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Live Like the Powerball Winners Without a Winning Ticket

Dan Mason | Posted 01.18.2016 | 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 01.13.2016 | 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?

Here's How You Can Give A Real Helping Hand This Holiday

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact

The holidays are in full swing, and many people are reaching out to those in need. There are multiple ways to volunteer, but alas, some are more help...

Efffective Altruism: Conversations with Peter Singer

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Matthieu Ricard

Altruism Meets Effective Altruism: Thoughts on Conversations with Peter Singer In October, I had the honor of participating in a public discussion...

Animals Get More Support Than Kids. Even Animals Agree That's Wrong.

Teresa Huizar | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Teresa Huizar

Americans now donate more than $2 billion every year to charities that protect animal welfare. Yet we donate less than a quarter as much to charities that prevent child abuse and help abused children reclaim their lives.

What Do Extenders Mean to Your Taxes

Mark Steber | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

Each year, many children across the world wait to see what Santa will bring them for Christmas. But if you're into taxes, the jolly fellow isn't anywhere on your radar. Instead, you're waiting to see what Congress gives you this year -- hopefully by the time you read this piece.

Thanks a Lot. You Gave Me My Christmas Present and It Cost Me $218,000!

Rick Steves | Posted 12.17.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Together, you contributed $218,000. And with my match, we collectively raised more than $430,000 to help power Bread's work in explaining to our Congress the needs of our nation's poorest, homeless, and hungry people.

"Never" Is the Better Answer

Tim Delaney | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Tim Delaney

When should donors provide their Social Security number to a nonprofit? Common wisdom and universal advice from endless sources say "never." But a dan...

Fifty Shades of Green: How to Support Sexual Freedom With $150

Andrew Park | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Park

Between the presidential elections, a potential new Justice on the Supreme Court, and possible changes in the Catholic hierarchy in Rome, next year is bound to have an exciting mix of sexual freedom debates. Giving to groups now can help you to feel connected to the upcoming battles.

#GivingTuesday Online Donations Grow 52%

Steve MacLaughlin | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Steve MacLaughlin

The growth in #GivingTuesday not only shows the momentum of the movement, but also the key role digital technology plays in helping donors contribute to the causes that matter most to them.

Rising Above the Noise: How Your Nonprofit Can Stand Out Online

Brian Cute | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Brian Cute

The Internet is increasingly becoming more crowded. With more than three billion people online and 3.5 billion Google searches a day, nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies alike are competing to capture the limited attention span of the modern Internet user.

#GivingTuesday Is the Best Gift You Can Give Your Company This Year

Ryan Scott | Posted 11.04.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

As Thanksgiving looms, company leaders across the world are building thanks to their communities through their year-end giving campaigns. For many businesses, this year's corporate philanthropy effort will reach its zenith on December 1st, also known as #GivingTuesday.

WATCH: What Makes a Good Samaritan?

HooplaHa | Posted 09.15.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

This wonderful world is full of all different types of (good) people. Those who use their time to make the world a better place are on the top of the list. A good Samaritan is defined as a charitable or helpful person. Would you consider yourself one?

Why I Still Give to Oxfam

Brad Hurley | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Brad Hurley

When I'm debating whether to buy something I want but don't really need, I sometimes have an imaginary conversation. With an imaginary person. Let's call her Daliya.

Rethinking 21st Century Philanthropy

Natalia Martinez-Kalinina | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Natalia Martinez-Kalinina

Our informal guiding theory is that a rising tide can lift all boats. Larger, community-wide tipping points are the result of the gradual accumulation of individual tipping points, of people "turning on" to trust their own potential, and that of their ideas and projects.

Making It Better: Philanthropy As a Trailblazer for Social Change

Pioneers for Change | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I've always been fascinated by how people see three things: good, change, and value. It's this curiosity that first sparked my interest in the Philanthropy space.

Boy Donates Birthday Money To Kids Of Fallen Officer

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.20.2015 | Good News

"It made me feel good because I knew that I was helping someone else." So says Carson Atkins, who used his ninth birthday party earlier this month ...

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - US Charitable Giving Surpasses All Past Records in 2014

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

It feels like 2007...at least in the nonprofit world as that was the height of the philanthropic contribution levels. And yes, seven years after the devastating recession, charitable donation levels have exceeded the banner year of 2007 for the first time.

Here's How You Can Be The Most Helpful When Donating To People In Need

Mashable | Katie Dupere | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact

Giving back is important, but all those canned pineapples and piles of forgotten T-shirts aren't really doing the trick. Take Hurricane Sandy as an...

Most Wealthy Americans Say Giving Back Is 'Essential' To Them: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.29.2015 | Impact

A new report suggests the 1 percent is pretty well-intended when it comes to their charitable dollar. According to a study by U.S. Trust, 86 perce...

Moving this Summer? Donate Your Food

Laura McHolm | Posted 05.27.2015 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

While you are packing up all of your belongings, you can also be opening up your spirit of giving. In fact, the act of giving while you move will actually make your move easier.

Jack Black Breaks Down Meeting Homeless Ugandan Boy Who Just Wants An Education

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact

America recently got to see a whole other side to jokester Jack Black. In support of Red Nose Day, the funny man traveled to Uganda and took a gli...

Cuban Overtures: On the Road With the Minnesota Orchestra

Jesse Rosen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

Cultural diplomacy is what the policy wonks call it. On the ground in Havana with the Minnesota Orchestra, Marilyn C. Nelson, the orchestra's vice chair and tour underwriter, calls it love.

Coldplay Created A Mockumentary Spoofing 'Game Of Thrones' For Charity

Associated Press | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty years ago, Richard Curtis suspected two things: People like to laugh and they like to do good. Red Nose Day has annually p...

Should We Donate to Church or a Charity When in Debt?

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.19.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

I've been helping people with problem debt for decades and for that entire time, a constant question has been the guilt or demand to donate when dealing with debt. It's a loaded subject.