4 Indigenous Initiatives That Are Changing the World

Tsaatan Shaman

There’s a lot of creative and powerful work being led by indigenous groups around the world. However, these efforts rarely receive the attention they deserve. Marginalized and underfunded, many indigenous groups are fighting just to survive and preserve their land, culture, and way of life. Others are working to increase national and global recognition of their culture or ensure equitable…

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Why Small Nonprofits Will Save the World

Volunteers giving food to kids

Smaller nonprofits and NGO’s may not have the same name recognition and financial might as the big guys, but that does not mean they play a minor role in making the world a better place. There are countless tiny grassroots organizations supporting causes you may have never heard of, but are nonetheless making a huge difference in people’s lives. Here are…

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4 Ways to Ethically Make an Impact Abroad

Three little girls playing

For those that want to get involved with a nonprofit organization abroad, there are seemingly endless possibilities. Googling options can be completely overwhelming, to say the least. It starts to feel like “just pick one” is the best way to go about it. Any bit of help is good, right? Not really. While there are great organizations worldwide that need…

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How to Make a Difference When You Can’t Volunteer

On October 22, millions of Americans will join volunteer projects across the country for Make a Difference Day. Will you be one of them? Volunteering and becoming active in your community is a great way to give back and provide assistance to others. Participating in Make a Difference Day makes it easy to get involved, and it’ll probably inspire you to…

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How to Help Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

Children in Haiti putting their hands together

Although media coverage of Hurricane Matthew’s devastation in Haiti, the Caribbean, and the Southern United States has already begun to slowly fade away, survivors are desperately calling out for our help and support. Their homes have been destroyed, local infrastructure has been damaged, and many lives were lost, most prominently in Haiti, where the death toll is believed to exceed…

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Why Female Education in the Developing World Concerns You Too

When you throw a tiny pebble into a huge lake, what happens? From that one moment of impact, ripples start to spread. What at first seemed barely noticeable grows in size; its effects are magnified and felt far beyond the initial striking of the stone against the water’s surface. Imagine that tiny pebble is universal access to education for all…

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Take Action to Build More Disaster Resilient Communities

We’ve all been affected by the images that flood our social media feeds. The piles of debris and broken cement, the children covered in dust and crying out, the crowds of people on the street who appear lost, confused, in utter shock. In this month alone more communities across the globe, from South Korea to Haiti, have been torn apart…

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4 Ways to Celebrate #WorldSmileDay with Us!

Little girls smiling for the camera

On the first Friday of October since 1999, people everywhere celebrate World Smile Day. Founded by Harvey Ball, the same artist that created the smiley face in 1963, World Smile Day is a day to encourage acts of kindness, and of course smile. The way Harvey put it, the smiley face knows no politics, no religion, and no geography, and…

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6 Summer Fundraisers to Start Planning Now

It’s the middle of summer and it’s a great time to be thinking about fun community fundraisers that you can plan while the weather is on your side! Summer is the season of socializing, vacationing, and really doing anything fun while the kids aren’t in school. In other words, it’s the perfect time to host a fundraiser to help support…

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