Social Media is Not the Answer: How to Market Your Non-Profit Effectively

This is a guest post by Alexa Loken, founder of Loken Creative: an Austin-based marketing agency for cause-based organizations. Managing a cause-based organization is similar to trying to juggle flaming batons…

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, or Repair: The Pop Up Repair Shop in NYC

Throwing away broken stuff has never been an easier choice. For some items, prices have never been lower; for others, instant obsolescence means you always have an excuse to upgrade,…

Managing Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs: Naya Jeevan

The financial burden of healthcare is a global challenge. According to 2011 World Bank data, the average global out-of-pocket expenditure on healthcare is 69.1%. To put this figure into perspective,…

Andrea Coleman: “You cannot deliver a medicine by virtual technology”

Andrea Coleman is co-founder and CEO of Riders for Health, a non-profit organization that manages and maintains vehicles for health-focused partners in Africa. Together with co-founder and husband, Barry Coleman,…

150-Year-Old Railways Inspire 21st Century Change: Millennial Train Project

As the Millennial Trains Project enters the two-week countdown for applications, the nation is responding to its provocative idea: Let’s use 150-year-old railways to inspire 21st century change. Over the span of ten days, 40…

Creativity at the Workplace – It Is Possible

Innovation is an elusive ideal, prized as the secret ingredient in economic growth, social progress, and technological acceleration.  Unlocking American innovation is the first step to “winning the future,” according…

India’s Other Rural Dwellers

Rural issues dominate the discussions regarding India’s development. Without a doubt, the needs of rural India are great. As per the 2011 Census, more than 833 million people live in…

CafeImpact: How to Network Yourself like a Pro

Networking begins with being selfish; yes, be a selfish listener. Build relationships with everyone; use your tattoos; listen first; focus on the other person; be authentic; know yourself; avoid the…

How to Build A Healthy Economy: Ron Schultz

An excerpt from Ron Schultz’s most recent book –  Creating Good Work—The World’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs Show How to Build A Healthy Economy If social entrepreneurs are in the business of…

What Silicon Valley Cannot Teach Social Entrepreneurs

Guest post by Matthew Manos, founder and CEO of verynice, a LA-based design studio that dedicates 50% of their efforts to free design for nonprofits.  ~~~ There had been a…

Filmmaker Mira Nair: The Global Storyteller

Mira Nair’s mantra is “If we don’t tell our stories, no one else will.” In her latest film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, she’s exploring her Lahori roots with her contemporary lifestyle…

Paul Polak: Testing New Funding Model for His Second Global Venture

Paul became known for making the treadle pump accessible and affordable for low-income markets. It was his first foray into “social business.”   For the past three years, Paul has…

Austin Goes Local

I’ve been fascinated by Austin, Texas, for a while now. It just seemed so creative and cool. But more importantly, it has become a mecca for the modern day cooperative…

The Richest Country has Left Millions Out in the Cold: American Winter

By Tessa Farnsworth Curry America is facing a problem and ignoring it doesn’t make it go away. Since the Great Recession in 2008 11.7 million people are still unemployed, we…

You Don’t Have to Go to College to Succeed. Really?

By Ben Thurman In 1997’s big hit, Good Will Hunting, Will Hunting scoffed, “You wasted $150,000 on an education you coulda got for a buck fifty in late charges at…