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Invitation to Create a New Social Norm (VIDEO)

Robert Tolmach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Tolmach

One powerful new trend this holiday season is the making of meaningful charitable donations in friends' names, in lieu of giving traditional presents.

Changing the Present

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Is anyone else having trouble shopping for the holidays this year? I sure am. I'm finding that I cannot buy things. I'm definitely in the spirit of the season, but things just aren't cutting it.

Help Feed the Hungry: Take 2 Minutes to Feed 15 People (Just by Downloading Free Music)

Elias Roman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elias Roman

Download Peter Buffett's new album for free at When you do, they'll make a $1 donation, which will be tripled by Robin Hood, allowing the Food Bank to provide 15 meals.

Necessity is the mother of social innovation

Lucy Bernholz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lucy Bernholz

Reposted (with edits and additions) from philanthropy2173 Ah, December. The anticipation of snow, unless you're already several feet under. The warmt...

Strategic Philanthropy in Tough Times

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

Dollars spent today to address issues like global warming can do more good than those spent in ten years, when the cost of mitigating climate change will certainly be much higher.

Brother Can You Spare a... Volunteer Opportunity?

Val Brown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Val Brown

I'm still looking for an opportunity to feed the homeless on Christmas day but so far, no dice. I fear it may be from the growing ranks of the unemployed looking for something, anything, to do.

Seven Ways to Bitch for Charity

Sharon Glassman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

As money mistress Suze Orman says, you can't teach abundance if you're broke. And you can't teach merriment if you're feeling drecky. Owning your bitches is the first step to disowning them.

Five Former Slaves Who Are Changing the World | Kathryn Hawkins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

We've all learned about the courageous acts of former slaves in American history like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman--but while the Emancipatio...

The Philanthropist: Investor or Contractor?

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

At one end of the philanthropic spectrum is unrestricted, core, or general operating support, where the funder buys into an organization's mission with no interference.

Attention Shoppers: Santa's Still Looking for Louie

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The turkey's finally digested and another online shopping season is in high gear, so with your indulgence here's my plug for New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund merchandise.

Give Enduring Gifts

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paula Gordon

Our antidote to traffic snarls and short-tempered shoppers? We put our money where our values are by making donations in friends' or family members' names to worthy organizations.

Good Gifting - Philanthropy For Frugal Times

Lucy Bernholz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lucy Bernholz

As everyone seems to be watching pennies this holiday season it follows that we might see a swing away from giving "stuff" to giving something more meaningful.

Teaching Gratitude

Heather Cabot | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heather Cabot

Teaching gratitude is a big priority in my book and I do believe it's got to be an ongoing effort. Here are four fun and easy ways to keep the giving going beyond the upcoming holidays.

Limited Money, Infinite Good

John Morton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Morton

Even though there is a limited amount of money in the world, there is more than enough to exchange what is truly valuable. There is a blessing in learning how to more effectively use a commodity like money when it is in limited supply.

Can You Deal With Life's "Crises"?

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

Faced with an economic crisis, a housing crisis, a healthcare crisis, a global warming crisis, and a "war on terror" that appears to have no end in si...

The End of Philanthropy as We Know It?

Lucy Bernholz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lucy Bernholz

I don't think a short-term drop in giving is all we're facing here. Many factors will fundamentally restructure the business of giving as we've come to know it.

The Meaning and Power of Forgiveness

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

In light of everything that is going on in our country and the world right now, including the financial crisis and political discord that are now on c...

Living With Meaning: The Fear Factor

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

The world is full of good deeds and the opportunity to do good deeds. When we don't do them, it's often out of fear. Fear of losing something: our s...

Living with Meaning: Detect The Meaning Of Life's Moments

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

Have you ever wondered if there was more to "life" than what you were experiencing? Have you ever felt like "bad" things just happened to you; that i...

Hurricane Ike Upon Us: Cuba, Haiti, Texas Need Help!

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Walden

It's hard to pay attention unless you are living at ground zero.

Mastering the Art of Guilt-Free Giving

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Give 'til it hurts. Groan. Are you tired of being guilted into giving? Better load up on overpriced wrapping paper and spend Saturday working th...

On Gustav: Obama, McCain and Bush Hit One Note

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Walden

It's really too bad that Hurricanes Gustav and Hannah are striking before all of the helpful structural changes the Red Cross says it is making are firmly in place.

How To Be A Kickass Volunteer | Shyla Batliwalla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A volunteer, by definition, positively serves and improves our community. A little birdie told me that some volunteers prefer to laze around and play ...

Corporations And Human Rights Abuses In Burma

Jennifer Winstanley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Winstanley

It is easy to point the finger at the Burmese government but what about the corporations that turn a blind eye to massive human rights violations carried out by the military in the course of the joint projects?

Intelligent Giving

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

Teaching one's children early on about giving intelligently is at least as important as what one learns at school. Social Entrepreneurship programs around the world have helped create a snow-ball effect.