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The Future Is Bright: Youth Are Re-Imagining Our Planet

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.27.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

For the past 4 months across 5 countries, our team has held community meetings, worked the phones, had countless conversations, and traveled miles to find and support young environmental heroes. And the news is good!

28 Life Lessons I've Learned This Past Year

Amanda Beilke | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Beilke

The seasons of life tend to affect all of us in very different ways. Some of us get thrown off by the spins of change in the weather or the many hecti...

Seven Ways to Orchestrate Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.17.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Amidst the sounds of bombs dropping in the Middle East one can hear sounds of guitar strings. A band of youth occupy the streets where united together...

Finding the Hidden Gems: A Perspective on Making Micro Grants in East Africa

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.07.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

As a funding organization working in over ninety countries, we have seen firsthand that the most powerful change comes from the knowledge and experien...

Women Unite: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we bring seven seed grant recipients to the center stage, shining a light on their passions to make the world a ...

Why Millennials Living with Parents Is Robbery

Jared Buckley | Posted 06.17.2016 | College
Jared Buckley

Recognizing an experimental learning opportunity, I walked right over to her and nudged her so she would fall into the pool.

7 Essential Things to Do the Summer Between High School and College

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 06.10.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

You did it! You are going to college, congrats! As you finish off high school and enjoy end-of-year celebrations, you'll want to start looking toward your summer. Here are my top tips on what you'll need to accomplish before leaving for college.

7 Secrets to Sustainability: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are recognizing seven grantees who each hold key ingredients in understanding project sustainability. In Keny...

3 Tools for Life Every New Graduate Needs

Jenny Mannion | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
Jenny Mannion

While I don't believe in regrets, looking back... it sure would have been nice to graduate high school or college with some more practical skills to utilize as I stepped into adulthood.

Kids Get in the Game: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are highlighting seven grantees from East Africa to the Pacific Northwest that are affording individuals life...

4 Ways to Drive Youth Economic Opportunities in Indonesia

Bill Reese | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Bill Reese

For me, getting the numbers right--particularly when they are measuring young people's wellbeing--is critically important to how we shape meaningful y...

19 Ways Not to Say 'No' to Your Children

Renee Jain | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Renee Jain

If you have ever seen an improv comedy show, you will notice one thing--improvisational actors rarely use the word "No" on stage. This is because "No"...

It's Important to Live Life Out Loud

Elliot Begoun | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Elliot Begoun

I am an introvert by nature, and my introversion manifests itself somewhat oddly. I am completely comfortable sharing an article with thousands or standing on a stage talking to hundreds. But, I find it exceedingly difficult to be introduced to someone, shake their hand and engage them in a conversation.

Life: Are We There Yet?

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg | Posted 04.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

And by keeping that mindset and applying it to my life, I have learned how to maintain an appreciation of the journey, not just the destination.

The 18 Life Skills Every 18-Year-Old Needs

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.28.2016 | Fifty

The first 18 years, they go by in a blink. And the fruits of our labor are that our children become adults who possess the tools to thrive -- or at le...

Yes, I'm Optimistic About Palestinian Youth

Bill Reese | Posted 04.19.2016 | Impact
Bill Reese

On a recent visit to the West Bank, I met with presidents, professors, and students from eight local universities to talk about the challenges Palesti...

East Africa Hub: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven grantees across the globe in East Africa who are receiving seed grants that are inspiring cha...

Why Don't We Teach Life Skills in our Schools?

Carol Morgan | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women
Carol Morgan

When employers are asked about the most important factor in their decision to hire someone, almost always, communication skills are on the top of the ...

Sprouting Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.23.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven grantees who are receiving seed grants that are sprouting change in the community for all, fr...

Why We Must Prioritize Women's Economic Opportunities

Bill Reese | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Bill Reese

I'm pleased that International Women's Day 2016, which we celebrated in solidarity with our global partners earlier this month, gives us a chance to r...

I Need to Stop Picking Boogers

Elliot Begoun | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
Elliot Begoun

Hiring managers root around using the latest interview techniques, assessments, background checks and the like to pick winners. But, no matter how many tools are brought to bear, they still wind up with their fair share of boogers.

Five Mistakes Women Make That Keep Them Single Longer

Janice Moss | Posted 02.15.2016 | Women
Janice Moss

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 50% of Americans are single, even though there is internet dating, speed dating, Facebook, Twitter, ...

5 Ways to Achieve Your Goal Like A Real Goal-Getter

Felicia Watts | Posted 02.09.2016 | Women
Felicia Watts

Congrats! You have made it to 2016! It is always good to see another year, right? Now that you have another chance at being your best self, what are you going to do about it?

Sometimes It's Just that Simple: The Do's and Don'ts of Success

Janice Taylor | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

In search of a good read, I surfed my bookshelves, running my fingers along the spines of the books, back and forth, until I settled on Patti Smith's ...

10 Life Skills Never Taught, But Totally Essential

Jeannette Maw | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Jeannette Maw

Here are 10 success skills you probably weren't taught, but are completely essential to happy living: