Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:01:00 GMT2016-09-30T15:01:00ZGeorge Clooney continues to shine a light on the conflict and corruption in Darfur.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:25:00 GMT2016-09-30T08:25:00Z?We are here today to get to grips with a crisis on our continent that has been ignored for too long,? Zoleka Mandela said in Accra, Ghana earlier this month to announce the release of a new report. ?Road traffic injury is the single greatest danger our children face each and every day. It is entirely preventable.? It?s something Ms. Mandela, who is the granddaughter of Nelson Mandela and is an advocate for global road safety, knows about first hand. She lost her daughter Zenani just over five years ago in a car crash, one day after she became a teenager.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT2016-09-30T08:00:00Z?The Street Stops Here? is the motto of St. Anthony High School, a tiny Catholic school in Jersey City, N.J., with a national reputation. Since 1972, Bob Hurley Sr. has led the storied basketball program that has sent players to top colleges and then on to the NBA. Yet the end is approaching unless the high school can come up with between $10 million and $20 million by January.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:04:00 GMT2016-09-29T09:04:00ZThere is a fine line between helping refugees using the power of business, innovation and entrepreneurship and exploiting them to make money. Government agencies, the media and NGO?s must be vigilant about this.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:38:00 GMT2016-09-29T00:38:00ZThere are growing numbers of social enterprises tackling the challenge of clean and sustainable water in the APAC region.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:14:00 GMT2016-09-27T09:14:00ZTrump may have said "pay my Foundation," violating tax rules. But if he did, was he just emulating the Clinton Foundation?
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:57:00 GMT2016-09-26T16:57:00ZMany social impact ?intrapraneurs? find themselves in a lonely role they didn?t expect ? as the chief protagonist of change within institutions that are endlessly resistant to that change. What I?ve found is that our survival is often predicated on an ability to not just push an ambitious agenda in the outside world, but to maintain an equally expansive focus internally. Here are five things I?ve found essential in supporting the success of these fearless social impact leaders.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:55:00 GMT2016-09-24T12:55:00ZNon-profits are blamed for over-replication and a lack of collaboration but it is the funders, not the non-profits, creating a flawed economy.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:09:00 GMT2016-09-23T09:09:00ZFirst, Hillary Clinton proposed raising estate taxes from the current 40% to 45%. Now, she wants a 65% death tax. Any questions?
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:32:00 GMT2016-09-23T08:32:00ZHall of Fame basketball coach Bob Hurley Sr. and St. Anthony High School may have to shut the doors to the Jersey City, N.J. school if enough funds aren't raised.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:13:00 GMT2016-09-22T07:13:00ZHow do you determine when to scale your business?
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:25:00 GMT2016-09-21T11:25:00ZYounger donors can now make use of charitable remainder annuity trusts.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:01:00 GMT2016-09-21T11:01:00ZWe asked Deshpandé, the Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing at Harvard Business School, a few questions about his recently published interview with Azmi, which was conducted in 2015.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:10:00 GMT2016-09-21T00:10:00ZOver the last few years, impact-driven enterprises are gaining traction in the UAE, where there is an appetite for start-up businesses and a focus on innovation.
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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:55:00 GMT2016-09-20T12:55:00ZGrindr typically connects it’s 5 million male users to hookup, date, become friends and attend parties together, but since 2012, the hookup app has also used its vast audience and network to positively impact the LGBTQ community.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:42:00 GMT2016-09-15T10:42:00ZCatering to billionaires and other wealthy entrepreneurs is becoming a greater priority at UBS. Advising on philanthropic giving is part of its latest push.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:00:00 GMT2016-09-15T10:00:00ZFor internationally operating companies, it’s difficult to build a great reputation for social responsibility. It takes more than just commitment to community, building a solid workplace for your people and honest governance—it takes the ability to communicate your positive deeds to others lest they go unnoticed.
