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How Competition Brought Us Closer This Thanksgiving

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 11.26.2014 | Women
Cristina M. Regalado

As an immigrant, I appreciated the importance of the Thanksgiving holiday as a uniquely American tradition. Our extended family adapted to the fervor that came with preparations for this holiday.

10 Ways to Have a Meaningful Thanksgiving

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.24.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Clink your glass often in praise of others. Toast the chefs and hosts, generously complimenting them, even if the turkey is a bit dry and the green beans are overcooked. You will enjoy the food and company more if you prime yourself for appreciative thoughts by voicing them loudly.

Letters Left in London By Anonymous

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.21.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

For over a year now I have been writing letters to strangers anonymously and leaving them around London for someone to find in the hope that I will bring some warmth, comfort or encouragement to that person. Why, you may ask?

Lifting Up Communities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. Our t...

20 Qualities of the Generous Leader

Barbara Bonner | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Barbara Bonner

The subject of generosity in business is often dismissed as impractical, pie in the sky, impossibly idealistic. I argue quite the opposite. Generosity is most certainly a virtue. But it also makes life better, makes people happier, enhances outcomes and inspires.

Progress and Education: This week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. All o...

The Gift of Choice

Susie Wolbe | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

We are hurt by a loved one; we then have a choice. Are we going to focus on what went wrong, what was done, or who said what? Or are we going to work toward a place where we can think rationally and decide how we should proceed?

The Nicest Thing I Have Ever Witnessed Someone Do for a Stranger

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.11.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

With the prediction of serious winter storms in Dallas, I headed to Walmart (with apparently every other person in town) to stock up on a few essentials before the storm hit.

Do You Believe?

Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP

If you take a deep breath, pause and inhale the moments of this holiday season, I am confident that you will hear music differently, see acts of kindness and generosity all around you, you will not only see the needs and sadness of others but you will feel compelled to act.

Love, Learning and Light: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.07.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. Our t...

Kindness at Thanksgiving

EllynAnne Geisel | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
EllynAnne Geisel

Nine years ago, as I was preparing for my family's traditional turkey dinner, I suddenly thought about a neighbor. Her family had recently experienced a tragedy, and their Thanksgiving was not going to be about pumpkin pies.

35 Powerful Images of Kindness Found Within Conflict

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.14.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

During times of conflict and political or religious civil unrest, the power of the human spirit's capacity for non-violent protest and kindness still shines through.

Stinginess May Save You Money, But It'll Cost You In Stress

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living

Holding back when it comes to our finances may seem like a personal gain, but a new study suggests that stinginess may affect our stress levels. Re...

7 Ways to Dance: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. Our t...

25 Ways To Say 'I Love You' Without Saying A Word

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 10.28.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Clean up, above and beyond the call of duty. Not your dirty cup? Who cares?

Daily Meditation: Generous Spirit

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.27.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Feminine Power in Business

Kathrine Aspaas | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
Kathrine Aspaas

The time has come. Old rules fall. New voices rise. We will use the F-word without shame. Without fear of being burnt on academic, economic and polit...

An Extra Push: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. Our t...

Positive News: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Since Jan. 1, 2013, The Pollination Project has been giving daily micro grants to emerging projects and inspiring people all over the world. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our Daily Giving Community is honored to support this week.

Faith's Paradox: Lose Your Soul to Find it

Richard Stearns | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion
Richard Stearns

Here's one of the great paradoxes of the human race: People who have almost no material possessions -- the world's extreme poor -- can be among the wealthiest in life.

Families Rising Up: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.09.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Since January 1, 2013, through my work at the Pollination Project, I've been giving daily micro grants to emerging projects and inspiring people all over the world.

Solving the World's Biggest Problems Takes Ensembles, Not Soloists

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 10.03.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

I'm convinced that, when it comes to most of the major challenges we face, multi-stakeholder partnerships are the key to achieving real progress.

The Homeless: 39 Questions for Your Reflection

Kindness Blog | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact
Kindness Blog

When you see a homeless person, do you look the other way and keep on walking? If you do ignore a homeless person's request for help, just how quickly does the incident evaporate from your mind? Seconds? Minutes? Hours?

Man Collects $21,000 In Change, Donates Every Penny To Help Cats

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.02.2014 | Good News

Never underestimate the true value of a handful of pocket change. Rick Snyder, a 69-year-old resident of Manatee County, Florida, refused to sit st...

How a Man Named Jingles Changed My Life

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.30.2014 | Good News
Ari Nessel

That was the beginning of how I started thinking how every choice I made had an impact, so with those choices, I had the power to create harm or good.