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See a Problem, Solve a Problem: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Zhou Zi Ru is a 15-year-old who has dedicated herself to advocating for harmonious relationships between stray cats and humans in Liaoning, China by procuring food scraps from restauranteurs and feeding her feline friends in centralized locations in order to coax them away from local food vendors.

15 Essential Keys To True Happiness

Elyse Gorman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

Happiness is an art that can be learned. Instead of sitting around waiting for joy to descend upon you or searching for fulfillment in all the wrong places, consider how you can incorporate these keys to true sustainable happiness into your life.

The Things We Take For Granted: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Super Food for Malnourished Children in Cameroon. After years of studying abroad, Marcel Kwedi returned to his native Cameroon with a desire support his community. When he returned to his village, he found desertification and rising food costs, which led him to launch NUTRIMAX.

The Man Who Couldn't Stop Giving

The Atlantic | Sam Kean | Posted 04.23.2015 | World

In the early 1990s, a quiet man named João quit his job running the human-resources department of an insurance company in Rio de Janeiro and began se...

Can Money Create True Wealth?

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Imagine someone handed you $100 out of the blue, but with one condition, that you use it to create goodness in the world with it. Would you take the money? Yesterday morning, that's exactly what we did.

Born to Be Good

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Matthieu Ricard

A wise education should highlight the interdependence that reigns between people, animals, and our natural environment. By being taught to put more emphasis on cooperation than on competition, and on caring rather than indifference, children will be better equipped to contribute to a more altruistic society.

33 Life Lessons In 33 Years

Cliff Hsia | Posted 04.09.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Sometimes it's important to stop, take a moment, and reflect on the lessons life has taught you over the years. I'd like to share some of the things I've learned about dreams, fear, work, marriage, children, health, travel, and giving.

Young People Making a Difference: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world.

Some Science Behind Why People Give [INFOGRAPHIC]

Brady Josephson | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

There is more and more research being done in this area to discover what really makes donors tick (as opposed to what they say makes them tick).

Finding Harmony in 2015, Part 2

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 04.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jodi B. Katzman

Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water - it will make ripples throughout the entire pond. -- Jessy and Bryan Matte...

3 Reasons Why Consumers Don't Like Checkout Donations

Brady Josephson | Posted 03.27.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

It's not that surprising to see some survey data showing that people don't like "feeling pressured" to give while buying other items. What is interesting, however, are some of the reasons why people don't like to give at the till and what companies can do to increase the likelihood of donation and overall experience when giving.

How One Brave Entrepreneur Is Living His Dreams By Helping Others Live Theirs

Nina Tomaro | Posted 03.27.2015 | Business
Nina Tomaro

In October, Ressler took a sabbatical alone to Asia where he reflected on his next steps in life. "My hypothesis is that the more dreams you assist with, the closer you are to your own," Ressler stated.

International Good Deeds Day 2015

Shari Arison | Posted 03.19.2015 | Impact
Shari Arison

I was honored to meet Pope Francis, just as I am honored to be welcomed in all communities and religions around the world who have taken part in Good Deeds Day, as a symbol of how our world can look all year round.

The Meaning of Life (the Real One, not Monty Python)

Peter Samuelson | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Peter Samuelson

isn't one of the defining features of an alert life in its third and terminal act, surely to look back, look forward, and to ask what this is all for? I have, and I continue to do so.x

Entrepreneurs Funding Global Change

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Yasamin Beitollahi

We have more tools than ever before to create positive change on a global scale - but perhaps the best tool is business rather than our traditional means of philanthropy.

Oklahoma Teens Gladly Being Pigs

Anna Eldridge | Posted 03.13.2015 | Teen
Anna Eldridge

I know my generation has been accused of being lazy, technology obsessed and self-absorbed, but to me it couldn't be farther from the truth.

4 Things To Give To Others In Order To Be Happier

Kayla Matthews | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

One of the simplest and most powerful things you can do for another person is to listen to them. Giving someone your attention shows that you respect them and can also improve the quality of your relationship with that person.

Locks of Love

Christine Carter | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Christine Carter

You are officially a part of me, and I am a part of you. Therefore, you hold the life I lived and the part of me that remembers. I take on your suffering and your suffocating existence of illness.

Are You a Giver?

Terri Britt | Posted 03.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Terri Britt

I know this sounds crazy, but when you give yourself permission to stop trying to be good by giving, you take back the authority of your life. You quit doing things for approval and begin listening to your heart.

What You Gain When You Give Freely

Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living

For 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stres...

Five People Who Deserve a Valentine

Becky Blades | Posted 04.10.2015 | Women
Becky Blades

I miss Valentine's Day in grade school. What happy work it was sorting through that big box of valentines to find the right one for every kid in class - and just the right one for the teacher.

On a Giving Trip With TOMS

Mark W. Guay | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

I stood up, my shirt sticking to my chest from sweat, and thought of my students in New York who had their first snowfall that morning. As their teacher, I wished they were here with me and could experience this. Just one day in my shoes would teach them more than a textbook could in a year.

Giving Without Getting Crushed

Tim McDonald | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Tim McDonald

It's been a long time since I thought of give and take as an equation and balance. Just yesterday, I was reminded of how you can be taken advantage of when you are a "giver."

A World of Kindness: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

I have the privilege of making seed grants to social change leaders around the world. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our community of givers supported this week.

The Positivity of Givers and Takers

Catherine Nagle | Posted 04.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

It seems that we are both the givers and the takers; it's only until we tip the scales of justice that we truly see who is the true giver of us all...