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World's Poor, Hungry Have Little to Celebrate This New Year's

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 03.02.2013 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

As much of the world looks forward to the promise of a New Year, there's another group, nearly a billion strong, whose only promise is a continued struggle -- against hunger, against poverty -- to survive.

The Sparkle Box

Guideposts | Posted 02.22.2013 | Religion

Last year, Jack, who was saving his money for an iPod touch, donated half his savings to buy mosquito nets to help prevent the deadly spread of malaria in developing countries.

A Testimony to Project Grace: 'The Delicacy of Goats' Milk'

Vivian Glyck | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Lydia and her family received a dairy goat from Just Like My Child Foundation's Project Grace in August of 2012. Just three weeks later, the dairy nanny kidded female twins. This was the rise of the "goats' milk delicacy" for Lydia and her family.

The Boy Who Asked for Chickens

Betty Londergan | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Betty Londergan

Give the Heifer gift of a goat, sheep or chicks to someone you love, and you've not only avoided the mall, you've honored that person in a really special way.

Alternative Giving on Giving Tuesday

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 01.26.2013 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

This Giving Tuesday, I challenge you to take what you saved and buy your loved ones alternative gifts that really make an impact. Use our Black Friday Savings Calculator to figure out how your savings can be translated into life-changing gifts. It's money well spent.

Charities Get Creative In Asking For Fatter Checks This Year | Posted 11.13.2012 | Impact

Despite the struggling economy, along with fundraising competition from Superstorm Sandy and the 2012 elections, many charities are developing audacio...

A Song of Reconciliation

Betty Londergan | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Betty Londergan

Beyond the fear is the way of life Cambodian people learned over years of oppression: to trust no one and talk to no one, to care only about yourself, and to put your head down and simply endure.

Is It Time to Change the Positioning of Your Organization?

Vivien Hoexter | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Vivien Hoexter

I am struck by how often there is impatience to get to the fundraising without taking the time to articulate why people should give. Think of it like dating. With so many potential suitors out there, why should you get chosen?

Barev, Armenia!

Betty Londergan | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Betty Londergan

When I told people I was going to Armenia with Heifer International, the most frequent response was, "Wow, um.. where is that?"

What It Means to Give

Betty Londergan | Posted 10.24.2012 | Impact
Betty Londergan

Passing on the gift of a cow to another person takes on great resonance in Rwanda, since this is a cow-loving society and every aspect of society is laden with the memory of the genocide of 1994.

Head in the Clouds

Betty Londergan | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
Betty Londergan

My first day visiting Heifer projects in Guatemala, we got high. Specifically, we drove up, up and up to the highlands of Alta Verapaz and into the cloud forest.

A Motherhood Worth Honoring

Brooke Edwards | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Brooke Edwards

2012-05-11-Screenshot20120511at11.23.30AM.jpgThere are millions of passionate and capable mothers around the world who, if given the opportunity and resources, will improve the lives of their children.

Making Mother's Day More Meaningful

Mia Farrow | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Mia Farrow

Mother's Day is our chance to honor the women who bind families together and raise children from babies to adulthood.

One Woman's Journey Around the World for a Good Cause

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 07.02.2012 | Good News
Erin Bernhardt

Betty Londergan's idea was to give away $100 a day for 365 days. She wanted to give to and highlight non-profits that most people had not yet heard about.

This Easter, Let's Spend That $16 Billion Helping Those In Need

Brooke Edwards | Posted 06.08.2012 | Impact
Brooke Edwards

This weekend, roughly 2 billion Christians around the world will celebrate one of the most important religious holidays of the year. Along with the ...

Bill Gates: UN Needs To Be 'More Efficient' To Help Poor Farmers

AP | By FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 02.23.2012 | Impact

BY FRANCES D'EMILIO, ASSOCIATED PRESS ROME — Bill Gates pressed U.N. food agencies on Thursday to become more efficient in helping poor farmers a...

12 Days Of Giving To Support Women And Girls Globally

Stephenie Foster | Posted 02.24.2012 | Impact
Stephenie Foster

As we begin the Twelve Days of Christmas, and mark the fifth night of Hanukah, here are some organizations I recommend that help create sustainable change for women and girls worldwide.

Meet KarmaGoat: Shepherding Social Enterprise

Deborah Stambler | Posted 01.17.2012 | Impact
Deborah Stambler

KarmaGoat, an LA-based business that focuses on social entrepreneurship, allows online users to sell belongings that they no longer use and donate the proceeds to charity.

"We Do It Ourselves!"

Vivian Glyck | Posted 12.19.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

There's nothing like "Wekembe" to transform an African village! "Wekembe" is a Lugandan word that means, "We do it ourselves!" We all know how great "...

Motivated Farmer Makes the Most of His Land

Brooke Edwards | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
Brooke Edwards

Through the support Heifer International has provided Lucio, not only have his experiments literally blossomed, but so has his experience-sharing.

Look out! Here Comes The Mom Bandwagon

Jamie Bechtel | Posted 07.03.2011 | Impact
Jamie Bechtel

If the difference you want to make is to improve the lives of women and the communities they support, then make sure you are getting the real deal.

Jennifer Egan Wins the Tournament Of Books

Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.05.2011 | Books

Jennifer Egan's "A Visit From the Goon Squad" was declared the winner of The Morning News' annual literary competition, The Tournament of Books, on Mo...

Giving Back: How You And The HuffPost World Community Can Help Struggling Families

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Today, as HuffPost and AOL unite to launch the Huffington Post Media Group, we're celebrating by making a statement about the importance of giving bac...

'Tis the Season to Give Back -- Digitally

Chris Curtin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chris Curtin

Many people celebrate the holidays by giving back to their communities. People are discovering, though, that they can do more and have an even greater impact via the digital ecosystem.

All I Want for Christmas Is a Cow

Mary Steenburgen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mary Steenburgen

If you're still scrambling to finish your holiday shopping, allow me to make an unlikely suggestion: A camel. Or a pig. Maybe a flock of chicks? Or, what the heck, buy an entire ark!