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George Clooney, Don Cheadle, and Matt Damon Release the South Sudan Report

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:01:00 GMT2016-09-30T15:01:00Z

George Clooney continues to shine a light on the conflict and corruption in Darfur.

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Zoleka Mandela Speaks Out: Africa's "Hidden Epidemic" Of Road Crashes Kills & Injures Schoolchildren

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.

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Can Coach Bob Hurley Save St. Anthony And Its Legendary High School Basketball Program?

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.

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Finding Talent & Entrepreneurs Among 21 Million Global Refugees

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:04:00 GMT2016-09-29T09:04:00Z

There 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.

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Australasia's Water Focused Social Enterprises Making Waves

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:38:00 GMT2016-09-29T00:38:00Z

There are growing numbers of social enterprises tackling the challenge of clean and sustainable water in the APAC region.

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Trump Diverted Money To His Foundation, Says Report; You Mean Like Clinton Foundation?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:14:00 GMT2016-09-27T09:14:00Z

Trump may have said "pay my Foundation," violating tax rules. But if he did, was he just emulating the Clinton Foundation?

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Navigating The Maze Of A Corporate Responsibility Executive

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:57:00 GMT2016-09-26T16:57:00Z

Many 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.

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Why Non-Profits Don't Collaborate

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:55:00 GMT2016-09-24T12:55:00Z

Non-profits are blamed for over-replication and a lack of collaboration but it is the funders, not the non-profits, creating a flawed economy.

Hillary Clinton Vows 65% Estate Tax To Donald Trump's Repeal

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:09:00 GMT2016-09-23T09:09:00Z

First, Hillary Clinton proposed raising estate taxes from the current 40% to 45%. Now, she wants a 65% death tax. Any questions?

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Legendary Coach And School Looking For A Miracle

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:32:00 GMT2016-09-23T08:32:00Z

Hall 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.

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Making An Impact: Knowing When To Scale And When To Not

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:13:00 GMT2016-09-22T07:13:00Z

How do you determine when to scale your business?

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New IRS Rule Opens Tax Saving Strategy To Art Collectors

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:25:00 GMT2016-09-21T11:25:00Z

Younger donors can now make use of charitable remainder annuity trusts.

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Shabana Azmi: Leveraging Bollywood Fame Into Social Good

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:01:00 GMT2016-09-21T11:01:00Z

We 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.

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Social Enterprise Could Be The UAE's Next Big Venture -- If Government And Investors Step Up

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:10:00 GMT2016-09-21T00:10:00Z

Over 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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Lessons In Corporate Philanthropy: Grindr Connects Nonprofits And LGBTQ Advocates With Tech Talent

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:55:00 GMT2016-09-20T12:55:00Z

Grindr 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.

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Celebrities And Billionaires Talk Innovative Giving At UBS's First US Philanthropy Conference

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:42:00 GMT2016-09-15T10:42:00Z

Catering to billionaires and other wealthy entrepreneurs is becoming a greater priority at UBS. Advising on philanthropic giving is part of its latest push.

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The Companies With The Best CSR Reputations In The World In 2016

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:00:00 GMT2016-09-15T10:00:00Z

For 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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Mark Zuckerberg Sold $285 Million In Facebook Stock In Past Month For Charity

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19:44:00 GMT2016-09-14T15:44:00Z

The 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.

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How This Founder Gets The World To Care About Dyslexia

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:06:00 GMT2016-09-14T13:06:00Z

I 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[...]

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Dear Clinton Foundation: If A Charity Enriches Its Founders, Is It Still A Charity?

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:57:00 GMT2016-09-13T08:57:00Z

Bill 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.

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A Global Battle Plan: Social Entrepreneurs Needed to Accomplish UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT2016-09-13T00:00:00Z

Almost a year ago, the world?s governments came together and made a commitment that will profoundly shape the future of our planet.

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The Gutting Of Wounded Warrior: How To Kill A Charity

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:24:00 GMT2016-09-12T09:24:00Z

Unfortunately, not all wars get fought by the rules. Especially the ones in your own home.

Claus Meyer, Food Visionary And Philanthropist, Talks Noma And Agern Restaurants

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:02:00 GMT2016-09-12T07:02:00Z

Exclusive interview with chef and philanthropist Claus Meyer during his visit to Blaye, France, to discuss his latest venture.

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Poverty Has Reaching Effects, So What Are You Wasting For?

Wed, 7 Sep 2016 13:05:00 GMT2016-09-07T09:05:00Z

As 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.

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