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Giving Back

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."

Beyond the Princess Fantasies

Josie A.G. Shapiro | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Josie A.G. Shapiro

This holiday season, I'm embracing the shift. Forget electronics on sale and discount plastic toys. In our house, #GivingTuesday is becoming the important day that follows Thanksgiving.

Kick Off the Holiday Season by Giving Back

Charlotte Jones Anderson | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Charlotte Jones Anderson

Whether it's the tradition of the Cowboys playing football on Thanksgiving, Red Kettles in front of stores during the holidays, or a Thanksgiving Day halftime show, it's important for us all to both create new traditions with our loved ones and keep the old ones alive.

Giving Time

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

As you look at life from the perspective of what will make you most proud in the end, I believe that you'll discover much of it has to do with giving. So let's give back and reward those who join us in making the end of 2013 merry and bright.

Make Hunger a Thing of the Past

Cynthia Barron | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Cynthia Barron

During the holidays, when loved ones come together to celebrate and be thankful for one another, it is important to remember that millions of people across the United States are not as fortunate as many Americans.

20 Ways to Make an Extraordinary Difference in the World

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

This is a list I recommend to my coaching clients who are looking for more ways to help others. Similar to a bucket list or a magic list, you create a list of ideas to help others in need.

6 Ways to Give Back the Most This Holiday Season

Jennifer Owens | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Owens

In the newest issue of Working Mother magazine, we asked experts to share their best advice for serving the greater good by giving money, yes, but also our time.

Why This Museum Director Gave Up A Successful Career To Fight Poverty

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact

Giving back is practically in Tina Cornely's blood. The former art-world powerhouse says that she's been focused on caring for others since she was fi...

What My Granny Taught Me

John Hallward | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
John Hallward

When each of us turned 21, a letter arrived, with a cheque. The birthday card said, "Happy birthday, here is a birthday cheque, but it is not for you!" The letter went on to explain about all of the less fortunate people in the world and the need for each of us to help others.

Why Do More?

Jamie Schaefer-Wilson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Jamie Schaefer-Wilson

Let's be blunt; who am I to ask you to give? Quite simply, I'm you. I work a 6-7 day workweek and have no "extra" money; I have two children and a spouse who I bump into some evenings. With all this, we still strain to make ends meet. So why do more?

Thanksgiving = Thanks + Giving

Shelly London | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Shelly London

On Thanksgiving (or during leftover lunches on Friday), we hope that families of all kinds will try conversations focused on giving and then decide how they're going to give.

A Reflection On Giving

Ben Teoh | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Ben Teoh

As a parent, I'm often wondering what my kids will inherit from me. The question for me is less about possessions and more about values, ideas and an understanding of the world. What are the things worth giving to them to guide them as they grow older? What is it that matters?

How This Successful Actress Measures Her Accomplishments

Posted 11.15.2013 | Women

Actress Ali Wentworth knows what it takes to achieve lofty goals. By the time she was in her twenties, she had launched her television career on "...

Do The Right Thing And Build A Worthy Legacy

Nancy M. Heiser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Nancy M. Heiser

Some of the most fabulous (and selfless) acts are being done with big thoughts, and not just big dollars.

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 ...

Is it Possible to Give Too Much??

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

t's amazing how much more you can give when you're careful not to give too much. It's also pretty remarkable just how much more support you receive once you open yourself up to it and let the universe know you are ready.

Dear Banks: 'Giving Back' in Philanthropy Is Fine, But Also Give Us Back a Financial System We Can Trust

Carla Seaquist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Carla Seaquist

A plea to the banks: Do "give back" in philanthropy. But also, please: Give us back a financial system that we can trust. Less penance after the fact, more virtue before. It will make for better business and for honest philanthropy.

Think Differently: Use Your Passions to Give Back

Tracy Hoover | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Giving back and helping others is not only a gift but an opportunity for personal growth and, let's face it, a chance to feel good. As we head into the holiday season, why not personalize your approach and use your passions to inspire and help others?

This Woman Turned Her Love Of Country Music Into A Way To Fight Cancer

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact

Two years ago, country star Martina McBride released a song called "I'm Gonna Love You Through It," about one woman's battle with breast cancer. McBri...

Christian Siriano Wise Beyond His Years

Rai Mensah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Rai Mensah

Christian Siriano is known for many things, an amazing design force, a creative, an innovator and as Tim Gunn would call him, a prodigy. But what really makes Christian tick? What motivates him? What pushes him to the forefront of success?

#GivingTuesday And a New Era of Philanthropy

Kathy Calvin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

In this new era, anyone can be a philanthropist.You don't have to be a billionaire or a world leader to make a difference, you just have to care about a cause and be willing to get involved.

Nanette Lepore Shares Her Journey

Rai Mensah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Rai Mensah

Clearly a creative in every sense of the word, you could feel the burst of ideas and fantastical visuals that would come from a mind such as hers.

These Enormously Successful People Are Taking The Idea Of "Power Couples" To A New Level

Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact

When we hear about "power couples," our minds may leap to glamorous celebrities (Jay-Z and Beyonce), political pairings (Barack and Michelle Obama), ...

Isabella -- Given Pause by Eco-immersion at Age 13

Crawford Hill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Crawford Hill

In a world where those most privileged often tend more towards sybaritism than desiring to foster mutual benefit, we can all learn a lot from Isabella's attempts to repair one broken home, inspired by a far from ordinary trip abroad.

Carolyn Gregoire

This Couple Ditched Corporate America And Helped 30 Million Kids | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact

When Kay and Harry Leibowitz were newly dating, Kay attended an Ohio event held by World of Children, the global children's advocacy awards program Ha...