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A Gift-Giving Guide for the Human Workplace

Erica Keswin | Posted 12.02.2016 | Business
Erica Keswin

'Tis the season to think about holiday gifts, and I know there are managers out there wondering what to give their staff. Many of us still assume that...

Arianna Huffington Explains Why Sleep Is Vital For Students

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living

While society has made progress in its focus on nutrition and exercise habits, "the third leg of the stool is adequate sleep," according to HuffPost p...

Sheryl Sandberg Teams Up With Donors Choose To Support Schools In Need

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.11.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Sheryl Sandberg knows just how important learning opportunities can be in helping children pave their own path to success, so the Facebook COO is team...

Co-Founder Of Twitter Is Giving Back To Help Kids Have Their #BestSchoolDay Ever

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.11.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone's #BestSchoolDay ever took place in 3rd grade when he took home the prize for the bicycle safety essay contest at his sch...

Paul G. Allen Gives Washington State Teachers the #BestSchoolDay

Dave Ferrero | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
Dave Ferrero

When our public schools are underfunded, teachers and students pay the price. Teachers spend an average of $500 out of pocket each year on projects, supplies, trips and tools because they know students deserve to see adults investing in their educational experiences.

How to Support Teachers in Your Community

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
Craig Newmark

We need to get behind our teachers-in-need, and access the power and potential of online communities (organized via flash funding/crowdsourcing initiatives and otherwise) to get stuff done.

Sparking the Interest of the Next Generation of Creative Problem Solvers

Laura Overdeck | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
Laura Overdeck

Ms. Napolitano, my daughter's fourth-grade science teacher, could have simply explained "force equals mass times acceleration" on a whiteboard. Instead, she had her students make marshmallow catapults and discover Newton's first law for themselves -- to the profound chagrin of the kids who missed that particular class.

Celebrating the #BestSchoolDay in the Carolinas

Ric Elias | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
Ric Elias

All children, regardless of geography or circumstance, should have equal opportunity to get the best education possible -- and a critical part of that is having the tools and resources that enable learning.

Why Making Today the #BestSchoolDay Ever Is Important to Me

Brad Smith | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
Brad Smith

A few years back, a friend introduced me to DonorsChoose.org. Living in California, I was excited to learn that I could choose a teacher and classroom project from my home state, and could help a West Virginia teacher get what they needed for their classroom. It gave me the chance to "pay it forward."

What Donors Choose and #BestSchoolDay Mean to Me

Yvette Nicole Brown | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
Yvette Nicole Brown

My favorite teachers changed its trajectory. Teachers are unsung heroes. They breathe life into young minds and introduce them to worlds and disciplines and practices they'd never know otherwise.

Remembering Our #BestSchoolDay And Creating Them for Our Students

Genein Letford | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
Genein Letford

When I picked up a trumpet for the first time, it seemed as if I was picking up shiny metal tubes molded together, but in actuality I was picking up the gateway to my future. I bonded with my teachers who pushed me beyond self-imposed limits and I learned lessons that shaped the woman I am today.

Say Yes to DonorsChoose.org!

Karen Leshner | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
Karen Leshner

It's clear to me that one great teacher can be a catalyst -- with the unique ability to encourage and inspire hundreds of students over their careers. Teachers are the most important members of the American workforce, yet they certainly aren't treated that way.

Why We Want to Make Every Day the #BestSchoolDay

Charles Best | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
Charles Best

Too many students don't have the resources they need. Today, we start to change that.

Give to Education via Donors Choose this #GivingTuesday & Google Will Match Up to $1MM

Craig Newmark | Posted 12.01.2016 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, the deal is teachers in lots of schools never get a break, and that's often true in schools that serve military families and those with under-privileged kids, too. DonorsChoose.org is about teachers getting the resources they need, and doing it right.

The Specifics of Storytelling for Social Innovation

Pauline Zalkin | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Pauline Zalkin

A story is a roadmap to another person's subjective experience - the gateway to empathy. It's obvious, then, why stories are an essential means of relating for social innovators.

Hunks With Heart: 8 Hot Men Worthy Of Hero Worship

Posted 02.14.2014 | Style

By Jennifer Smith for GLAM4GOOD This is our GLAM4GOOD Valentine's Day card to the world: eight handsome men who are truly worth your attention! We ...

How To Help Kids In Need Go Back To School

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact

It's back-to-school time, which means kids are savoring those last moments of the summer and parents are doing that mad dash through the aisles for su...

28 Letters

Cory Zacker | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Cory Zacker

I read every one of those 28 letters feeling happy that I had helped supply brand new copies of a literary classic to students in need. But the more I read, the more I realized that it wasn't really about the material things.

Social Innovation Summit 2013: To Read, To Connect, To Affirm

Jennifer Sertl | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Jennifer Sertl

Hasbro's Alan Hassenfeld put it into perspective: "if you think you are too small for making impact, you have never been in bed with a mosquito."

eBay Founder's Annual Forum Unites Business Leaders Investing In Social Change

Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact

One network of top executives is proving that good business means wise investments -- specifically investments in people who have the power to create ...

A Pretty Little Idea With Huge Potential: Open Up DonorsChoose.org to Students!

Troian Bellisario | Posted 04.04.2012 | Impact
Troian Bellisario

These high school students have great ideas -- they just need the funding and the tools to make them happen! Donorschoose.org is designed to make a little go a really long way, so give what you can.

WATCH: Fallon & Colbert's 'Friday' Rehearsal

Posted 06.15.2011 | Comedy

If you're like us, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon's big production of Rebecca Black's "Friday" on "Late Night" has turned the infamous pop song into...

WATCH: Taylor Hicks Joins Colbert, Fallon & The Roots To Sing 'Friday'

Posted 02.21.2013 | Comedy

Time for a confession: we really thought this whole "Stephen Colbert is going to sing Rebecca Black's 'Friday' on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'" thin...

EXCLUSIVE: Colbert, Fallon Discuss Being BFFFSM With Arianna

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell & Caroline Dworin | Posted 06.01.2011 | Comedy

When Stephen Colbert auctioned off his self-portrait this March, he raised a total of $26,000 to benefit students in need. Little did the nation (or J...

WATCH: Colbert To Sing 'Friday' On Fallon With The Roots

Posted 05.29.2011 | Comedy

When Stephen Colbert auctioned off his portrait for Donor's Choose charity for $26,000, he was delighted to announce that Jimmy Fallon would be matchi...