Roozt Tuesday: Rock Out For A Cause With Rockin’ Baby This Mother’s Day

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Our friends at Roozt, the world’s online marketplace for cause-brands, are featuring some fantastic cause-brands just in time for Mothers’ Day. If you’re a new or expecting mom or know some that could use a handy and fashionable way to carry their little ones, check out Rockin’ Baby. For every Rockin’ Baby sling purchased, the “Mother to Mother” brand will donate a sling to a mother in need and educate her on the importance of holding her child. Made out of 100% cotton, the pouches…

A Crash Course In Philanthropy

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As Global Philanthropy Group highlights in this video, philanthropy  is something anyone can do, irrespective of their age, income or location. Philanthropy in Greek means for the love of humanity. So, the incentive behind it involves much more than donating funds. When powered by generosity and community, any idea can take shape and have lift off. This crash course in philanthropy breaks down four steps for giving back and going big.       1. Know what you care about; look at how you spend most…

Love Yourself For Everyone’s Sake

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Guest post by Katie Cahnmann “When people believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.” ~Norman Vincent Peale Self-Love, Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence, Self-Awareness, Self-Worth…. The recurring theme here is “SELF!” Yes, YOU matter. I have long been a strong believer in the importance of self-recognition and being able to love oneself, which sounds simple enough. But in reality it poses quite the challenge, especially for individuals who were raised in households unable to provide them with the necessary love and nurturance needed to thrive…

5 Keys to Success For Social Entrepreneurs

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Guest post by Jack’s Soap Co-Founder Bridget Hilton Diving into entrepreneurship is a commendable action. Deciding to plunge into social entrepreneurship is enlightening. However, deciding to build a business that turns a profit while benefitting the earth and humanity poses great challenges. Cynics believe there’s no way to do good, while reaping financial rewards. We beg to differ. Here are five keys for creating and sustaining a successful social enterprise. Build a Brand Unfortunately, charity is generally not thought of as “sexy”. Websites are often…

Hershey’s Big Kiss: Chocolate, Community & Fair Trade?

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Holy chocolate! As it turns out, Hershey stands for more than just loading us up with sugary sweetness and benefitting from child labor. On Monday, the Hershey Company released its second Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, “Listen, Learn, Act,” which reportedly listed ample progress with regard to its social change and sustainability goals of 2010. The report highlights Hershey’s priorities and initiatives in four main areas. These include: Marketplace, which includes the company’s commitment to fair and ethical business dealings; Environment, which includes Hershey’s environmental…

Facebook Status: From It’s Complicated To Organs All Good

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No one knows how to leverage the power of peer pressure better than Facebook. And now, the social network is putting its influence to good use for medical purposes. On Tuesday, the platform announced a plan to urge its members to openly list their organ donor status on their profiles. According to the New York Donor Network, 113,000 patients in the U.S. are waiting in the wings for organ transplants, and an average of 18 of people die every day during this process. According to…

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