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Devin D. Thorpe
Devin Thorpe

New Village Capital CEO Shares Her Insights And Vision

Village Capital was founded to invest in social entrepreneurs using a novel, peer-selected methodology. A decade later, under new leadership, it remains committed to those principles. Allie Burns recently succeeded ...
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Persist Or Pivot?

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Two of the most axiomatic principles of business success appear to be somewhat in conflict, raising the question of whether it is better ...
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The Power of Building Key Relationships for Nonprofit Fundraising

Jason Lewis, an expert nonprofit fundraiser and author of The War for Fundraising Talent and How Small Shops Can Win, joined me for a discussion about his insights from the ...
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Giving Effectively More Difficult Than Getting, Expert Says

One of the world’s leading experts on philanthropy, Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy and author of the book Giving Done Right, joined me to share insights ...
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Oscars Are A Celebration Of Social Entrepreneurship And Impact Investing

This post was originally produced for Forbes. The Academy Awards are and always have been awarded to social entrepreneurs and impact investors. We haven’t always had those terms available to ...
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Hear What the World’s Leading Authority on Kindness Has to Say

Jacklyn Lindsey knows more about kindness than any living human. Her organization, Kindness.org, seeks to be the singular authority on kindness, including scientific research on the benefits and results of ...
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70M People Are Counting On This Social Entrepreneur To Succeed

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. John Kluge, 35, founder and managing director for the ...
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Nonprofit Works With Individual on Autism Spectrum to Realize Potential and End Isolation

Dr. Heidi Stieglitz Ham, an expert in cognitive psychology with a focus on autism, is working to put adults on the autism spectrum in greater control of their lives. The ...
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Novica Delivers Handmade Products and Social Impact at Scale

Novica is delivering handmade items from artisans around the world to customers here in the United States. This has enabled them to send almost $90 million to those producers in ...
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Financial Services Nonprofit Innovation Brings New Opportunity To Impact Investors

Impact Shares is an innovative nonprofit financial firm that has created several exchange traded funds or ETFs that ordinary investors to easily purchase in their existing stock portfolios. I am ...
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Salesforce Builds $50 Million Impact Investing Portfolio

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Suzanne DiBianca, chief philanthropy officer and executive vice president ...
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Three Tips for Better Philanthropy

Arlene Cogen, author, certified financial planner and philanthropy consultant, joined me to discuss her three tips for better philanthropy. She suggests working with your advisor to find a simple way ...
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Impact Investor Funds Filmmaking for Good

Paula Froehle, co-founder and CEO of Chicago Media Project, joined me to discuss the organization’s work. The group starts as an angel investor group for documentary film but it doesn’t ...
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Opportunity Zones Investors Receive Needed Guidance For Measurable Impact

This post was originally produced for Forbes. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created a new investment incentive for low-income communities called Opportunity Zones. Under the new rules, ...
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Omidyar Network Publishes Report on Early Childhood Education, Sees Big Opportunity

Isabelle Hau, a former investment banker at Morgan Stanley (where I originally met her more than a decade ago), now serves as the investment partner for US Education at Omidyar ...
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This Musical Theater Is Part of the Solution to Environmental Problems

Mark Durstewitz, the vice president and creative director for MadElf Arts and Education, discovered the power of music to spread a message when he wrote a rock musical about divorce ...
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Filmmaker Convinces Homeless Man ‘You’re Worthy Of A Life Lived Abundantly’

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Michael Leoni didn’t set out to make a documentary ...
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Capital Campaign Expert Says ‘You’ve Got This!’

Amy Eisenstein, the CEO of Capital Campaign Toolkit, says there are three keys to a successful campaign. One will surprise you. She says you don’t need a campaign consultant to ...
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Opinion: Want To Help 100M People? Do These 3 Things

This post was originally produced for Forbes. By his example, Paul Polak, the 85-year-old social entrepreneur, teaches those who follow in his footsteps three important principles: the primacy of distribution, ...
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It’s Time We Talk About Child Abuse

Dr. Joanna Rubinstin, president and CEO of World Childhood Foundation USA, joined me for a discussion about a newly issued report that shows child sexual abuse and exploitation is a ...
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Alicia Gettys and Zach Atherton Chosen As Changemakers of the Month for February

You, our readers, have chosen Alicia Gettys and Zach Atherton as the Changemakers of the Month for February 2019. Alicia is the producer of Solution Time, a show starring Zach ...
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After Seeing His Mother Living on the Streets, He Took Action Against Homelessness

Bob Dalton, the CEO and founder of Sackcloth & Ashes, started the business after seeing his own mother experience homelessness. Suddenly, he appreciated how easily good people fall into homelessness ...
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This Octogenarian Still Innovates To End Extreme Poverty

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Dr. Paul Polak, 85, is working with the zeal ...
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New Film Challenges Social Entrepreneurs To Reinvent Humanity

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Michael Shaun Conaway, director, and Kate Maloney, executive producer, screened their film WeRiseUp in Park City today, challenging everyone to become a social ...
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Open Road Alliance Funds Solutions To Roadblocks In Social Projects

