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Giving Back

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 06.10.2016 | 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 06.03.2016 | 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 06.09.2016 | 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 06.06.2016 | 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 05.29.2016 | 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 06.02.2016 | 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 05.27.2016 | 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.

Building A Better World Starts With Raising Healthy, Happy, Empowered Children

Jo Frost | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents
Jo Frost

We as family make the biggest impression for molding those who will lead our society in 2030. I believe in change-makers and guardians of peace, and I believe together we can create a world where all children have a shot at making a difference in this world.

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 05.13.2016 | 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 05.12.2016 | 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 05.11.2016 | 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 05.06.2016 | 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 05.04.2016 | 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 06.22.2015 | 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 06.17.2015 | 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 06.23.2015 | 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 06.07.2015 | 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.