5 Reasons to Talk Politics this Thanksgiving

After the elections I have a different view about politics being taboo at family celebrations. This Thanksgiving, I can think of 5 good reasons to talk politics. For as vocal as I can be, I avoid political discussions like the plague. This is especially true when large numbers of relatives and friends huddle in tight quarters where […]

Shop with a Social Purpose

Whether you’re thinking ahead to Mother’s Day or graduation, or looking for that perfect gift for a friend, it’s easy to use your consumer dollars for social change. Online Venders for Social Good An easy way to give back is to shop for your favorite gifts on a website that gives back. Books for good: Better […]

Share the Love with Elders

Why does Valentine’s Day feel more about consumer pressure to buy and dine, than taking time to cherish the people we love? While we often think of the context in a romantic relationship, this is a wonderful time of year to show love to those we owe so much: our elders. Simplify If you have […]

Davos and Social Impact

The World Economic Forum at Davos is a lens for us to see what really improves the lives of billions across the planet. One topic is economic growth and social inclusion, and there’s little doubt that the one-percenters attending have the capacity to achieve both. Maybe our progress is hampered by the traditional notions of philanthropy, social inclusion and impact—and a broken nonprofit model.