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The Gift of Giving: A Lesson on Humanity

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Lisa Mae Brunson

Whatever your story is, this is a time where we either learn about consumerism, or the magic of a holiday Season that can reconnect us with our humanity--with what it means to give and receive.

The Charity Revolution

Daniel Gastfriend | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Daniel Gastfriend

Think back on that promise you made when you chose not to give on the street. When you give this year, how will you make sure you support a program that works?

3 Holiday Giving Tips From Ebenezer Scrooge

Steven Crandell | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

When Scrooge casts off his mean and greedy persona, he embraces giving and turns his constrained life into a celebration.

Give To Grow: How Great Work Cultures Use Generative Business Practices

Great Work Cultures | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

We seldom think about how our business might help other businesses, or our communities, networks and industries, much less how our business might grow precisely because of this generosity.

How a Pair of Gloves Changed How I Feel About Everything

Susie Moore | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

I refused. But she would not take no for an answer. She said they were only a couple of dollars and that I needed them more than she did. To really convince me, she said, "I have plenty of pairs, really -- please."

Take the $100 Tip Challenge to Make Someone's Christmas and Your Own

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Heather Sample Spires

We're giving to a person who is working hard and trying to support her family on minimum wage and $2 tips. But this moment of giving is not just for her -- it's also for us.

Believing in Santa

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 02.16.2015 | Parents
Cathy Cassani Adams

Receiving toys and opening presents is great, but it's fleeting and only a small piece of the big picture. Santa reminds us to reconnect to our childlike awareness so that we notice the love and magic in our everyday lives.

Bags of Love

Tammara Fort | Posted 02.15.2015 | Impact
Tammara Fort

One of the best parts of my job at WorkerAnts.com is volunteering at various charities. I love finding new organizations and talking with people who are helping others.

A Foolish Way to Evaluate Charities

Brady Josephson | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

A reputable, financially focused magazine doing an analysis of charities to help donors make smarter decisions. What's wrong with that? It's not about impact.

The Best Holidays Ever

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

I wonder why it sometimes takes me so long to understand things. Each year as I take out the ornaments and decorate the tree, my mind wanders to the...

3 Times When Giving Is Not a Good Thing

Donna Labermeier | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Perhaps simply sharing the comforts and spirit of the season with those we love, and at the same time, making an effort to experience, with all our senses, the magical decorations and beautiful music that is all around, is what it's really about.

Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Building Business Relationships

David Bradford | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business
David Bradford

Martin Luther King, Jr once said: "Everybody can be great... because anyone can serve." Regardless of your circumstance in life, you have the capacity to bless the life of another through service. One form of service is giving a meaningful gift at this time of year.

The Joy in Giving

Christa Dowling | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact
Christa Dowling

It is the time of year when everyone is wishing for and thinking about gifts; we are inclined to think of things we like to have ourselves. It is a ga...

The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

Social entrepreneurship isn't a new thing by any means but it is progressively becoming more and more popular.

Take Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

Stephanie Harrison | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harrison

Self-care brings me great peace and joy, which in turn allows me to bring peace and joy to the world around me. It is empowering to be able to make small daily choices that have positive ripple effects through my life. This holiday season, how will you strengthen your light and use it to illuminate the world around you?

Compassion: Who Needs It Most Over the Holidays?

Catherine Zinger | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Zinger

And again I found myself guilty of having made false assumptions and was reminded that all is not what it appears to be -- that because a person is successful and admired deeply by so many, doesn't mean he doesn't suffer his own demons.

#GivingTuesday Movement: A Metaphor for 21st Century Power

Dov Seidman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Dov Seidman

Created as a response to "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday," #GivingTuesday was spearheaded by the 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation and other admirable organizations.

Education, Action and Remembrance: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy ...

Helping Kids Embrace The Holiday Spirit Of Giving

Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents

BY CHRIS TAYLOR NEW YORK Thu Dec 4, 2014 1:00pm GMT Dec 4 (Reuters) - Ah, the holidays. The season for time-honored traditions like decorating...

10 Last-Minute Fundraising Strategies For The Holiday Season

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

'Tis the season to... raise more money. People feel sentimental, it's the "giving" time of the year, and as the fiscal year closes many people and corporations are determining where to spend their leftover charity dollars.

6 Pieces of Advice on Networking From Venture Capitalist Wayne Kimmel

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.02.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

Named as one of the Top Innovators in the Philadelphia region, Wayne Kimmel, a managing partner at SeventySix Capital, recently gave a talk about startups, venture capital and entrepreneurship here at Penn.

Why #GivingTuesday Is More Than Just Hashtag Activism

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact

While countless Americans have spent the past week sprinting through their respective towns and cities taking advantage of the best holiday shopping d...

Why It's Important to Receive

Jane Beal | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Beal

I've been a giver most of my adult life. Giving of my time, help and money and I always felt that giving was a good thing. You know, the more you give the more you receive. What I didn't realize was that there needs to be a balance between giving and receiving.

Why a Book Is the Best Gift You Can Give

Aaron Kinnari | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Aaron Kinnari

Having books on the shelves of homes, classrooms, libraries, and community centers alone won't solve all our education challenges, but coupled with literacy programs and family engagement, it is one of the first, basic steps we can take to ensure all children are prepared to succeed academically.

This Giving Tuesday: Five Reasons to Stop Obsessing About Overhead at Non-Profits

Michael Zakaras | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Michael Zakaras

This Giving Tuesday, let's think twice about our overhead obsession and what it might mean for the very same organizations we're rooting for. And let's give thanks to those who have chosen careers dedicated to solving big problems that affect us all.