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Doing Good

Can You Spare A Toothbrush?
One Insanely Simple Way To Make A Big Difference

Danielle Gletow | Posted 07.06.2016 | Impact
Danielle Gletow

There are certainly complex issues in our child welfare system. But there are also some fairly simple-to-address issues too. To me, this is one of them.

Doing Well By Doing Good: An Interview With Annie Lennox - Singer, Songwriter, Campaigner and Activist

Alexandre Mars | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
Alexandre Mars

For me, Annie Lennox is the amazing lead singer of the famous band Eurythmics, but I've heard her voice over the past decade fighting for a different cause: AIDS. I had the honor of meeting Annie at the Global Meeting of Mayors on Ending AIDS in Cities event earlier this month.

Doing It Differently in 2016: Humility, Gratitude and the Resiliency of Service

Verneda White | Posted 01.08.2016 | Impact
Verneda White

As the hustle and bustle of the new year begins to subside and we start to take on having a fresh start in stride, the time has come to keep the resol...

The Season to Do Good and What I Learned From Some Real-Life Heroes

Tanushree Ghosh | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Tanushree Ghosh

Coming back from a seven-week trip to India and stepping into the season of "doing good" -- with the spirit to give all around -- I found myself wanting to celebrate the heroes who do more good than they hope to receive. And maybe find a road map for myself while doing so.

Good Deeds in Cold Blood: Extreme Altruists

Amy Costello | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Amy Costello

There's plenty of bad news in the world today, whether it's mass shootings, refugee crises or poverty. But many ordinary people are responding in extraordinary ways to the big problems around them.

Carrots, Sticks or Evolution?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 01.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I. Rimanoczy As a researcher of human behavioral change and transformation, particularly as it relates to the area of our planetary sustaina...

Yet Another Reason to Love Coffee

Molly Reynolds | Posted 10.14.2015 | Impact
Molly Reynolds

You don't have to be a genius scientist to know that coffee improves human relations. Personally, I can't function until I've had at least two cups -- and talking to some folks before they've had theirs can put you in mortal danger!

Can We Keep the Empathy State of Mind Alive?

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Alyssa Piperis

The 14th anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone. My social media newsfeeds are filled with less outward sensitivity and commemoration today than they w...

No Tech Solutions for Poverty, Says Former Microsoft Researcher

Amy Costello | Posted 08.14.2016 | Technology
Amy Costello

I founded Tiny Spark four years ago to investigate philanthropy, nonprofits and socially responsible companies. As a former Africa correspondent, I had seen with my own eyes how difficult is it to have lasting impact in places far from where we live and discovered that well-intentioned projects can sometimes cause harm.

How One Handbag Is Doing a World of Good for Girls

Glamour | Posted 08.14.2016 | Style

By Jane Keltner de Valle, Glamour From left: GLAMOUR's Keltner de Valle, Minkoff, and Alba in Antigua's historic distric; photo: Federico de Angelis...

When Making a Difference: Conversations with Lauren Bush Lauren of FEED

Rai Mensah | Posted 06.28.2016 | Style
Rai Mensah

The innate pull that some possess to positively impact the lives of others is a pull that cannot be ignored. Sure, for a time you may pursue other ventures but at some point in your journey you will be brought back to your need to help those in need.

Why Every Business Should Also Get Into the Business of Good

Suzanne Lerner | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact
Suzanne Lerner

So many business leaders will find that their careers are improved by giving back. Here are a few things to make your business more attuned to benevolence, and what being philanthropic as a business leader can do for you.

Guardian of Thailand's Noggins

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Kirk Gillock, a young American expatriate, is trying to save lives by protecting the heads of anyone riding on two wheels. Slowly but surely, he's making some progress. Gillock has donated more than 4,500 helmets to Thai children and adults.

Side-stepping the Law of Unintended Consequences

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 03.23.2015 | Books
Stefan Simanowitz

The problem of the unintended consequences that can happen when we try to effect positive change is the subject of a new book published this month.

A Philanthropist With No money

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Karen Ann Kennedy

Start thinking about the one or two things you can do to make your little corner of the world a bit nicer.

Non-Profits and Social Media: Believe it or Not, Your Non-Profit Is a Brand

Tulani Elisa | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Tulani Elisa

Brand seems to be a dirty word in the nonprofit/NGO space. Organizations shy away from it because "it's a private sector thing" or "it only applies to organizations that have money for marketing."

CVS: A Prescription to Do the Right Thing

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

CVS is a notable exception and, hopefully, a tipping point in moving companies from being profit-driven to profit-and-purpose-driven.

Giving Back

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

To see the honesty and generosity of people like this young worker, whose wages can't be much above the minimum, and a homeless man who has nothing -- it's a reminder that I still have a way to climb before I get to their level.

Did You Make a New Year's Resolution? Did You Break It Yet?

John Seager | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
John Seager

But whoever said positive change has to happen on January 1? After all, every day begins a new year if you count 365 days forward. It's never too late to do something good in 2014.

Kathryn Sollmann: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Working at a Non-Profit

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

Moving from one industry to another can be difficult, but the move from a corporation to a non-profit is a cultural shift. When you find the right fit you'll be in the position to help your own career -- and many others in need.

Doing Good Keeps the Doctor Away

Ryan Scott | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Your employees who volunteer aren't just healthier, they're also more engaged and active healthcare consumers. Four out of five believe that they have some degree of control over their health, know more about it and are more informed about chronic diseases.

The Transformative Power of Serving Others

Brad Jamison | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Brad Jamison

My life has been transformed! I've moved from feelings of low self-esteem, failure and anger to great levels of joy, gratitude, clarity and more. How'd I do it? By serving others -- something anyone can do.

The Emerging Metrics of Doing Good

Mark Hanlon | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion
Mark Hanlon

Global poverty delivers a miserable ROI in the wasted potential of human lives. Talent that goes untapped. And the disease and decay that it produces. Fortunately, the way we fight it doesn't have to.

Measuring the Immeasurable

Phil Garrity | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Phil Garrity

Beyond all of the things we do to act in service for the poor -- delivering medical supplies, building health systems, strengthening human capacity -- I've come to believe that there is something far more powerful in simply being in service with those in need.

Can an Athiest Lesbian Still Do Good?

Marissa Higgins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marissa Higgins

Pope Francis reassures me, an atheist, that the "good" that I do will lead me to meet someone along the way -- but what about the fact that I'm a lesbian? Is doing "good" enough for only one divergence from the faith?