Africa cannot rely on outside people to come and feed our poor or treat our sick, says African businessman and philanthropist Mo Ibrahim. The key is good governance, in both the public and private sectors.
The Alabama Blues Project takes blues music to schoolchildren who may not know that it’s part of their own history.
The Afghan Women’s Writing Project collects oral stories from illiterate Afghan women and promotes political writing by women in digital, print, and radio forms.
Jean Paul Samputu lost his family during the genocide in Rwanda. But he overcame rage and resentment by learning to forgive – even for his father's killer.
The Giving With Purpose online course lets people give away money from the sister of billionaire Warren Buffett while learning strategies from him and others that they can use to make sure their own donations are effective.
Mr. Obama will ask federal agencies how they can make better use of volunteers. 'We are a people that serve,' he says while paying 'tribute to the extraordinary example set by President Bush.'
Rosember López Samayoa helps those in Chiapas, Mexico, who bear a double stigma: migrants who also are LGBT.
A tiny New Jersey charity provides a place for military families to vacation along with gift cards for groceries, free meals, and island outings.
New York City’s Pop-Up Repair shop was an experiment aimed at learning how break the cycle of use-and-discard goods.
Caring for his employees led him to undertake an ever-wider range of nonprofit and humanitarian efforts across the province.
Members of the Dabaso Creek Conservation Group have planted an estimated 10 million mangrove trees. The forests, in turn, have provided for the community, bringing in birders and other tourists and becoming a habitat for crabs and fish to harvest.
About 30 million fish and other creatures are caught annually to supply the home aquarium market, taking a toll on some reef ecosystems. But conservationists are working to improve the industry by ending destructive practices and encouraging aquaculture.
A traditional organizing approach makes opponents into 'enemies,' but a new crop of union and other activists is using love and empathy to create alliances and new possibilities.
Her group Empowered Women International gives a voice to the Washington D.C. area’s immigrant and refugee women, enabling them to pursue their dreams of becoming a part of their new community.
Bank Andara has partnered with 737 microfinance institutions in Indonesia, reaching nearly 1.2 million low-income clients with ‘one stop’ shopping for all their banking needs.
Buyers make payments securely from home using their mobile phones, which also can be kept charged with the solar kit.
Imazon helps farmers formalize their land titles and trains them in improved farming techniques, like rotating crops and limiting overgrazing, to make their land more productive and reduce the need to cut down more rainforest.
The nonprofit group Christine's Hope for Kids has given more than $300,000 in donations and in-kind support to groups in New Jersey and across the country that work with children.
The social enterprise SOIL provides clean facilities for families in Haiti while also supplying a local source of fertilizer to sorghum farmers.