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7 Reasons To Pratice Gratitude All Year Long

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.23.2015 | 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...

The Healing Power Of Gratitude

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

It's both humbling and awe-inspiring to fully acknowledge the importance of our experience, things outside ourselves and our dependency on others. By awakening ourselves to a sense of wonder about the many things we may overlook in a day, we open our hearts to feel connection and appreciation for the many miracles of our existence.

Generous Souls Fundraise Better

Cat Moore | Posted 11.20.2015 | Religion
Cat Moore

Written in conjunction with Nicholas Warnes* Unlike professional fundraisers, non-profit founders like Cissy Brady-Rogers are rarely excited (or skil...

All That Is Good in the World: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Lately, we have been inundated with news of all that is wrong with our world. Sometimes it is hard to maintain a sense of hope and possibility. That i...

Do You Dare to Pop This Question?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Be careful what you ask, you may get an answer. After an evening of sharing the living room sofa together while they watched a romantic movie, Brandon...

The Financial Crisis Facing U.S. Churches

David Briggs | Posted 11.06.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

The Catholic Church continues to grow with the population, with about a quarter of Americans identifying as Catholic. But a steady decline in Mass attendance means fewer are putting money in the collection plate on Sundays.

Redefining Selfish

Laura Jack | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Jack

For so long we have valued martyrdom. The more we give, the better we are, even if it means that our own self-care goes by the wayside. We are so worried that we may seem selfish that we have almost gone too far the other direction. We have forgotten how to take care of ourselves.

A Shared Understanding: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.26.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week, The Pollination Project celebrates recent grantees whose work allows people to understand one another in new ways.

Curiosity Does Not Always Kill The Cat

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Sar Haribhakti

I was just too curious. I had to get to know him. I needed to know why he did what he did. So I sent him an email to learn more about him. I was not a writer at the time. I have always sucked at it. I still do. But, I was curious to learn how a biology major becomes an active entrepreneur with a media business.

Adopt These 3 Traits for a Positive Mindset

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

With almost eighty million results to sift through, it is possible to find advice or information on just about anything and everything. But, in reality, the biggest determining factor in achieving success cannot be found on a website, in a book or in advice personally shared from the best of mentors.

What Does A Foolish 21 Year Old Know? Graduate With A Major First

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Sar Haribhakti

Don't know much about how traditional networking works. That sounds complex to me. For that, definitely seek out the right networking gurus. All I know and need to know is give, give, give and you shall get. A lot.

Win-Win < Win-Win-Win

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Sar Haribhakti

"Win-win-win" is situation in which you are not directly involved in an agreement between two people who stand to benefit, either in their personal or professional growth.

By the Community, For the Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Communities typically have the keys to their own liberation and ability to thrive. This week The Pollination Project celebrates projects that are by ...

Rolling Up Their Sleeves: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week, The Pollination Project honors projects that dive deep into the heart of a problem and provide the inner and outer tools to address it. Our...

Opening to Heartbreak, Grief and Loss: Feeling the Heat of the Fires

Padma Gordon | Posted 10.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Padma Gordon

It has taken me some time to digest and metabolize the reality of the fires that are devastating Northern California. The fires have left a vast scar...

Friends Doing Business With Friends (and Changing the World in the Process)

Leisa Peterson | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Leisa Peterson

In the movie Pay It Forward, 12-year-old Trevor makes a bid to improve the situations of those around him. With limited resources, he devises a plan: to repay good deeds, but with a twist. Instead of a direct repayment, Trevor instead pays each good deed forward to three third party beneficiaries, along with an edict to each to pay that favor forward, thrice.

To The Wendy's Employee At The Drive-Through

Ashley Alteman | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Ashley Alteman

I think you saw something in my eyes. I believe you noticed something was off and you led with what you, clearly, knew best: kindness.

10 Ways Meditation Will Free Your Mind

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Stillness is always there between our thoughts, behind the story, beneath the noise. What keeps us from experiencing this natural state of being is our habitual and ego-dominated monkey mind.

Determined to Succeed: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day The Pollination Project provides a seed grant of $1000 to a social change visionary who is making their community and the world a more sust...

3 Life Lessons from a Homeless Man Named Matt

Jessica Zemple | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Jessica Zemple

I was walking to a workshop on Coaching Success in downtown San Diego with one of my favorite teachers, Dr. Robert Holden, when I passed by a young man who was wearing tattered clothes and looked as if he had not seen a shower in days. I said good morning, as I do with most people I see, and kept walking.

The 7 Sustainables

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 09.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We live in a time that calls for radical honesty about the nature of life and what it means to commit to a sustained relationship with our lived experience. The hope is that the seven sustainables offer a way to live more deeply while preparing the way for future generations.

Want to Build Relationships? Start by Serving Others

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business
Sar Haribhakti

My personal mantra for networking (read it as connecting) is adding net value to people around you and your communities without any ulterior motives. Such graciousness sets you up for accomplishments and satisfaction in both personal and professional spheres in the long run.

People Who Plant: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

From Oakland, California to Busia, Kenya, many of our grantees this week are planting gardens and educating their communities about nutritious food, organic gardening and permaculture principles. We are honored to give $1000 seed grants to the following projects all over the world.

Fostering Authentic Generosity in Our Children

Jesua | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living

For myself, this breakthrough of bringing my genuine sadness to my children about hurtful tendencies I notice between them, and powerfully inviting them to embody, enact and extend authentic generosity to one another and the world around them, is one I will continue to learn from!

Food Matters: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.27.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week we helped seed community and school gardens in Uganda, Cameroon, and St. Louis Missouri. These projects provide local residents with not just access to healthy food, but the tools to grow their own food and maintain ownership of their own food sources.