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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
Intent

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?

The Changing Landscape of Philanthropy: Skills-Based Volunteering

Women & Co | Posted 08.12.2012 | Impact
Women & Co

By Lauren Coulston, Integration Manager, Women & Co. In today's economic climate, corporations are leveraging limited resources while nonprofits are...

How Giving Helps Meet Our Basic Needs

Forbes | Posted 06.01.2012 | Impact

Type “Why Giving is good for you” into Google and you’ll get a myriad of results, mainly articles and studies outlining everything from how givi...

Making The World A Better Place: How Everyday Citizens Are Doing It

Robert Grosshandler | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Robert Grosshandler

When I founded iGive.com in 1997, I could only hope that it would grow into 350,000 socially-conscious consumers shopping at over 1,000 socially-respo...

Great People No. 3: Helping Others Through Affordable Housing With Ed Norton and Abby Sigal

Robert LoCascio | Posted 07.17.2012 | Good News
Robert LoCascio

I caught up with Ed and one of his best college friends, Abby Sigal, over coffee to discuss something near and dear to both of their hearts and minds: affordable housing.

Why Beggars Must Be Choosers

Becca Stevens | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Becca Stevens

As the founding volunteer director for Thistle Farms I have long ago bought into the myth that beggars can't be choosers. As a professional beggar and priest for more than 20 years, I now understand beggars have to be choosy.

Charity Study: Most People Think OTHERS Should Give More

Posted 04.24.2012 | Impact

By Mark Hrywna, The NonProfit Times Just how much money does someone need to earn each year to be considered one of “those people who have a lot ...

My Four-Legged Inspiration

Mark Tillinger | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Mark Tillinger

I was inspired to start the Riedel & Cody Fund to honor the life and spirit of my beloved Riedel, a stunningly beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog. Riedel was diagnosed with cancer at the age of five.

What Does Karma Yoga Mean?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Serving enables us to step beyond our own desires and to release any sense of separation. It takes us out of selfishness and neediness, and in the process we see our own self-centeredness in greater perspective.