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Pathways Out of Poverty: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.12.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week, The Pollination Project funded several projects that are seeding local solutions to generational poverty in Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon and In...

Generosity Around the World: Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.06.2015 | 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 ...

How My Pineapple Became a Computer Lab

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Heritage Radio Network

It starts with a banana that turns into a college scholarship for a young woman in Rwanda. Or a pineapple that becomes a computer lab. It's women who have started their own businesses in the poorest areas of Central America, and pineapple farmers who are learning to read.

Millennials Will Reinvent Charity | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact

My niece Sarah is one of the do-gooders with an entrepreneurial bent who's blurring nonprofit and for-profit activities. Through micro-lending, Ind...

The High Cost of Opportunity

Yvahn Martin | Posted 06.29.2013 | Black Voices
Yvahn Martin

The very definition of poverty is to be lacking the money to cover the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and healthcare. If you can't do that, how can you choose to spend money to start a business?

The Never-ending Story of One Donation

Tiffany Persons | Posted 03.14.2012 | Good News
Tiffany Persons

This is the story of one donation, unfolding over time, to affect thousands. Each year, the value of that initial donation expands to new heights and just like that, the impossible becomes reality.

Is Investing Or Donating More Effective

Richard Walden | Posted 02.04.2012 | Impact
Richard Walden

Aside from faux nonprofits like some of the major health insurance companies, universities, trade groups, influential cultural organizations and many ...

7 Ways to Make Your Turkey Taste Better & Do Good

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

Here are some suggestions about what you and yours might do with $100 or $1000 saved from unnecessary consumption this Holiday Season.

Does Doing Good Wear A White Face?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Last week's column posed the question, "Is making a difference only for the rich?" A friend sent me a link to an article from the Guardian newspaper a...

Buy Me A Drink? I'll Take A Charitini

Rachel Sklar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Sklar

Tonight, I've planned a birthday party with a twist: Instead of plying me with drinks 'til I'm wobbly, I've invited friends and colleagues to donate the equivalent sum to some of my favorite charities.

From Machete To Microfinance: A Double Amputee's Recovery

Nicholas Sabin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nicholas Sabin

Yenku Sesay looks down where his hands used to be. He answers my question with a sickening quickness: "1998. May 6. 10am." That was when the rebel ar...

Is Micro Lending The Future Of Giving?

E. A. Hanks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
E. A. Hanks

I met Emily Stenning while we were both studying at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. From the moment I met her, she was constantly working o...

Micro Lending Is Sweet

Jaime Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jaime Acosta

This is what so distinctive about Kiva: it allows lenders to find entrepreneurs who they can connect with.