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Jumo - We connect individuals and organizations working to change the world. Find issues and projects you care about, follow the latest news and updates and support their work with your time, money, and skills.

Ashoka - is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs—men and women with system changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Since 1981, we have elected over 2,000 leading social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with living stipends, professional support, and access to a global network of peers in more than 60 countries.

MyCommitment.org seeks to: Inspire Change. Provide information highlighting some of the world’s biggest challenges, raise awareness and motivate others to take action. Build Community. Connect people with others who share the same vision for change and help them create networks to put plans into motion. Facilitate Action. Offer tools for visitors to make commitments to act and track their progress and results. Strengthen Engagement. Encourage citizen action around America and throughout the world

The Clinton Global Initiative - By gathering world leaders from a variety of backgrounds, the Clinton Global Initiative creates a unique opportunity to channel the capacities of individuals and organizations to realize change. To fulfill the action-oriented mission of CGI, all members devise practical solutions to global issues through the development of specific and measurable Commitments to Action.

DonorsChoose.org - is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.

Change.org - is an online hub for social change. We run leading online communities for 20 major causes ranging from homelessness to women’s rights to poverty, and through a team of 100 expert writers and 3,000 nonprofit partners, we serve as the central platform for launching and promoting movements for social change on the web.

Socialactions.orgTo make it easier for people to find and share opportunities to make a difference.

Social Edge - is the global online community where social entrepreneurs and other practitioners of the social benefit sector connect to network, learn, inspire and share resource.

Tactical philanthropy - is an approach to philanthropy that positions donors as social investors. A tactical philanthropist expresses his or her interests through supporting a portfolio of organizations that are effectively producing social impact in areas about which the donor is passionate. Tactical philanthropists are people who view their giving as a way to invest in organizations that are making a positive difference in the world.

My Footprint Quiz - The Ecological Footprint Quiz estimates the area of land and ocean required to support your consumption of food, goods, services, housing, and energy and assimilate your wastes. Your ecological footprint is expressed in "global hectares" (gha) or "global acres" (ga), which are standardized units that take into account the differences in biological productivity of various ecosystems impacted by your consumption activities. Your footprint is broken down into four consumption categories: carbon (home energy use and transportation), food, housing, and goods and services. Your footprint is also broken down into four ecosystem types or biomes: cropland, pastureland, forestland, and marine fisheries.

The Earth Policy Institute (EPI) - was founded in 2001 by Lester Brown, the founder and former president of the Worldwatch Institute, to provide a plan of a sustainable future along with a roadmap of how to get from here to there. EPI works at the global level simply because no country can fully implement a Plan B economy in isolation.

The US Partnership - The U.S. Partnership consists of individuals, organizations and institutions in the United States dedicated to education for sustainable development (ESD). It acts as a convener, catalyst, and communicator working across all sectors of American society.

Business for Social Responsibility - A leader in corporate responsibility since 1992, BSR works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration.

Echoing Green -To accelerate social change, Echoing Green invests in and supports outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs to launch new organizations that deliver bold, high-impact solutions.

Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.

Socially Responsible Companies - A short list of links to socially responsible companies.

Starting Bloc (Program for students interested in socially responsible business) StartingBloc educates, inspires and connects emerging leaders to drive social innovation across sectors.

SustainableBusiness.com - provides global news and networking services to help green business grow, covering all sectors: renewable energy, green building, sustainable investing, and organics.

Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP) - is a philanthropic investment organization that helps great leaders build strong, high-performing nonprofit institutions. It concentrates money, expertise, and personal contacts to improve the lives and boost the opportunities of children and youth of low-income families in the National Capital Region.

Coro -  trains ethical, diverse civic leaders nationwide. Coro leaders develop skills; master tools needed to engage and empower communities; gain experience in government, business, labor and not-for-profit community organizations; and participate in special community and political problem solving processes.