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#ExceptionalCareers Series: How to Be a Creative Altruist

Sanyin Siang | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Sanyin Siang

Creative altruism comes in many different forms. But it stems from a mindset of helping others whenever you can even when there is no direct benefit to you. So here are three ways to practice creative altruism.

Begging for Change from a Smartphone - by Simona Asinovski

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.16.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Have you ever asked a stranger for something as basic as food or shelter? I have. It's the most humiliating and humbling experience you can ever have.

A New Way to See Things: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.15.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in an up-and-coming social-change leader every single day of the year? Since Jan. 1, 2013, the Pollinat...

'How Generous Are You Willing To Be?' A Dance Teaching Story

Jesua | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

If I had known how to bow then, I would have bowed. I would have fallen to my knees and kissed her feet. But instead I just stood there, meeting her gaze, shaking, knowing I had been given a tremendous teaching, a true gift.

The Spirit and Roots of Generosity and Miserliness

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Generosity is a state of mind that goes beyond the possession of money and material goods and relates to feelings of abundance from positive connections. To own an authentic sense of generosity is a gift we give ourselves.

12 Ordinary People Whose Lives Can Inspire Us In 2015

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact

2014 was a year filled with stories of people who changed their lives, and the lives of others, by looking beyond conventional definitions of success ...

7 Ways To Have A Happier Marriage -- Without Changing A Thing

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 01.12.2015 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

As we look to the new year, we often focus on ways to be "better" -- resolving to do more of what's good for us and less of what's not. To (at least most of the time) come from our best. For a good many of us, finding ways to have a more satisfying marriage is high on our list.

No Ordinary Friday

Kate Grant | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact
Kate Grant

The most extraordinary conversation I had this year almost didn't happen. The woman calling said her name was Lisa, and she'd called to thank me for a thank you letter I had sent to her for her recent donation.

How Blessing Bags Can Change The World

Kim Marin | Posted 12.30.2014 | Good News
Kim Marin

They are not just $5 bills pulled from adults' wallets. They take some time to put together, time that kids can devote. They are made of things that kids get, like granola bars for grumbling tummies and Band-Aids for scraped knees.

Global Innovation: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our daily givers are honored to support this week.

A Few Coins, a Random Act of Kindness and a Christmas Tree

Traci Bild | Posted 01.05.2015 | Good News
Traci Bild

When we arrived, a big burly man walked up and said, "How can I help you?" We explained that we came to buy a tree. He asked how much money we had and my brother held the change out in the palm of his hand. "Hmm..." the man said, "I think I have the perfect tree for you."

16 People Who Made a Big Difference in 2014

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Mobility for physically and mentally challenged people in Northern Uganda. Widespread humane education in Australia. Community gardens for all in Chico, California.

Lindsay Holmes

7 Reasons To Practice Gratitude That Have Nothing To Do With The Holidays

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Now that we're officially in the holiday season, generosity and gratitude reign supreme. We're altruistic because we're motivated at this time of year...

We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy...

Give To Grow: How Great Work Cultures Use Generative Business Practices

Great Work Cultures | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

We seldom think about how our business might help other businesses, or our communities, networks and industries, much less how our business might grow precisely because of this generosity.

Science Explains Why Kids Are Terrible At Sharing

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living

When we were kids, sharing our snacks or toys was about as appealing as sitting in time out. We were hardly willing to give up our most prized possess...

The Best Way To De-Stress This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Despite its long-sung reputation as "the most wonderful time of the year," the holiday season is easily one of the most stressful times as well. A rec...

How To Teach Your Child The Joy Of Giving, Not Just Getting, At The Holidays

Tamar Chansky | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Sharing with others can be the farthest thing from your child's mind on any given day, but it is conspicuously absent when your tech-savvy 5-year-old is texting you hyperlinks from his iPhone with the exact color, make and model of the toys he wants

5 Important Relationship Resolutions

Lisa Firestone | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

So what can we do to give ourselves our best chance of maintaining that loving feeling we have when we first realize we are falling for another person? Here are five resolutions I believe all couples would truly benefit from taking on.

My Lover, My Altar

Ellie Burrows | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Ellie Burrows

Loving someone is a spiritual practice -- and now it seems the science just proves my point. In practice I've made it simple: I approach my beloved as if they are an altar.

The Joy in Giving

Christa Dowling | Posted 12.12.2014 | Impact
Christa Dowling

It is the time of year when everyone is wishing for and thinking about gifts; we are inclined to think of things we like to have ourselves. It is a ga...

Generosity Around the World: Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.12.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy ...

Generosity During the Holidays

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 12.09.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

With all due respect to karma, a lifetime is an awfully long time to wait to have our best intentions rewarded. Luckily, we don't have to wait: The benefits of charity and compassion are powerful and immediate.

Education, Action and Remembrance: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy ...

What's Dear To You In The Month Of December?

The Huffington Post | Patricia Doma | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living

With Thanksgiving behind us, it's time to step out of that pumpkin carriage, brush off the fall leaves and slowly let December guide us into winter wo...