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How Virtual Reality is the Power of Immersive Storytelling
4 days ago

How Virtual Reality is the Power of Immersive Storytelling

The line curled around the room and zigzagged several rounds outside. With curiosity getting the best of me, I wasn’t about to miss out on a chance to test out …
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The World’s Poorest Communities Dispel a Big Myth About the Environment
3 weeks ago

The World’s Poorest Communities Dispel a Big Myth About the Environment

In most ongoing conversations about the planet’s environmental issues, you’ll frequently hear the names of major actors: The United States Government, the Vatican, the oil industry, and the United Nations. …
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A Look At World Orphan Care in Ethiopia
3 weeks ago

A Look At World Orphan Care in Ethiopia

One of the hardest things in this world is reevaluating the way things have been done and accepting that they were done wrong.

One such issue is that of orphan …
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Stories Change Lives. Discover 5 Stories From Around the Globe That Will Make you Want to Do More
2 months ago

Stories Change Lives. Discover 5 Stories From Around the Globe That Will Make you Want to Do More

I have always loved stories. I believe that stories have the power to take us to another world, change our perspectives, and inspire action. This philosophy has become central to …
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The 4 Areas of Progress 4 Years after the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse
2 months ago

The 4 Areas of Progress 4 Years after the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse

It has been four years since the Rana Plaza Factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 1,134 people and injuring over 2,500 in one day. The world watched in horror as …
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Central American Youth Leading the Way in Sustainability
3 months ago

Central American Youth Leading the Way in Sustainability

Crime, gang violence, and narco-trafficking are well-known as being among the primary forces motivating Central American youth to risk everything to travel to the southern border of the United States. …
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Conscious Consumerism Leads to Water Conservation
3 months ago

Conscious Consumerism Leads to Water Conservation

In honor of World Water Day, recognized annually on March 22, and its 2017 theme of “Wastewater,” it is fitting to talk about one of the largest polluters of water …
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How One Nonprofit Is Aiding thousands Of Children Around The World
3 months ago

How One Nonprofit Is Aiding thousands Of Children Around The World

The goal of Assisting Children in Need (ACN) is simple: Help children make sense of a world often difficult to understand. Vice President Melissa Klein told me about ACN’s latest …
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Reviving the Spirit of Giving, One Small Token at a Time
6 months ago

Reviving the Spirit of Giving, One Small Token at a Time

The holiday season has changed quite a bit over the last few decades. Our great-grandparents’ Decembers were pre-Amazon and pre-Black Friday—all about connecting with family and, most importantly, expressing love …
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The Kula Project On Why Listening Creates Powerful Opportunity For Farmers in Rwanda
7 months ago

The Kula Project On Why Listening Creates Powerful Opportunity For Farmers in Rwanda

“The reason I think poverty is still where it is is because we do not listen.” -Sarah Buchanan, Co-Founder of Kula Project

By definition, The Kula Project is a charity. …
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3 Ways We Can Be Freedom Fighters For Women Around the World
7 months ago

3 Ways We Can Be Freedom Fighters For Women Around the World

Modern day slavery, human trafficking, unfair working conditions and wages, these are all great offenses on one’s human rights. According to Equality Now, trafficking women and children for sexual exploitation …
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Empower Workers and Support Human Rights with your Thoughtful Purchases
7 months ago

Empower Workers and Support Human Rights with your Thoughtful Purchases

The way we spend our money speaks volumes about who we are and what kind of world we want to live in. How we use our money is profoundly …
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The Adventure Project—Revolutionizing Charity, One Entrepreneur At A Time
7 months ago

The Adventure Project—Revolutionizing Charity, One Entrepreneur At A Time

“I am no longer scrambling to provide for my family. I am proud to be a business-woman, farmer, and mother.” – Monika, a Farmer in Kenya of The Adventure Project


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2030 Now: Bringing Youth to the Conversation
8 months ago

2030 Now: Bringing Youth to the Conversation

“What type of world do you want to live in by the year 2030?”

September brought forth multiple events from the Social Good Summit, the Clinton Global Initiative to the …
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Hunger is a Solvable Problem | Here’s How You Can Be Part of the Solution
8 months ago

Hunger is a Solvable Problem | Here’s How You Can Be Part of the Solution

End Hunger. It’s a bold statement. It’s so bold, that sometimes it doesn’t even feel real. Because most of us live in an environment where food is inches …
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You’ll Want to Check Out These 5 Excellent Mental Health Resources
9 months ago

You’ll Want to Check Out These 5 Excellent Mental Health Resources

Adolescence and early adulthood is tumultuous time for most of us. But research has shown that some LGBTQ youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience violence in …
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How Millennials Have Changed the Fundraising Game (and How Nonprofits Can Keep Them Engaged)
9 months ago

How Millennials Have Changed the Fundraising Game (and How Nonprofits Can Keep Them Engaged)

The millions of young adults who make up the Millennial generation – the men and women born between the ‘80s and early’ ‘00s – are making their presence felt across …
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Social Good Roundup: Food Heroes to Drone Mapping for Refugee Relief
9 months ago

Social Good Roundup: Food Heroes to Drone Mapping for Refugee Relief

In this week’s social good roundup, discover how organizations are making an impact locally through food heroes to globally with drone mapping for refugee relief to digitally by utilizing social media in …
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Children’s Literature Promoting Global Citizenship
9 months ago

Children’s Literature Promoting Global Citizenship

The world’s future depends on our children’s ability to approach cultural differences with openness and curiosity, and to appreciate and embrace the beauty and intrigue of “otherness.” -Jaimie Scanlon, …
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Highlights from Mashable’s Social Good Summit 2016
9 months ago

Highlights from Mashable’s Social Good Summit 2016

“It’s the spirit of innovation, of risk taking, of daring that we need now more than ever in the humanitarian world,” Ravi Gurumurthy of the International Rescue Committee said. Gurumurthy …
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Social Good Roundup: Champions for Good and World Peace Day
9 months ago

Social Good Roundup: Champions for Good and World Peace Day

As mentioned in last week’s round-up, the Social Good Summit concluded after two days of sessions with leaders from around the world.  In addition, the Champions for Social Good …
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In Cambodia, Mother With HIV Fights for Her Children’s Future
9 months ago

In Cambodia, Mother With HIV Fights for Her Children’s Future

It has been two years since Thythy’s husband died of AIDS. The 29-year-old mother of two gets by on donated rice and fish from her church, and the meager earnings …
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Social Good Roundup: Mashable Summit to Affordable Health Foods in LA
9 months ago

Social Good Roundup: Mashable Summit to Affordable Health Foods in LA

It’s been a busy month for social good in New York City. This past week NYC hosted Impact 2030 and now this weekend (9/18-9/19), Mashable’s Social Good Summit. Both conferences are purposed to bring people from …
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Standing With Refugees: A Global Conversation About A Global Crisis
11 months ago

Standing With Refugees: A Global Conversation About A Global Crisis

“Refugees are people like anyone else, like you and me. They led ordinary lives before becoming displaced, and their biggest dream is to be able to live normally again. On …
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Nonviolent Peaceforce: Conflict Without Weapons
11 months ago

Nonviolent Peaceforce: Conflict Without Weapons

 

I walked into Nonviolent Peaceforce at the end of May hoping for a break from the anger that I kept feeling in policy school. My first year at the …
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