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Published: 2017-11-15T12:27:00+00:00

 



Innovative Infrastructure

2017-11-15T13:23:00+00:00

Many cities are adapting in the face of climate change.



Empowering India’s Girls

2015-11-06T19:32:00+00:00

Sometimes collaboration is the most direct route to impact.



Climate Science as Culture War

2012-08-15T21:35:00+00:00

The public debate around climate change is no longer about science—it’s about values, culture, and ideology.



Diversity Opportunities

2011-11-16T17:30:00+00:00

New research finds that some companies are increasingly pro-diversity and others lag well behind.



Open Source for Humanitarian Action

2011-11-16T17:30:00+00:00

Ushahidi develops free software that allows volunteers to map humanitarian crises from their mobile phones.



Stone Soup and an Impoverished Mexican Village (Blog)

2011-10-19T21:15:00+00:00

In a session at the Opportunity Collaboration, stories were shared on the power and importance of community decision-making.



Yearning to Breathe Free: No Immigration Reform Hurts Opportunity for All (Blog)

2011-08-24T17:00:00+00:00

The anti-immigrant trend line is deeply damaging to social innovation, social justice, and civil society.



The Emotions of Aid

2011-07-27T17:00:00+00:00

“One death is a tragedy; 1 million is a statistic,” Joseph Stalin is supposed to have said. The more people we see suffering, the less we care.



The Problem with Fair Trade Coffee

2011-06-22T22:00:00+00:00

Fair Trade-certified coffee is growing in sales, but strict certification requirements are resulting in uneven economic advantages for coffee growers and lower quality coffee for consumers.



More than Beans

2011-02-16T23:00:00+00:00

Sustainable Harvest grows a new supply chain.



If the Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, They Have a Head Start in Cambodia (Blog)

2011-01-27T23:28:00+00:00

A Cambodian restaurant trains former street youth for jobs in the hospitality industry.



The Power of Many

2010-11-17T15:00:00+00:00

The Tahirih Justice Center multiplies its impact by creatively using pro bono attorneys.



Stopping Child Porn

2010-11-17T15:00:00+00:00

Computer imaging technology gets put to work to fight child porn fast—five-millisecond-fast.



Can’t Buy Me Laughter

2010-11-17T15:00:00+00:00

While more money may translate to a higher valuation of oneself, but when it comes to happiness, money is no indicator.



One Villager, One Vote

2010-11-17T14:59:00+00:00

Direct participation by Indonesian villagers proves that process matters, even when outcomes don't change.



Drowning Out Hate

2010-11-04T18:43:00+00:00

The website Not In Our Town is combating prejudice by broadcasting anti-hate stories and campaigns.



Exploring Failure (Blog)

2010-11-03T17:30:00+00:00

Failure and its upside—a report from the 2010 PopTech conference.



Long Suffering Falls Short

2010-08-24T22:44:00+00:00

Guilt might move people not to relieve suffering, but to exacerbate it by rationalizing that the victims somehow deserve their plight.



In Their Own Words

2010-08-24T20:12:00+00:00

A social media campaign aims to increase awareness of areas that reduce health risks for domestic workers and employers alike.



The Agency of African Girls and Women (Blog)

2010-07-15T17:36:00+00:00

Women are contributing to Africa’s growth surge. We cannot afford to overlook their potential and agency.



New Florida Legislation: A Slap in the Face to Nonprofit Diversity Advocates (Blog)

2010-07-01T21:43:00+00:00

The philanthropic community has no public opposition to a new, ill-advised piece of legislation.



Youth Voices in the Global Economy (Blog)

2010-06-24T19:26:00+00:00

Engaged youth on the global stage—a report from the G-20 Summit and MY SUMMIT.



The New Digital Divide (Blog)

2010-06-04T14:37:00+00:00

New levels of data-filtering, along with the growth of social networks that aggregate like-minded souls, are threatening civic engagement—and other assertions made at the Personal Democracy Forum.



Lessons from an Organizer

2010-05-26T07:58:00+00:00

CREATIVE COMMUNITY ORGANIZING: A Guide for Rabble-Rousers, Activists, and Quiet Lovers of Justice by Si Kahn



Airborne Peace

2010-05-18T21:19:00+00:00

In Rwanda, Radio La Benevolencija uses soap operas to heal ethnic tensions. Listeners who tune into a weekly show about feuding ethnic groups are more likely than non-listeners to stand up to authority and to voice their own opinions.



Settling Up

2010-03-05T01:15:00+00:00

Upwardly Global places skilled immigrants in jobs worthy of their talents.



How the Danes Do It

2010-02-24T08:00:00+00:00

How much inequality there is in a society depends on how inheritable the wealth is, which in turn depends on the kind of wealth that it is.



Lessons in Courage

2010-02-24T08:00:00+00:00

Against all odds, the Afghan Institute of Learning educates women and girls in a war-torn society.



Women Hold Both Sky and Solutions

2009-12-31T01:42:00+00:00

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof



Research: Strong Women, Strong Sector

2009-11-19T08:00:00+00:00

The more empowered a country's women, the more vibrant its nonprofit sector.



The New Women’s Movement (Blog)

2009-09-24T19:25:00+00:00




Why They Stayed

2009-08-19T01:20:00+00:00

New research reveals the economic hardships that Katrina's "stayers" were battling and the abundance of negative opinions about them.



Microfinance for the Most Marginalized

2009-08-19T01:10:00+00:00

Small loans are tipping the social scales for Roma people.



The Entrepreneurial Union

2009-08-19T01:00:00+00:00

Freelance workers, whose numbers are growing, are left without health insurance, a retirement plan, or a work community. The Freelancers Union meets these needs.



Now Media (Blog)

2009-06-26T21:09:00+00:00




Technology’s Positive Impact on Human Rights (Blog)

2009-05-07T19:24:00+00:00

The author details a Web that tells stories and exposes human injustice and trauma rather than gossip



The Best Thing We Can Do for Nonprofits–and Ourselves (Blog)

2009-04-28T20:39:00+00:00

We must actively withhold support when we see the government acting in a way counter to our ideals and its own.



Not Racing to Help

2009-03-05T08:40:00+00:00

Racism may have played a role in the government's delayed response to Katrina.



Creating the Safe Space to Talk About Race in the Nonprofit Sector (Blog)

2009-02-27T20:00:00+00:00

Just because we now have a president of color does not mean we should take the topic of diversity off our agenda.



Why I Wish Nonprofits Would Stop Using the Word “Minorities” (Blog)

2009-02-12T22:00:00+00:00

"We’ve got to stop using the word 'minorities' to describe the communities we serve. It doesn’t have any value. It never has."