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How to Get the Attention of Busy People

Adam Grant | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

Three months ago, the New York Times ran a cover story on my work, "Is giving the secret to getting ahead?" Suddenly, my inbox was flooded with messages from thousands of strangers asking for help.

What Is The 'Return' On Charity?

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.23.2013 | Impact
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

When you give you receive not because it "gets" you anything but because giving of yourself is what we were all meant to do. It is the internal reward of doing something right and good, and the moment you begin to calculate what it will yield the purity of the gesture is lost.

The Gifts of Giving

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The greatest strength that we possess does not come from money, from fame, from influence, from glory, or from any of the trappings of power that most of us spend vast amounts of time and energy pursuing.

Give of Yourself

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
SidneyAnne Stone

The joy and beauty of giving extends far beyond writing a check to your favorite charity during the holiday season. Don't misunderstand me, those chec...

Philanthropy And The Wild West

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

In short, there is huge demand for philanthropic knowledge and tools, and vastly insufficient supply to meet this critical need. By making all my materials freely available through Giving 2.0 ProjectU, I am on a mission to extend philanthropy education to colleges globally and far beyond campus walls.

What The Buddha Might Say To Bill Gates

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Wise spiritual teachers from all traditions have taught how the path of service is the most important of all, as it means we are less self-obsessed; through caring for others we can step out of indulgence and into big-heartedness, releasing any sense of separateness.

Unreasonable People: Apply Here

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We all have seeds of inherent goodness that, when nurtured and turned into real commitment, can create transform the world around us. This is exactly what we saw in Shodo Spring.

The Biggest Threat To Charitable Donations

Aaron Dorfman | Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact
Aaron Dorfman

The federal government shouldn't be in the business of picking winners and losers regarding which charitable organizations its employees can support w...

Diaspora Giving Impacts Both Homes

Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz

Under Secretary of State, Robert Hormats' speech at the Second Global Diaspora Forum showed the difference diaspora communities are making in the United States. He quoted the statistic that from 1990 to 2004 over half of Nobel Prize Laureates in the United States were immigrants.

Help Me Give Back to Military Families via DonorsChoose.org

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, teachers in a lot of schools never get a break, and that's often true in schools that serve military families. Remember that the families of ac...

NGegO and the Waste We Cause by Fueling Aid "Hero-preneurs"

Daniela Papi | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Daniela Papi

We can't just read a book and then adamantly defend the author's words as truth without having ever even stepped foot in the place they are speaking about or having much understanding of the context for their work.

Generation Ask

San Francisco magazine | Posted 06.26.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

When everyone you know is passing the hat, who gets supported and who gets the shaft? Welcome to the new ethics of crowdfunding.

37 Weeks and Six Days

Allyson Downey | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Allyson Downey

The weeSpring community is all about parents helping parents -- and supporting Kangu is an extraordinary way to help a mother in need, and possibly even save her life.

A Cultural Device: Charity

Rob Cipriano | Posted 04.19.2013 | Impact
Rob Cipriano

As with most of us, there is something that provokes within that calls us to deliberate about things that we would rather not. For the most part, we a...

Yes, Power Corrupts, But Power Also Reveals

Adam Grant | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

Perhaps gaining power doesn't cause people to act like takers. It simply creates the opportunity for people who think like takers to express themselves.

Dr. Bill Dorfman: He Who Does the Giving, Receives the Greatest Gift

Getrude Matshe | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Getrude Matshe

Not only does Dr. Dorfman bring smiles to his Hollywood clientele, he also helps women in the community who are victims of domestic violence. Restoring their smiles gives them confidence to go back to work.

Learning From Sandy: Looking Back and Thinking Ahead

Laurie M. Tisch | Posted 06.10.2013 | New York
Laurie M. Tisch

Cristina, a vendor in Brooklyn, was out of work for more than two weeks and lost nearly $1,500 in inventory. Shawn, also in the Bronx, had started as a vendor just a month before the storm, and he couldn't afford to restock.

Giving the Gift of Sight at the John Fawcett Foundation - Bali, Indonesia

Getrude Matshe | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Getrude Matshe

I visited the John Fawcett Foundation while on holiday in Bali, Indonesia and was inspired to make this series of videos to share the amazing work they are doing to give people back the gift of sight.

The Golden Rule: What Goes Around Comes Around

Donna Labermeier | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Not only is it important to be aware that treating others the way we would like to be treated is morally the right thing to do, it is just as important to understand that for every one of our actions, there is an equal and opposite reaction that we draw toward ourselves.

The Giving Pledge Goes Global

Trevor Neilson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Good News
Trevor Neilson

A little noticed piece of news emerged in the world of philanthropy this week. A dozen new billionaires signed onto the Buffett-Gates Giving Pledge.

How Judaism Affects My View And Values Of Money

KidSpirit | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
KidSpirit

From giving tzedakah to making sure I don't spend all my money on myself, my religion has fully shaped my monetary mindset.

Mindful Charitable Giving as a Pathway to Enlightenment

Fred Lawrence Feldman | Posted 04.07.2013 | Impact
 Fred Lawrence Feldman

It is our intent to give and awareness of our acts, more than the amount of our personal philanthropy, that will bring about a brighter future for us in terms of our personal outlooks on life, and for our planet as a whole.

Learning to Give, Early

Maryam Zar | Posted 04.07.2013 | Los Angeles
Maryam Zar

I often look for charitable outlets in Los Angeles where young people can contribute in the act of giving, and through the years I have found and participated in many fun activities that involved the spirit if charity.

Why Spontaneous Kindness Makes You So Sexy

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

When we appreciate the beauty of kindness, it takes us out of such self-centeredness; it enables us to let go of self-centeredness and to freely reach out to each other. We can both give and receive. Such egoless moments are exquisite!

The Word YES

Laura Bushnell | Posted 03.20.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Bushnell

Mothers are often so busy doing that they do not take the time to just simply receive their children's love. Take a minute and say YES to yourself and YES to them.