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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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This Girl’s Thing Is Picking Up Plastic–She’s Not Your Typical 10-Year-Old

Lilly Platt moved to Holland where her grandfather began teaching her to speak Dutch. To help her learn numbers, they collected pieces of plastic trash and counted them. She no ...
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Case in Point: John Nanni Is a Living Object Lesson for Polio Vaccination

John Nanni, as most people who contract polio do, got it as a baby, just one year before the vaccine became widely available. Although he recovered from the paralysis as ...
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November Changemaker of the Month Voting Starts Today

You can help choose the Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the month for November 2018 right here. We have 17 great candidates for your consideration. You can read ...
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How To Get Media Attention For Your Social Venture

This post was originally produced for Forbes. A bit of good press can play a role in attracting capital, new hires and customers. Entrepreneurs often sense that this is the ...
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#MeToo Survivor Shares Her Story Of Resilience And Hope

Leta Greene has built a happy, productive life as a mother and a professional speaker and makeup artist. She is proud of this. She is particularly proud that no one ...
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New Search Engine Generates Clean Water Along With Search Results

Andrea Demichelis has created a new search engine at ElliotForWater.com where revenue is used in part to provide clean water to people who need it. The search engine uses Bing ...
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Why Social Entrepreneurs and Impact Investors Should Vote

This post was originally produced for Forbes. Everyone should vote. Today, I’m going to make the case for why social entrepreneurs and impact investors should. None of these reasons are ...
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Gates Foundation Maintains Commitment To Rotary-Led Polio Eradication Partnership

In 1988, Rotary formally kicked off its PolioPlus program, in concert with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. UNICEF and the World Health Organization became the implementation partners in what ...
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Is Impact Investing Attempting To Solve Problems Using The Tools That Created Them?

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Jed Emerson, 59, widely recognized in the impact investing ...
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Our Solutions Are Greater Than Our Problems

Does it feel like Earth is spiraling out of control, that poverty, disease and climate change are bound to overwhelm us? When I was born, more than half of the ...
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WHO’s Dr. Ujala Nayyar Says The End To Polio Is Coming

Dr. Ujala Nayyar, the surveillance officer for polio at the World Health Organization in Pakistan, says the country is doing its “level best” to eradicate polio, even as she issues ...
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This Polio Survivor Travels The World Vaccinating Children

Ann Lee Hussey is a polio survivor and a veterinary technician who travels the world leading other volunteers on trips to vaccinate children against polio. She’s been on 30 such ...
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UNICEF’s Polio Chief Shares Updates, Insights, Prospects For Eradication

Akhil Iyer now leads UNICEF”s global polio eradication effort; he’s spent most of his three-decade career fight polio. He acknowledges that ending polio has proven more difficult than hoped and ...
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Free Fundraising Opportunity for Nonprofits on #GivingTuesday

Press Release - SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – November 2, 2018 – In an effort to increase donations to nonprofit organizations on #GivingTuesday, YouTube show host Devin Thorpe will be streaming ...
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Ina Pinkney Shares Her Incredible Polio Story

A generation ago, most people in the U.S. knew a polio survivor. Today, there are so few left, there are very few so many people can’t name an acquaintance, let ...
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Rotary’s Lead Polio Fighter ‘Not Discouraged’ By Ongoing Trickle Of Cases

Carol Pandak, the director of PolioPlus for Rotary International, acknowledged that the fight against polio is difficult. Rooting out polio from conflict regions in Afghanistan especially is challenging. Still, she ...
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Hult Prize Winners Awarded $1M To Transform The Lives Of 10M People

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Four students at University College London who launched aptly ...
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Surviving Japan’s 9.0 Earthquake Changed This Trader’s Life For Good

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. “I was living in Tokyo at the time and ...
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Think You Know Haiti? Samuel Dameus Says Think Again!

Samuel Dameus, a social entrepreneur from Haiti, says the world’s perception of Haiti is malformed, by what we read about Haiti in the media. The Caribbean country rivals its peers ...
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Siegel Family Endowment Makes Ongoing Commitment to Computer Science Education

By Chris Dovi, Executive Director, CodeVA Amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City streets, partnerships are made every day that impact the trajectory of business and industry. Some ...
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How Deep Optimism Is the Key to Solving the World’s Biggest Problems and Yours

People often ask, “are you a glass is half full or half empty kind of person?” Entrepreneurs I’ve known can look at a virtually empty glass and see it as ...
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The New Sheriff In Human Trafficking Is Wielding Big Data

This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Heather (not her real name) was working consensually at ...
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This Quadriplegic Turns His Horror Into Hope For Others

Nathan Ogden broke his neck twice--the second time when he was dropped off an x-ray table a year after being paralyzed. He turned tragedy into triumph, building a successful career ...
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Women’s Unique Traits Make Them Powerful, Author Says

Amy Stanton, the CEO of Stanton & Company, an agency that focuses on sports and lifestyle businesses, mostly run by women, co-authored The Feminine Revolution with Catherine Connors. Their thesis: ...
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How You Can Grow Donations From Your Existing Donors 72%

Adam Treiser wanted to do something to make a difference in the world. A lawyer by training, he was unsatisfied with the work he was doing, so he immersed himself ...
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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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