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12 Business Titans Who Are Giving Away Their Wealth

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business

Mark Zuckerberg is certainly generous, but he isn't alone. The Facebook chief executive said Tuesday that he will give away 99 percent of his family's...

Consider Smart Compassion This Giving Season

Juanita Rilling | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Juanita Rilling

If you are planning to donate to charity on Giving Tuesday or throughout the holiday season, consider the importance of Smart Compassion -- giving in ways that help the greatest number of people and their communities with the greatest speed and efficiency.

This Is the Most Powerful Gift You Can Give This Holiday Season

Sarina Prabasi | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Sarina Prabasi

If you're anything like me and my family you, too, spent some time thinking about what you are thankful for over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. My 5-year old started us off this year, and her list included her mama and papa, her 2-year old sister, her friends, her school, the earth and herself.

Top 5 Nonprofits to Bring to Your City for Every #GivingTuesday

Tali Aynalem | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Tali Aynalem

Although it's a wonderful thing to give back during this time of the year, we should remember people are in need all the time and everywhere. These are 5 simple and awesome nonprofits you can bring to your communities anytime of the year.

Give to Education via Donors Choose this #GivingTuesday & Google Will Match Up to $1MM

Craig Newmark | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
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 and those with under-privileged kids, too. is about teachers getting the resources they need, and doing it right.

#NoKidHungry Starts With #GivingTuesday

Tim McDonald | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Tim McDonald

'Tis the season for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. All deals you can't pass up on in an effort to get you to buy. Fortunately, today is Giving Tuesday, a day of giving back.

How Everyone Can Be a Philanthropist on #GivingTuesday

Erin Stein | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Erin Stein

#GivingTuesday, as it's known, is a national day of giving that the 92nd Street Y and UN Foundation created a few years ago, and it seems to be catching on.

How to Put the Giving Into Thanksgiving

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

In a perfect world, we would all be this grateful -- and at Thanksgiving, we could sit down and the thankfulness would flow forth genuinely and profusely. But many of us aren't there yet, and focusing on generosity can be a different way to increase gratitude in the world this Thanksgiving.

Join Me in Supporting the Work of Bread for the World

Rick Steves | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Supporting the work of Bread for the World is one of the most effective ways we can help stabilize our world. If you're one of the many who have responded so generously, thank you. Consider sharing this challenge with your friends so we can further leverage our concern.

What's in Your Heart When You Give... Me, Me, Me or You?

Michael Feeley | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

Have you ever been struck by how someone is kind to another person? Suddenly taken by the helpful, generous and considerate words or actions of one...

Agents of Change: 5 Resilient People Who Are Empowering Others

Greg Archer | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Greg Archer

They walk among us -- those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Take note of five noteworthy souls striving to make the world a better place.

Three Painless Ways to Increase Your Giving

Brad Hurley | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Brad Hurley

The traditional giving season is upon us, as is the time of year when many people set goals and resolutions for the new year. What better opportunity to look for ways to boost our giving by spending money more efficiently and consciously?

Be Selfish This Christmas: Shred Your Wish List

Joey Savoie | Posted 11.23.2015 | Science
Joey Savoie

Our longing for a consumerism-free Christmas doesn't have to be wasted. There's one gift that let's you skip the lineups and stampedes and bring real joy to yourself, your entire wish list and the world at large.

Nancy Donahue: On Giving More

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Stacey Alcorn

I recently sat down with Nancy to find out how regular, everyday people, living in a busy world, can give more. From a woman who spent a lifetime serving others, here are Nancy Donahue's simple life lessons on giving more:

Generous Souls Fundraise Better

Cat Moore | Posted 11.20.2015 | Religion
Cat Moore

Written in conjunction with Nicholas Warnes* Unlike professional fundraisers, non-profit founders like Cissy Brady-Rogers are rarely excited (or skil...

My Proudest Mom Moment

Caurie Putnam | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Caurie Putnam

My proudest mom moment happened in front of an audience of one. As all parents know, it is a feeling that doesn't come often, but when it does, it is a beautiful gift.

For Philanthropy, Make No Little Plans And Take Bold, Small Actions

Brady Josephson | Posted 11.17.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

The World's Columbian Exposition wasn't as much about a fair but an emerging city fighting for the respect of the world in times of change. Similarly, BBCON for me was less about a technology conference but the current changes that will affect the philanthropic sector in the near future.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Unconditional Loving -- I Exist As I Am

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

"I exist as I am, that is enough, If no other in the world be aware I sit content, And if each and all be aware I sit content. One world is aware, ...

The Power of Community: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 11.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

It was Aristotle who first defined the word "community" as a group established by men having shared values.  Merriam-Webster defines it as a group o...

The Proper Way To Donate At A Food Pantry

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
Alexandra Rosas

To the people who think of donating to food pantries as a way to toss out expired, no longer food that you yourself would eat, can I ask you to throw it away rather than use it as a donation. If someone goes to a food pantry, it's because they need to eat.

The Financial Crisis Facing U.S. Churches

David Briggs | Posted 11.06.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

The Catholic Church continues to grow with the population, with about a quarter of Americans identifying as Catholic. But a steady decline in Mass attendance means fewer are putting money in the collection plate on Sundays.

How to Raise a Charitable Child

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Christopher A. Brown

What's the secret to raising a charitable child? It's simple. Talk to them about charitable giving.

Did You Know $1 Donated to the Food Bank Is Worth $5 of Food?

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I challenged my neighbors to the SF-Marin Food Bank's Hunger Challenge. They took me up on the challenge, and shared daily updates that I posted on my own networks. I told them that if they finished the challenge, I'd donate $10K to the Food Bank.

One Man's Journey Across America in Search of Kindness

trivago | Posted 11.03.2015 | Travel

On less than $5 a day, former London broker turned author and philanthropist, Leon Logothetis, traveled across America with the help of some extraordinarily kind strangers who supported him and even took him into their homes.

The Invisible Superhero

Safa Sadeghpour | Posted 10.26.2015 | Impact
Safa Sadeghpour

If a comic-book superhero had stopped a falling plane, the entire entire nation would crowd to see it -- and the president himself would be giving her a medal on national TV. If we met her, we'd excitedly ask what her workout regimen is and what designer made her supersuit.