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Favorites from the 2010 Sundance Film Festival

Roya Rastegar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roya Rastegar

Utopia was not only moving but a reminder that there's power conjured through the experience of collectively watching cinema. For this reason, it aptly captures the spirit of rebellion that Sundance 2010 was all about.

Microfinance: Giving Kids A Little Credit Could Make Your Day

Sunny Mahant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sunny Mahant

Could you imagine waking up at 6 a.m. every day and going to work for a 14-hour workday -- when you were eight years old?

'Half The Sky' With Nicholas Kristof: A Morally Persuasive Call to Action

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

In their lucid and levelheaded way, Kristof and WuDunn build a powerful moral case for fostering economic progress in the developing world by unleashing the potential of women.

Giving Circles Encourage Pooled Donations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

One of the most persistent questions we ask when we donate to charity is, "Is this really making a difference?" Indeed, a single $100 donation to Keep...

Are Microloans Poverty's Quick Fix?

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This week, Slate posted an earnest Q & A about the interest rates that Kiva and other microlending sites charge to help alleviate poverty around the w...

Things to Truly Be Thankful For

Fang Yuan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Fang Yuan

At this critical moment in history, when it is easier than ever before to reach out, touch, and shape another person's life, we have fewer excuses to not contribute to re-shaping our world for the better.

Micro-Giving: A New Era in Fundraising

John Borthwick and Kenneth Lerer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Borthwick and Kenneth Lerer

Micro-lending has changed lives. Now a wave of friends and "loose ties" within the social media community are bringing the micro-lending concept and applying it to charitable giving. Call it "Micro-giving."

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.

Poverty in America: The Problems and Solutions

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

We need to make communities strong again. Our local money does not need to be mixed in with some guy's hedge fund abstract tranche of nothing all to make a fee for some banker in New York.

Intelligent Giving

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

Teaching one's children early on about giving intelligently is at least as important as what one learns at school. Social Entrepreneurship programs around the world have helped create a snow-ball effect.