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Online Course Lets Students Give Money Away

Christian Science Monitor   
July 22nd, 2013

Online Course Lets Students Give Money Away

Donating to charities is a wonderful way to give back, but it’s important to know which charities to give your money to. Warren and Doris Buffett are providing a free course for students to learn how to give back most effectively with their own real wealth. Consequently, they hope that students can help spread their wealth to the charities that are most efficient at solving the world’s problems.

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BRICS In Africa: A Development Dream?

Think Africa   
June 10th, 2013

BRICS In Africa: A Development Dream?

Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) compose the well-known economic powerhouse that could very well soon surpass the current industrialized nations. Now, their eye is turned to Africa and the potential investment opportunity that could be mutually beneficial for these strong developing countries and the underdeveloped nations still struggling in Africa.

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What Does It Take To Organize A Workplace?

WAGING NONVIOLENCE   
April 1st, 2013

What Does It Take To Organize A Workplace?

Throughout the US, low-wage worker campaigns have begun to take root in the form of nonviolent protests, organizations, and demands geared toward disrupting the hierarchy of corporations as well as protecting the rights of workers.

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TYTHEDesign: A New Business Model To Balance Profit And Social Good

GOOD   
January 31st, 2013

TYTHEDesign: A New Business Model To Balance Profit And Social Good

In a profit-driven world, businesses often struggle to strike a balance between serving the needs of clients and affording their own expenses. TYTHEdesign uses the lens of design to increase the impact of groups serving the public good, while also donating services to organizations who cannot afford them.

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Shop Relying On Customer Integrity Proves That Honesty Pays

PositiveNews   
January 14th, 2013

Shop Relying On Customer Integrity Proves That Honesty Pays

The Honesty Shop sells a range of items to customers, but relies on honesty and integrity in order to make a profit. Instead of paying a cashier, purchases are made by adding the correct amount of money to an honesty envelope-without being asked or prompted by a shop-owner or manager.

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Move Over, Angel Investors, Crowdfunding Is Changing The Rules Of The Game

Global Envision   
July 10th, 2013

Move Over, Angel Investors, Crowdfunding Is Changing The Rules Of The Game

Have you ever heard of Kickstarter? How about StartSomeGood? Sites like these are offering an alternative way of investment for startup businesses, projects, and new charity organizations. Instead of a few investors each contributing a large sum of money into an idea, crowds of people are investing small amounts of their wealth to fund young ventures of ambitious individuals. This type of financing, known as crowdfunding, offers little risk to the investor while at the same time giving the creator an idea of how popular the project is going to be. What’s the best part about this concept? It’s working.

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At 48 Panera Breads, You Can Pay Whatever You Want (Or Pay Nothing) For Your Turkey Chili

Co.EXIST   
April 6th, 2013

At 48 Panera Breads, You Can Pay Whatever You Want (Or Pay Nothing) For Your Turkey Chili

In 2010, Panera Bread launched an experiment: instead of asking customers to pay a set price for food, they directed customers to take what they needed, and pay what they could afford.

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We Need To Redesign Our Economy To Make It Work For Profits, People, And The Planets

Co.EXIST   
March 14th, 2013

We Need To Redesign Our Economy To Make It Work For Profits, People, And The Planets

In order to live in a world that can support all of the people who use its resources, businesses must take a new approach toward finding ways of operating and profiting- even if it means going against the norms of capitalism.

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Study Shows Wanting Stuff Makes Us Happier Than Having Stuff

treehugger   
January 18th, 2013

Study Shows Wanting Stuff Makes Us Happier Than Having Stuff

A study on happiness and consumerism shows that it’s not the actual possession of an object that makes a person happy, but instead it is the anticipation of pursuing and receiving that object that causes true excitement and joy.

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SoFi Will Crowdsource Your Student Loans

Co.EXIST   
December 21st, 2012

SoFi Will Crowdsource Your Student Loans

The innovative startup, Social Finance Inc., takes the power from banks and puts it in the hands of your school’s alumni, who are then extra happy to help network and get you a job after you graduate so you can pay them back.

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