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8 Secrets of Savvy Donors

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 12.14.2016 | Impact
Gleb Tsipursky

You're generous and kind. You care about other people and want to help them have great lives. You want to make a positive impact on the world and give from your heart to worthy causes. You're a great person!

6 Service Ideas for the Holidays and Beyond

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 12.14.2016 | Impact
Michael A. Moodian

In an era in which we have a polarized country with political parties that cannot agree on much, there are many societal problems that can be addressed and/or improved upon if we, as Americans, all commit to service on a regular basis.

5 Scientifically Proven Ways To Make Your Gifts Meaningful

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Holiday gift buying can feel a little empty, when all of those endless lists, long lines at the mall and dollars spent lead to a 5-minute frenzy of fl...

How an Angel Named Sa'fyre Is Saving the World

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 12.13.2016 | Impact
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Sa'fyre now lives with her aunt who helped her post a photo on Facebook, stating that this year for Christmas she would like to receive cards from around the world. The post went viral and Sa'fyre has now been inundated with cards, letters and gifts from all over the globe.

6 Ways To Give To Charity During The Holidays

MoneyTips | Posted 12.11.2016 | Business

MoneyTips Charity at holiday time means more than just putting your change into the traditional red buckets at the entrances to big-box stores. Need...

The Powerful ROI of Giving Back to Your College

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. | Posted 12.11.2016 | Education
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

By cultivating the minds and talents of each generation, education expands the resources of society. That's an ROI that matters in the holiday season--and in every season.

Kindness and Compassion to All Beyond Christmas? Show Some Goodwill to Yourself First

Vidyamala Burch | Posted 12.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Vidyamala Burch

If you do practice these steps of goodwill towards yourself, then magically, in the true spirit of Christmas and giving, you will be able to care and love others much more deeply, in a much more sustainable way.

The Art of Giving Gifts

Taurra SunEagle | Posted 12.09.2016 | Comedy
Taurra SunEagle

We should all aspire to be Leslie Knope from Parks & Rec: the greatest gift giver in the history of the world. Her gifts were always thoughtful, creative, and well-planned.

The Rift in Giving

Dr. Claudia Aguirre | Posted 12.09.2016 | Impact
Dr. Claudia Aguirre

Generosity doesn't depend on the amount of money one has, but on how aware and mindful one is of the disparities between socioeconomic groups.

Volunteers are Giving the Greatest Gift - Time

Wendy Spencer | Posted 12.08.2016 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

Volunteering remains strong across the nation, with 62.8 million Americans (1-in-4 adults) giving their time to an organization, donating 7.96 billion hours that valued at nearly $184 billion in 2014.

'Tis The Season To Give Back

Amber Sabathia | Posted 12.07.2016 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

Many children correlate the holiday season as "'Tis the Season for Getting," but we strive to teach our children "'Tis the Season of Giving." It's our responsibility to teach the importance of giving back and what that term truly means. It doesn't end with giving away old toys that you don't play with anymore or hand-me-downs of clothes too worn or out of style. It's about making a difference in your community and the luxury of being able to do so.

Mindfulness Adding Happiness to Life

Susie Wolbe | Posted 12.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic, the Center for Mindfulness, and the mindfulness meditation guru who founded Mindfulness Ba...

What Happens After #GivingTuesday Might Be Just As Important

Steve MacLaughlin | Posted 12.04.2016 | Impact
Steve MacLaughlin

#GivingTuesday 2015 proved to be another extremely successful year for the global movement that began in 2012. Estimates of online giving on #GivingTu...

5 Ways to Give: How We Can Be Difference Makers

Adam Davis | Posted 12.04.2016 | Impact
Adam Davis

One of the goals I had when I went full-time entrepreneur was to be a giver. I was raised by my parents to never brag or be boastful, and I we shouldn't brag or gloat about our finances, but this is to spell out how I overcame a negative period in my life.

You Gonna 'Give'? Then, Choose a Charity That Doesn't Just 'Take'

Jerry Ashton | Posted 12.01.2016 | Impact
Jerry Ashton

"A Non-Profit That Actually Completes the Mission," the headline declares, and the blog's author, homeless vet Bob Parks is enthused by that not-so-small detail.

12 Business Titans Who Are Giving Away Their Wealth

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business

Mark Zuckerberg is certainly generous, but he isn't alone. The Facebook chief executive said Tuesday that he will give away 99 percent of his family's...

Consider Smart Compassion This Giving Season

Juanita Rilling | Posted 12.01.2016 | Impact
Juanita Rilling

If you are planning to donate to charity on Giving Tuesday or throughout the holiday season, consider the importance of Smart Compassion -- giving in ways that help the greatest number of people and their communities with the greatest speed and efficiency.

This Is the Most Powerful Gift You Can Give This Holiday Season

Sarina Prabasi | Posted 12.01.2016 | Impact
Sarina Prabasi

If you're anything like me and my family you, too, spent some time thinking about what you are thankful for over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. My 5-year old started us off this year, and her list included her mama and papa, her 2-year old sister, her friends, her school, the earth and herself.

Top 5 Nonprofits to Bring to Your City for Every #GivingTuesday

Tali Aynalem | Posted 12.01.2016 | Impact
Tali Aynalem

Although it's a wonderful thing to give back during this time of the year, we should remember people are in need all the time and everywhere. These are 5 simple and awesome nonprofits you can bring to your communities anytime of the year.

Give to Education via Donors Choose this #GivingTuesday & Google Will Match Up to $1MM

Craig Newmark | Posted 12.01.2016 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, the deal is teachers in lots of schools never get a break, and that's often true in schools that serve military families and those with under-privileged kids, too. is about teachers getting the resources they need, and doing it right.

#NoKidHungry Starts With #GivingTuesday

Tim McDonald | Posted 12.01.2016 | Impact
Tim McDonald

'Tis the season for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. All deals you can't pass up on in an effort to get you to buy. Fortunately, today is Giving Tuesday, a day of giving back.

How Everyone Can Be a Philanthropist on #GivingTuesday

Erin Stein | Posted 11.30.2016 | Impact
Erin Stein

#GivingTuesday, as it's known, is a national day of giving that the 92nd Street Y and UN Foundation created a few years ago, and it seems to be catching on.

How to Put the Giving Into Thanksgiving

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

In a perfect world, we would all be this grateful -- and at Thanksgiving, we could sit down and the thankfulness would flow forth genuinely and profusely. But many of us aren't there yet, and focusing on generosity can be a different way to increase gratitude in the world this Thanksgiving.

Join Me in Supporting the Work of Bread for the World

Rick Steves | Posted 11.25.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Supporting the work of Bread for the World is one of the most effective ways we can help stabilize our world. If you're one of the many who have responded so generously, thank you. Consider sharing this challenge with your friends so we can further leverage our concern.

What's in Your Heart When You Give... Me, Me, Me or You?

Michael Feeley | Posted 11.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

Have you ever been struck by how someone is kind to another person? Suddenly taken by the helpful, generous and considerate words or actions of one p...