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Why Giving Matters in Business

Karin Volo | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

So what's happening to make such radical changes in the way we do business? People want a bigger purpose now -- for themselves and for what they choose to support.

May Ash Wednesday Be About Substance Rather Than Form

Bishop Stacy Sauls | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Bishop Stacy Sauls

What if Lent were not about giving up something that makes us happy, but taking something on that makes us better, maybe even joyful? What if the purpose of Lent were not to be miserable but to live life more abundantly, not less?

Taking Inequality Into Our Own Hands

Ira Silver | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Ira Silver

Our generosity can't change the unequal conditions vast segments of the population experience. Yet, it can enable individuals living in economically fragile circumstances to access greater job, housing, and educational opportunities.

This is What Community Health Looks Like: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Pollination Project gives $1,000 away, every day, to change-makers all over the world who are creating more peaceful, just and sustainable communi...

Fine Young Philanthropists

Varda Epstein | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Varda Epstein

Kids are being taught at home and in their schools about the meaning of giving. Apparently, doing nice things for others makes kids smarter, happier and more successful, too.

Inspiring Generosity

Barbara Bonner | Posted 04.26.2014 | Books
Barbara Bonner

Delving into the study of generosity has taught me so many of the remarkable ways in which this great quality - a quality that lies at the heart of all the major world religions - shows up in our lives.

Connecting Passion to the Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

With Christine Valerio's combined passion for graphic design and creating positive change in people's lives, she developed With Me, a system of interactive and conversational games that encourage meaningful interaction between people of all ages.

MacArthur Foundation Chooses 7 Nonprofits To Get $1 Million Grants

AP | HERBERT G. McCANN | Posted 02.20.2014 | Impact

CHICAGO (AP) — The MacArthur Foundation has chosen seven nonprofits for grants of as much as $1 million to recognize their success and future potent...

Why Receiving Is Harder Than Giving

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 04.18.2014 | Healthy Living
John Amodeo, PhD

When our longing for connection collides with our history of rejection and shaming, we become ambivalent about receiving. Part of us desires contact while another part has an aversion toward it.

On Valentine's Day -- New Riegler Book Celebrates Caring

Getrude Matshe | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Getrude Matshe

William J. Riegler's new book Living My Ecstatic Life: A Quest Becomes an Awakening chronicles his experiences demonstrating what is often heard after...

The New Four-Letter Word In The Nonprofit Sector

Renee C. Herrell | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Renee C. Herrell

The "overhead myth" is centered on the idea that nonprofits are valued by how little they spend on overhead. Overhead includes salaries for non-program management, office space, office technology and office supplies -- the non-sexy budget line items of a nonprofit organization.

Giving vs. Receiving: Achieving an Effective Balance for a Rewarding Life

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

As we become effective at both giving and receiving, our relationships take on a vibrancy and fulfillment, adding to the richness of being fully alive.

3 Ways To Give Back To The World

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 03.27.2014 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

Are you breathing a sigh of relief that the holiday gift wrapping is cleared away and the Christmas tree is back in the box? I have to admit, I am. I get overwhelmed with so many presents, special food, and partying as we celebrate the abundance in our lives.

5 Reasons Why Receiving Is Harder Than Giving

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
John Amodeo, PhD

We may be uncomfortable receiving if it came with strings attached when growing up. We may have received compliments only when we accomplished something, like winning at sports or achieving good grades. If we sensed that we weren't being accepted for who we are but rather for our achievements and accomplishments, we may not feel safe to receive.

New Workplace: Giving Back Is Part of My Job

Crystal Chen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Crystal Chen

When I started working I stopped volunteering. I didn't have the time. I didn't make it a priority. I found the number of organizations available to volunteer at in NYC overwhelming to sift through and commit to.

Unbelievable: Over $2 Million Dollars Raised for Nonprofits

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The CrowdRise #HolidayChallenge just ended last week, and you won't believe how much the organizations raised collectively in small donations for their nonprofits: $2,394,827, more than double last year's total for the Vets Challenge.

Chicagoans Cooking at Home and Donating to Help Homeless Youth

Carlo Lorenzo Garcia | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Carlo Lorenzo Garcia

While thinking about the over 21,000 homeless people in Chicago struggling to find ways to stay warm and avoid bed bugs, I set out to begin an online fundraising campaign and the #CHIberiaChallenge was born.

Philanthropy: It's What Americans Do

Shad Meshad | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Shad Meshad

Americans have a history of addressing problems head-on. We see a need and tackle it. What starts as a small group of dedicated volunteers spearheads an effort to make positive change.

Make 2014 Truly Awesome! Give More than You Receive

Matt Tenney | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Tenney

If you were to do a study, who do you suppose would finish at the bottom of the success ladder, people who give a lot or people who take a lot? If ...

Irish Charities Need Our Support More Than Ever

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Ruairí McKiernan

Irish charities are entering 2014 in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. According to Fundraising Ireland, donations to charities were down 40 percent over the Christmas period.

Big Deal: CrowdRise Holiday Challenge Has Raised Over $1.6M

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, I've been supporting the CrowdRise #HolidayChallenge this season by giving $75,000 to the campaign. Nonprofits nationwide have been participati...

Remembering the Needy All Year

Ira Silver | Posted 03.02.2014 | Impact
Ira Silver

People feel compassion toward the needy around the holidays and are motivated to make donations before the tax year ends. This spike in giving between Thanksgiving and the New Year is a double-edged sword.

Open Letter to Those Who Don't Give to Charity

Eric Friedman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Eric Friedman

I bet I know why you don't give. You're not a bad person. Actually, you're probably a pretty good person: caring, compassionate and generous with your friends and family. But you're skeptical of charities.

8 Ways to be an Informed Giver: Tips from Nonprofit Director Rodney McDonald

Joshua Berman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Joshua Berman

How do you know -- without a doubt -- that your donation is going to the right cause?

Eight Surprising Ways to Improve Your Charitable Giving

Eric Friedman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Eric Friedman

Being an effective donor is about relying on your heart, as well as your head, to help others.