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This series profiles the work happening in our amazing community, one member at a time. Eric Weaver helped found Net Impact, and he's the CEO and Founder of Opportunity Fund. We're so glad that he's sharing part of his story with us here, along with some great advice and some reminiscing about the first Net Impact conference (faxes are involved, not to mention MBA students crying tears of joy).
Three student teams tackled critical issues as part of the MSNBC Growing Hope Challenge and discovered ways to make the world a better place. See how they did it here.
We're thrilled to announce that we're launching an advice column this April. We've heard from so many of you that you want to find an impact job, or that you want to make a measurable difference where you work. You have big goals and dreams, and we want to help!
We've lined up three impressive experts who will be on hand this spring to answer your questions. This is your chance to hear directly from pros on the front lines of impact work. A CSR expert, an impact investor, and a career coach are here waiting for your questions. So ... what do you want to know? Send us your questions, and one of our experts may answer it in an upcoming column. Read all about their expertise.
In this month’s edition of News You Can Use, we break down the "secret sauce" that’s made many social entrepreneurs, corporate social responsibility efforts, and impact leaders successful. We’ve got the tips and lessons -- from net neutrality to networking -- to help you be extraordinary.
The past year has seen great progress for women and girls around the globe. From Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize to Emma Watson’s viral #heforshe movement, women took to the main stage and had their voices heard. On March 8, the world will turn its attention to women and girls for International Women’s Day, celebrating the many success stories and recognizing what still needs to be done.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting 5 innovative social enterprises run by and for women. Each are applying unexpected tools—from banana fibers to sleeping bags, and from coding to angel investing—to empower women and girls, and as a result, are transforming lives around the world.
There’s never a bad time to talk diversity, but now seems especially relevant. During a month when we look back to acknowledge and respect the immense struggles and significant victories throughout black history – and look ahead to the work that still remains – we’re highlighting some of the progress we've made here at Net Impact.
This series profiles the work happening in our amazing community, one member at a time. A member of our Boston chapter, Tess O'Brien is the Founder and Chief Energizer of CleanPowerPerks, a web-based program that rewards people who opt for clean power options.
Young leaders are shaping markets as employees, entrepreneurs, and consumers.
News You Can Use is our monthly update featuring key coverage of impact trends, leadership tips, sustainable business, and Net Impact.…stay educated.
Research and Trends
How millennials are changing product development for good
Innovation Insights, February 9, 2015
Have you ever taken a smaller risk that led to something bigger? Like, say, a haircut that led to a move to China? The social entrepreneurs featured here in these videos from our friends at Cafe Impact tell surprising stories and share important insights. (Also, one reveals his favorite interview question to ask potential new hires.)
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