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The Subversive Side of Generosity

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
The Next Ten Challenge

Even for those of us who are spiritually inclined, it's hard not to see the world through the lens of materialism and consumerism. Each year, billions of dollars are spent on advertising telling us that something is missing in our lives, that we don't have enough.

Food Matters: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week, The Pollination Project and our community of Daily Givers supported projects that strengthen our food supply by caring for bees, helping people find culturally-relevant ways to access and enjoy vegan food, encouraging people grow food and teaching people healthier ways to cook.

10 Ways To Stay Happily Married In A World Of Naysayers

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 05.14.2015 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Some of the worst marriages I've seen have gotten as bad as they are because neither partner is willing to risk: to apologize, to reach out, to be vulnerable, to name what needs to be addressed. Remember, you have to step out of your comfort zone if you want your marriage to grow.

How An Unexpected Encounter Turned Around My Lonely Mother's Day Weekend

Mary Novaria | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

The mariachis played horns and guitars in the midst of a large configuration of tables with pink and white balloons floating above. I tried to discern the occasion. Wedding? Baby shower?

The True Wealth Experiment: What Happened When We Gave 24 People $100 Each to Create Wealth

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.12.2015 | Good News
Ari Nessel

Three weeks ago, we gave away $2400 in $100 increments to people who showed up on a conference call about the meaning of "true wealth." And so began a week-long experiment in creating wealth in the world.

Remembering Dave Goldberg, The Ultimate Mensch

Adam Grant | Posted 05.10.2015 | Technology
Adam Grant

I don't believe this happened for a reason, but it has given us all a reason to be more present parents, more loving spouses, more supportive friends, and more caring leaders. The overwhelming sentiment from everyone who knew Dave is that he inspired us to be better human beings.

The Community Roots of Mother's Day

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.08.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

All of these moms have taught us, regardless of the obstacle -- be it extreme poverty, gang violence, managing children with special needs or even living in a refugee camp -- that there is nothing that a mom can't do when it comes to nurturing her community.

The Future of Buddhism: Race, Money, Mindfulness and the World

Yael Shy | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion
Yael Shy

Buddhists have the opportunity to uplift and maximize one of the central principles that underlies the religion itself: we are all deeply, completely, inextricably interconnected.

Dare to Lead With Generosity

Shelley Zalis | Posted 05.07.2015 | Women
Shelley Zalis

Here are the Top 10 lessons I've learned from our daring pack in The Girls' Lounge that I shared at the Women in the World Summit:

Communities That Matter: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week in daily giving we were honored to provide funding that helps make life better for people around the world. From a culturally sensitive Ebola-eradication effort in Sierra Leone to a free/low-cost means of legal support for African Immigrants in Texas, our daily giving community at The Pollination Project is happy to announce the seven micro-grants we've made this week.

7 Qualities To Seek In A Soulmate

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Often, we overlook flaws because we fall in love with a person. This is admirable, but we also have to recognize the principles that mold a partner into a soulmate -- those elements that fortify a loving bond for the long run. Consider these seven qualities as essential to fostering an incredible, lifelong partnership...

Can Business Leaders Help Prevent the Next "Baltimore"?

Matt Tenney | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Matt Tenney

Business leaders can help prevent future crises like the one in Baltimore with a simple character trait that also turns out to be very good for business - generosity.

See a Problem, Solve a Problem: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Zhou Zi Ru is a 15-year-old who has dedicated herself to advocating for harmonious relationships between stray cats and humans in Liaoning, China by procuring food scraps from restauranteurs and feeding her feline friends in centralized locations in order to coax them away from local food vendors.

The Day I Got Naked in Brooklyn (NSFW)

Michael Rohrer | Posted 04.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Through relaxing conversation and the courage of vulnerability, we created images that turned out to be beautiful, provocative, and fully exposed, while I met a fantastic man for whose camera I'd comfortably get naked again.

The Secret To A Meaningful Life In Just 7 'Magic' Words

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Sometimes, it's the most fantastical, fictional characters that do the best job of teaching us about reality. New York Times bestselling author T.A...

The Secret to Well-Being

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Like love, happiness is often treated like a physical object we must find and snatch up. Yet, also like love, happiness is something we are more likel...

The Things We Take For Granted: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Super Food for Malnourished Children in Cameroon. After years of studying abroad, Marcel Kwedi returned to his native Cameroon with a desire support his community. When he returned to his village, he found desertification and rising food costs, which led him to launch NUTRIMAX.

The Man Who Couldn't Stop Giving

The Atlantic | Sam Kean | Posted 04.23.2015 | World

In the early 1990s, a quiet man named João quit his job running the human-resources department of an insurance company in Rio de Janeiro and began se...

Can Money Create True Wealth?

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Imagine someone handed you $100 out of the blue, but with one condition, that you use it to create goodness in the world with it. Would you take the money? Yesterday morning, that's exactly what we did.

New Ways to Learn: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The practice of giving daily has changed my life. In 2012, I co-founded The Pollination Project which makes daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Here are the extraordinary people we supported this week.

7 Positive Psychology Happy Habits for Work and Life

Dr. Colleen Georges | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Colleen Georges

Whether we are looking for greater harmony in our family relationships, more meaningful friendships, greater purpose and satisfaction at work, or more engagement in our community, the end goal is usually the same -- happiness.

3 Ways to Feel Happier

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 04.09.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Generosity fosters gratitude by orienting our minds and hearts outside of ourselves. It turns our attention away from the that inner voice of criticism -- that voice that says we are not enough.

Young People Making a Difference: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world.

Finding Harmony in 2015, Part 2

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 04.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jodi B. Katzman

Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water - it will make ripples throughout the entire pond. -- Jessy and Bryan Matte...

Little Sparks: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. This summer we will make our 1000th grant! Here are the extraordinary people we supported with seed funding this week.