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Urgent Community Health Problem: Who You Gonna Call?

Steven Crandell | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Steven Crandell

The deadline for ending giving, while seen by some as a great advantage, can become cumbersome if it is artificial. Addressing large social problems is rarely straightforward.

Love, Learning and Light: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. Our t...

Making the Holidays Meaningful

Beth Leyba | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
Beth Leyba

I have loved being able to create magical and memorable holidays for my kids, and now my partner's two grandkids as well. Last year they redecorated my tree -- another precious memory to hold onto!

Kindness at Thanksgiving

EllynAnne Geisel | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact
EllynAnne Geisel

Nine years ago, as I was preparing for my family's traditional turkey dinner, I suddenly thought about a neighbor. Her family had recently experienced a tragedy, and their Thanksgiving was not going to be about pumpkin pies.

Somehow, They Knew Better

Catherine Nagle | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Catherine Nagle

Most parents want their children's lives to be abundant and want to give them more than they had. But sometimes the only help they can give is by sharing what they've learned through their own life experience, telling their children the best of what they know. I

Gratitude Beauty: My Fave Fragrances for Gifting, Receiving, and Glowing (or, a Truffle Pig's Guide to Natural Perfumes)

Miriam Ava | Posted 01.04.2015 | Style
Miriam Ava

You shouldn't settle for anything less than what genuinely thrills you, and that includes fragrance. Whether it's personal or atmospheric, scents carry energy that can impact you powerfully.

Philanthropoidism

Frank A. Weil | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

Which do you like least? Generosity or selfishness? Perhaps the answer does not need to be that polarized. Most people like to think they are generou...

An Extra Push: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.20.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. Our t...

Positive News: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Since Jan. 1, 2013, The Pollination Project has been giving daily micro grants to emerging projects and inspiring people all over the world. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our Daily Giving Community is honored to support this week.

Faith's Paradox: Lose Your Soul to Find it

Richard Stearns | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion
Richard Stearns

Here's one of the great paradoxes of the human race: People who have almost no material possessions -- the world's extreme poor -- can be among the wealthiest in life.

Nice Guys Can Finish First

Stacie Huckeba | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacie Huckeba

The best thing I can do for anyone else is to be the best version of my own self. Gifts and thoughtful gestures are great, but nothing beats just hanging out with a kick ass human.

Why Charities 'Are Missing Out On Several Billion Dollars' (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.09.2014 | Impact

Nonprofits could be doing a lot more to better their online fundraising efforts, new research suggests. A survey by fundraising consultants Dunham...

Families Rising Up: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Since January 1, 2013, through my work at the Pollination Project, I've been giving daily micro grants to emerging projects and inspiring people all over the world.

The Next Big (Small) Thing for #TheStitch...

Matt Pipkin | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

While sharing about BLVR's investment in us, I shared my personal story of being sexually abused by a family friend when I was six, keeping it secret until after graduating college, and about the heavy toll it took on my life.

Give Away $100k!

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

How would you like to help give away $100,000? It's not often that an opportunity like this comes your way. But thanks to the extraordinary generosity of the Learning By Giving Foundation, we have one.

Millennials and Giving

Epaminondas Farmakis | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Epaminondas Farmakis

Currently, in the United States, there are 80 million Millennials - generally those born between 1980 and the early 2000s. Collectively they spend about $300 billion annually on consumer discretionary goods.

3 Roads to Joy: 5 Questions to Start the Journey Now

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

If you believe the idea of life being joy-centered is a falsehood, you have bought the snake oil of disillusionment, and you are probably still taking a tablespoonful of its bitterness every morning. My recommendation is to skip a day, open up to the possibility of joy, and see how you feel.

An Elevator Ride Made Me Braver and Kinder

Phu Nguyen | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

Everyone needs help sometimes -- I don't know a single person who has never needed anything from anyone. This doesn't make us a land of enablers. This doesn't make us weak. This doesn't make us co-dependent. This makes us human.

The Heartbeat That Changed the World

Tim McDonald | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

This first step to letting people feel your heartbeat. That is, assuming you know what cause has meaning to you, or that you truly care about. This is my story of learning to share my heartbeat instinctively.

How Millennials Are Redefining What It Means to Give

Christie Garton | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Christie Garton

Millennials are most likely to get hands-on with causes they care about when organizations offer a range of volunteer opportunities, from one-time commitments to long-term, pro-bono skills-based opportunities. However, don't expect them to give their time and talents blindly.

Food, Bikes and Elephants: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.15.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in a social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, through the Pollinatio...

Breaking Down America's Biggest Giving Day

Geoff Livingston | Posted 11.08.2014 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

As noted in an earlier post, I had the great fortune of helping out Kimbia with Give Local America, an event that became the largest giving day in U.S. history. The team just released a new infographic that shows some of the data behind the event.

How We Can Build on ALS: Ensuring We're Not "Cold as Ice" Is Good for Us

Dominic Llewellyn | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Dominic Llewellyn

Every time I see the Ice Bucket Challenge on Facebook, and it's a lot, I'm provoked to be more generous. It's not only good for the marginalized in society, it's good for me too. Let's find ways of making this generosity last!

Why Everything Is Not All About You (And Why That's Awesome)

Susie Moore | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

We all have a purpose, a reason we are here on planet Earth, and that is what it is about. We are not here to be endlessly interested in our superficial selves and obsess over what we want, what we have and what other people think of us.

Fast Stats About Giving in America Today

Ryan Scott | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Ryan Scott

The annual Giving USA Foundation report was released recently, and the numbers tell an interesting story about corporate giving. Let me rephrase that. An alarming story.