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Devin D. Thorpe
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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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Noah Gainsburg and Christi Green

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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Activists Working To Expand Regenerative Agriculture In Great Lakes, Around The World

Regenerative agriculture is suddenly sexy. Practitioners have been advocating its use for more than a decade but only recently has it begun to catch media attention and with it the ...
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This Little Rebellion Brings Comfort To The Suffering And Money To Charities

When Jake Teitelbaum was fighting cancer, he hated wearing the hospital-issued socks and instead brought bright socks from home. It gave him a way to manifest his fighting spirit. Having ...
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Love And Technology Enable Disabled Indian Girls To Communicate For First Time

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Dr. Michelle Harrison, the founder of Shishur Sevay, says, ...
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How Investing In Regenerative Agriculture Can Help Stem Climate Change Profitably

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Investing in regenerative agriculture has the potential to address ...
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2018 Changemaker of the Year: Marc Alain Boucicault, Founder of Banj

Congratulations to Marc Alain Boucicault, Founder of Banj, a coworking space for tech entrepreneurs in Haiti, for being selected by the Your Mark on the World audience as the 2018 Changemaker ...
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Mission To Serve ‘Poor And Vulnerable’ Guides This Health Care Impact Investment Fund

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Nonprofit Providence St. Joseph Health, the third largest health ...
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Generous Teen Says His Dyslexia Helps Him Relate To Others’ Challenges

Noah Gainsburg has been volunteering at the St. Francis Neighborhood Center for years, mentoring and tutoring youth there. In recent years, he’s become a star fundraiser as well. Christi Green, ...
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Vote Now! Choose the Changemaker of the Year!

You can help choose the 2018 Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the Year right here. We have 14 great candidates for your consideration. You can read more about ...
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You Chose Classy’s Scot Chisholm As December’s Changemaker Of The Month

You chose Classy CEO Scot Chisholm as the Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the Month for December 2018, after he joined host Devin Thorpe to announce that nonprofits ...
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This Organization Executes On Three Separate Goals With A Narrow Focus

Nicholas Metropulos, 19, leads Fishing for Families in Need, a nonprofit organization founded by his brother more than a decade ago. The organization teaches children about the environment and responsible ...
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This Organization Seeks To Empower Youth Globally

Cynthia English founded Global Scribes to create an international peace movement for youth that empowers them to make a difference starting wherever they are. With members in 44 countries, the ...
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You Choose the December Changemaker of the Month

You can help choose the Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the month for December 2018 right here. We have 13 great candidates for your consideration. You can read ...
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Be Thankful for Social Entrepreneurs Who Are Seriously Changing the World

This post was originally produced for Forbes. The phrase, “change the world,” is becoming cliché. We give ourselves too much credit for too little impact when we think we can ...
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Rice Inc. Team Selected By Readers As Changemaker Of The Month For November 2018

The Rice Inc. team, winners of the $1 million 2018 Hult Prize for social entrepreneurship was chosen by readers to be the November 2018 Your Mark on the World Changemaker ...
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His Sister Was Murdered By A Serial Killer And He Opposes The Death Penalty

Christian Harrison was still a child when his older sister Kasee went missing. It would be decades before it was determined that she was one of Gary Ridgway’s 71 victims ...
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Motiv Could Revolutionize Banking With No-Fee Services

Sometimes it seems that big banks have treat customers more like victims. Banks make it difficult to understand when money is available for withdrawal and the “float” on checks makes ...
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Filmmaker Says, ‘It’s Not the Cow’s Fault’ and ‘Millennials Are Our Only Hope’

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. In a wide-ranging conversation with author and filmmaker Josh ...
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