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Inner Peace in the Inner City: Meditation Replaces Detention at Baltimore School

January 1, 2017

This week, children across America are returning to school from the holiday break. Most are dreading it….except perhaps the students at Coleman Elementary. Based in inner city Baltimore, Coleman Elementary has become a sort of “oasis of calm” for its student body. It all started when the school introduced a “Mindful Moment” room in 2016. The room […]

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Choose What to Pay at New Cafe!

November 17, 2016

Philadelphia is living up to its name. In late October, the “city of brotherly love” opened its first non-profit community café in the Mantua neighbourhood. Known as EAT (Everyone At the Table), the café has a defining feature: it operates on a pay-what-you-can model. In other words, although the restaurant suggests a donation of $15/meal, “patrons […]

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Pentagon Should “Abort Mission” to Recoup Veteran Bonuses

November 3, 2016

November is a time to honor America’s veterans. But instead, the Pentagon is waging a bitter battle with nearly 10,000 of them. The battle can be traced back to 2006 – the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. To fill its ranks, the Pentagon offered incentives (monetary bonuses, loans, tuition repayment etc.) to soldiers […]

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NFL Soft on Domestic Violence

October 22, 2016

NFL players are known for their brutality on the field. But increasingly, they are grabbing headlines for their violence off the field – often in their own homes. This past week, police released journal entries, emails, and letters written by Josh Brown, a top placekicker with the New York Giants. In the documents, Brown admits […]

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Introducing Madeline Warren as Membership & Marketing Director

September 30, 2016

PRESS RELEASE – PORTSMOUTH, N.H., September 30, 2016 – Philanthropic Online Market Research Panel, Opinions 4 Good “Op4G”, is pleased to announce today the appointment of Madeline Warren as Membership and Marketing Director based in the Op4G Portsmouth, NH office. Madeline started her career interning at Op4G in the summer of 2015 as Non-Profit Coordinator […]

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All You Need to Know about the US Presidential Debates

September 26, 2016

The 2016 presidential election is now less than 50 days away. So, the time has come for the candidates to square off – face to face – in the presidential debates! The first of the three debates, held in Long Island, will start at 9:00 EST on Monday, September 26. NBC Anchor Lester Holt will moderate, […]

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Are Your Electronics Conflict- Free?

September 22, 2016

As Apple celebrates the release of the new IPhone 7 and amidst all the exciting things happening in the technology industry, something else remarkable is occurring. Apple is forging a path and taking key steps towards responsible sourcing of resources used in their electronic products. The tech firm is doing this by combating the deadly trade […]

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“Ball Dogs” Steal Limelight at Tennis Open

September 3, 2016

The U.S. Tennis Open is officially underway in Flushing Meadows, New York! Players like Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Serena Williams are all competing for the coveted grand slam title. But at a recent tournament, these tennis pros weren’t the only ones chasing balls… A team of four shelter dogs served as “ball dogs” at the […]

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Rio Olympics Brings Feast to the Favelas

August 18, 2016

For over a week, the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have showcased the feats of the world’s top athletes. But on the outskirts of the city, in the neighbourhood of Lapa, something else remarkable is occurring. A new restaurant is using the leftover ingredients from Olympic caterers and other partners to prepare gourmet meals for Brazil’s […]

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A “Nation of Second Chances”: Obama Cuts Prison Sentences

August 4, 2016

President Obama has made history again! On August 3, he reduced the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 life sentences. This marked the largest single-day grant of commutations since at least 1900. It also raised Obama’s total commutations to 562 – more than the past 9 presidents combined. The commuted inmates included Ronald Evans, who […]

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