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Boy With Brain Cancer Brings Halloween to Sick Kids (VIDEO)

Toan Lam | Posted 12.25.2012 | Good News
Toan Lam

Six-year-old Nico Castro from San Bruno, Calif., isn't letting his battle with brain cancer affect his spirit of giving this Halloween.

5 Ways to Support Non-Profit Organizations

Women & Co | Posted 12.18.2012 | Impact
Women & Co

If you're anything like me, you probably struggle to make enough "me time." With most hours of the day devoted to job, family, and commuting, most of us struggle to find energy to devote to ourselves, let alone philanthropic causes.

The Secret To Finding True Happiness

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Many successful people talk about being burned out on their own success and find that it's possible to feel stuck, even when everything in their lives is going well. By expanding your efforts to something bigger than yourself, everyone benefits.

How To Give More To Your Marriage (Without Burning Out)

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Research shows people whose spouses did thoughtful things for them were the happiest with their relationships. Here are 11 idea...

What Our Dogs Can Teach Us About Gratitude

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

I think we could all learn something significant from dogs regarding the nature of not just giving, but receiving. There seems to sufficient conversation around the need to be a good giver, and appropriately so, but there is little talk about the other end of the stick.

To Save The World, Save Yourself!

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 11.10.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

The ugly, terrible vastness of global poverty seems to demand leaders with the skill to create large systems of opportunity, the talent to reach millions and the urgency of purpose to never sleep, never rest, never flag.

Give it Some Thought Before You Give it Away

Grown And Flown | Posted 11.07.2012 | Impact
Grown And Flown

Good philanthropy involves a little bit of research and a lot of compassion. It requires that the giver finds something that matters to her and then, sifting through the worthy causes that address this need, discovers an organization that can successfully target it.

Back to School

Greg Woodburn | Posted 11.04.2012 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

I am leading my non-profit organization Give Running full-time. Like the first day of school, it is intimidating but more so exhilarating.

The Flesh Is Weak: Churchgoers Give Far Less Than They Think

David Briggs | Posted 11.01.2012 | Religion
David Briggs

The people most likely to misreport high levels of giving were those who said faith was very important to them and those who attend services more than weekly.

Are You Selfishly Selfless?

Martha Boston | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Boston

I no longer believe it's more blessed to give than to receive, nor more blessed to receive than to give. It is a selfish heart that refuses either giving or receiving, for to withhold one is to block the other.

Get Shoppers To Give Charity Without Guilting Them

Phillip Haid | Posted 10.27.2012 | Impact
Phillip Haid

Whether you are being asked to give at a Walmart, Toys R Us or Walgreens the ask is basically structured in the same way (add a dollar and put your pin up on the wall). And they are generally premised on the same behavior, namely, guilt. Who wants to be the person in line saying no to a child with autism?

Can You Spare the Bread? Should You?

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

A decade ago, when my kids were young, I would hand them each a roll of quarters when we were visiting New York City, instructing them to give to anyone who asked. Of course, I know very well the potential problems with such an approach.

Philly Citizens Showing the Love

Dan P. Morrison | Posted 10.21.2012 | Impact
Dan P. Morrison

While I am always impressed by how much Bill Gates gives, I am blown away by ordinary citizens that make it their mission to raise a couple thousand dollars to make a community project happen in their neighborhood.

How To Feel More Giving

Posted 08.17.2012 | Healthy Living

Want to feel more selfless and giving? Then you might be better off thinking about the times you've given something of yourself, instead of the times ...

The Olympian Inside All of Us

Greg Woodburn | Posted 10.15.2012 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

Give to others as a means of giving your best -- such bravery doesn't guarantee a spot on the podium, but the Golden Rule outshines gold medals.

WATCH: Your Turn: Saying No

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

Are you always putting others before yourself? For many of us, it's hard to say no, but sometimes speaking up for ourselves is the right thing to do. ...

$2 Can Make A Difference

Charles Orgbon | Posted 10.02.2012 | Teen
Charles Orgbon

Do you think you can make a difference with $2? If not, think again! John McLaughlin is a Los Angeles senior and he is putting his $2 to work every day.

Bare shelves

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 09.29.2012 | Impact
Jamie Anne Richardson

Could you imagine how big of an impact it would make on our communities if we each gave up one latte, fast food meal or golf game a week?

What's in It for Me?

Irene Tanner | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Altruism is a lofty aspiration. The do-gooders of the world are widely revered for their pureness of heart, selflessness and generosity. Could it be that they have an ulterior motive? Even if their reward is simply to feel good about themselves?

Be Compassionate With Every Action

Intent | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living

What is it that keeps us from believing that we, as individuals, can make a change? Although we understand that as humans we cannot do everything, we still have the ability to do something.

Learning To Give During Difficult Times

Eric Simpson | Posted 09.14.2012 | Religion
Eric Simpson

Economic hardship is an opportunity to truly give, not only from our own abundance, but from our own poverty -- even if it's just a gallon of gas, or some attention to someone who needs it.

The Sahel Deserves As Much Compassion As Other Disaster Victims

Alison Carlman | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact
Alison Carlman

I think we can all agree that we would have done whatever was in our power to prevent the 2010 Haiti earthquake or the 2004 Indonesian tsunami. Yet, today, three times as many people are at risk of famine in Africa than those who perished in both those disasters combined.

Is It Really Better to Give Than Receive?

Liz Sterling, M.A. | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Liz Sterling, M.A.

As I considered my relationship with giving, I realized the issue is not with giving too much but with receiving too little, a common problem in our society.

Corporate Philanthropy Takes on Courageous Conversations

Margaret Coady | Posted 08.22.2012 | Impact
Margaret Coady

"Courageous Conversations" was the theme uniting the sessions throughout the agenda of the 11th annual Corporate Philanthropy Summit in New York City,...

The Giving Triage

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact
Shira Hirschman Weiss

We often feel compelled to give, whether it is a material item or an hour of listening time to a friend in need. However, when it comes to giving, are we secure in our motivations and how we've prioritized?