Whether global or local, change originates from one thing: a certain kind of person— observant, selfless, influential. When individuals like this come together, change has a chance. This is why the idea of community, no matter the scope of it, is crucial.
It’s often the case that these passionate individuals become the founders of nonprofit organizations — or communities within communities — to tackle and advocate for various kinds of change. From eradicating hunger to providing shelter for the homeless, the mission statements are as endless as they are admirable. The people of these organizations teach us all the importance and impact of paying attention, being generous, and taking action.
Below are a few model examples of individuals who embody these ideals and the nonprofits they created. Continue reading