By Alexis Dixon Alexis Dixon Presents the Notes to Our Sons and Daughters Project I heard my sister’s voice crying out on October 9, 2012. Though I have never met Malala Yousufzai, this 14-year-old Pakistani girl is part of my family and yours. That October, while traveling to school, this young advocate of universal education was shot…

By Mission Driven Finance Grow Your Bank Account While Changing the World Traditional thinking has historically divided money — and how to leave a legacy — into two distinct buckets: either making investments to generate profits, or making grants and donations to create social and environmental change. But people are realizing these buckets don’t need to…

By Christopher Zacher Dr. Ann Petru Helps to Create Opportunities for the Ostracized For Dr. Ann Petru, life is about taking care of the people who need it most. As the Director of the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, she has spent the majority of her professional career providing treatment to children…

By William Jenkins Leigh Steinberg Makes a Difference in the Lives of Players and Their Communities The National Football League is the premier professional sports league in the USA. The NFL TV ratings are still the highest among pro sports leagues, which mean the TV contracts are incredible and the player contracts are impressive. Each year…

By Daniel Slone Replacing the unending pursuit of happiness with the quest for a meaningful life In college, Emily Esfahani Smith embarked on a search for happiness. Since everyone insisted that the path to happiness is success, that was the road her quest took. Yet contrary to what our culture told her, she did not find…

By Sterling Foundation Management Take your foundation to the next level in the new year. Philanthropy and its challenges are not new. Aristotle, who lived 2,400 years ago, was aware that “to give away money is an easy matter and in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large,…

By Laura A. Roser Your Personal Legacy Statement Your Personal Legacy Statement is your declaration of how you’d like to live your life and impact others from an ethical standpoint. It’s different from goals, which are about achievements. The objective of a Personal Legacy Statement is to clearly state your principles, how you intend to treat…

` Bob Harris Shows How Your Legacy Can Be Impacted by Even the Smallest Things By Bob Harris There’s a corner of the Internet where more than 2,000 people call themselves “Friends of Bob Harris” (FoBH). They mean me, personally. Neat. Even better: the FoBHs have only one purpose — generosity — and have now…

SheStories Founder Anasa Troutman Supports, Encourages, and Trains Women to Flourish  By Timothy Hutchinson Beginnings As a child, Anasa describes herself as painfully shy. She gravitated to music, books, and movies. Her father loved the Star Trek saga, and they would binge watch the movies during Star Trek marathons. This lit an interest in science…

Laura Roser’s Q&A with Emily Oster, Professor, Brown University LR: Tell us about your work and where your passion lies related to your research. EO: My work focuses on health economics and, in particular, on understanding when people make choices that do not seem in their best interest with respect to their health. Much of my earlier…

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