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Help Like a Normal Person

Attiyya Anthony | Posted 09.18.2011 | Impact
Attiyya Anthony

We seem to think that if you can't make a large-scale, celebrity-influenced difference, then it doesn't count, but it does. You don't have to have a million dollars to make a million-dollar difference.

Your Brain On Charity

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

When you wander through the grocery store, there are lots of products that tie themselves to social causes. The idea here is that everybody wins. But an interesting paper suggests things might not be so rosy for the charity.

Ask And It Shall Be Given -- Why We Forget To Ask

Peter Baksa | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Baksa

"Ask and it shall be given." Problem is, most of us forget to ask. What is important to remember is that when the time will come, you will be rewarded.

Tips For Everyday Microgiving

Carlo Lorenzo Garcia | Posted 08.25.2011 | Impact
Carlo Lorenzo Garcia

Back in 2010, I started a mission to give everyday for a year. Along my journey, I have received many questions from people asking for tips on how to start their own everyday giving mission.

Give 'Til It Hurts

BJ Gallagher | Posted 08.13.2011 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

As the collection basket made its way toward me, I wondered what to do. My business had been slow, so I had no extra money to give. I desperately wanted to support this marvelous process unfolding in South Africa.

Why Do You Give Too Much?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Do you have dog-like faithfulness despite being treated as inhuman most of the time? Do you feel guilty whenever you get anything?

Unleashing the True Power of Giving and Receiving

Hale Dwoskin | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Hale Dwoskin

In my experience, you'll find that as you open the floodgates of the energy we call giving and receiving, it will take you to a completely new level of comfort and abundance in the world.

The Groupon Dilemma For Churches: Attracting Members Without Encouraging Cheapskates

David Briggs | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

People were eager to take the free meals or special offers, but not so willing to keep coming back at prices businesses must charge to turn a profit. Churches, mosques and temples can empathize.

Foundations, Insiders and IPOs: Back Door Influence and Abuse

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

The wasteful, immoral use of "nonprofit" foundations as ways to funnel monies, evade taxes and influence politics not just at home but abroad, needs to be investigated.

Heart-Full Ways to Give

Michelle Javian | Posted 07.05.2011 | Impact
Michelle Javian

As Spring kicks off, and we celebrate this rejuvenating season, I want to share some ideas of how anyone can help a non-profit, charity, or foundation that they care about.

Donor: Mortenson's Charity Financials 'So Messed Up'

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 07.05.2011 | Impact
Virginia M. Moncrieff

"Who can be troubled to read financials? I have to admit, I didn't until this whole thing broke open. Basically, people are saying, 'Don't trouble me with facts and numbers, I like Greg, and I like the story.'"

Celebrity Responsibility

Adam Steel | Posted 06.11.2011 | Impact
Adam Steel

My hope is that celebrities will recognize their ability to influence the public with their actions and use their success to positively change a life, a community, or even a country.

The Unspoken Rule Of Reciprocity

Amy Chan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Chan

There is an unspoken rule of reciprocity that people either a) respect and participate in, b) are oblivious to, or c) choose to ignore.

Cause Marketing, Selfishness Drive Consumer Giving

Joe Waters | Posted 06.06.2011 | Impact
Joe Waters

Cause marketing isn't perfect. But we need to weigh the results of a study involving 300 college students with the tremendous growth and generally positive reception cause marketing has received.

You And The Secret Millionaire

Kiri Westby | Posted 05.28.2011 | Impact
Kiri Westby

What we often forget, or perhaps were never taught, is that the happiness we seek can only be found when we reach outside of ourselves and help someone.

Talking About Pillows In The Wake Of Disaster

Courtney Cachet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Courtney Cachet

The Japanese people have real problems. And even though they are experiencing the worst of times by any measure, we must still go on.

On Giving

Jeff Gitterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jeff Gitterman

From firsthand experience, I've definitely learned that simply being concerned about my own selfish needs and desires is a certain recipe for unhappiness, while being of service and giving to others is where true fulfillment is found.

20 Life Lessons Learned From Shopping

Lillian Daniel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lillian Daniel

Be grateful for what you have. Sometimes we search for the treasure out there when it is already waiting for us back at home.

A Different Kind Of Giving

Elissa Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elissa Stein

I've always known, on some level, that should my brother need a kidney, one of mine is his. He's always been adamant that he'd never ask, but dialysis, which started last summer, has been disastrous.

Laura Bassett

As Food Demand Rises, Salvation Army Donations Drop | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Due to high numbers of unemployed and underemployed families, more people showed up at Salvation Army programs across the country looking for food in ...

Got a Global Cause? Look to Women for Support

Lisa Witter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lisa Witter

Recent research released by the Women's Philanthropy Institute revealed American women are more likely to give to charity than men.

Follow-Up To 'Learning to Give With a 10-Year-Old'

Lucy Bernholz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lucy Bernholz

My recent post on learning to give with a 10-year-old blew the top of off my twitter feed and e-mails. I feel a bit like W.C. Fields -- never share the stage with a kid or a dog.

Learning to Give With a 10-Year-Old

Lucy Bernholz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lucy Bernholz

A friend of mine with a 10-year-old asked me how she could spend time with him making their charitable donations this year.

Laura Bassett

Still Time To Give Back In 2010: The National Veterans Foundation | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After serving as a psychiatric social worker in the Vietnam War, veteran Floyd "Shad" Meeshad returned to the United States hoping to continue his wor...

A New Year's Resolution for the Rich

Sam Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Harris

American opposition to the "redistribution of wealth" has achieved the luster of a religious creed. And, as with all religions, one finds the faithful witlessly espousing doctrines that harm almost everyone.