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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.

24 Hours of Giving in 2013

Charles A. Bentley | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
Charles A. Bentley

The truth is that every day we are surrounded by opportunities to give. Despite our packed schedules and shorter attention spans, there is no act too big or too small.

Unshakable Humanity: Altruism and Disaster

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.17.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Will the precocious altruism of childhood survive severe tribulation, or will kids revert back to their earlier self-centeredness? The Sichuan earthquake provided a natural "stress test" to examine the strength of youthful generosity.

An Invitation to Love

Laura Bushnell | Posted 03.11.2013 | Parents
Laura Bushnell

How many children have to die before we decide to change? How many mothers have to put their little innocent children in the ground? How many mothers have to say goodbye to their sons and daughters going off to war?

The Charitable Deduction and the Social Contract

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
Tiziana Dearing

We know we have a social contract. Reasonable people can disagree on how much government is responsible for that contract versus the private sector. That someone has to be, however, is not in dispute. That we have to pay for it shouldn't be either.

Eliminating Tax Breaks May 'Rip The Heart' Out Of Charitable Sector

Paul Clolery | Posted 02.27.2013 | Impact
Paul Clolery

As the debate and acrimony in Washington, D.C. continues regarding the absurd notion that the federal charitable deduction plays an important role in ...

Dave Eggers & San Francisco Writers Join Forces to Keep Kids in College

Lee Daniel Kravetz | Posted 12.27.2012 | San Francisco
Lee Daniel Kravetz

With an ever-widening gap between the number of rich and poor that earn bachelor's degrees, dropping out of college often has devastating effects on their lives. ScholarMatch harnesses technology and the community-at-large to make up these shortfalls.

The Benefit Of Divine Love: Being Thy Sister's Keeper

David Briggs | Posted 02.21.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

Individuals who reported experiencing God's love more than once a day were far more likely to say they have a strong meaning and purpose in life and to both find "great joy" in helping others.

Should We Subsidize Giving?

David Morris | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
David Morris

This year individuals will give about $30 billion to help the poor. Government will give close to 100 times more. Indeed, voluntary giving can't even keep up with government cutbacks let alone substitute for government spending.

How to Raise Giving Children

Beth Kobliner | Posted 02.17.2013 | Money
Beth Kobliner

In a time when families are struggling to make giving part of their budget, with donations still 11 percent below pre-recession rates, kids' generosity is more heartening than ever before. Here are some ways for kids to give back -- with or without money -- at every age.