With Elephants To Prevent Cancer

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Two years ago, Ryan Smith, founder and CEO of Qualtrics, launched a movement called “5 For The Fight” to end cancer. The effort ...
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How To Organize The Perfect Fundraising Gala

This post was originally produced for Forbes. For social entrepreneurs looking to upend the status quo and solve the world’s big problems, holding a fundraising gala may seem archaic or ...
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Vote Now! Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the Month – September 2018

You can help choose the Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the month for September 2018 right here. We have 17 great candidates for your consideration. You can read ...
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How The 2016 Election Changed This Humanitarian Organization

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. “The humanitarian flag that we had been waving was ...
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This Pioneer In Social Enterprise Still Leading Innovation After 3 Decades

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Echoing Green has been investing in social entrepreneurs and ...
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This Young Haitian Journalist Is Out To Change The World

Daniella Jacques has recognized from her earliest memories that women face challenges in the world that men don’t face, don’t understand and seem not to care about. Women are often ...
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So, An Impact Investor, A Social Entrepreneur And A Sea Turtle Walk Into A Bar…

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Okay, an impact investor, a social entrepreneur and a ...
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This Genius Solution To PayDay Lending Deserves Your Attention

Many people living paycheck to paycheck fall into a financial tailspin for lack of $500 or $1,000. A desperately needed but unanticipated car repair is enough to start a family ...
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Accelerating Progress Toward Global Solutions Requires Collaboration, Says Nonprofit Founder

Rick Ulfik, the founder and board chair of We, The World, says the impact of organizations acting independently is limited. He argues for active collaboration among the world’s leading NGOs ...
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Successful Social Entrepreneur Launches New Venture Selling Toys With A Purpose

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. After creating the top-selling organic baby food company, Happy ...
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This VC Aligns Her Investing With Her ‘Liberal Hippie Roots’

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Cody Nystrom, 35, is a venture capitalist who makes ...
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The Bigger the Problem, the More Creative We Must Be! Learn How!

Monica Kang is an expert on creativity and passionate about solving the world’s big problems. She shares how to be more creative in her new book, Rethink Creativity. Interview with ...
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They Say To ‘Follow Your Passion’ But How Exactly Do You Do That?

This post was originally produced for Forbes. The advice to “follow your passion” is so common as to be considered by thoughtful writers of original prose to be a cliché ...
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With First-Ever Tie, Congratulate Our Changemakers of the Month

In a first, Your Mark on the World readers tied in their voting, in effect choosing a pair of Changemakers of the Month for August 2018: John Patterson, the person ...
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World Humanitarian Day 2018: Launching the first ever Living Petition

This is a guest post from Isabela Medina-Mate. World Humanitarian Day (WHD) takes place every year on August 19th, and was designated by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to ...
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This Pair Is Working To Integrate Refugees Into Parisian Employment And Community

Jean Guo, CEO, and Binta Jammeh, COO, of Konexio are working to provide digital skills training to improve the educational and career potential to some of the 200,000 refugees living ...
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18 Impact Investing Trends You Haven’t Seen Before And 1 You Have

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Below are 19 trends in the impact investing world that are most likely unknown to you, because they are developing in pockets and ...
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Business Is Booming For This Social Entrepreneur and ‘That’s A Bad Thing’

John Hanrahan, co-founder and medical director of the People’s Health Clinic in Park City, Utah will provide 9,000 patient visits this year to uninsured members of the community. Business is ...
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Elite US Doctors Share Expertise With Developing World To Improve Global Health

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Bhavya Rehani, 37, and her husband, Ankur Bharija, also ...
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Design Thinking May Not Only Change Education, It May Change the World

Kathleen Fritz has been working to teach K-12 teachers how to teach design thinking skills to their students. Along the way, she’s helped them learn skills that improve their teaching ...
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Choose Now! Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the Month – August 2018

What I love most about my work is meeting the amazing people who join me on my show every month. In July, we produced 16 episodes of the show, representing ...
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This Coffee Shop Proves That Differently Abled People Can Be Well Qualified

After about eight cups of coffee, chatting about the idea of creating a company where they could employ people with disabilities, the pair suddenly hit upon the obvious. They started ...
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Could Crickets Be Our Future Food? Chirps Sells Chips From Crickets Today!

