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You’ll Want to Check Out These 5 Excellent Mental Health Resources
1 year 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)
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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5 Kickstarter Projects with the Greater Good in Mind
1 year ago

5 Kickstarter Projects with the Greater Good in Mind

Perusing through Kickstarter is probably one of the best ways to catch a glimpse into the future. Because this invention launchpad is accessible to anyone gutsy enough to bring their …
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The Streets Barber Delivers A Moment of Authenticity: The Best Thing We Can Share
1 year ago

The Streets Barber Delivers A Moment of Authenticity: The Best Thing We Can Share

Anthony Hamilton also known as the singing barber was quoted for saying: “Being a barber is about taking care of the people”.

What does it take to take care of …
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How Technology & Innovation Will Build a Future of Hope for the Global Refugee Crisis
1 year ago

How Technology & Innovation Will Build a Future of Hope for the Global Refugee Crisis

Last week I boarded a flight to Istanbul, Turkey to attend the first ever World Humanitarian Summit, as part of the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon’s call for humanity—people’s …
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Hope City: Teens Find Extraordinary Common Ground with Images of Hope
1 year ago

Hope City: Teens Find Extraordinary Common Ground with Images of Hope

Traumatized teens and centers of influence find extraordinary common ground with images of hope Behind a wolf mask. In an empty theater. On the roof of a stadium.

In April …
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Artists in Greece Raise Awareness of the Issues of Identity and Culture in the Era of Migration
2 years ago

Artists in Greece Raise Awareness of the Issues of Identity and Culture in the Era of Migration

Greece remains the epicenter of the ongoing refugee crisis, along with the economic and political affairs that continue to take a strenuous toll. However, the Athenians who were willing to …
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Mothers Have The Power To Build Legacies Near and Far
2 years ago

Mothers Have The Power To Build Legacies Near and Far

Legacy. For better or worse, everyone has one. My hope is for my children to dream big for themselves and the world in which they live. My goal is to …
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The Future Is Bright: Youth Pave The Way For Global Impact
2 years ago

The Future Is Bright: Youth Pave The Way For Global Impact

Global Youth Service Day is a worldwide service event that is dedicated to celebrating the initiatives that millions of children and youth work on throughout the year. All of whom take …
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Women Everywhere Took to Twitter to Share Stories of Childhood Sexual Harassment
2 years ago

Women Everywhere Took to Twitter to Share Stories of Childhood Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment has many faces. Sometimes it’s a catcall, sometimes it’s an inappropriate comment or look made by an older male, or sometimes it’s unwelcomed or forced touching. Whatever shape …
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Nine To Five Sunshine: Benefits Of Having A Green Filled Workplace
2 years ago

Nine To Five Sunshine: Benefits Of Having A Green Filled Workplace

Picture a modern office – very bright lights, and lots of white walls. This is where I found myself two months after graduating college when I got a position as …
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China: Garments With Stories
2 years ago

China: Garments With Stories

Struggling to uphold its cultural and historical identity in the midst of a modern culture of mass production famous for the tagline: ‘Made in China’

On the banks …
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International Women’s Day: Pledge For Parity Worldwide
2 years ago

International Women’s Day: Pledge For Parity Worldwide

She wept. “Live or die, you will marry him, she says.”

In one sentence, Mahira* became the face of a circumstance I only knew in theory. She told of her …
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Changing The Way We Visualize The Syrian Refugee Crisis
2 years ago

Changing The Way We Visualize The Syrian Refugee Crisis

There are over 4 million refugees (and counting) who have left ‪Syria since the beginning of the war. For many of us, the only context we get to understand the …
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Breaking Up the Winter Doldrums: Volunteer or Virtually Volunteer Options
2 years ago

Breaking Up the Winter Doldrums: Volunteer or Virtually Volunteer Options

It’s winter. And many of us have cabin fever or as I like to call it the winter doldrums. This means people are turning their thoughts to spring and what …
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World Cancer Day: Fight The Battle Alongside The Young And Brave
2 years ago

World Cancer Day: Fight The Battle Alongside The Young And Brave

My name is Matt Coulter and I’m the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Young and Brave Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping today’s youth beat cancer. We aim …
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How To Help Fight Against Human Trafficking, Our Century’s Greatest Injustice
2 years ago

How To Help Fight Against Human Trafficking, Our Century’s Greatest Injustice

It is a daunting issue. It is a current issue. It is an issue that is not going away on its own. Human Trafficking affects millions of people and sadly, …
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