Social Change

To drive social change, we must unshackle philanthropic capital

<i>Paul Klein is founder and CEO of Impakt and founder of Impakt Labs</i><p>Today, good is for everyone. Blackbaud’s Rachel Hutchisson said this in a recent <i>Champions for Social Change</i> podcast called Innovation & Social Change and I couldn’t agree more. The combination of technology and social innovation has …

Philanthropy

The Destructive Power of Progressive Overreach

The Left’s ceaseless zealotry is good for Trump, but bad for everyone else.<p>Editor’s Note: <i>This piece was originally published by Arc Digital. It is</i> …

Conservative View

Radical Municipalism: The Future We Deserve

I am the daughter of two longtime municipalists. My mother, Beatrice Bookchin, ran for city council of Burlington, Vermont, thirty years ago, in …

Social Movements

Connecting Climate Change to Social Change

Victoria Fenner | August 17, 2017<br>Climate Change isn't just about economics and science. It's about our entire way of life. This panel from the 5th …

Canadian News

How New York Restaurants Are Embedding Social Change in Business

It’s on the rise<p>Most people head over to <b>Butter & Scotch</b>, the 30-seat bakery and bar in Crown Heights, for creative cakes and kitschy cocktails. These days, though, their menu has expanded to include a side of activism in the form of cue cards for calling U.S. representatives, and free shots for …

New York City

Reimer: Athletes must do more than sit if they want to enact social change

Colin Kaepernick became the most polarizing athlete in the country one year ago, when he decided to kneel during the national anthem. When first …

Colin Kaepernick

Lessons in Social Entrepreneurship from the People Making a Real Impact

There is clearly a balance to be struck between making a profit and making an impact (of the social variety). How do you straddle that line?<p>Finding a balance between profit and social impact has long been an issue for entrepreneurs. It's also spawned a debate: On one side (profit), the argument …

Entrepreneurship

The Gulf crisis produces snail-pace social change and a dangerous arms race

On the one hand, it has revived momentum for unprecedented, albeit snail-paced social reforms, initially sparked by Qatar’s winning bid for the 2022 …

Middle East

Run4AllWomen Ambassadors Share Their Greatest Lessons From Speaking Out

Photos by Jonathan MartinezRun 4 All Women’s Ambassadors Speak UpAfter the wildly successful and inspiring 250-mile-plus run I led in January from …

Running

The Ecology of Addiction Recovery | Blog & New Postings | William L. White

Addiction and addiction recovery are most often portrayed in the form of highly personal stories, but vulnerability to addiction and efforts to …

Psychology

Kayla Robinson: The Afro-Latina Using Fashion For Social Change

If Kayla Robinson is any indication of where we’re headed as a people, it’s clear the future is bright and woke AF. The South Florida-based …

Social Movements

How One Foundation Is Flipping the Paradigm on Social Change

Ruth Shaber, founder of Tara Health Foundation, discusses how her organization aims to improve the health and well-being of women and girls through …

Wharton School

Making a Difference: Empowering Leaders of Tomorrow | Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division

Every day, lawyers make a difference in the lives of people by serving as gatekeepers of justice. History demonstrates the important role that …

Leadership

New breed of VR pushes for social change

As you play the new virtual reality video game <i>Blindfold</i>, a grim prison interrogation room wraps around you in full-scale, 360-degree dread. Somewhere off in the distance, a prisoner screams.<p>It’s the early 1980s, and you’re a captured photojournalist in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison, being …

News (U.S.)

The four ways distrust of science has infected politics

It's not just populist politicians: neither the right or the left are consistent supporters or attackers of science, writes Darrin Durant.

Australian News

State Dept. spending $32,000 on ‘social change’ art, poetry in India

As part of a grant program, the State Department is dropping as much as $32,000 for art shows in India that can include puppet shows and poetry slams. When did puppet shows and poetry readings become the standard for helping people in need? Doc Thompson and the guys looked at the latest example of …

Social Movements

VR for good | The Network | The Network

Two years ago, a phalanx of UNICEF fundraisers took to the streets in 40 countries, offering passersby the chance to view a virtual reality (VR) video via a Google Cardboard headset. Called <i>Clouds Over Sidra,</i> the eight-minute 360-degree film allowed viewers to experience a day in the life of a …

Virtual Reality

CSR Matters: How One Company is Shaping the Future of Philanthropy By Building Inclusion from the Inside Out

<i>A Q&A with Sampriti Ganguli, Arabella Advisors’ CEO, on Being a B Corporation; Lessons Learned on the Journey Toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and the Future of Philanthropy</i><p>We are on the cusp of philanthropy's next big wave. The charitable sector is no longer limited to just giving grants …

Leadership

'Let us speak differently about the world:' Poet says social change starts with language

Calgary's Sheri-D Wilson practises balance in spoken word at Moose Jaw festival<p>Words and how we use them can change the world, says Sheri-D …

Social Movements

Celebrating social change

It was early on a Saturday morning in November.<p>The temperature was rising, as a crowd was bubbling with energy under the shade of a big tree and main …

Social Movements

Not fake news: Mainstream media can still effect social change

President Donald Trump took his battle with the news media to a new level when he tweeted a doctored video of himself wrestling someone with a CNN …

Journalism

Scientists and Activists Use Data to Give a Platform to People of Color

As a person of color, there are a lot of troubling statistics that make your experiences feel like just a number on a spreadsheet. But two activists are bringing these hidden figures to the forefront.<p>Yeshimabeit Milner and Lucas Mason-Brown are the co-founders of Data For Black Lives (D4BL), an …

Liberal View

Alison Desir’s Run 4 All Women Expands To Event Series

Running As A Vehicle For Social ChangeEight months ago, I launched Run 4 All Women as a fundraiser. I had no idea what to expect. Within a few days, …

Running

Salesforce Takes the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Pledge to Advance Equality for All

At Salesforce, Equality is a core value and we believe our higher purpose is to create a more equal world for all. A key part of this vision is to …

Diversity

‘shoe-shi’ artist takes fish from food to footwear with these edible sushi sneakers

yujia hu, an artist and chef in milan, is making waves with these sneaker-shaped sushi bites, which see food take the form of familiar kicksThe post …

Sneakers

Harnessing infrastructure to drive urban renewal and social change

This is the fifth in a series of Q&As conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by the United Nations Foundation to explore …

Cities

How Spotify Uses Music To Drive Social Change

Spotify’s Director of Social Impact uses music to advance social change.<p>As the director of social impact at Spotify, Kerry Steib taps into the power of music, technology and community to drive meaningful social change. In other words, every music-loving millennial’s dream job. Spotify’s social …

Innovation

The Youth Collective

The stress is on collaborative work, shared interests, shared resources, and sharing credit where it is due.<p>The Forum is a space for a diversity of …

Social Movements

4 Tools For Kids To Help Develop Compassion and Social Change

<b></b>It’s important to understand the distinction between “empathy” and “compassion.” Empathy allows us to sense other people’s emotions, like grief or …

Compassion

You Have To See Zendaya's Stunning Vogue Cover

Zendaya can do no wrong. The singer/actress has won us over time and time again with her genuine personality, daring fashion, and amazing talent. Not …

Fashion