Dreams From My Grandfather

The actor and Internet entrepreneur shares insights from his grandfather James Rouse's career as a pioneering urban planner—insights that are relevant to all leaders.

Innovators: You Will Feel Terror

Twenty years into his acting career, Norton still feels like an "idiot" and a "fraud" whenever he begins a new project. This sensation is similar to what all innovators face, he says, and you have to learn to push through it.

How to Compel Others to Give

Raising money from people who are passionate about a particular cause is easy, but how do you convince those who have no connection to an issue to give their time and money?

Raising money from people who are passionate about a particular cause is easy, but how do you convince those who have no connection to an issue to give their time and money? Edward Norton offers Big Think some tips, based on his own experiences as a fundraiser and entrepreneur:

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It's About Relationships, Not Causes

The most important thing to remember about grassroots fundraising is that donations are often in support of a relationship as much as they are in support of a cause.