My birthday wish is that you try at least one of these out and make this the year that you become (or deepen your work as) a changemaker.
Southern Colorado has a secret. If you look closely, you can discover it in the unexplored cliffs of the Needles and La Plata Mountain Ranges.
It's hard to believe how different things were, here in the United States, just 27 years ago -- or how different things would be, had our government not invested in women. A healthy economy, void of corruption and injustice, is one that leads to an environment where nobody is left behind.
You're ready to help those in dire need to gain more self-sufficiency but you want to optimize your talents in tackling that support, right? Well here are some steps to doing so.
The smell of melting butter and baking dough wafts through the town of Tetela. Two neighborhood boys amble up to Miguel and Irma's front gate, pressing their noses in the spaces between the metal. "Ya tienen pasteles?" one of them shouts excitedly. Are your pastries ready?
Their dreams don't focus on figuring out the answers to existential questions, pining for fancy gadgets or even changing the majority of their day-to-day circumstances. They're modest dreams. They're dreams that would allow them to keep working and leading the lives that they're already leading.
There are many ways to "go big." Even small scale solutions can go global and scale to global relevance. Human powered farms and gardens are a great example.
Clay Water Brick is an engaging, worthwhile read equally applicable to Sustainable Development Goals policymakers, bootstrapping entrepreneurs, and those searching for ways to pay forward their passions in life.
Now being a small cash-strapped nonprofit is not easy and there are many, many, many challenges. But have you thought about the advantages? Or the opportunities?