Open Road Alliance is perhaps unique in the philanthropic and impact investing world. The organization is a private philanthropic initiative that funds solutions to roadblocks in social projects. Maya Winkelstein, ...
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Young Rotarian Leverages Technology And Rotary Clubs To Clean Ocean

Ludovic Grosjean, the founder and principal consultant at OceanX Group has launched a nonprofit effort leveraging his relationship with Rotary International and its clubs to use technology to identify and ...
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Her Competitive Streak Serves Her Well On The Racetrack And In Social Enterprise

Kristin Nimsigner, CEO of Social Solutions, may be typical of hard-charging Silicon Valley CEO’s, driving an actual racecar to work every day, but she’s less typical of young mothers racing ...
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Choose the Changemaker of the Month for February

You can help choose the Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the month for February 2019 right here. We have 17 great candidates for your consideration. You can read ...
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Big Impact Sometimes Requires ‘Unreasonable’ Goals

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Unreasonable Impact, a collaboration between Unreasonable Group and Barclays, ...
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Deep Kindness — When Smiling At Strangers Isn’t Enough

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Behind the divisions in America—and the world—over politics that seem broader and sharper than at any point in my five decades, there is ...
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ShariaPortfolio Provides Halal-Compliant Investing Platform

ShariaPortfolio, Inc., operates a halal compliant investment platform that provides a socially responsible investment screen, excluding a variety of “sin” stocks, including alcohol, tobacco and gaming. The investment criteria also ...
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This Teenage Ambassador for Wonderbag Is Addressing Three Global Problems at Once

 Chiara Savage Schwatz, a teenage changemaker, is working to raise money to help families in South Africa obtain Wonderbag slow cookers. These ingenious products require no energy! Families use ...
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If Jon Oliver Were Clean and Positive He’d Be Zach Atherton

With help from Producer Alicia Gettys, Zach Atherton, the star of the new web-based show Solution Time, hopes to bring comedy to solutions journalism. In other words, you might say ...
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You Chose Noah Gainsburg and Christi Greene as January’s Changemaker of the Month

You chose Noah Gainsburg, the inspiring teen volunteer at joint-recipient Christi Greene's St. Francis Neighborhood Center, as the Changemaker of the Month for January 2019. Noah explained that the challenges of ...
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Endgame Strategy Recognizes That What Got Us Here Won’t Get Us To Our Goal

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Social entrepreneurs can learn from the global effort to fight polio. In the first decade of this century, efforts to vanquish the disease ...
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A Little Fun Goes a Long Way Educating Girls in Morocco

Simo Elalj, based in Paris,  wanted to help educate girls in his home country of Morocco. He found a way to have fun and impact at once, selling plastic toy ...
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The ‘Emprezz’ Is Having Fun And Doing Good

No one has more fun doing good than Gwen Allen. She is constantly in motion, running her coffee shop and her growing entertainment and media business. In her heart, she’s ...
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Choose the Changemaker of the Month for January

You can help choose the Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the month for January 2019 right here. We have 9 great candidates for your consideration. You can read ...
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Social Entrepreneurs Make It Easy For 2019 To Be Your First Carbon Neutral Year

This post was originally produced for Forbes. While debates rage about what should be done about climate change, some social entrepreneurs are doing something about it. Among other things, they’re ...
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Korean American Finds Her Biological Family And A New Perspective On Life

Sara Jones is perhaps the most American-sounding name one can imagine. She is as American as her name sounds. Raised in the United States by her adoptive white family, she ...
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Knack Gains Scale Providing Peer Tutors

Samyr Qureshi, the co-founder and CEO of Knack, is scaling up the tutoring platform to serve more students. Knack helps schools to match students who have recently completed a course ...
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6 Ways You Can Save Our Precious Earth Today

By CouponChief.com Based on research and observation, scientists and environmentalists have a good reason to believe that our precious Earth is in trouble. So, the need for an environmentally sustainable ...
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When Everyone Wins Magic Happens

As a young professional--a trader at Citigroup--Rhoden Monrose felt a tug to do more good in the world at real scale. He also recognized that others in the Millennial generation ...
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Align Your ‘To Do’ List With Your ‘To Be’ List

This post was originally produced for Forbes. The New Year usually starts with a bit of healthy self-reflection and goal setting, that typically fills the gyms in January—a problem that ...
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This Social Enterprise Does More Than Sell Books–It Saves Lives

Most teenagers find themselves facing important life decisions about where to go to college or trade school. Kids who find themselves on the wrong side of the law or in ...
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Algae Blooms Can Be Toxic To Humans And Aquatic Life–They Are Also An Energy Source

Dr. Kevin Shurtleff, a tenured professor at Utah Valley University, has developed a prototype of a system that will remove algae from water during an algal bloom and then convert ...
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If Billionaires Are A Cause Of Climate Change, Social Entrepreneurs Are A Solution

This post was originally produced for Forbes. GQ’s Luke Darby’s article, “Billionaires Are the Leading Cause of Climate Change,” makes the compelling point that 100 corporations produce 70% of the ...
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Matt Damon’s Water Charity Takes Impact Investing Plunge

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Water.org, the nonprofit resulting from the 2009 merger of ...
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