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Giving Back

The Power of Gratitude in a Life of Recovery

Jamison Monroe, Jr. | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamison Monroe, Jr.

Giving thanks shouldn't be reserved for one day a year. When practiced on an ongoing basis, gratitude can change our lives in ways we might never have imagined -- taking us from the darkest depths into a world in which anything is possible.

How Giving Back Gave Right Back to My Family

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 11.23.2015 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

One night my 5-year-old had a tantrum, refusing to go to sleep. "I don't want to go to sleep, " she said, "I want to stay up and make things for the poor kids." Though clearly a manipulation tactic at the time, I am now blown away by her change in attitude over the last 3 years of giving.

Look For The Good

Rose Tafoya | Posted 11.18.2015 | Good News
Rose Tafoya

Our resilience to tragedy is never realized until we are faced with it. When the reflection of what we know or how it is becomes distorted, we try to find some type of understanding, but the reality is that we can become paralyzed in fear, express anger and outrage as never seen before.

#GoBeKind Las Vegas

Leon Logothetis | Posted 11.11.2015 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

Las Vegas isn't just about rolling dices and bright lights--on the latest leg of Leon's journey, he encountered T on the streets of Sin City. T had a...

Give $500K Back to Vets With a Hashtag: Here's How...

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.06.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, I'm a big supporter of veterans, military families, and the orgs that support 'em. As Veterans Day approaches, the Bob Woodruff Foundation announ...

Saving the Planet, One Pair of Socks at a Time

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Socks for Seniors is a national nonprofit community service project to help senior citizens keep their feet warm this winter. Kitty told me that she didn't want money, instead she asked that I donate socks.

What This Kid Decided to Do With His LEGOs Will Make You Smile....

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 10.29.2015 | Good News
Leigh M. Clark

Camden Murch is building a lifetime of kindness act by act, and lego by lego. A generous 9 year old from Madison, Alabama is always finding ways to do something nice for others. He's been doing kind and generous things for most of his nine years.

The Personal Impact Of The $8 Trillion Longevity Bonus

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2015 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

Among previous generations of retirees, mailing a check to a worthy cause was standard operating procedure. Not anymore. The new generation of retirees wants to be more focused in their giving choices, make a strong impact, and apply their talent and skills to improve the world.

Why Not Thrive?

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
Kerrie L Cooper

If learning from someone who has walked there before us is the heart of kindred, then giving back is its soul. And thriving should be a goal of each and everyone one of us.

Yet Another Reason to Love Coffee

Molly Reynolds | Posted 10.14.2015 | Impact
Molly Reynolds

You don't have to be a genius scientist to know that coffee improves human relations. Personally, I can't function until I've had at least two cups -- and talking to some folks before they've had theirs can put you in mortal danger!

Kindness in the Workplace

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Leigh M. Clark

I've recently come off an eleven-week project, traveling all over the country, for my corporate job. During that time, I was fortunate to spend a great deal of time working closely with colleagues on a new program we are launching.

Built to Give Back

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 10.09.2015 | Good News
Kerrie L Cooper

In my version of a beautiful world, every company would be built to give. Then again, maybe others didn't have the inspiration I had. All I know for certain is I am my father's daughter, built to give back.

25 Things That Are a Great Use of Your Time

Carl Phillips | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

Are you guilty of dragging your heels and 'killing time' rather than really enjoying the time you have? If that's the case give one, some or all the below a go.

5 Big Ideas for Building Philanthropy Into Your Company's DNA

Naomi Morenzoni | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Naomi Morenzoni

We're incredibly proud of these efforts and what we can accomplish as a community when we come together. But perhaps what's even more exciting is how many of our partners and customers have been inspired to build giving back into their own culture through the Pledge 1% movement.

This Traveling Dog Film Festival Is Raising Money for Animal Shelters Across America

Jen Reeder | Posted 10.01.2015 | Good News
Jen Reeder

I love dogs, so I was thrilled last month when my town's animal shelter hosted the Bow Wow Film Festival. My husband and I had a fun date that involved popcorn, beer and watching about two hours of short films celebrating dogs.

The Future of Business

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Disengaged workforces. Water shortages. Financial oligarchies. Climate change. Charismatic leadership. Mass migration. Wealth inequality.

#HungerChallenge Day 4: A Whole Different World

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.18.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, my neighbors have made it to Day 4 of the #HungerChallenge. They've definitely faced some dilemmas and made some tough choices. Remember that f...

Where's Your Happy?

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 09.15.2015 | Women
Kerrie L Cooper

Some are called to it. Some fall into it. Some have never considered it seriously while others have acknowledged it all of their lives and will not act on it. I think that a few would admit to feeling like it would be a selfish pursuit; too indulgent to consider if you have responsibilities like a mortgage and a kid and a tuition payment that rivals the aforementioned mortgage.

#HungerChallenge Day 2: Could You Resist the Cupcakes?

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, we just got a #HungerChallenge update from Teri, Roxy, and Natalie - my neighbors who I've challenged to the #HungerChallenge. For each day the...

After They Died, I Found My Purpose

Jill Sullivan Grueter | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Jill Sullivan Grueter

Right now, I have six applications on my desk from animal rescue organizations in desperate need of help. Each one of them is unique -- yet, the urgency is the same. Their facilities are on the verge of collapse or closure. And, without the buildings -- what happens to the animals they rescue and save?

4 Innovative Ways to Give Back

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Daffnee Cohen

As we evolve and grow as a society, there are so many new and innovative ways to give back. I encourage you to make time for charity, regardless of what that looks like, and start a chain reaction of positivity and selflessness.

One Thing You Can Do to Give Back to Teachers

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.09.2015 | Education
Craig Newmark

Okay, the deal is teachers in lots of schools never get a break, and that's often true in schools that serve military families, too. DonorsChoose.or...

Doing Something for Someone Else Without Keeping the Score!

Amanda Gore | Posted 08.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Gore

A person who is happy to help you, guide you or set you on the right path and expects nothing in return. They don't think in terms of "reward," or expecting you to reciprocate. Their joy is in seeing you prosper, grow or develop.

You Can Change the World in 5 Hours. Here's How.

Josh Schukman | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Josh Schukman

Fresh out of high school, I crammed my little Honda with my earthly possessions, swallowed my fear, and pointed that fine piece of Japanese engineering northward. My destination? Cleveland, Ohio. The reason? A year of service with AmeriCorps.

Writing Well and Giving Back

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 08.07.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Some authors, in addition to perfecting the art of the written word also practice the art of charity. Their efforts both on the page and off seek to illuminate and improve this world we call home.