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How Crowdfunding Is Creating More Social Enterprises

When I ran a crowdfunding campaign for Kuli Kuli last May we had zero money, no full-time staff and a network that consisted mostly of other broke 20-somethings. And yet, within a day we had raised ...

Learning How to Hustle

A few weeks ago I spoke at my alma mater, Whitman College, on a panel entitled “From Student to Startup.” After a series of questions, one student finally asked, “What is the most important skill you ...

The Millennial Startup Revolution

Never has starting a business been so hip. Wary of our stressed-out, corporate-ladder climbing parents, over half of millennials would like to start a business. Many of those aged 18-34 are eager to take the ...

How To Crowdfund $50,000 In Your Spare Time

A few months ago, the idea of running a crowdfunding campaign to raise $50,000 terrified me. I had a full-time job and hadn’t told many people about my startup, Kuli Kuli. My own father still couldn’t ...

Why Women Should Brag More

I used to think of myself as a confident person. Then, a male friend held a mirror up to my life and I realized that I’d been hiding my startup from the world for two years. Dove launched their “real ...

The Art of Gratitude: A Simple Trick for Life and Work

We “like” posts on Facebook and “favorite” tweets on Twitter without a second thought. But when it comes to expressing that appreciation in our offline lives, many of us born in the age of instant ...

Zuckerberg Reveals the New Secret to Tech Success: A Strong Social Mission

Recently, in Mark Zuckerberg’s first public appearance since Facebook’s IPO, he emphasized that Facebook is a “mission-driven” company, deflecting shareholder criticism by saying that they “don’t ...

Sharing Is Caring, But Could It Also Make You Money?

Imagine waking up in the room of someone you’ve never met. A stranger delivers your morning coffee, fixed just the way you like it. Then a personal tour guide arrives, another stranger ready to show you ...

Young People Lead the Way on Sustainable Development

For most of my life, I’ve specialized in working really hard without getting paid. This specialty seems inherent to many young people who seek to create social or environmental change; we spend countless ...