President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Governor Mitt Romney each addressed the nation’s major challenges in their recent convention speeches. With different perspectives and emphases, the candidates spoke to some or all of these issues: job creation and economic recovery, deficit reduction, education, healthcare, alternative energy development, and the elimination of poverty. In addition to the solutions offered by the candidates, the “third sector”--nonprofit organizations--can be a vital partner to the government and business sectors in achieving success.
Stressing the "importance of corporate responsibility," Dr. Ra's donations will advance social institutions dedicated to helping patients with retractable diseases
SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 8, 2012 / 3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Jeong-Chan Ra, founder and largest shareholder of RNL Bio (www.rnl.co.kr), an international biotechnology research and development firm, has pledged to give away 90% of his personal wealth over the next 10 years to promote social causes consistent with the values of human life. Dr. Ra will donate 90% privately owned equity, equity-related bonds, warrants and other assets of RNL Bio Co.
One of the biggest barriers to supporting a cause or nonprofit can boil down to one simple factor: time. Today's consumers are busier than ever and fitting in the simplest routine tasks can be challenging. Recognizing this, a few organizations have sought to change the very paradigm of advocacy, creating opportunities for consumers to easily infuse cause support into their daily lives, while still retaining a sense of accomplishment and community.
Kenneth Cole Launches Retail Program to Raise Continued Funds for Center
(3BL Media) New York, NY - September 7, 2012 - AWEARNESS, The Kenneth Cole Foundation, announces the opening of the Kenneth Cole Haiti Health Center (KCHHC) at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cité Soleil, Haiti—one of the most challenging and underserved areas in the Western Hemisphere. The KCHHC will provide disease prevention, treatment, and education by empowering and supplying local Haitian leaders with the tools necessary to sustain a healthy community.
I’ve met a lot of amazing people lately while working on my new book Gifts from the Train Station, people who had their lives knocked by everything from cancer to car accidents but held on to hope and not only survived but went on to do great things with the second chance they were given. By working for the greater good and reaching out to help others, they also healed themselves. One of these inspiring people was Jeff Bell, author, ra
A Response to the Recent Stanford University Meta-study
by Rodney North
You may have heard about a new meta-study by researchers at Stanford University that looked into the health benefits of organic foods. It was covered by the New York Times, NPR, TV news programs and others.