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Getting into the Mindset for Growth: Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur

Danielle Sabrina | Posted 01.13.2017 | Business
Danielle Sabrina

As entrepreneurs, we're always thinking about growth. As such, we meticulously build out our funnels, design our offerings to be scalable, and outsour...

2016 Final Countdown Quick Tax Tips

Mark Steber | Posted 12.29.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

With just a couple days left in the year, here are a couple of quick power plays you can take to save you some money on your 2016 taxes. I will keep t...

5 Ways To Scam-Proof Your Charitable Giving

Adam Levin | Posted 12.27.2016 | Crime
Adam Levin

The holiday season is a time for giving, but it is also a time to get ready to pay your taxes, and for those who are fortunate enough to have more than they need, it is time for some end-of-year charitable giving.

Chick-Fil-A Cashier In Neck Brace, Sling Has Extraordinary Reason To Work

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.14.2016 | Good News

A Chick-fil-A employee who showed up to work in a neck brace and sling is inspiring people around the world over his commitment to serving others. A G...

9 Ways To Donate A Gift To A Child In Need This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 12.15.2016 | Parents

It’s the most wonderful time of the year... unless it’s not. For many children and their parents, this time of year may be depressing, stressful o...

Ask Carrie: What Will You Do for Giving Tuesday?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 11.28.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Readers, While Black Friday and Cyber Monday may kick off the holiday buying frenzy, to me one of the best days of the season is Giving Tuesday....

Sharing the Spirit Of #GivingTuesday With Young People

Byron Garrett | Posted 11.26.2016 | Impact
Byron Garrett

What better time than the holiday season to talk about raising generous children?

The Dangers of Top-Heavy Philanthropy

Chuck Collins | Posted 11.19.2016 | Business
Chuck Collins

What Happens When Billionaires Dominate the Charitable Sector? The last couple of years have been boom years for philanthropy. Total donations from ...

Kellyanne Conway Says Trump's Presidential Run Is An Act Of Charity

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics

Confronted on live TV with Donald Trump’s incredibly scarce record of charitable donations, his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said the Trump c...

Make Sure Every Dollar You Give to Charity Counts

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

According to the Giving USA's* 2016 Annual Report on Philanthropy, 2015 was America's most generous year for charitable giving -- individual Americans...

Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Wait

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The audience, when the debate actually happens, will be huge. Tremendous, in fact. Some (we won't say who) are even predicting it could be a bigger television event worldwide than the 1969 moon landing.

Why Charity Isn't About Giving

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 08.26.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Our church had a wonderful lesson about charity this week. Many told inspiring stories of times when they had seen someone in need and filled that need. Others talked about organizations to sign up with to help give to refugees or to the homeless. And there were also stories about helping those in our own church.

How Can You do the Most Good with Your Charitable Giving? This Expert's Answers Might Surprise You

Linch Zhang | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Linch Zhang

GiveWell is a relatively young (started in 2007) charity rating agency that makes recommendations to donors based on the expected impact of their doll...

Doing Business At The Speed Of Love

Jennifer Love | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." - Eleanor Roosevelt You know the saying, "Success in business is all about mak...

Charitable Giving Grew to $373.25 Billion in the U.S. in 2015

Steve MacLaughlin | Posted 06.15.2016 | Impact
Steve MacLaughlin

According to Giving USA, total charitable giving in the U.S. reached $373.25 billion in 2015, a 4.1% increase in current dollars and a 4.0% increase i...

Agora for Good: Let’s Democratize Donations

Linch Zhang | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Linch Zhang

The nonprofit sector occupies a surprisingly large proportion of the US economy. In 2014 alone, nonprofits received over $250 billion in individual do...

The Rob Benzon Foundation San Diego

Mike Spradley | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Mike Spradley

How does a community mourn the loss of purity? That is the moment when you feel your grief so profoundly you have to do something. That is the moment the foundation was born.

And Now a Word From Our Sponsors: How Brands Can Reinvent Philanthropy

Paul Polizzotto | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Paul Polizzotto

As social responsibility becomes an increasingly important part of the conversation between corporations and consumers, brands have the opportunity to re-imagine their advertising models.

Not Enough Fish in the Sea? Los Angeles County Charitable Giving Down $1 Billion Since 2006

John E. Kobara | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
John E. Kobara

When I was very young, I was captivated by fishing. The idea of throwing a line into a mass of impenetrable water and imagining what you might catch o...

High-Impact Philosophy: Making the World a Better Place

Patricia Illingworth | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
Patricia Illingworth

How many philosophers does it take to change a light bulb? It depends on how you define change.

The Death of Prince: The Stages of Grief for an Estate Planning Attorney

Alexandra Smyser | Posted 05.03.2016 | Entertainment
Alexandra Smyser

How could a man who fought so hard to re-gain control over his musical legacy not have created a plan for it after he died? How could a man with a philanthropic heart not have cemented his charitable legacy with testamentary gifts? Et tu, Prince?

Staying the Course for Hope and Humanity in Health Care

Susan Northover | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Susan Northover

Health care involves a great deal more than medical care. It involves safe and stable housing, access to healthy and affordable food, and tools and resources to stay connected to other people and a wider community. It involves humanity and hope.

March Gladness: the Bracket That Keeps Giving

Cyndi Chen | Posted 04.04.2016 | Technology
Cyndi Chen

Tab for a Cause is a free browser extension that takes advantage of advertising revenue to raise money for charity. Typically, the way that online advertising works is that advertisers pay publishers to deliver impressions on an ad.

Live Like the Powerball Winners Without a Winning Ticket

Dan Mason | Posted 01.18.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Dan Mason

The bottom line is that you don't have to become a billionaire to live abundantly. All that is required is to consciously choose each day to see the abundance that already surrounds you and to act with intention to create the life of your dreams.

Does Pornhub Really Care?

Kristin Battista-Frazee | Posted 01.13.2017 | Impact
Kristin Battista-Frazee

Tying orgasms to good causes might appall some people, but it's undeniable sex has always been a powerful driver of behavior. So why not harness Pornhub's website traffic and marketing prowess for a greater good?