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Devin D. Thorpe
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Our Solutions Are Greater Than Our Problems

This post was originally produced for Forbes. To many of us, the world feels like it is spiraling out of control, that enormous problems like climate change, poverty and global ...
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Shane McKenna: October Changemaker Of The Month

Shane McKenna, an entrepreneur and inventor, has tackled global hunger as his latest effort. He's invented an affordable hydroponic garden that can produce food in the harshest of environments, even ...
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Proven Business Leader Launches The Period Project To Serve Young Women

Lakisha Simmons holds a PhD in Management Information Systems, seeming to make her an unlikely candidate to tackle a distinctly non-business, non-technological social issues. But that didn’t stop her. Simmons ...
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Friends of Karen Celebrates Four Decades of Hope

This is a guest post from Judith Factor, Executive Director of Friends of Karen No parent is prepared to hear the words “your child has cancer.” One of the most ...
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Jobs for Youth – Gear for You.

This is a guest post from Jessica Elkan, the Director of Development and Communications at New Avenues for Youth. Screen-printing equipment stored in a closet at the Nike World Headquarters in ...
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Social Entrepreneur Challenges All To See Opportunity In Place Of Risk

Sly Young sees communities commonly called “at risk” differently. He sees “opportunity communities,” places where positive change saves lives and creates new possibilities for people in that place. Interview with ...
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In The Battle Of ‘Man Against Nature’ We Won And Lost

We who live out west are accustomed to driving long distances across open expanses, leading us to conclude that the world is vast, and we are small. Highway signs still ...
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2 Guys Talk #MeToo–Can This End Well?

 Mike Domitrz began training audiences on safe and respectful behavior in the workplace and elsewhere long before #MeToo was a hashtag--long before there were hashtags. On the eve of ...
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Tragedy Inspires Service To Children Of Cancer Patients

Nick Arquette was still a kid when his mother was diagnosed with cancer. The experience tore him apart, at once wanting to help his mom and still wanting to be ...
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Ending Malaria Will Require Eliminating Fake And Substandard Meds

Ending malaria will require making high-quality medication available universally in the most remote and isolated villages around the malaria-infected world. It will also require eliminating fake and substandard meds, Dr ...
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Give Brain Candy at Halloween

By Rebecca Morgan Halloween is one of the most joyous times for children in the US and some other countries. They dress up as a favorite character or fantasy and ...
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Airplane Crash Kills 11 Volunteers; Their Legacy Lives On In Guatemala

John Porter will never forget the call ten years ago. With some of the key members of his team on a service mission with CHOICE Humanitarian to Guatemala, a survivor ...
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Changemaker of the Month for October: Choose Now!

You can help choose the Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the month for October 2018 right here. We have 11 great candidates for your consideration. You can read ...
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Cancer Survivor Launches A Movement With A Twist

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Still weak from her cancer treatment, 29-year-old Jenna Benn ...
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His Addiction Recovery Was Strengthened By Religious Conversion

Ellis Lucas is literally on a mission to save souls, sharing his personal faith in Jesus Christ with incarcerated addicts. A recovering addict himself, Ellis now uses the book he ...
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Is It Time To Stop Disrupting And Start Solving And Building Again?

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Perhaps I’m showing my age, but with the years I’ve spent working as an entrepreneur and working with and for entrepreneurs—especially social entrepreneurs ...
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2nd Annual 24-Hour Solo Live Stream Will Celebrate and Track Results on #GivingTuesday

Press Release - SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 - Devin Thorpe, a journalist and podcaster who covers the nonprofit arena, will again live stream #GivingTuesday. The global ...
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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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