Animal agriculture as practiced today is not only cruel to the animals but also harsh on the environment, requiring huge tracts of land, vast quantities of water and producing millions ...
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With Help From Rotary, This Clinic Offers Leading Neurorehabilitation in Africa

Mo Sbai lost his brother to a tragic accident that left him struggling for years to regain full capacity. The loss inspired him to open a neurorehabilitation clinic in Marrakech ...
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These 2 Are Having Fun While Making Money and Doing Good

Zach Adamson and David Monhait, co-founders of DIVERTbrands, have found a way to do what they love, have fun, do good and make money. They are living the dream! Interview ...
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Meet Eva Yazhari: Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the Month for July 2018

Congratulations to Eva Yazhari, the Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the Month for July 2018. Every month, Your Mark on the World readers choose a guest from the ...
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NPX Achieves First Close With New Impact Security; Raises $800k For The Last Mile

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Last December, I reported here that NPX, Inc., had ...
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This Veteran Seeks To Reinvent The Employment Ecosystem For Salaried Careers

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Felix W. Ortiz III, 34, is a U.S. Army ...
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The Last Mile in the Polio Marathon Is a Real Pain–But This Isn’t About Us

The eradication of polio has proven to be much more difficult than Rotary expected when it formally launched the PolioPlus initiative with the US Centers for Disease Control in 1988 ...
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When You Look For Kindness You Will Find It On Every Corner.

This is a guest post from Karen Palmer, the founder of The #Globalkindness Revolution. When I began my online shows in 2014 I felt like a person on an island of ...
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Impact All Stars Share Career Insights That Could Change Your Plans

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Over the past five years, I’ve interviewed nearly 1,000 changemakers, including some of the most accomplished and respected leaders in impact investing and ...
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Principal, Rotary Club and Students Develop and Share Tools for Blind Students

Dr. John Patterson was the first president of his Liverpool-based Rotary Club. He is also the principal at St. Vincent’s, a school for visually impaired and blind children. Working with ...
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Her Peace Corps Experience Shaped Her Life, Impacted Countless Others

Jaclyn “Jacque” Zoccoli started her career in the Peace Corps. That experience has shaped her life and career ever since, giving her a desire to always have an impact for ...
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Vote Today! Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the Month – July 2018

Every month, I host a group of amazing people on my show. Each one inspires me more than the last. In June, we produced 13 episodes of the show, representing ...
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Now You Can Start Investing With Mission and Purpose for Just $5

Newday Investing has created a new investment firm where you can begin investing with just $5. Not only can you start today with such a tiny balance, you can investing ...
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The Gender Landscape After #MeToo

This is a guest post from Jessica van Thiel, PATHFINDER The #MeToo Campaign is one of the most powerful social media campaigns of all time. On October 15 2017, actress Alyssa ...
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If You Haven’t Fixed Your Nonprofit Website To Comply With GDPR, Here’s How

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. On May 25, the European Union’s General Data Protection ...
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US Senate Candidate Jenny Wilson Says She’s Better on Climate, Health Care and Poverty

The mission of the Your Mark on the World Center is to end extreme poverty, improve health and mitigate climate change. I asked U.S. Senate candidate Jenny Wilson--who faces a ...
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This Entrepreneurial Solution to Lice Will Surprise You

More than a decade in development, Lice Clinics of America has opened 200 clinics in just five years. The company uses a patented technology that uses no chemicals to treat ...
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These 2 Kids Have Helped 30,000 People Find a Place to Volunteer

Max and Jake Klein, now 14, remember being told they were too young to volunteer when they were just seven or eight years old. That frustration ultimately inspired them to ...
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Philippe Cousteau Continues Famous Grandfather Jacques’ Environmental Legacy

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. The assumption that Philippe Cousteau, 38, had no choice ...
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JP Morgan Chase Foundation to Increase Giving to $1.75B

JP Morgan Chase Foundation recently announced that it would be increasing it annual grantmaking to $1.7 billion. Much of their philanthropic giving is paired with supportive lending as well, potentially ...
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Nonprofit Employment Agency Works To Disrupt Slave Trade In Hong Kong

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Scott Stiles, 29, began learning about modern slavery while ...
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SoLo Funds Will Disintermediate Payday Lending With Its New App

Travis Holoway and Rodney Williams hit upon a brilliant strategy to disrupt the payday lending business with a tool that would be much more borrower-friendly. That tool is the SoLo ...
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The Founder’s Story Who Left The Comfortable Job To Start a Non-Profit

This is a guest post from Uchechi J. Okonmah, the Founder / Public Health Communications / WASH Instructor In October 2015, I did something very ‘stupid’. I left my comfortable ...
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