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Pragmatic Pastor Turned Postman to Help the Homeless

Liz Dow | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Liz Dow

A Pastor came to understand that his guests need services, not sermons. He used mailboxes as a concrete step toward resolving a seemingly insurmountable problem. This is proof that wonder and a sense of possibility dwell in the hearts of leaders who inspire.

The Importance of Helping Serbia

Matthew Trinetti | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Matthew Trinetti

You may be aware that Serbia and the other Balkan countries are experiencing devastating flooding right now. It's the worst flooding the area has experienced in over 120 years.

Is Happiness Really a Choice?

Brad Wheelis | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Wheelis

It's tough being fulfilled if you are in a job you don't like or if you are holding back your true self to others. Don't live your life for somebody else. Choose a career path that works for you, and not because you are trying to please others.

The Angel in All of Us

Tim McDonald | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

Our humanity has no labels or boundaries. We realize that certain choices in life lead us in different directions. The next time you see a friend, neighbor or homeless person, remember they all have an angel inside, and you can be the one to remind them, and the rest of us, of that.

It Can Start With One

Bill Gates, Sr. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Bill Gates, Sr.

Who inspires you to make a difference? I am inspired by Dr. Carey Jackson, who runs the International Medicine Clinic at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. In turn, Dr. Jackson is inspired and motivated by his patients, many of whom are refugees and first-generation immigrants.

How To Raise Your Kids To Be Good Citizens

Posted 11.24.2014 | Black Voices

We always want the best for our children. How do we teach them to want the best for others? We've partnered with McDonald's to bring you tips on h...

Using Your Talents to Help Others

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

Giving can be as simple as giving joy to others -- sharing our talents and skills to help them tap into their own ability to experience wonder.

You Can't Love Without Giving

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

The impulse to give to those we love is irresistible. What we call humanitarianism is nothing more than a healthier extension of this basic instinct and a broader, more inclusive love. We give to each other out of love, but the gifts we give pale by comparison to the gift of love itself.

Hobnobbing With 'Givers' Mike Gamson and Alaina Percival

Charu Sharma | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Charu Sharma

I highly admired them for the infinite efforts they put into "giving," and especially, into mentoring students and professionals.

Who Would Jesus Donate To?

Scott Dannemiller | Posted 07.05.2014 | Religion
Scott Dannemiller

Don't get me wrong, financial donations make a huge difference in our society. They help promote and improve higher education. They help find cures for devastating diseases. But what concerns me is that we may be unintentionally adding a degree of selfishness to our giving.

Defending the Defenseless Is Wisdom to Thrive

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

We will not come into our own authentic power as grace-filled human beings until we first are able to give ourselves to others. Perhaps, we would not have to live through such great tragedies if we opened our hearts with love the way God intended.

How to Engage People Through Giving

Karin Volo | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Karin Volo

Ten years ago, entrepreneur Stefan Krook had a dream... to start a company that would give all the profits to charity. At the time, it was a crazy ide...

Taking the #unselfie a Step Further

Geoff Livingston | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

A strange thing is happening online this week. The push for the #unselfie -- the antithesis of social media navel gazing -- a picture of a donor's...

5 Ways to Reset, Renew and Thrive

Anjali Varma | Posted 06.29.2014 | Women
Anjali Varma

"Are you stretched too thin? Feeling guilty all the time? Wish you had more time in the day? Focused on the bad instead of the good? It's time to pause ... " Speakers at the Thrive conference shared these five ways that you can reset, renew and begin to thrive.

64% Of Donations Are Made By Women.. And Other Facts About How We Give (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact

The size of the check you write to a charity, or even whether you write a check at all, isn't the only way to gauge your charitable contributions. The...

To Give or Not to Give?

Jennifer Branco | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Branco

The topic of giving and philanthropy is becoming more popular with the public wanting to "do the right thing" and give back. They are left struggling to decide where to give their money or if to give at all. How do you choose? How much do you give?

Help Is on the Way

Stanley Ely | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Stanley Ely

I expected him to do well and show me some of his work. The money could be renewed for the second semester and the next year of college. Though I imagined that Mel would want to maintain periodic contact -- at least it was what I hoped -- I was wrong.

Standing in Solidarity: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Here are the extraordinary people and projects that the Pollination Project's daily givers supported this week.

Make Change Locally to Make Change Globally

Bill Gates, Sr. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Bill Gates, Sr.

Change is an inevitable part of life. The changes we encounter range from daily, seemingly inconsequential incidents, to monumental transitions over time. Managing change requires balance to focus on the present while planning for the future.

Navigating the Rapids of Culture Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social ch...

Redefining Success Beyond Money and Power

Sibusiso Sgwane | Posted 06.11.2014 | Money
Sibusiso Sgwane

Most people, especially in the past, did not embark on certain initiatives or projects with a goal of becoming rich with money or power; instead, they were concerned about the well-being or empowerment of other people's lives.

The Next Generation of Indian Giving: Philanthropy and Young South Asians

Megha Desai | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Megha Desai

My hope is that my generation of South Asian Americans will embrace both India and the US as the "home bases" of their communities and choose to give back to any aspect of society with which they personally connect.

The Unexpected Way This New Site Helps You Give To Charity

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology

Product review sites are a staple of our online landscape. You can review hotels, electronics, and even mattresses, and a persuasive review can drive ...

11 Easy Ways To Be Happier

Susie Moore | Posted 05.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

We are so busy worrying about what will be in the future or living in the past. True joy, peace and contentment come from being alive and present in the current moment. It is all we have and it is all there really is.

Changemakers in Every Village: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...