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Expanding a Culture of Service

Kirsten Lodal | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Kirsten Lodal

Service is an essential part of our nation's DNA. Throughout our history, volunteers across the country have stepped up to fill a range of critical needs.

Love, Adoption and the Kids Left Behind

Bekka Ross Russell | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Bekka Ross Russell

I couldn't adopt every one of the orphanage kids. We can't provide even this type of environment for more than a fraction of the children in need in this country alone. But that doesn't mean we are powerless.

EcoTravel Tips: Ethical Ways to Visit the Homes of Endangered Animals

FlipKey | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
FlipKey

Luckily, the tourism industry has adapted to this need for change and responders are creating increasing opportunities for individuals to discover new places, while keeping in mind the needs of the land and the animals that inhabit it.

Giving Back to Military Families

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Kristin Meekhof

Ms. Coombs was able to provide families of 9/11 victims, who had yet to receive assistance, some much needed help. She wanted to lead by example and teach her children "to pay it forward."

Giving Thanks: Wounded Vets Deserve a Good Night's Rest

Christopher J. Flynn | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Christopher J. Flynn

As our nation's heroes fight to recover, they should not have to face the additional stress resulting from poor lodging and financial burdens. These men and women have served our country in times of war and in peace, from World War II to the present. Now they need our help.

5 Simple Ways To Give Back While Traveling

Posted 11.09.2013 | Travel

We’d all love to go on a volunteer vacation, learn about the local culture and perhaps save the world. With the average American getting a total of ...

My Lolly's Locks Experience

Deb Donatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Deb Donatti

My name is Deb Donatti. I am a 47-year-old mother of three, married for almost 25 years... and at the end of July 2013, I found out I have invasive breast cancer.

Four Ways to Make Your Donation Count

David Geller | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
David Geller

Aristotle said: "To give away money is an easy matter, and in any man's power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man's power -- nor an easy matter." Here are four pieces of advice that might help make your decision.

The Accidental Philanthropist

Dan Duffy | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Regardless of how successful your philanthropic effort is, take heart in the fact that you had the desire to change the world, and we are all better for it.

Nonprofit Brands in the Age of Supporter Shift (Part 3)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

So, now that we've covered the evolution of branding and what a brand is, let's take a look at the importance of having a living brand.

And the Most Important Generation In History Is...

Dina Khayal | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
Dina Khayal

Whether you are saving elephants by banning the ivory trade in Thailand with WWF or speaking up for a cause you are passionate about. all our collaborative efforts have true meaning and power, so use them wisely.

Sustainable Satisfaction: How Aging Makes Your Mind More Charitable

Ben Thomas | Posted 05.01.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

What is it that draws so many of us to community causes as we age? Is it just an excess of wealth that inspires philanthropy, or are our brains actually learning to perceive our relationships with the world around us in different ways?

Yoga Gives Back Fights Poverty in India, One Woman at a Time

Jill Lawson | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Jill Lawson

It is of grave importance that we do not use yoga to perpetuate our freedom to self indulge. We could consider taking our newfound inspiration we've gained via yoga, and use it to empower other women, who may be less fortunate.

Service as the Secret to Self-esteem: 30 Days of Service

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Mark Goulston, M.D.

"Whether you are a CEO or a secretary, self-employed or unemployed, rich or poor, a 20-something or a 60-something, a master at the task or a first-timer, none of those labels matter when you are serving. I like to think of service as a great equalizer."

A Million Thank Yous!

Dave Girgenti | Posted 03.25.2013 | Good News
Dave Girgenti

If someone does something nice, you should thank them. It's a simple and easy thing to do. Right But what if I wanted to thank 1 million people from all over the country for doing nice things? You may be wondering how I would possibly know a million nice people... Well, I actually do!

New Yorkers Unite to Support the Somaly Mam Foundation Charity Benefit

Culture-ist | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Culture-ist

Brave Is Beautiful was the theme that rung clear at an event to support the Somaly Mam Foundation on Thursday night in New York City. The purpose of the event was to raise $25,000 for the Somaly Mam Foundation, a nonprofit that is committed to ending modern slavery.

Sad, Funny, and Strange Santa Letters From 100 Years Ago

Alex Palmer | Posted 02.20.2013 | New York
Alex Palmer

My great granduncle used to answer Santa's mail. For decades, letters that kids addressed to Santa Claus went to the post office's Dead Letter Office. But in 1913, my grandma's uncle approached the postmaster with an idea of how to answer these wishes.

Use an Anti-Charity to Kick Start Your New Year's Resolutions

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Van Edwards

Most motivation behaviors are rewards for achievement, but what if there was a punishment for not achieving your goals? Enter the anti-charity. The less you believe in the cause, the harder you'll work to succeed at your goal!

5 Ways to Support Non-Profit Organizations

Women & Co | Posted 12.18.2012 | Impact
Women & Co

If you're anything like me, you probably struggle to make enough "me time." With most hours of the day devoted to job, family, and commuting, most of us struggle to find energy to devote to ourselves, let alone philanthropic causes.

The Imperfect Storm: Nonprofits Need to Be Data-Driven (Series Post 5)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

The effective use of data is paramount in nonprofit operations and in the way they tell their story to you, the supporter. Have you heard a good story lately? Chances are, it had good data backing it up.

The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades

Posted 10.18.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website was so that women could have a place to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hol...

Study: Charitable Giving Increased 4% In 2011

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.19.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Americans are often cited as the most generous people in the world! Did you know that giving by individuals -- people like you and me -- accounted for 88% of all donations made in 2011?

ReThink Review: Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.06.2012 | Women
Jonathan Kim

This film urges us to look hard at what charities like Komen are really saying about breast cancer, those who have it and the companies trying to "pinkwash" themselves, insulating themselves from criticism.

Over Half Of Nonprofits Only Have Enough Cash For 3 Months Or Less

Posted 04.03.2012 | Impact

Though demand for services is up, an alarming percentage of nonprofits don't have enough cash on hand to last more than three months. After intervi...

Who Is Trying to Destroy the Humane Society?

Richard Schiffman | Posted 05.28.2012 | Media
Richard Schiffman

Just as we require political ads to disclose the sources of their funding, we should make sure that these faceless front groups come out of the shadows and tell us up front -- on the ads themselves -- who exactly is paying for them.