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Spread Some Valentine's Day Love

Emily John | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily John

Taking the "random acts of kindness" concept and applying it with a Valentine's Day twist is not only a wonderful way to delight someone else, but in the act of giving, you will be blessed by the joy of service. Here are some suggestions of ways to give on Valentine's Day.

6 Qualities That Lead to Living a Meaningful Life

Myoshin Kelley | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Myoshin Kelley

Through the unification of all these qualities, we can live a meaningful life, motivated to be of benefit to ourselves, our families and the world at large.

It's Our Turn to Be Generous

Philip Gulley | Posted 04.07.2015 | Religion
Philip Gulley

We have forgotten that we benefited from the generosity of those who went before us. And now it is our turn to be generous, now it is our turn to return the favor, but we don't want to.

A World of Kindness: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

I have the privilege of making seed grants to social change leaders around the world. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our community of givers supported this week.

What Happened When I Gave Away My Son's Birthday Presents

Anjali Joshi | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

Our children show us they are listening, watching and internalizing the life lessons we're trying so hard to teach.

Finding Harmony in 2015, Part 1

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jodi B. Katzman

So far, I've engaged my guitar as "musical medicine" several times, and, despite the unhappiness of seeing sick children, there is joy in the experience -- for the giver and the getter. I want to turn this hobby into a habit.

Art Matters: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.28.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with a group of nearly 50 other people, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. The Pollination Project helps this community of daily givers identify new grantees. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that we supported this past week.

#ExceptionalCareers Series: How to Be a Creative Altruist

Sanyin Siang | Posted 03.23.2015 | 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 03.18.2015 | 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 03.15.2015 | 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 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living

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 03.07.2015 | 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 03.02.2015 | 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 03.01.2015 | 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 Douglass Marin | Posted 03.01.2015 | Good News
Kim Douglass 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 02.28.2015 | 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 02.24.2015 | 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 02.21.2015 | 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 | 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 02.16.2015 | 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 02.17.2015 | 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 02.15.2015 | 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