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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 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.

Why Children Are Inspiring Social Movements

Nancy Gofus | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Nancy Gofus

While it's obvious why these extreme acts of kindness tug at heartstrings around the world, I can't help wonder why these kids are thinking about social issues at such a young age.

Best Story Ever on Leading With Trust

Dan Mulhern | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Dan Mulhern

We go to church and Fr. Mark says that he has been to Kenya and he wants us to help. So you think he's going to collect, right? Instead, he's gonna distribute money to us.

Years Later, Teacher Sends Hundreds Of Birthday Cards To Former Students

Posted 02.29.2012 | Good News

Lois Hayes, 66, may have retired from her career at an elementary school, but she hasn't forgotten her former students. Every week the Lexington, ...

Love, Charity, and Basketball

2morrowknight | Posted 04.02.2012 | Impact

In the circle of charitable celebrities, you'll find noted businesswoman and public relations pro Heather Robinson, the wife of former NBA star Cliff Robinson.

The Three Dollar Check

Conor Grennan | Posted 04.02.2012 | Impact
Conor Grennan

There are a lot of ways to inspire people. But there is one common strand of DNA that unites all those inspirational people out there. They are committed.

Resolve to Give Play Everyday

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 03.25.2012 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

Play is what children need to do -- and keeping the spirit of play alive for children no matter where they are, no matter what their circumstances, is vital.

Looking Ahead: How We Can Make 2012 the Year of the Nonprofit

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 03.20.2012 | Impact
Earl Martin Phalen

As the founder of two nonprofits and the CEO of a third, I've thought long and hard about how we, as a community, can make this year different than the past few.

At Christmas, Can We Carve A Better World?

Christine Negroni | Posted 02.24.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Sculptures I saw in Zimbabwe reminded me that mountains can be moved. The challenge is not the rock, but the paralysis that comes from of doubting it can be carved.

Serve and Grow... Together This Holiday

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
Keith Ferrazzi

We were talking about the state of our world when my guest leaned over and asked: "Do you think next year we might actually go do something instead of just talking about it?"

In A Time of Faith, Restoring Faith In Our Adults And Institutions

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Tiziana Dearing

We put our faith in the adults around us because to do otherwise would be to embrace chaos. We put our faith in nonprofits and like institutions because we know how badly we need them to do the work they do.

The 'Gift of Giving'

Nancy Davis | Posted 02.19.2012 | Impact
Nancy Davis

I began writing this blog almost two weeks ago in hopes of getting it published before the holidays. But I was sidetracked once again by my cancer. It...

A Toddler Christmas

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 02.18.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

Nearly thirty years later, my mom still won't tell me how that sack found its way under our tree. Maybe I don't really want to know; it lets me believe, if not in Santa, in the kindness of family, friends and possibly even strangers.

Discovering the Christmas Spirit

Christina Pirello | Posted 02.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

My mother had taught me the true spirit of Christmas, maybe not consciously, but she taught us, with what most consider a tough punishment, how it felt to put someone else's needs before our own selfishness.

Giving: The Ultimate Transaction

Sadhguru | Posted 02.13.2012 | Healthy Living

Life, in its millions of manifestations, is essentially a variety of transactions. The transactions can be of many kinds -- between nations, cultures, individuals. There are transactions which are cellular, atomic and cosmic.

SLIDESHOW: Top 10 U.S Cities That Donate The Most

Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact

Local market consumer research firm Scarborough Research released a study this week detailing the most generous cities in America -- and the numbers a...

Support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital With AOL and

Ryan Fujiu | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Ryan Fujiu

2011-12-01-img.jpg The holidays are a time for giving. So there is no better time than now to use your page to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Simplicity, The Greatest Gift

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
Kim Michele Richardson

We have left the Earth sorely fractured, but we didn't break this family -- their goodness, raw honesty, perseverance, beauty and simplicity, which shine like a beacon of bright hope.

Spur the Global Economy -- Stay Home and Make a Difference This Thanksgiving

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact
Homa Sabet Tavangar

My family has found a way to support the global economy by staying home and acquiring nothing -- with a game that's become a tradition.