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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19:44:00 GMT2016-09-14T15:44:00ZThe Facebook CEO sold $95 million of Facebook stock on Sept. 9 and Sept. 12 as part of his ongoing plan to give away 99% of his holdings in the company.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:06:00 GMT2016-09-14T13:06:00ZI first met Dean Bragonier, the founder of NoticeAbility — a nonprofit changing the world for students with dyslexia — after I saw him pitch at a Power Launch's Pitch In Event in Boston. Pitch In is essentially a Shark Tank for Nonprofits and I love attending these events because you can learn a lot by watching executive directors pitch their organizations to the judges and audience. It’s fun to get a glimpse into how donors decide where to invest their funding and it’s interesting to see the way in which people use stories to demonstrate both their impact and their need. Anyone who has ever appealed to an individual (versus a foundation) knows that the strength of the pitch can be the most important factor in a successful outcome. It’s the pitch — the story, the appeal — that donors often base their initial decisions on (the due diligence comes after a pledge has been made). I don’t know if Bragonier was an actor in a previous life, but his pitch was captivating (if you don’t believe me, you can watch his Tedx talk here). Dyslexia is a condition that affects an average of 20% of the population, and I watched Bragonier convince the other 80% of the room that, as a society, we share a collective responsibility to reimagine opportunities in education for our dyslexic youth. As someone who has helped develop innovative curriculum for dyslexic middle schoolers, it’s clear that Bragnoier spends a lot of time thinking about how he structures content and presents data. Here are a few things you can learn about pitching your cause by studying how he does it: Be Vulnerable, But Also Credible. Anyone can be vulnerable — but it’s tougher to be both vulnerable and credible. Within a few minutes of chatting about his work, Bragonier will openly talk about his own experiences with dyslexia, sharing insights into the struggle and isolation he endured as a student. He recalls walking down the hall and hearing things like, "That guy Dean? Kid's so dumb he can't even read." And hearing his teachers consistently tell his parents, "Your son is a smart kid, if he just tried harder. I think he's a little lazy." By middle school, Bragonier had internalized all of this and, given his low self-esteem, he gravitated towards other students who were engaged in at-risk behavior like drugs and violence. (Studies show that up to 35% of dyslexics drop out of high school.) Most of us are compelled when we see others being courageous and vulnerable, and being honest in this manner can be a great way to establish trust and create genuine connections. I saw the founder of a cancer charity begin her pitch with, “When my mom was diagnosed with cancer, I felt angry and powerless and full of self-pity.” Immediately, she made herself relatable and you couldn’t help but lean in to want to hear the rest of her story. You are rooting for her before you even know why. When talking about his work, in person or onstage, Bragonier always makes a bigger leap from citing his own suffering to sharing broader research related to students today in order to help his audience understand the depth of this issue. He quotes experts who have studied dyslexia. He knows what all of the literature says and this makes him credible. He cites psychologist Gershen Kaufman, who discovered in his study on shame culture, that people who struggle to read report feeling the same levels[...]
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:57:00 GMT2016-09-13T08:57:00ZBill and Hillary Clinton have been enriched beyond measure, due in large part to their association with their Foundation. It may be perfectly legal, but there is no precedent in the tax law for evaluating this.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT2016-09-13T00:00:00ZAlmost a year ago, the world?s governments came together and made a commitment that will profoundly shape the future of our planet.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:24:00 GMT2016-09-12T09:24:00ZUnfortunately, not all wars get fought by the rules. Especially the ones in your own home.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:02:00 GMT2016-09-12T07:02:00ZExclusive interview with chef and philanthropist Claus Meyer during his visit to Blaye, France, to discuss his latest venture.
Wed, 7 Sep 2016 13:05:00 GMT2016-09-07T09:05:00ZAs we speak, 360 Millennial changemakers are meeting in Pennsylvania as part of the Merit360 conference, held by World Merit. These young folks from around the globe have gathered to come up with actionable solutions to the world's most pressing issues. And, they are prepared to make an impact, as they are preparing to voice their solutions in front of the United Nations on Friday, September 9, 2016.