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MLK, Jr. Asked Us 'What Are You Doing For Others?' Here's How We Answered

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact

In a legacy as profound as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, one thing is for certain -- the civil rights leader lived to help those who needed him most....

If Memory Serves: How Giving Back Shaped My Life

Chirlane McCray | Posted 01.19.2015 | New York
Chirlane McCray

If Dr. King proved anything, it's that service isn't a series of discrete acts -- it's a way of life.

My Best Leadership Experience at Work: Beyond Handshakes

Karthik Rajan | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Many years ago, I was in the office of one of my former bosses for my annual review. He was very diplomatic and shared that he was happy with my work. When he asked me, "Do you have any questions?"

Fashion and Philanthropy

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 01.13.2015 | Style
Sara Lee Bentley

Customers want to feel that they are making a positive difference in the world. Giving a gift that "gives" even more than the actual item makes both the gift's giver and receiver feel a part of something greater.

Three New Mantras: Talk to Strangers, Say Yes, and Give Back to Others

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 01.09.2015 | Women
Brandi Megan Granett

While this is my blueprint for a Year of Awesome and yours may vary, I recommend the backbone of talking to strangers, saying yes, and giving back to others. Think about places to volunteer, new places to visit, or people you want to meet. You never know who or what you might find.

Worker Productivity Can Jump 30 Percent When It's For A Good Cause: Study

Phys.org | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact

Working to benefit a good cause increases productivity by up to 30 per cent, according to the findings of a new study from the University of Southampt...

Nonprofit Employment Actually Grew During The Recession: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact

Nonprofits are becoming an increasingly vital aspect of the American economy, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. For the first tim...

7 Ways To Give Without Spending A Dime

Holly Leber | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Holly Leber

Though there are many, many organizations doing wonderful work to help the less fortunate, doing good and giving does not have to be applied to only to the non-profit world. Here are (lucky) seven everyday ways to do good.

3 Ways to Bring More Love Into Your Life

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Love isn't something to look and search for. It's something that we open ourselves to. It's a matter of finding the love that is already within us and expressing that out into the world so that we can create the love in our lives that we desire.

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 ...

These Were The 10 Biggest Gifts To Charity In 2014

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact

Sometimes the 1 percent can come up big. This year, the top 10 philanthropic gifts to American nonprofits totaled $3.3 billion, according to the Ch...

Taylor Swift Named Most Charitable Celeb For Supporting Feminist Causes, Education, More

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact

No one pulls off selflessness quite like Taylor Swift. The 25-year-old pop star landed the top spot on DoSomething.org's Celebs Gone Good list, whi...

5 Lessons I Learned From Running a Crowdfunding Campaign

Erica Swallow | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
Erica Swallow

This holiday season, my mother and I hosted a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for our local Humane Society animal shelter.

Where Our Common Interest Meets Your Self-Interest

John E. Kobara | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
John E. Kobara

Most people view this desire to give back as "charity." The arrogant thought that people in need deserve our help. What we neglect to understand is that we need to engage our hearts, minds and yes, our pocketbooks, because it helps us too.

Alena Hall

This Teacher Is Battling Homelessness, But Finds Strength In Her Students And Kids (How To Help)

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact

For Raquel Tillett, the holiday season does not bring a bounty of presents beneath a tree or a feast on a decorated dinner table. Instead, this 44-yea...

21 Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season

Fauzia Burke | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Fauzia Burke

When you share small acts of kindness, you are giving back more than you might think. You spread cheer to someone else. You elevate your own mood. You inspire more giving. Giving can have a ripple effect. Oh, and you just may enjoy the feeling of giving so much that it turns into a giving spirit that lives on well past the holidays.

Brilliant Light Show Riffs 'All That Bass' And Moves Passersby In Huge Way

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.18.2014 | Impact

It may have been dubbed "Quiet Corner Christmas," but this Brooklyn, Connecticut home is anything but demure. Chris Lambert decked his festive abod...

Take the $100 Tip Challenge to Make Someone's Christmas and Your Own

Heather Spires | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Heather Spires

We're giving to a person who is working hard and trying to support her family on minimum wage and $2 tips. But this moment of giving is not just for her -- it's also for us.

Charity Tax Breaks Only Extended Through End Of 2014

Forbes | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact

Charities wanted permanent tax breaks, but instead the Senate last night passed a one-year tax extenders bill, only good through Dec. 31, 2014. That l...

THIS Is How Cops Should Treat Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact

Steve Wick doesn't just patrol people on the streets of Houston -- he befriends them, too. The sergeant helps run the city's Homeless Outreach Team...

Bags of Love

Tammara Fort | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Tammara Fort

One of the best parts of my job at WorkerAnts.com is volunteering at various charities. I love finding new organizations and talking with people who are helping others.

Pray It Forward

Melanie Young | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I am counting my blessings this season and especially during my week-long visit to my hometown, Chattanooga, Tennessee. I've found that southerners ha...

Giving Presence This Holiday Season

Anna Lozano | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Anna Lozano

Unlike a New Year's Eve party that lasts a few hours and then disappears after the stroke of midnight like fairy godmother magic, I guarantee my high is going to last beyond one night.

7 Ways To Give Back In An Hour Or Less

Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact

The end of the year can be a busy time; businesses are closing their books, semesters are ending, and people are taking assessments of what they've ac...

The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

Social entrepreneurship isn't a new thing by any means but it is progressively becoming more and more popular.