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Hank Fortener, Founder of AdoptTogether, on Why We Need #WorldAdoptionDay
11 months ago

Hank Fortener, Founder of AdoptTogether, on Why We Need #WorldAdoptionDay

From his earliest memory, Hank can remember always having room for one more person in his home.

His family fostered 36 children over the course of 7 years, with varying …
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Accepting My Depression: How I Learned To Be Honest With Myself
12 months ago

Accepting My Depression: How I Learned To Be Honest With Myself

Haiti is a wild place. The humidity kisses you upon your arrival. The smell of street food and diesel gas fumes fill the air. The people are boisterous and full …
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Launching Your New Idea Begins With Being Present-Focused
12 months ago

Launching Your New Idea Begins With Being Present-Focused

About three months ago I dreamt up a new business idea. Internally, I recognized its importance and alignment with my goals. I let it sit untouched on the back …
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Documentary: Soufra, The Wildly Inspirational Story Of A Refugee Social Entrepreneur
12 months ago

Documentary: Soufra, The Wildly Inspirational Story Of A Refugee Social Entrepreneur

The​ ​new​ ​documentary​ ​film​ ​​Soufra​ ​​opens​ ​on​ ​a​ ​dilapidated​ ​refugee​ ​camp​ ​just​ ​south​ ​of​ ​Beirut—a one-square-kilometer​ ​settlement​ ​that​ ​some​ ​22,000​ ​residents​ ​call​ ​home.​ ​Many​ ​have​ ​lived​ ​in​ ​this place​ …
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Learning to Say NO: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Avoiding Burnout
12 months ago

Learning to Say NO: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Avoiding Burnout

One of the greatest misconceptions amongst entrepreneurs and small business owners first striking out on their own, always seems to be that you must say “yes” to everything and everyone. …
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How To Press On With Your Vision When People Around You Don’t Support You
12 months ago

How To Press On With Your Vision When People Around You Don’t Support You

I have always prided myself on my communication skills. A classic ENFP (anyone else love Myers-Briggs?), I am excited and can easily draw people into a vision or goal. So, …
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How To Be Honest With Yourself In The Midst of Tough Work
12 months ago

How To Be Honest With Yourself In The Midst of Tough Work

Though I am embarrassed at times to admit it, it took me several years to realize that I had allowed my intense work in Haiti and the Dominican Republic to …
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Why #MeToo Matters
12 months ago

Why #MeToo Matters

Over the last few days, women and men have flooded social media with the #MeToo hashtag, telling stories of their experiences of sexual harassment and assault. After news of Harry …
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​Listening: ​Your Most Important Skill As A Leader
12 months ago

​Listening: ​Your Most Important Skill As A Leader

There have been many things in my life for which I have felt prepared. Being a leader of an international staff and a US-based board team was not one of …
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Why Fair Trade Matters
1 year ago

Why Fair Trade Matters

Conscious shoppers have a lot to consider during their everyday purchases–whether it’s the types of ingredients in products at the grocery store, how clothes are manufactured, or …
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YOUTH: THE DRIVING FORCE OF SOCIAL CHANGE
1 year ago

YOUTH: THE DRIVING FORCE OF SOCIAL CHANGE

Editor’s Note Conscious Magazine has teamed up with Kellie Kreiss, Co-Founder of Global Populace, to tell stories of impact that encourage an exchange of ideas. Find out more about Kellie …
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Top 5 Ways Social Entrepreneurs Can Turn Networking Into Meaningful Relationships
1 year ago

Top 5 Ways Social Entrepreneurs Can Turn Networking Into Meaningful Relationships

You may already get the importance of networking and attending events or sending messages with the intention of connecting. However, networking is not about the original action, but about the …
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To Honor Those Who Have Battled Breast Cancer
1 year ago

Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To Honor Those Who Have Battled Breast Cancer

One in eight women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed worldwide. Of the predicted …
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5 Ways To Leave Positive Footprints on Your Travels
1 year ago

5 Ways To Leave Positive Footprints on Your Travels

The old adage that travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer is very true. I firmly believe that travel, especially solo travel, is one of …
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7 Reasons To Be Excited About Your Calling
1 year ago

7 Reasons To Be Excited About Your Calling

You get a great idea for a nonprofit or service project that you want to start—as many people do—but then, you start to talk yourself out of it.  Time, money, …
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Permission To Feel Failure
1 year ago

Permission To Feel Failure

We’re going to face failure. We’re entrepreneurs after all.

And we know we can crush it because we’ve all heard the anecdotes…

If Thomas Edison had believed in failure, we …
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Epic Foundation: Creating A Movement Around Charitable Giving
1 year ago

Epic Foundation: Creating A Movement Around Charitable Giving

Over the years, WHo CAREs!? has identified several Chief Care Officers. Through their unique leadership skills, they create a healthier and a more caring environment. An environment that not only …
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Artificial Intelligence And The Age Of Empathy
1 year ago

Artificial Intelligence And The Age Of Empathy

Lately, AI has been the source of various articles and discussions. A new frontier, a new era, and a new industrial revolution have been dawning. Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt calls …
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2030 Now: Bringing Youth to the Conversation
1 year 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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The Must Reads of 2017 That Will Bring Out Your Inner Champion
1 year ago

The Must Reads of 2017 That Will Bring Out Your Inner Champion

As we head into the new season, you may be goal setting, sharing your intentions, or even refining your new year resolutions, and in the process, may find yourself …
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The Benefit Mindset—A Leadership Investment
1 year ago

The Benefit Mindset—A Leadership Investment

In what is being called a global movement, a growing community of like-minded organizations are using business as a force for good. Globally, there are now 1700 B-Corporations who are using …
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How To Deal With Negative Feedback
1 year ago

How To Deal With Negative Feedback

We’re big encouragers at DesignGood. We love cheering people on as they follow their passions, start their dream businesses and go big.

To do all of that, …
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A Look At World Orphan Care in Ethiopia
1 year 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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Love Is Not Outrageous—It Takes A Stand Against The Outrageous
1 year ago

Love Is Not Outrageous—It Takes A Stand Against The Outrageous

It seems that terrorism has become a regular occurrence. Just this year, it was a concert in Manchester, then on London Bridge. These acts are not only extreme but …
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How We Overcome Fear When Pursuing Our Dreams
1 year ago

How We Overcome Fear When Pursuing Our Dreams

There are times when we all feel like our dreams may be a bit too big, our goals a little unattainable and our ambitions a bit out of reach. The …
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