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    This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. A lesson all successful entrepreneurs seem to learn quickly is that they must solve a problem. For social entrepreneurs, this is even more important. If people are literally dying as they wait for a solution, the ones […]

    The post 10 Problems. 10 Solutions. 10 Awards. Classy. appeared first on Your Mark On The World.


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    This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Michael Trainer, 40, one of the founders of the successful Global Citizen events in Central Park in New York City, had a life-altering experience following the third concert. His father was diagnosed with dementia. Trainer had been […]

    The post One Father’s Dementia Inspired A Social Enterprise To Protect Billions appeared first on Your Mark On The World.


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    This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN estimates that “roughly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year gets lost or wasted.” Recognizing the journalistic injunction to avoid hyperbole, that truly […]

    The post For This Family, The Bigger The Problem, The Bigger The Opportunity appeared first on Your Mark On The World.


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    This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Alex Scott, the second child and only daughter among four children, must have been born with the genes of a social entrepreneur. Her resilience and her perseverance are the hallmarks of almost all successful entrepreneurs. Born prematurely […]

    The post Founded By A 4-Year-Old, This Nonprofit Is Her Incomparable Legacy appeared first on Your Mark On The World.


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    This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Meghan Waldron is 15 years old, runs track for her high school, plays in the school orchestra and is working on a novel. She is remarkable in many ways. One way is that she has progeria, a […]

    The post ‘A Life Has Meaning And Purpose, No Matter The Age’ appeared first on Your Mark On The World.


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    This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Fifty bucks and five minutes will make you an impact investor. I did it. So can you. Swell Investing is a new impact investing platform created by social intrapreneur Dave Fanger, 40, of Pacific Life. The idea […]

    The post How To Start Impact Investing With Just $50 And Five Minutes appeared first on Your Mark On The World.


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    This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. One of the most controversial topics in impact investing is whether it is possible or fair to expect market returns on investments that do good. Gloria Nelund, chairman and CEO of TriLinc Global, says yes. Nelund says […]

    The post Impact Investor: You Don’t Have To Give Up Returns To Do Good appeared first on Your Mark On The World.


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    This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. We’re all familiar with payday lenders who are providing loans to people who can least afford it at interest rates that shock the greediest of corporate bankers. Can a fintech company that lends at rates up to […]

    The post Is It Ethical To Lend To Working People At A 200% Interest Rate? appeared first on Your Mark On The World.


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    This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Jennifer Williams, a school teacher in Mississippi, has now paid off all nine of her payday loans and hasn’t had one outstanding now for two years. She’s a success story for Southern Bancorp. Modeled on Shore Bank, […]

    The post ‘Wealth Building Isn’t Just For The Wealthy’ appeared first on Your Mark On The World.


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    This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. “We have grown far too tolerant of businesses not acting in alignment with the public good,” said Derek Fetzer, director of Johnson and Johnson’s CaringCrowd crowdfunding site for global health. “Shouldn’t all business, all entrepreneurship be for […]

    The post Global Health Challenges Offer Social Entrepreneurs Opportunity appeared first on Your Mark On The World.


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    Interview with Jacob Allen, the Managing Director of Cicero Social Impact. For nearly a year, Jacob Allen has been working on a comprehensive report about philanthropy in the State of Utah. While some of the lessons are unique to Utah–the most philanthropically generous state in the nation–most of the insights are generally applicable to charitable […]

    The post Giving State Report Guides Better Philanthropy appeared first on Your Mark On The World.


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    This is a guest post from James Westwater, Chair, Utah Valley Earth Forum At times, Utah cities along the Wasatch Front have the worst air pollution in the entire nation. Yes, we live in a bowl where our air pollution gets trapped by inversions in winter, but inversions are unavoidable and natural, but trapped pollution would not […]

    The post Let’s Actually FIX Our Air Pollution Problem appeared first on Your Mark On The World.


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    This is a guest post from Kris Foss, the Managing Director of Disability Solutions at Ability Beyond. One in five people in the United States have some type of disability and are facing challenges in getting hired. Some disabilities are visible, such as physical disabilities, and some are hidden; including mental health conditions, medical conditions, learning and […]

    The post Changing Minds and Changing Lives: Connecting People with Disabilities with Career Opportunities appeared first on Your Mark On The World.


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    Interview with Karli Sue VerHoef, the Director of Sunshine Heroes Foundation. As a child, Karli Sue VerHoef was a quadriplegic. At the time, she was told she always would be. She came to appreciate how she depended on others for help. When she recovered, she considered it such a gift that she has devoted her […]

    The post Recovered Quadriplegic Devotes Life To Serving Children appeared first on Your Mark On The World.


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    Interview with Dontell Antonio, the Director of Composite Media. Dontello Antonio, 27, is a filmmaker who is bringing attention to taboo subjects, from drug abuse to sex trafficking in his new short film The Hopeless Journey. While not strictly autobiographical, the story incorporates personal life experiences. The following is the pre-interview with Dontell Antonio. Be […]

    The post Young Chicago Filmmaker Aims Lens At Difficult Issues appeared first on Your Mark On The World.


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    Type 1 Diabetics, those who typically contract the disease as children and not as a result of a lack of diet or exercise, are entirely dependent upon insulin. Today’s insulin delivery and blood glucose monitoring use devices–insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors–that must be connected to them all the time. Finding a comfortable, invisible, convenient […]

    The post Why Diabetics Want Pockets in Their Knickers and Where to Get Them appeared first on Your Mark On The World.


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    This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes. Catarina Schwab, 43, and Lindsay Beck have set out to completely revolutionize philanthropy. Their firm, NPX, Inc., has introduced a new security to Wall Street called the “Impact security,” which they hope will end the practice of […]

    The post New ‘Impact Security’ Could Revolutionize Philanthropy appeared first on Your Mark On The World.


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    This is a guest post by John Pauley, Smithfield Food’s Executive Vice President of Retail Sales, Packaged Meats Division Our country may have been split when the Alabama Crimson Tide faced the Georgia Bulldogs at this year’s College Football Playoff National Championship, but Eckrich brought fans together with a cause everyone could cheer for: America’s teachers. […]

    The post How Eckrich Used America’s Love of College Football to Honor and Benefit the Country’s Teachers appeared first on Your Mark On The World.


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    This post was originally produced for Forbes. You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Chris Soukup, 38, is a third-generation member of the deaf community. As a child, he remembers his paternal grandparents visiting each week with a list of phone calls to be made by his mother, […]

    The post 3rd Generation Deaf Person Well Suited To Lead 1,000-Employee Nonprofit Serving Deaf Community appeared first on Your Mark On The World.


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    Veteran Kenyan journalist, Mr. Wycliffe Muga has a conversation with Siddharth Chatterjee, UN’s Resident Coordinator in Kenya. Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator and the UNDP Resident Representative to Kenya. A prolific writer, Chatterjee is a regular contributor to Reuters and Huffington Post. A Princeton University alumnus, Sid Chatterjee was decorated for gallantry […]

    The post Surviving polio & fighting the label of being called the “dead wood of mediocrity”. appeared first on Your Mark On The World.