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Honoring the Poor?

Alisha L. Gordon | Posted 02.01.2014 | Religion
Alisha L. Gordon

I think about this scripture as we begin to celebrate the forthcoming holidays. How have we shifted the way we show honor? Is it true in spirit, bestowed to those who are deserving or have we become misaligned with the hopes of attaining a false sense of belonging?

Giving Thanks

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 01.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Lillie Leonardi

"Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion.  Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception.  Faith without thankfulness lack...

Do You Create Obstacles to Being Truly Grateful?

Sharon Melnick | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Sharon Melnick

When you find yourself caught in the grip of the mental stress of doubt, expectation, or social comparison, you can take a moment of pause and then consciously put your attention on the things (big and small) for which you are grateful.

The Season of Giving

Anita Casalina | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

This year, have you thought about a charitable donation? Not throwing money out into the void, hoping that some good will come of it, but giving to one of the charities that are taking the new "hand-up, not handout" approach to helping.

Global Grandmothers

Donna M. Cordner | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Donna M. Cordner

Living and travelling around the world, I meet many extraordinary grandmothers; women like Nana who represent the selfless heroes of our world. They make extraordinary sacrifices to support their families.

My Philanthropy is Turning 40: #GivingTuesdaySG

Patsian Low | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Patsian Low

At age 34, nothing prepared me for what the global financial crisis did to the livelihoods and retirement of innocent people. I left the industry voluntarily, in search of more meaningful work.

Generosity Without Borders on #GivingTuesday

Randal Mason | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Randal Mason

#GivingTuesday, which started as a domestic push to increase charitable donations and volunteering following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, has now gone international, with new countries signing on board for this year.

The Gift We Love to Receive But Forget to Give

Adam Grant | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Adam Grant

There's one form of giving that involves few costs, while offering offers dramatic benefits to the people around us. It's the single best way to help someone fall in love, and the most common way that people find a job. It's also the reason that the Beatles and the iPhone came to exist.

UNselfie. Turn the Camera Around on #Givingtuesday and give!

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

Let's turn that trend, and everyone's cameras, around and start taking "UNselfie" pictures. These "UNselfie" pictures could be of people doing good things, of acts of kindness, of compassion in action! Being UNselfish!

#GivingTuesday and Raising the Next Generation of Givers

Joshua Milstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Joshua Milstein

With the holidays fast approaching, it is crucial that we teach our children that the act of receiving should always be coupled with the spirit of giving.

Turning Nonprofit Beneficiaries Into Donors

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

Imagine you're among the world's poorest: you've never had enough for your family, let alone to spare. But today, for the first time, you will become a giver, and you will give your neighbor roughly half your wealth.

Happy Thanksgiving: Allow Me to Remind You That There Is "GOOD" In This World!

Laura Wellington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Laura Wellington

I spied an endearing act of kindness the other day while picking up a few items at a local store. A young boy standing in the check-out line holding a piggy bank received both a gift and a lifelong lesson when the store manager refused to take the little boy's money to pay for the bank.

Read This Before You Give to Those "in Need"

Derek Snook | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Derek Snook

Have you ever received a gift that offended you? Or a gift that as you put on a smile made you think, "Do you even know me?" Or a gift that as you tried to hide your hurt feelings made you wonder, "Why do you think I need this?"

Do eCommerce Giving Programs Effectively Raise Money for Charity?

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The idea behind craigconnects is giving the voiceless a real voice, and the powerless real power. I see it as everyone doing some small, or big, part. One way to do this is by giving back via purchases and a few key initiatives.

The Most Generous City In America Is...

Posted 11.14.2013 | HuffPost Home

There are many ways to define generosity, but according to the DIY mavens at Craftsy, there's one true indicator of a person's propensity to give -- t...

Why You Shouldn't Say 'You're Welcome'

Adam Grant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

The script is so deeply ingrained that you don't even need to think about it. When you do a favor, and someone says "thank you," the automatic response is "you're welcome." But according to one leading psychologist, this isn't the best choice of words.

Help Give Away $200,000 for the Holidays

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, I've teamed up with CrowdRise and the Huffington Post to host a Holiday Challenge over on CrowdRise to help nonprofits raise a lot of money thi...

Sending People to Space This #GivingTuesday

Brandon Deroche | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Brandon Deroche

Sure we all want to do good and make right as a global citizen, but who's got time? You've got like 20 new matches blowing you up on Tinder. All I'm saying is, pay attention to where you pay attention.

The Gift That Stayed in My Heart For Decades

Ingrid Hurtubise | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ingrid Hurtubise

I was only a small child. I didn't understand the war or its causes, but my mother explained to us just how special it was that strangers from a country against which our country had just fought a war were making such a kind gesture to us. And I didn't need my mother to explain to me how nice it felt to receive something when you have almost nothing.

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.

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?

How to Give Kids the Gift of Giving: Clean Out a Closet

Women & Co | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Women & Co

For Women & Co., by Cynthia Hutchison, VP, Marketing Operations, Citi Retail Services There is a chill in the air, fall is in full swing, and the hol...

What A Shy Waitress Taught Me About Generosity

Posted 11.05.2013 | OWN

It really is the thought that counts. Novelist Marilynne Robinson recalls an old man's bird, a handful of change -- and what they taught her about...

Everyone Can Be a Philanthropist!

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 12.31.2013 | Impact
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

I doubt my parents had ever heard of the word philanthropy. Yet, there they were fully immersed in a lifetime of philanthropic activities, sharing their time, talents and meager financial resources with the community of which they were an integral part.

Guys Surprise Waitress With $200 Tip.. Get An Awesome Surprise In Return

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.30.2013 | Good News

Three guys from GiveBackFilms decided to head to IHOP and make one waitress' day by tipping her $200. Her reaction is nothing short of priceless. A...