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Helping Kids Make a Difference

Perla Ni | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
Perla Ni

We get in a particular groove, driving the kids to school, cheering them on at sporting events, helping them with homework. But are we teaching them how to pitch in and help others who are not as fortunate?

What Can a Single Flashlight Do

Anna Sidana | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Anna Sidana

The child itself is full of wonder and amazement at what the world has to offer. Hopeful even in the remotest areas of the world with the minimum of worldly possessions. There is a spark in the child's eyes and a will to survive.

5 Ways to Instill Compassion in Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

As your children expand their social world, the messages from others become increasingly influential. You can actively create a critical mass of people and institutions that will support and reinforce your messages of compassion.

5 Ways to Make Peace With Money

Leisa Peterson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Money
Leisa Peterson

Managing money includes the mental action of spending and saving.  We all have some type of living expenses so that is of first concern when it comes to managing finances. Ensuring we live within our means and have money left over for savings is one way to create greater peace of mind.

Love Matters More Now Than Ever

Ora Nadrich | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

If each of us carries love in our hearts for one another, then together we can move through this darkness of despair that is hovering over us lately. We mustn't forget that love is life, and without it, life cannot exist.

5 Secrets of Raising Charitable Kids

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.17.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Charity begins at home -- as does empathy, generosity, kindness, responsibility, honesty and a host of other relationship-building traits that make life worth living.

#AOLBUILD Hosts Director Extraordinaire Rob Reiner

AOL BUILD | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

"If you are a creative person, you try to create things that are an extension of yourself" - professed Hollywood's jack-of-all-trades, Rob Reiner th...

The 'Secret' To Getting Donors To Give More Charity

Forbes | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact

Two weeks ago, the annual Giving USA report showed that American philanthropy continues to climb out of the trough of the Great Recession, one of the ...

Buckle Up -- Things Are Getting Real With #TheStitch!

Matt Pipkin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

You know those seasons in life that you look back on and think, "Whew, those were some amazing times!"? Well, that's how we're going to look back on what's happening right now.

Mastering the Art of Receiving

Jovanka Ciares | Posted 06.27.2014 | Women
Jovanka Ciares

As women, we are natural givers. We give life, our times, our love, our energy, our creativity, ourselves. We naturally put the needs of others before ourselves. It's a quality that comes natural to most women. What's truly hard for us is receiving.

From #GivingTuesday to Giving USA, New Lessons for Faith-Based Organizations

Jumpstart | Posted 06.25.2014 | Religion
Jumpstart

Ethics, integrity, imagination. These are among the opportunities and challenges that faith-based nonprofit organizations bring to the broader social sector.

Milaap Adds Crowd Element to Sustainable Giving

Geoff Livingston | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

Like traditional giving, what matters most is the organizer (nonprofit or NGO) and actual benefactor. If you believe in both, then give. Everything else is gravy.

Why We Need To Reassess Our Notion Of Charity

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 06.23.2014 | World

It is one of the seven virtues of Christianity. It used to have a central place in Roman ethics and Judaism as well. Today, we remain deeply impressed...

How Giving Back Can Lead To Greater Personal Success

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living

As we strive to achieve our various goals in life, we encounter countless opportunities to help others succeed simultaneously. And according to Adam G...

Play Is in Our DNA

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

Just as every cell in your body contains the DNA of a whole new you and complete new life, every strand of DNA in every cell of every other living thing contains in it a fresh start and a new beginning.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - US Charitable Giving Increases for the Fourth Year in a Row!

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Philanthropy and charitable donations are back! Americans once again gave more in 2013 than in the previous year. As Americans, we supported causes we cared about with gifts both big and small.

6 Stories That Could Be Sabotaging Your Career (and Life)

Chris Deaver | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

Now's the time to change the stories that could be sabotaging you. It may seem unexpected or inconvenient, but the more you power others with your kindness, authenticity and inspiration, the more you'll be powered to accomplish your dreams.

The Unexpected Key To Loving Others

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

If we truly want to create a world where love, caring and compassion comes first, we have to start at the source -- ourselves. It is only through self love that we can begin to give ourselves to others in any beneficial way.

10 Little Ways Everyone Can Change The World

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Rainesford Alexandra

What's the thing that lingers on your heart -- that you just can't stop daydreaming about? Do the thing you would do if you could do anything. It's called your passion. And it's what you should be doing.

Studies: It Is Most Blessed to Give and to Receive

David Briggs | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Congregants who only gave help to other members were twice as likely to fully trust their fellow worshipers as participants who neither gave nor received help. Members who only received help were nearly three times as likely to have the same high level of trust. But it was the combination of both that made the biggest difference.

Are You Too Busy to Be Mindful?

Ora Nadrich | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

Being in a hurry causes you to miss out on many things, and for all you know, one of those things can be life changing for you. You wouldn't want to miss that, would you?

The Friends Who Were My Son's ‘Best Medicine'

Julie Guillot | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Julie Guillot

There is no way to adequately thank "BFF" Julia and the kids who made time for and stuck with him -- those who brought doses of the best medicine known to Man -- doses of "normal" during his years-long illness.

Give Generously and Let Go

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

There is something interesting about us humans -- we enjoy the process of giving. It makes us feel good. In fact, the act of giving and receiving is a core part of life on a very basic level.

Pragmatic Pastor Turned Postman to Help the Homeless

Liz Dow | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Liz Dow

A Pastor came to understand that his guests need services, not sermons. He used mailboxes as a concrete step toward resolving a seemingly insurmountable problem. This is proof that wonder and a sense of possibility dwell in the hearts of leaders who inspire.

The Importance of Helping Serbia

Matthew Trinetti | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Matthew Trinetti

You may be aware that Serbia and the other Balkan countries are experiencing devastating flooding right now. It's the worst flooding the area has experienced in over 120 years.