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Giving Back

Pass The Torch Gets Kids Feeling The Caribbean Carnival Vibe

The Huffington Post Canada | Maya Hamovitch | Posted 10.04.2012 | Black Voices

The Caribbean Carnival, formerly known as Caribana, is a three-week explosion of Caribbean music, dancing, arts, cuisine and culture that takes place ...

'Charity Comes in All Forms'

Steve Weatherford | Posted 10.01.2012 | Impact
Steve Weatherford

While I may be living the so-called "American Dream," that is not how many of us -- "us" being NFL Super Bowl Champions -- start out. My trials have enabled me to appreciate and understand the position my success has put me in -- a position to give back.

Be Compassionate With Every Action

Intent | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

What is it that keeps us from believing that we, as individuals, can make a change? Although we understand that as humans we cannot do everything, we still have the ability to do something.

Teaching Kids the Importance of Giving Back

Catherine Siroka | Posted 09.02.2012 | Parents
Catherine Siroka

Hopefully, these organizations and others like them can inspire your kids with a new sense of responsibility and a positive focus.

Individual Acts Result in Impressive Impact -- Giving Back One Community at a Time

Cecilia Carter | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact
Cecilia Carter

For me, it's important to recognize that it's not just about giving; it's about listening to the needs of the community when it comes to identifying how to help.

The Changing Landscape of Philanthropy: Skills-Based Volunteering

Women & Co | Posted 08.12.2012 | Impact
Women & Co

By Lauren Coulston, Integration Manager, Women & Co. In today's economic climate, corporations are leveraging limited resources while nonprofits are...

WNBA Cares Week

Todd Jacobson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Sports
Todd Jacobson

A group of young girls waits eagerly on a dirt-floored basketball court as Tamika Raymond or Ruth Riley or Tamika Catchings approaches. The moment the player steps on to the court, a look of hope and joy overcomes the youth.

National Volunteer Month: Celebrating the "New" Volunteerism

Michael Haberman | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Michael Haberman

Not many people know that April is National Volunteer Month. It is equally important that we honor the people who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in our communities.

How I Found DonorsChoose

Seimone Augustus | Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact
Seimone Augustus

Budget cuts and a struggling economy have left teachers without the tools to foster dreams and achievement in kids. So naturally, as I think about impact outside the basketball court, I'm drawn to education.

Even Billionaires Give

Marc Joseph | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Forbes just came out with their latest list of billionaires. The media during our recession and tax crisis has been concentrating on the top 1%, whic...

Helping the World, One Translation at a Time

Nataly Kelly | Posted 04.08.2012 | Impact
Nataly Kelly

How did translation and interpreting companies give back and pay it forward over the past twelve months? Let us count the ways:

The Fail-Proof Investment: Advice From a 17-Year-Old Girl

Priyanka Jain | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home
Priyanka Jain

Educating girls is the most powerful investment anyone can make.

Good News in Retirement

Roy M. Pitkin | Posted 03.16.2012 | Good News
Roy M. Pitkin

Settling into retirement, I did the usual kind of things one does on leaving the ranks of the employed. But then I ran into an organization called Volunteers in Medicine.

An Open Letter For Martin Luther King Day: Give Back And Pay It Forward

Lynn Schusterman | Posted 03.15.2012 | Religion
Lynn Schusterman

Dr. King called life's most urgent and persistent question -- what are you doing for others?

The Science Of Giving: Why Giving Feels So Good

Posted 03.22.2013 | Good News

By Diana Rico Editor's Note: This content has been removed at the request of the licensor. You may read the original post here. ...

In Guatemala, $200 Can Change a Life

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 03.02.2012 | Impact
Keith Ferrazzi

At Santa Tomas Milpas Altas, we arrived to a small village of kids. Many were without families, while a few had moms. A number of these kids would leave that morning with different lives.

Giving Back at Holiday Time

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 02.21.2012 | Parents
Robin Gorman Newman

My son has a busy schedule: two after-school programs, Hebrew school, kickboxing, and piano lessons, not to mention homework, special projects, etc. It's easy to get caught up on your "to-do list," but in my humble opinion, it needs to include giving back.

Need Holiday Inspiration? Read These 5 Stories Now

Posted 12.22.2011 | Home

We all know know that the true meaning of the holidays is to give back! In that spirit, there are five particular stories that have caught our attent...

Thinking Outside The Shirt Box: Give The Gift Of Service

blog.aarp.org | Posted 12.22.2011 | Fifty

Do you remember when you were a child and the Sears catalog would arrive right before the holidays and you, or at least I would, go through and circle...

Forget CSR And CSV, Let's Go For CGV -- Corporate Global Vision

Alice Korngold | Posted 02.19.2012 | Impact
Alice Korngold

If companies and their boards of directors truly commit to a corporate global vision of justice, businesses can make greater profits than they ever imagined and people throughout the world would have food on their tables and live in peace.

Worship Through Giving, Part 2

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen | Posted 02.19.2012 | Impact
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

The fact that 35 percent of all American giving went to religious organizations in 2010 reflects how closely bound many of us are with our place of worship. The power of this personal interaction cannot be underestimated.

Giving Gifts Of Joy: Animal Sponsorships As Holiday Presents

Maya Gottfried | Posted 02.18.2012 | Impact
Maya Gottfried

With all of the wonderful sponsorship opportunities offered by rescue organizations this gift giving season, there's no need to try to guess what your assistant will like or what size your aunt wears. Just think of all of the joy you can bring to humans and animals alike!

The Power of Generosity and Anonymous Giving

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 02.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Generosity accelerates the free flow of everything positive in your life. The secret is to be generous, whatever your net worth.

My Near Death, I mean, Near Crazy Subway Experience

Yvahn Martin | Posted 02.14.2012 | Black Voices
Yvahn Martin

There he stood, clearly out of his mind. Stark images recalled from Barry Michael Cooper's essay "Requiem for the Zooted" made me speculate whether or not he was the modern day legacy of that tumultuous NYC combo of the 70′s.

'Tis the Season for Giving Back

Lindsey Harding | Posted 02.14.2012 | Sports
Lindsey Harding

When I talk to young girls, I think back to when I was 12 years old and I had just moved to Texas from Alabama. My dad took me to a Houston Comets game and that was it. I told him right then that I wanted to play in the WNBA.