Each of us has about 40 chances to accomplish our goals in life. I learned this first through agriculture, because all farmers can expect to have about 40 growing seasons. But I had an "aha moment" when I realized that this applies not just to farmers like me but to all of us.
Yes, it's that time of year again when the numbers for donations in the previous year are released and everyone is wondering what happened in 2012. Did Americans make more or less charitable donations to their favorite charitable causes?
A lot of serious work is being done to enhance the Jewish commitment to making service an integral part of how we live.
When was the last time you heard someone use that old aphorism, "The perfect is the enemy of the good"? On its face, this sounds like sage advice. At the same time, I think there is a danger in this approach.
A country known for political and religious strife that polarizes large groups of people, is simultaneously bringing divergent sects together.
Now on more than 250 college campuses and countless high schools, Dance Marathon has proven to be the experiential fundraising and project-based learning event of choice for this country's next generation of revolutionary leaders.
I probably should have ended up in a gang, selling drugs, or bound within the endless cycles of poverty that have enveloped the lives of so many in my community. Statistically, my birthplace was meant to determine my future. But it didn't. And, I believe, it shouldn't.
Khan follows in the footsteps of Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and other world-renown musicians who have graced the stage of the 79 year-old theater and been inducted into its Hall of Fame.
As a fundraiser for a large philanthropic organization, identifying and activating affinity, or a sense of community among donors and volunteers is one of the sharpest arrows in our quiver.
Paul and Daisy Soros have written an important chapter on why American immigrants can continue to give back in return for the amazing opportunities afforded here to all of us who came here from somewhere else to find a life.
Over a grueling nine-week period, Zoë plans to tackle a remarkable 2,087 miles. She's running approximately 30 miles per day; more than a marathon. To put this in perspective, the average American commutes 33 miles per day. Imagine trading your driver's seat for a pair of running shoes.
Millennials, motivated by their passion for bettering the world and their desire to be recognized and to be rewarded for doing so, will catalyze a revolution in both business and philanthropy.
Despite the ongoing polarization between political parties in Washington, women in this case have united across the aisle to question how the military handles sexual and gender-based violence.
Brace yourself...this is a big one. Arts education enrichment programs are starting to demonstrate concrete, measurable improvement in student achievement and engagement.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - Thanks to the generosity of Federal employees, who donate through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), nearly $7 billion of un...
Wise spiritual teachers from all traditions have taught how the path of service is the most important of all, as it means we are less self-obsessed; through caring for others we can step out of indulgence and into big-heartedness, releasing any sense of separateness.