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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 2109 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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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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