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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.

Rethinking 21st Century Philanthropy

Natalia Martinez | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Natalia Martinez

Our informal guiding theory is that a rising tide can lift all boats. Larger, community-wide tipping points are the result of the gradual accumulation of individual tipping points, of people "turning on" to trust their own potential, and that of their ideas and projects.

Becoming a "Brand New Man" after weight loss surgery

Don McNay | Posted 08.02.2015 | Business
Don McNay

Obesity was messing with my "you can do anything you set your mind to" theory. On weight loss, I felt like Sisyphus from Greek mythology, who was punished by the gods by pushing a boulder up a hill each day and then having the boulder roll back down. Forever.

Why Having a Heart Is Good For Business

Gabriel Bristol | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Gabriel Bristol

In today's corporate landscape, the modern employee is more socially conscious than they were a generation ago. They're also more generous and inclined to donate to causes that resonate with them.

The New Normal: Mega Donors and Fewer Recipients

John E. Kobara | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
John E. Kobara

The recently released annual report on American philanthropy, Giving USA, cites a 5.4 percent surge in charitable giving last year to $358.4 billion, reaching above pre-recession levels.

Here's More Proof That Millenials Are The 'Giving Generation'

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact

Though millennials are often stereotyped as lazy, selfish and entitled, new research has again shown that donating to charities and volunteering are i...

A Different Kind of Lottery

Emily Champion | Posted 07.06.2015 | Teen
Emily Champion

Who doesn't dream about winning the lottery? In the United States 47 states have a Lottery. States make billions of dollars of revenue for their state just from Lottery sales.

Kids and Kindness - How You Can Get Your Child Involved This Summer!

Leigh McManus | Posted 08.18.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

Those who know me best, know how much I long to be a Mom. While the process to become a mother, has so far been a long and challenging one for me (which I will share some other time), it is always in my heart.

Finding Joy Through Random Acts of Kindness

Leigh McManus | Posted 06.17.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

In this lifetime, I spent a long time looking for joy. I found that for me, choosing a good attitude and trying to affect positivity for those that I'm able to interact with is where I have joy. This is the joy that's available for free...it's love for other people.

A Closer Look at the Impact of #GivingTuesday

Steve MacLaughlin | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Steve MacLaughlin

We all know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Chances are you also know about Giving Tuesday.

Big Slick: Celebs Gather in Kansas City to Focus on Family, Charity This Father's Day Weekend

Rob Riggle | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Rob Riggle

The event has increased in size, awareness, donations and celebrity attendance, but it still remains all about family: those families impacted by childhood illness and seeking care from the incredible doctors and team at Children's Mercy.

Picturing A Future Where Beauty Is Defined By Doing Good

Nigel Barker | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Nigel Barker

You ask any father, anywhere, from any religion, any culture, and they'll speak as if they love their daughters more than anything -- girls hold a special place in their fathers' hearts. Yet in all cultures, that changes when it comes to positions of power, and family, and role in society.

The Best Volunteer Programs Do This

Ryan Scott | Posted 06.14.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

If you're wondering why, despite all of your careful planning and grand volunteer and giving activities, your participation numbers are flat, you need to take a look at how you're hooking your employees into your program in the first place.

Almost Going to Jail Taught Me How to Give!

Ama Nkwa | Posted 06.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ama Nkwa

I have learned about giving through the experience of receiving. There have been a lot of people in my life that gave to me, when they didn't have to,...

Here's How You Can Be The Most Helpful When Donating To People In Need

Mashable | Katie Dupere | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact

Giving back is important, but all those canned pineapples and piles of forgotten T-shirts aren't really doing the trick. Take Hurricane Sandy as an...

Forget Everything You Think You Know About Gap Years

Connor Love | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Connor Love

Taking a gap year is hardly a revolutionary idea. Our European and Australian counterparts are champs at it. Nonetheless, many view this time as a setback, a waste of time, money and the chance to get a jump on that all-important career. This is short-sighted.

Building Resilience: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Pollination Project celebrates the courage it takes to forge a new path, to try something new, to go against the grain and create a new paradigm for a community.

Get Paid for What You Know: Write it Down!

Jeb Harrison | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

If you're a boomer or on the mature side of Gen X, chances are you have developed a deep compendium of professional knowledge in a particular field. So, how can you leverage all the knowledge you've acquired over the course of your professional career in retirement?

5 Ways for You to Give Back Even If You Work for "The Man"

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

As a child of the 1990s-2000s who grew up on Boy Meets World, I love professionally mentoring millennials who are a few years younger than myself. I have an inner "Mr. Feeny" and can't help but take young millenals under my wing.

It Takes a Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week, The Pollination Project announces our daily grants that we provide to individual social changemakers who are launching and expanding their projects around the world. A team of donors (myself included) provides $1000 of seed funding to help get these efforts off the ground.

Introducing What's Working: Purpose + Profit

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Arianna Huffington

The shift in the way an increasing number of businesses see their role in the world has been one of the most exciting, promising and desperately needed developments of the past few years. That's why today I'm delighted to announce What's Working: Purpose + Profit, a new platform, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, that's putting a spotlight on the ways businesses are working toward solutions, widening the lens of their concern and moving beyond the obsession with quarterly earnings and short-term gain toward a very different vision. Purpose + Profit will feature stories, insights and tips from leaders in the world of business and thinkers who are driving change, with an emphasis on what's working in entrepreneurship, B-corporations and impact investing.

Most Wealthy Americans Say Giving Back Is 'Essential' To Them: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.29.2015 | Impact

A new report suggests the 1 percent is pretty well-intended when it comes to their charitable dollar. According to a study by U.S. Trust, 86 perce...

How to Be Charitable

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Rebecca Lammersen

One cause is not more important than the other. They are equal because when we give intentionally, selfishly to what we believe in, it in turn has an impact. Our individual causes add up, helping others one-by-one, and ultimately, collectively we will save the world.