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11 Things You Can't Do When You're Dead

Garry Rodgers | Posted 12.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Garry Rodgers

Recently a 60-year-old acquaintance suffered a brain aneurysm. Jeff lingered on life support while his family made difficult decisions, including ha...

Smart Philanthropy

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Robert E. Slavin

The appearance of ImpactMatters could make a difference in philanthropy, and that would be terrific in itself. However, its significance goes far beyond philanthropy.

Kirk Douglas Just Did Something Beautiful For His 99th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.16.2015 | Fifty

They say it's better to give than receive, and that's exactly what actor Kirk Douglas did to celebrate his 99th birthday. The Hollywood veteran mark...

Find Your Charity. Eliminate The Chore.

David Bernstein | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
David Bernstein

There is an ongoing debate whether schools should mandate volunteerism in the schools and what is the appropriate amount of community service requirem...

Join Me in Supporting the Work of Bread for the World

Rick Steves | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Supporting the work of Bread for the World is one of the most effective ways we can help stabilize our world. If you're one of the many who have responded so generously, thank you. Consider sharing this challenge with your friends so we can further leverage our concern.

Saudi Prince To Donate 10,000 Houses And 10,000 Cars As Part Of Major Charitable Commitment

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.09.2015 | Good News

Days after Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud announced plans to give his entire $32 billion fortune to charity, he took steps to ...

Big Heart? Small Wallet? A Thrifty Guide to Giving

Melanie Young | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Melanie Young

My mother (known in her hometown of Chattanooga as "The Purple Lady") lives by what she calls her "Purple Rules: Do unto others and for others." Give graciously and generously to help people without expecting anything in return. Her gift to me was the lesson of being a giving person and not a getting one.

Mother Hears Late Son's Heart Beat Inside Organ Recipient For First Time

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.25.2015 | Good News

A mother was moved to tears after experiencing the memory of her late son through an organ transplant recipient. Matthew McIntyre died almost two ...

Resetting Your Life for Retirement

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Here are some suggestions to help you figure out where you are on the pre-retirement spectrum and some changes you might consider.

The President of Harvard Is Named 'Faust'

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 03.07.2015 | College
Neil S. Greenspan

In the last six years the exceptionally influential Wall Street firm, Goldman Sachs, has been reported to engage in business practices that would appear to be strongly at odds with the professed values of Harvard and just about any other not-for-profit university or college.

Taino Farms Adventure

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 02.28.2015 | Green
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

The eco world is all abuzz over aquaponics as the latest go-to green technology. It is an effective method for raising seedlings and fish farming in closed-loop systems. With this knowledge, Schools for Sustainability trekked across an island to find this still-rare system in action in a country that has been using aquaponics since pre-Columbian times!

The Gift of Giving: A Lesson on Humanity

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Lisa Mae Brunson

Whatever your story is, this is a time where we either learn about consumerism, or the magic of a holiday Season that can reconnect us with our humanity--with what it means to give and receive.

The Charity Revolution

Daniel Gastfriend | Posted 02.18.2015 | 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?

The Miracle On 34th Street- 1 Year Later

Patrice Bendig | Posted 02.05.2015 | Good News
Patrice Bendig

The most appropriate thing I can do to commemorate Weston's transplant anniversary is to urge others to be part of a miracle for a family waiting for the life-saving gift of organ and tissue donation.

Anonymous Donor Sweeps In At Last Minute, Pays Families' Taxes So They Can Keep Their Homes

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.29.2014 | Good News

When some families found themselves in a tough spot, they got their saving grace from a mystery man with a big heart. A group of mobile homes were...

Haters Need to 'STFU' About Ice Buckets: 3 Social Media Tactics that Perpetuate Social Good

Christine Deakers | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Christine Deakers

This is why I love social media. Sometimes a hashtag seems empty, but once you follow a hashtag up with action in real life, it can change the world.

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

A Challenge for Trail Runners

Dylan Armajani | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact
Dylan Armajani

Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away; and if they could, they would still be destroyed -- chased and hunted down as long as fun or a dolla...

Overcoming the Emotions That Discourage Us From Giving to Those in Need

David Ropeik | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
David Ropeik

Studies have found that people donate more to save two lives out of four potential victims, than to save the same two lives if they are two of 1,700 possible victims.

'Thou Shalt Donate to Overhead Costs': the Biblical Commandment of Keeping the Lights On (Tetzaveh, Exodus 27:20-30:10)

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Mishael Zion

This summer the usually sleepy world of nonprofit organization talk was rocked by a campaign to 'Debunk the Overhead Myth.' A coalition of experts claimed that, counter to popular belief, 'overhead is a poor measure of a charity's performance.'

The Gift of Love

James Van Praagh | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
James Van Praagh

I totally understand that people want to make Christmas a special time for children, but when it comes to buying a present for anyone over 18, I've decided to make donations.

The Moving Story of a Real-Life Miracle on 34th Street

Patrice Bendig | Posted 02.17.2014 | Good News
Patrice Bendig

2013-12-18-201312171499542_10202034595899338_145275351_nthumb.jpgThis past week, I witnessed a true Christmas miracle in the early hours of Dec. 12. 2013 come true for a seven-year old little boy, right on 34th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Avoid Tax Pitfalls When Donating Your Credit Card Rewards Points or Miles

MyBankTracker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

The holiday season is a time to give back to those who are less fortunate and if you are considering making a donation from your credit cards rewards, be aware of the tax implications involved with this type of donation.

These Shoes Ain't Just Made for Walkin': The Cause Marketing Biz Model

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

TOMS understands that being an advocate for children, as well as being able to defend that advocacy with ease, will alleviate the price barrier and sell more shoes.

10 Donations You Haven't Ever Considered

Dylan Nord | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
Dylan Nord

You've given your time, your money, and your old clothes, but what about one of these 10 unusual donations you may not have considered. 1. Ai...