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A World of Kindness: This Week in Daily Giving

A World of Kindness: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel  02. 4.2015
I have the privilege of making seed grants to social change leaders around the world. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that...
Illinois' Wall of Fame: The State's Best Designations

Illinois' Wall of Fame: The State's Best Designations

Reboot Illinois  02. 4.2015
It's easy to get bogged down thinking about all of the things wrong with Illinois: $100 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, a $9 billion...
Chris Pratt, Chris Evans Settle Superhero Super Bowl Bet With Class

Chris Pratt, Chris Evans Settle Superhero Super Bowl Bet With Class

Ryan Grenoble  02. 2.2015
When Star-Lord goes into battle with Captain America, everyone wins. Chris Pratt, the Seahawks-loving actor who played Star-Lord in "Guardians...
NFL's Crotch-Grabbing Fine Should Go To Women's Shelters, Local Charities: Lawmaker

NFL's Crotch-Grabbing Fine Should Go To Women's Shelters, Local Charities: Lawmaker

Robbie Couch  01.30.2015
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch got a little carried away after his team won the NFC championship game on Jan. 18. He grabbed...
Don't Dismiss Teens Who Volunteer Just To Boost Their College Applications

Don't Dismiss Teens Who Volunteer Just To Boost Their College Applications

New York Times  01.29.2015
In my last column, I wrote about a high school buddy, Kevin Green, a warm and helpful man who floundered in a tough job market, hurt his...
Giving Money to Strangers Changed My Perspective

Giving Money to Strangers Changed My Perspective

Mandy Fishburn  01.28.2015
I was caught in a moment of raw humanity. I was not staring into the eyes of a junkie. I was not staring into the eyes of a con man. I...
New Year's Running Resolutions Already Waning?  Try Running for a Charity

New Year's Running Resolutions Already Waning? Try Running for a Charity

Melissa Fenton  01.27.2015
Even seasoned runners often feel a dip in their motivation and seek out a catalyst beyond their own personal or selfish reasons for running....

People Magazine Sexiest Anchor Helps Kids With Cancer

Tom Murro  01.25.2015
People Magazines Sexiest Anchor Alive of 2014 Mike Woods (better luck next year Greg Kelly) along with Traffic News Hottie Ines Rosales...

Women in Business Q&A: Jean Shafiroff

Laura Dunn  01.25.2015
Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, is actively involved as a volunteer fundraiser and leader of several charitable causes. Her managerial...
To Thine Own Self: The Psychology of Authenticity

To Thine Own Self: The Psychology of Authenticity

Wray Herbert  01.23.2015
Some philosophers have argued that the desire to act in a way that is consistent with one's values and sense of self is linked to well-being....
10 Fundraising Projects Backed By YouTube's International Stars

10 Fundraising Projects Backed By YouTube's International Stars

Bengu Atamer  01.22.2015
When YouTube star Tyler Oakley decided to support the Trevor Project for his 25th birthday, he knew he could count on his huge fan base....
10 Apps To Keep You Accountable For Those New Year's Resolutions

10 Apps To Keep You Accountable For Those New Year's Resolutions

Religion News Service  01.21.2015
(RNS) Still trying to keep up with those New Year’s resolutions? Fear not: As your vows to lose weight or give more to charity get harder...

Just When You Believe It's Over, in Fact It Can Just Begin

Valerie Sobel  01.21.2015
At 73, art hit me like a piece of the Eiffel Tower. I was in a state of "philanthropic burn out" at the time, a phrase often used by unrelentingly...
What I Learned From the Muffin Man

What I Learned From the Muffin Man

Julia Levy  01.21.2015
It's been said that food is the way to somebody's heart. On January 26th, it will be the donation of food (muffins, to be precise) that...