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Transformative Community Involvement: What it Means, What it Takes, What it Gives
8 months ago

Transformative Community Involvement: What it Means, What it Takes, What it Gives

Business and societal challenges are becoming increasingly bigger and way too complex to be addressed by traditional, transactional approaches to community involvement. Although any form of philanthropy is inherently …
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Driving Stronger Collective Impact through the New Cycle of CSR
9 months ago

Driving Stronger Collective Impact through the New Cycle of CSR

In the eyes of American consumers today, a company’s values are as important as its products and services. According to research from Cone and Duke University, 79% of consumers would switch from …
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What Plato Teaches Us About Leadership
10 months ago

What Plato Teaches Us About Leadership

Hey, Conscious readers! I thought I’d switch it up on you this time. Last time I wrote about TEDx events, but this time, I want to talk about something few …
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17 Lessons We Learn From Gandhi on How to Lead an Effective Social Enterprise
10 months ago

17 Lessons We Learn From Gandhi on How to Lead an Effective Social Enterprise

Gandhi is one of the best examples of a social entrepreneur, believe it or not. While most people know him for his community organizing work, he built his reputation on …
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The Certification That is Going to Revolutionize Conscious Consumerism
10 months ago

The Certification That is Going to Revolutionize Conscious Consumerism

These days, conscious consumerism is gaining more and more traction. We increasingly care about how our products are made, who is making them, and under what conditions employees are living …
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How To Reconnect With Your Intuition When You Face Doubt
10 months ago

How To Reconnect With Your Intuition When You Face Doubt

Entrepreneur or not, most of us desire to pursue exciting and promising projects. When pursuing such projects, we naturally desire the confidence that we‛re moving in the right direction because …
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Using Mindfulness To Get You Through Your Journey
11 months ago

Using Mindfulness To Get You Through Your Journey

I come from a past tainted by depression, anxiety and self-injury; and the most common questions I have been asked are “how did I journey into hope and healing?” and …
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Cause Marketing Partnerships Are Changing the Way We Do Good
11 months ago

Cause Marketing Partnerships Are Changing the Way We Do Good

This April I attended the invitation-only event “New Frontier of Brands That Do – Do Good,” hosted by Ogilvy PR and Good Scout Group bringing together brand leaders to discuss corporate responsibility trends …
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5 Simple Ways To Start Your Morning Strong
11 months ago

5 Simple Ways To Start Your Morning Strong

It’s 9AM on a Wednesday. Read a chapter in a John Steinbeck novel, finished cooking a blueberry pancake breakfast for my two roommates, and now I’m curled up with a …
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Why Self-Care Needs To Be A Priority For Social Entrepreneurs
11 months ago

Why Self-Care Needs To Be A Priority For Social Entrepreneurs

No one ever said entrepreneurship was easy.

Among other things, entrepreneurship requires a thick skin, a virtual immunity to rejection, long hours of planning, and lots of networking.

All this …
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How Impact Investing Can Influence the World Around You
11 months ago

How Impact Investing Can Influence the World Around You

“Who’s coming with me?” Jerry Maguire

It’s easy to discount how much influence we can have on the people around us. That is until we remember how many of our …
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Why Social Entrepreneurs Can’t Do Small Talk
12 months ago

Why Social Entrepreneurs Can’t Do Small Talk

It’s All About Deeper Connections…We all have one: that friend who is always asking us not just how we’re doing, but—really—how are we doing? That person who not only listens …
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An Introduction To Raising Money For Your Startup
12 months ago

An Introduction To Raising Money For Your Startup

Small businesses may piece together funding from several different sources—such as bank loans, friends and family, or equity investors. Read this article to learn more about financing options available for …
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3 Tips For Sharing Your Vision With Your Team
12 months ago

3 Tips For Sharing Your Vision With Your Team

We all have the same machine clanking around our heads. A walnut. And these walnuts, these machines, never touch each other, never see each other, never say hello to each …
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How Do You Use Your Social? 
1 year ago

How Do You Use Your Social? 

Have you taken a minute to stop and notice how much content in the digital world is thrown at you on a daily basis? If you haven’t, take a quick second …
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Legal Minute: 6 Important Tips for Hiring Unpaid Interns
1 year ago

Legal Minute: 6 Important Tips for Hiring Unpaid Interns

So you’re a new business owner in need of personnel. Thank goodness for unpaid interns willing to trade in their time for experience. Before you set your eager new intern …
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What Makes You Tick? Questions To Ask Yourself
1 year ago

What Makes You Tick? Questions To Ask Yourself

I think it’s fair to say that no matter who we are or where we are at in this journey, we can always find ways to create more meaning in …
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5 Tips For Developing Your Dream Product
1 year ago

5 Tips For Developing Your Dream Product

For many of us, creating a product is the ultimate dream. The idea that you designed and produced a physical product that lives out in the world is exciting, to …
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Employee Equity The Easy Way
1 year ago

Employee Equity The Easy Way

Numerous studies have found less staff turnover and more productive and innovative employees at firms where employees share a financial stake in the company’s success. But, granting employees shares of stock can also be …
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Demystifying The Myths Of Switching To A Career In The Nonprofit Sector
1 year ago

Demystifying The Myths Of Switching To A Career In The Nonprofit Sector

In January, many people think about changing careers. But many don’t think about the nonprofit sector as an option. I have often wondered why that is…why as we are growing up …
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5 Qualities Of A Conscious Leader
1 year ago

5 Qualities Of A Conscious Leader

As younger generations enter the workforce, we are witnessing a rapid transformation in how businesses are lead and develop around the world. Increasingly, employees are rejecting the “command and control” …
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What To Know When Hiring An Independent Contractor
1 year ago

What To Know When Hiring An Independent Contractor

Entering into an independent contractor agreement can be quite beneficial to both the worker and the company. Hiring an independent contractor means fewer burdens and formalities than hiring an …
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Why Co-Emergence Matters In The World Of Impact Startups
1 year ago

Why Co-Emergence Matters In The World Of Impact Startups

There is so much advice out there about starting up a company and much of it is anecdotal. Some of it offers step-by-step methodologies for finance, sales, legal, and marketing …
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Small Businesses Saturday + #GivingTuesday | 3 Steps to Unlock the Potential in this Perfect Match
1 year ago

Small Businesses Saturday + #GivingTuesday | 3 Steps to Unlock the Potential in this Perfect Match

Small Businesses and nonprofits are a match made in heaven. When done correctly, these strategic partnerships can create incredible value for both parties. One amazing opportunity no small business should …
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Crowdfunding: How Donors Can Confidently Give Charities What They Actually Need
1 year ago

Crowdfunding: How Donors Can Confidently Give Charities What They Actually Need

As crazy as it sounds, donating money to a cause isn’t always easy. Sometimes, the process might not even feel good–which is the complete opposite of how we’re supposed to …
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