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3 Things You Can Do to Engage Millennial Employees

Brady Josephson | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Brady Josephson

As companies become filled with Millennials and they start to drive more of the work and giving culture, the relationship between companies and causes will only grow in importance.

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.

A Loving Realization: You Get What You Give Is a Lie

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 07.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lulu Salavegsen

"You get what you give" is a lie. A better way to phrase it to me: "Without expectation, give what you truly want out into the world, only then, wil...

Ramadan Reflection Day 13: Hunger Is Not A Choice for Some But Giving Is

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

They had no tangible means to move it so one came up with the idea of saying a prayer to God by a sincere deed that they had respectively carried out at some time prior for Him.

$3 Can Buy You Happiness: How I've Learned Integrity Fom the Poorest People in the World

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Dragos Bratasanu

A few years ago I went on a journey in Nepal. From the moment you land in Kathmandu, taxi drivers ask absurd sums of money for very short rides, merchants charge you a lot more because you're a foreigner.

The World's Poorest Country Has No Borders

Richard Stearns | Posted 06.19.2015 | Religion
Richard Stearns

While the world's refugees would fill an entire country, they have no land, no borders, no security, no hope and almost no friends. It is time to change that.

Why Is This Happening to Me?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 06.19.2015 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

It's very refreshing to know that mindfulness has grown over the years and has entered the mainstream today as one of the many ways of demonstrating prayer.

You Can't Do Everything for Everyone

Melissa Heisler | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

Recently I watched a TED talk by Marla Spivak about why bees are disappearing. I learned a lot about how intertwined we are with nature and how some o...

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.

9 Ways to Heal: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Healing happens in so many ways. From arts programs, to yoga, to support groups, many of our grantees this week are providing opportunities for communities to heal the challenging circumstances of their lives.

The Secret to Making Yourself Happier? Give Your Money Away

Andreas Mogensen | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact
Andreas Mogensen

Giving our money to help others can be a source of personal satisfaction that outweighs whatever minor frustrations we might experience from having less money to spend on ourselves.

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,...

10 Tools to Help You Give Without Getting Drained

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

If we don't take time out of our day to really tune into ourselves and give ourselves some good ol' self-care, we can find ourselves in this constant place of being drained and stressed out. And frankly, that's not good for you or anyone around you. So here are 10 simple tools that can help you give without feeling drained:

Engagement: From Strategy to Success

Steve Delfin | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Steve Delfin

According to Ryan Scott, "Each year, $10 billion is left unclaimed in matching gifts. That's more than is raised in all employee workplace giving campaigns each year."

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.

The Neurology of Lending

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.02.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Microfinance is a psychological enigma. It is not in anyone's economic best interest to lend money to strangers without getting anything in return. Without interest or guarantee, what is the motivation to take on such financial risk? It seems more akin to charity than to banking. Is it? The fact is that we don't know the neuropsychological underpinnings of such selfless lending.

Why Give Philanthropically? A Practical, Financial Viewpoint from Sharon Epperson

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Dr Monique Y. Wells

Giving is the fourth pillar of Arianna Huffington's Third Metric. It provides numerous advantages in terms of health and well being. For U. S. citizens, it also provides significant fiscal advantages for individuals - including those who are nearing retirement.

Gratitude Humbles A Giver

Kristi Nelson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristi Nelson

Gratitude -- truly felt in all its glory as gratefulness -- is a humbling, vulnerable state of being, which arises in equal measure to our capacity to be truly receptive.

We Want to Know That We're Making a Real Contribution. That's Why We Pledged at Least 10% of Our Income

Seini O'Connor | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
Seini O'Connor

In our relationship, we tend to think and talk a lot about whether we are doing useful things with our lives. It's important to us to believe that we are, but it can sometimes be hard to know.

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.

Two Shoes and a Red Nose

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

May 21st, Thursday, is the Inaugural Red Nose Day here in the United States. What is Red Nose Day? Simply put, it's the perfect opportunity to get involved, have fun, and raise money to end poverty.

Volunteering Knows No Age Limit

Bavani Purushothaman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Bavani Purushothaman

I can tell that this is not just a one-off experience with volunteering for Mariah. It is a way of life for her family.

Growing Up Oprah

Erin Parker | Posted 05.16.2015 | Impact
Erin Parker

Every fiber of my being aches to be a part of positive change. Since the tender age of six or seven, I have been quietly carrying an unquenchable feeling that I was put on this earth to make an impact on a large scale. The cause? I am a part of Generation O.

Best Career Advice, I Received in my Early Years: Beyond Content

Karthik Rajan | Posted 05.15.2015 | 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.

Why on Earth Would You Give Away Your Money?

Frank Giustra | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Frank Giustra

I was at a loss for words. I had just been asked why I give away my money. I could tell this person was somewhat suspicious of my motives. My first reaction was "why do you think it's that strange that someone chooses to give away their money?".