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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.

Triumph in the Baja 1000 for the HeartGift Racing Team

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.29.2015 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

This is the classic story of how not finishing first -- or second, or third -- or not even technically completing a racing event can still represent a triumph and be a touching story of true grit, determination and, above all, of selfless devotion to a cause.

Democratization of Philanthropy Through Crowdfunding

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 01.29.2015 | Impact

Nonprofits that are used to relying on super donors writing hefty checks need to learn to embrace a better way: The idea of crowd-funding, where numerous smaller donations add up, powered by social media marketing.

Give Back by Supporting #GivingTuesday 2014

Shayla R. Price | Posted 01.29.2015 | Impact
Shayla R. Price

So after you complete your shopping list, think about giving to others. You will restore the true meaning of the holiday season.

Alena Hall

This Woman Proves The Best Kind Of Holiday Shopping Involves Giving Back | Alena Hall | Posted 11.28.2014 | Impact

Allison Lutnick, 51, is just one of thousands whose lives were turned upside down by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Hundreds of employees at a financ...

Gratitude In A Warring World

Pamela Alma Weymouth | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Pamela Alma Weymouth

I was raised to believe in the Charlie Brown version of Thanksgiving. Like many in my generation, I believed that Squanto and the Indians shared their corn willingly with the starving pilgrims in 1621 and taught them how to grow a bountiful harvest.

A Way to Give Meaning: #GivingTuesday

Tim McDonald | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Tim McDonald

The way stores get us to spend is by offering sales under the cloak of making us think we are giving something meaningful and saving money so we can buy even more. At the same time, there are 16 million kids in the U.S. that will not be worrying about what gifts are being bought for them, but how they will get their next meal.

Alena Hall

This Woman Proves The Best Kind Of Holiday Shopping Involves Giving Back | Alena Hall | Posted 11.28.2014 | Impact

Allison Lutnick, 51, is just one of thousands whose lives were turned upside down by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Hundreds of employees at a financ...

How Competition Brought Us Closer This Thanksgiving

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women
Cristina M. Regalado

As an immigrant, I appreciated the importance of the Thanksgiving holiday as a uniquely American tradition. Our extended family adapted to the fervor that came with preparations for this holiday.

I Did It Their Way!

Catherine Nagle | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

I've come to learn even more these days that our greatest successes, achievements, and desires flow smoothly when we put the comfort and happiness of those around us ahead of our own wants and desires.