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The Mysterious Power of Giving

Rory Vaden | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

It's a startling revelation to realize that what I once thought money could bring me by having it, later came to me more by giving it away.

How a Recession and a Myth Revealed What We Already Knew

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Facing increased demand for services, nonprofits with limited resources did the best they could to stretch those dollars further, and many funders stepped in with emergency stopgap resources to help.

Light Go On -- Part XI -- Presents

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Great Spirit faith is the right word faith came into my life brought into my life by you and I have faith that you will bring me more presents than...

Human Nature and Charity

Kevin Richberg | Posted 11.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Kevin Richberg

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgHuman nature is inexorably fused with any charity, no matter how it is run. And human nature's drivers of selfishness, greed, emotion, altruism, and society (the human predisposition for associated living) are biologically incapable of being removed from the equation.

How to Immediately Improve Your Life (Hint: It Starts With Improving the Lives of Others)

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

Last week a few HuffPost editors and I were treated to a visit by Bill Drayton and Mary Gordon. Bill Drayton is the founder of Ashoka and a longtime champion of social entrepreneurship, a term that he coined and that has now spread across the world. Mary Gordon is a former kindergarten teacher who founded Roots of Empathy, an organization dedicated to teaching emotional literacy and promoting empathy in children. As Mary told us, empathy is a two-way street and is best nurtured by example. Philosophers have known this for centuries. "No one can live happily who has regard for himself alone and transforms everything into a question of his own utility," wrote the first-century Stoic philosopher Seneca. And in practically every religious tradition and practice, giving of oneself is a key step on the path to spiritual fulfillment.

Change Random to Perpetual

Adrienne Austermann | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Adrienne Austermann

To that man in the grey truck, you proved to me that the spirit of "random acts of kindness" was still alive and well, and I want you to know that simple cup of coffee instantly unraveled that ball of stress I had already wound myself up into that morning.

How to Think Like a Wise Person

Adam Grant | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

If I asked you to judge how smart someone is, you'd know where to start. But if you were going to assess how wise that person is, what qualities would you consider?

How To Get The Most Out Of Giving

meQuilibrium | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Giving is the antidote to stress. And while writing a check or zipping funds through the Internet is fantastic and a great way to support causes close to you in an expedient way, don't overlook the value of giving to those you feel personally connected to.

Recognizing Givers

Adam Grant | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Adam Grant

There's another path to success, one that focuses less on getting and more on giving. Each week, the Huffington Post will feature one Go-Giver of the Week who has a track record of helpfulness and generosity.

How Simple Technology Can Make a World of Difference

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Alexis Sclamberg

People end up with large amounts of excess food unexpectedly, and it's hard to locate and contact the people who need it most. Feeding Forward remedies this by utilizing the speed and accessibility of smartphone applications and a cloud-based platform to streamline food donations.

Warren Buffett: Happiness Guru?

Michael I. Norton | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael I. Norton

Just as we have taken his advice on making money, research suggests we should now take his advice on making happiness. By rethinking how we spend our money -- even as little as $5 -- we can reap more happiness for every dollar we spend.

Taco Bell's CEO Talks About the Precious Gift of Time

Getrude Matshe | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Getrude Matshe

A couple of weeks ago I was speaking to Taco Bell CEO Greg Creed, who also serves as co-chairman of the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens, a nonprofit 50...

The Limitless Potential of Giving

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen | Posted 08.30.2013 | Impact
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

My father taught me many important giving lessons, but two stand out. First, always give as much as you possibly can. And second, give equally from among your resources -- your time, your mind and your capital. These are principles I live by.

An Opportunity for Healing

Lisa Honig Buksbaum | Posted 08.26.2013 | Good News
Lisa Honig Buksbaum

The darker the night, the brighter the stars. For centuries, people have taken comfort and joy as they gazed at the night sky and were able to recogn...

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.