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Surprise! Most Americans Do Enjoy Being Able To Donate To Charity At The Register

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact

If you're annoyed with cashiers asking for your charitable dollar at checkout, you're not all alone -- but you are in the minority. A report releas...

Nothing Has The Power To Change The World Like The Unconditional Love Of A Mother

Rosie Pope | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Rosie Pope

With so much love to give it seems such a crime that we are not able to give more of it to each other. I don't think we can achieve balance alone. There is a reason we always existed in tribes, and that sense of community needs to return around the world.

Best Career Advice, I Received in my Early Years: Beyond Content

Karthik Rajan | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

My early days after graduation were a struggle of a different kind -- not subject matter expertise but having deep meaningful conversations on technical subjects. My work centered on core analytics -- statistics and related technical subjects.

There's Always Something We Can Do To Help

Rachel Zoe | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Rachel Zoe

My greatest dream for the future is for an environmentally sound world. I wish for universal acceptance and understanding of all beliefs, religions and cultures. I want to envision the world in 2030 as a peaceful place, where individuality is embraced and people are not judged and persecuted for their differences.

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.

Big Heart? Small Wallet? A Thrifty Guide to Giving

Melanie Young | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Melanie Young

My mother (known in her hometown of Chattanooga as "The Purple Lady") lives by what she calls her "Purple Rules: Do unto others and for others." Give graciously and generously to help people without expecting anything in return. Her gift to me was the lesson of being a giving person and not a getting one.

How Former Model Loretta Wilger Inspires Women to Feel Beautiful

Tajci Cameron | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Tajci Cameron

Not too long ago, I was at an event with my 9-year-old son Blais. As usual, I had my makeup on. He was looking at me and then out of the blue, he asked: "Mama, why do you wear makeup?" "Because I like to look pretty," I said. "Who told you that you were ugly without it?" he asked.

Adult Helping Camp, OneKid OneWorld

Josh Bycel | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Josh Bycel

We can't tell you how therapeutic and freeing it is to show up to a school on a Friday morning and by Sunday afternoon see the whole place transformed into a clean, safe, inviting place for children to learn. Everyone working together towards one goal. One.

'Voluntourism' Can't Solve Big Problems. That's Where 'Experteers' Come In

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact

Mark Horoszowski and Derk Norde believe the world needs more skilled people solving real problems -- not tourists hoping to give back during their nex...

Kayak the Appalachians and Protect Mother Earth With the Sierra Club

Fathom | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
Fathom

The main goal is to get people out into the North Carolina Mountains and do work that improves the amazing experience of being on the lake. It's a beautiful place and a popular spot for many grassroots environmental organizations.

Why A Little Competition Can Make Men Way More Generous When It Comes To Charity

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact

Men may be more likely to display generosity for a good cause if there's a little competition involved. Researchers from the U.K. examined thousand...

Why This Disney Star Is Committed To Giving Back Through Volunteering

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.17.2015 | Impact

It's easy for adults to identify the things in life they are most passionate about, but it's often times even easier for them to find excuses why they...

It's a Wonderful Life

Frank Giustra | Posted 04.17.2015 | Impact
Frank Giustra

Wouldn't it be great, especially in the privileged position you're in, to make a point of spending the rest of your life purposefully and positively impacting as many people as possible?

6 Mother's Day Gifts That Mom Actually Wants

Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents

Another gift-giving holiday is upon us, and this time it’s Mom’s turn to be pampered and showered with attention. However, the perfect gift for he...

On This Mayor's Day of Recognition for National Service, A Call to Action

Bill de Blasio | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Bill de Blasio

On this Mayor's Day of Recognition for National Service, I want to thank the nearly 10,000 AmeriCorps, VISTA, and Senior Corps members who are providing direct services to our city and engaging New Yorkers in volunteerism.

And, STOP Calling Me a Non-Profit!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 04.06.2015 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Exactly why are "non-profits" considered second-tier? Why should a "corporate" business card trump one that reads "non-profit?" Why are (relatively speaking) so fewer dollars directed to social good than to commerce and industry?

4 Ways to Give Away Your Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

This month, we've got four powerful ways to help you strengthen your resilience ("Do this") and hold the line against stress ("Ditch that"). Consider them your non-negotiables -- the support you need to help you enjoy your days, grow through tough times, and do work that makes you proud.

Robin McGraw Gives Domestic Violence Shelter A Makeover

Posted 04.11.2015 | Dr. Phil

Watch as Robin McGraw and her foundation, When Georgia Smiled, give Jenesse Center, a domestic violence intervention program in Los Angeles that provi...

Authors Honoring Artists: A Lesson in Charity and the Power of Women

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts
Brandi Megan Granett

We are called to helping others, all of us, regardless of our professions and passions.

Gratitude Is The Best Sauce

Ryland Engelhart | Posted 03.27.2015 | Taste
Ryland Engelhart

When you are grateful, it all tastes so good.. your life experience is one of abundance, as opposed to one of lack, and I am endlessly humbled that it is my job to be a shepherd of that abundance.

Formerly Homeless Teacher And Mom Of 3 Gets House Thanks To Internet Donations

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.25.2015 | Good News

A once-homeless teacher in San Francisco is now enjoying a roof over her family's head, thanks to the incredible support of the online community. L...

3 Starting Points for Raising Do-Good Kids

Louise Storm | Posted 05.23.2015 | Parents
Louise Storm

Louise works for the Case Foundation, whose efforts are aimed at revolutionizing philanthropy, unleashing entrepreneurs and igniting civic engagement....

Jam Session Interview Series With A'Lelia Bundles

Deb Owen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Deb Owen

As president of the Madam Walker/A'Lelia Walker Family Archives, she shares the history of her famous ancestors through speeches, publications, documents, photographs and several public initiatives.

The Meaning of Life (the Real One, not Monty Python)

Peter Samuelson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Peter Samuelson

isn't one of the defining features of an alert life in its third and terminal act, surely to look back, look forward, and to ask what this is all for? I have, and I continue to do so.x

Local Solutions: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.25.2015 | 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. Since we started, 50 individuals and families have joined us, each giving $1 or more a day to support grantees in 55 countries. Here are the extraordinary people we supported this week.