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The Charity Revolution

Daniel Gastfriend | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact
Daniel Gastfriend

Think back on that promise you made when you chose not to give on the street. When you give this year, how will you make sure you support a program that works?

3 Holiday Giving Tips From Ebenezer Scrooge

Steven Crandell | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

When Scrooge casts off his mean and greedy persona, he embraces giving and turns his constrained life into a celebration.

If Every Day Were Christmas

Bill Couzens | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

The proverbial seatbelt is not enough -- we need you to buckle up! The world of prevention entails having an active role in your child's future, guarding their lifestyles and environment and all those things that take on the natural landscapes of their lives.

The Hospital Isn't a Warzone, and I'm Not a Warrior

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Blahovec

One can continue to call patients "brave" and "fighters" all they want, but this often reinforces the idea that they must live up to the expectation of being strong.

An Artist With a Big, Blue Heart Fights ALS

Mark Malinowski | Posted 12.12.2014 | Impact
Mark Malinowski

Finding success at an early age, Tobie Giddio began illustrating advertisements for Bergdorf Goodman soon after graduating from college. The ads were somewhat iconic and ran through the end of the '80s.

12 Tips for the Budding Social Entrepreneur (or How to Avoid the Classic Pitfalls) - Part II

Alex Amouyel | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

You have a great idea to save the world and you want to launch or have just launched your own organization to get this idea out into the world. You are a budding social entrepreneur (whether you know it or not).

12 Tips for the Budding Social Entrepreneur (or How to Avoid the Classic Pitfalls) - Part I

Alex Amouyel | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

You have a great idea to save the world and you want to launch or have just launched your own organization to get this idea out into the world? You are a budding social entrepreneur. My two cents on how to avoid the biggest pitfalls and launching your organization in the right direction...

10 Simple Actions to Achieve Massive Success in 2015

Sean Kim | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Sean Kim

Another year is coming to an end, and many of us are asking: "Did I achieve my goals this year  -- professionally and personally?" 2014 may have been a slow year, or it could have been one of the best years yet.

Baking a Difference

Connie Milstein | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Connie Milstein

As we break bread on Saturday at our Georgetown store, we will welcome the community to taste free samples of our sweet and savory treats. But more importantly, we hope to inspire people to support our veterans however they can.

The Sound a Thank You Makes

Hildy Gottlieb | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Hildy Gottlieb

I dialed with a fever. I forgot about the week behind me, where the mountain of work had overshadowed the reasons we were doing the work in the first place. I listened to donor after donor tell me what amazing things we were doing, and how they wished they could give us more.

My Wheelchair Doesn't Define Me

Erin M. Kelly | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Erin M. Kelly

It casts a shadow that's bigger than my body. It has left scars that run deeper than my flesh and bone. It haunts me -- but I know I wouldn't have the life that I have without it.

A Response From One Conscious Woman Rising to Eric Garner's Death

Juliet Turalski | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Juliet Turalski

Now with this fresh, open wound in the "city that never sleeps" we have an opportunity to never fall asleep again and become conscious to our own source of power that gives us life to speak and act in truth that sets every person free.

The Importance of Looking After Your Personal Brand this Christmas, New Year and Beyond...

Zahrina Robertson | Posted 12.05.2014 | Business
Zahrina Robertson

By following these simple guidelines at events throughout the year you can enhance and protect your personal brand and will perceived by your friends, colleagues and employers as professional and confident.

Why Volunteer?

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
Benjamin Orbach

Today, on International Volunteer Day, we celebrate the contributions of volunteers all over the world to improving our communities, whether those efforts are focused locally, nationally, or globally. 62 million Americans volunteered last year, that's close to 25 percent of the population over the age of 12!

International Cheetah Day Is December 4th

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

The first step in solving any problem is recognizing it exists. From CCF, I began International Cheetah Day in cooperation with the World Conservation Union (IUCN) four years ago as a way to bring awareness to the plight of the cheetah, as Africa's most endangered big cat.

My Team vs. Yours: Pundits, Polls, Rankings and Hunger

Jeremy Everett | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Jeremy Everett

We have seen success in increasing summer meals served, breakfasts eaten and policies passed, because organizations and elected officials have been willing to work together.

#GivingTuesday: What Are You Doing With Your Life?

Vicki Escarra | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Vicki Escarra

As we recognize #GivingTuesday and kickoff the holiday season, think about the choices you make, find what inspires you, commit to give back, and each day please do something that touches the lives of others either in your local community or in our global community.

Giving Back One Small Step at a Time

Georgie Smith | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Georgie Smith

But all it takes is simple, small acts of kindness to change a single life for the better. When we all do it together, our collective efforts create real change.

To Those Who Weren't Chosen to be a CNN Hero This Year

Blair Forlaw | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Blair Forlaw

If you weren't selected to be a CNN Hero this year, I feel your pain. There's a downside to all the big-media fanfare celebrating amazing people who have accomplished extraordinary things. It can make the rest of us, despite our good hearts and generous intentions, feel ineffective and just so, well, ordinary.

Adopt Don't Shop: An Exclusive Interview With Rescue Dogs Little Miss Lexi and Pumpkin

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Little Miss Lexi and her sister, Pumpkin, are spokes-pups for Posh Pets Rescue in NYC, and they want you to consider adopting special needs and senior rescue dogs before hitting the pet shop.

Human Rights and the Fight Against Trafficking

Juhu Thukral | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Juhu Thukral

Trafficking in persons clearly involves human rights concerns, based on the coercion, threats, or violence victims and survivors face. But the ways we as a community respond to human trafficking also involve very important human rights issues.

Experiences of MasAgro Beyond the Border: CIMMYT and Semilla Nueva Promote Sustainable Intensification of Family Farming in Guatemala

Curt Bowen | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Curt Bowen

In 2010, myself and several social entrepreneurs and agronomists from Guatemala and the United States formed Semilla Nueva. Our mission was to find new growing techniques for Guatemala's grain farmers that could simultaneously increase incomes and rebuild soils.

Give Back by Supporting #GivingTuesday 2014

Shayla R. Price | Posted 11.29.2014 | Impact
Shayla R. Price

So after you complete your shopping list, think about giving to others. You will restore the true meaning of the holiday season.

Picking Experts and the Quest for Great Weight Loss Surgery

Don McNay | Posted 11.28.2014 | Business
Don McNay

The best way to have a successful weight loss surgery is to treat it like a business project. I have definite goals, measurements, objectives, benchmarks, time frames and a vision on where I want to be within a year.

#GivingTuesday: A Guide for Nonprofits

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Hilary A. Doe

It's coming up. Every Dec. 2nd, families, students, businesses, and organizations around the world come together for Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.