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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.

The One Metric I'll Use to Measure My Company's Success in 2014

Brittany Hodak | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Brittany Hodak

My head began spinning as Joanna went through the next 10 or so cards. I don't think I heard a single word she said afterward. I just kept thinking about Joshua and his heartbreaking request. All of a sudden,our 2014 goals seemed meaningless.

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Why Giving Makes Us So Happy

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

"Every moment with a child is a chance to plant a seed."

This is not an exaggeration: Over a million dollars raised for nonprofits

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, huge news! The #HolidayChallenge recently passed $1,000,000. That's a million dollars for charities. As many of you know, I'm helping to fund ...

'Tis the Season -- for Sensible Charitable Giving

Lily Casura | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Lily Casura

The Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting recently identified the "50 worst charities in America".

Giving the Gift of Live Music

Maggie Hollander | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Maggie Hollander

Don't think one night of fun is as valuable as something physical? You don't have to take my word for it -- check out these stories from a few fabulous females who happen to be incredible music writers.

A Win-Win for Job Creation

Francine LeFrak | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Francine LeFrak

We meet in person to provide training to hand-bead jewelry. We connect with these women as friends and mentors -- we help them rekindle their creativity, reinforce their life skills, and nurture their confidence.

The Secret to Surviving the Holidays

Gina Barreca | Posted 02.18.2014 | Comedy
Gina Barreca

It has to do with avoiding five types of people who suck joy out of a room the way air gets sucked out of a pressurized cabin in "Snakes on a Plane." You need to protect yourself when you're near these people; they are seasonal vampires.