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We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.19.2014 | 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...

Give To Grow: How Great Work Cultures Use Generative Business Practices

Great Work Cultures | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

We seldom think about how our business might help other businesses, or our communities, networks and industries, much less how our business might grow precisely because of this generosity.

Science Explains Why Kids Are Terrible At Sharing

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living

When we were kids, sharing our snacks or toys was about as appealing as sitting in time out. We were hardly willing to give up our most prized possess...

The Best Way To De-Stress This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Despite its long-sung reputation as "the most wonderful time of the year," the holiday season is easily one of the most stressful times as well. A rec...

How To Teach Your Child The Joy Of Giving, Not Just Getting, At The Holidays

Tamar Chansky | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Sharing with others can be the farthest thing from your child's mind on any given day, but it is conspicuously absent when your tech-savvy 5-year-old is texting you hyperlinks from his iPhone with the exact color, make and model of the toys he wants

5 Important Relationship Resolutions

Lisa Firestone | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

So what can we do to give ourselves our best chance of maintaining that loving feeling we have when we first realize we are falling for another person? Here are five resolutions I believe all couples would truly benefit from taking on.

My Lover, My Altar

Ellie Burrows | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Ellie Burrows

Loving someone is a spiritual practice -- and now it seems the science just proves my point. In practice I've made it simple: I approach my beloved as if they are an altar.

The Joy in Giving

Christa Dowling | Posted 12.12.2014 | Impact
Christa Dowling

It is the time of year when everyone is wishing for and thinking about gifts; we are inclined to think of things we like to have ourselves. It is a ga...

Generosity Around the World: Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.12.2014 | 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 ...

Generosity During the Holidays

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 12.09.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

With all due respect to karma, a lifetime is an awfully long time to wait to have our best intentions rewarded. Luckily, we don't have to wait: The benefits of charity and compassion are powerful and immediate.

Education, Action and Remembrance: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.04.2014 | 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 ...

What's Dear To You In The Month Of December?

The Huffington Post | Patricia Doma | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living

With Thanksgiving behind us, it's time to step out of that pumpkin carriage, brush off the fall leaves and slowly let December guide us into winter wo...

A Modest Proposal for 'Giving Tuesday'

Barbara Bonner | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Barbara Bonner

Here's a little twist as we celebrate this emerging annual tradition of Giving Tuesday. Instead of using the day to make actual charitable gifts, might we use the day to just take a pause and reconsider the meaning of giving in our lives?

The Radical Choice of Militant Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Kindness Blog

Kindness. It seems like such an easy choice. But a crazy thing happens when you drop your guard and step from behind that icy stand-offish barrier: people become comfortable around you.

A Chain of Connection: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to an up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy to share the extraordinary people and projects that we are honored to support this week.

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...