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Making a Difference

Making Time to Make a Difference

YAI | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
YAI

I don't define myself solely by my job. For me, it's just as important to use my time outside of work in ways that are fulfilling. In my spare time, I volunteer with the YAI Network.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - US Charitable Giving Increases for the Fourth Year in a Row!

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Philanthropy and charitable donations are back! Americans once again gave more in 2013 than in the previous year. As Americans, we supported causes we cared about with gifts both big and small.

'1-2-3... What Are We Fighting For?'

Tom Gerdy | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

Considering all the above, it is time to rally the troops. I want to again declare war. However, I don't want to declare war across the ocean in a foreign land. I don't want to send our children and grandchildren back to Iraq. I want to declare war on our soil.

Why We All Want to Change the World (And Why We Often Fail)

Maya Mathias | Posted 06.06.2014 | Impact
Maya Mathias

On a week when the world marks the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square incident, I wonder about the connection between our individual perceptions versus the collective reality of what humanity wants to change.

Psychic Income

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

"That little girl changed me, though to this day she doesn't see how. Now what's important to me is 'psychic income' -- the feeling I get when I know I can make a difference in someone's life."

Sonia Jackson Myles: From Businesswoman to National Spokesperson for Women's Rights

Julia Schemmer | Posted 06.14.2014 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

We all have the potential to make a difference, whether educated at Harvard or surviving on a 2.0 grade point average.

Learning Los Angeles: Andy Lipkis on Making our Cities More Like Forests, Part Two

Julia Wasson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

Part Two: Interview with Andy Lipkis, founder of TreePeople, on urban forests and watersheds, and how individuals can make a difference for good.

Learning Los Angeles: Andy Lipkis on Making Our Cities More Like Forests

Julia Wasson | Posted 05.19.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

Andy's drive to repair the smog-damaged woods of the local mountains became a 40-year passion for addressing pollution, drought, and global warming through systems that mimic natural forests.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - the Olympics Are Inspirational Even in Times of Security Concerns and Controversy

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Here are my top five recommendations of ways to be supportive of athletes and Russians who are gay and dealing with this law and its challenges at the Sochi Games:

Fall in Love With a Cause This Valentine's Day

Dina Khayal | Posted 04.07.2014 | College
Dina Khayal

Think about it: The money you spend on flowers, chocolates and gifts you could be putting it right toward a cause, perhaps a special cause that is near and dear to your heart.

5 Of The Coolest, Craziest Ways To Stand Up For What You Believe In

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 02.06.2014 | Impact

From craftivism to hacktivism, passionate people around the globe have been coming up with increasingly creative ways to stand up for what they believ...

How This Nobel Laureate Defines Success

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

This week at Davos, the Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus opened up about what success means to him -- and how we so often get success wrong. ...

It Is Said That With Love, the Return Is a Hundredfold

Diana Mao | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Diana Mao

This story unleashes the spirit of giving, love, and the true meaning of Christmas. It is an inspiration in the midst of all of the holiday festivities. Look around and see whom you may be able to bless.

Defensive Driving Without Leaving the House

Maureen Anderson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

What will it have mattered, that three people made the decision not to be on the other end of the line with a driver on a cell phone? Like so much in life, we'll probably never know. But like so much else in life, movements only become movements when one person steps up.

Connecting Women From Your Backyard to Women Across the Globe: Women at the Center of Change

Cassi Baker | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Cassi Baker

Women like to help other women. According to a 2011 survey by Georgetown University, women are the strongest believers in the power of supporting causes. I see this statistic in action each day in my local community.

5 Easy Ways To Make A Difference This Holiday Season

Julia Schemmer | Posted 02.03.2014 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

By thinking globally and acting locally, you can make a difference this holiday season in the lives of families across the world, or across the street. Here are some ideas to get you started.

18 More Quotes for Giving Tuesday

2morrowknight | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
2morrowknight

How do you connect people, nonprofits, foundations and businesses (across continents) to make a lasting difference? How does social media factor into your approach to build a better, more connected world -- one philanthropic effort after another?

Why Cuck Fancer?

Ben Teller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Teller

It's simple. In no way shape or form when you hear the words "you have cancer," do you ever feel a sense of joy, relief, or excitement. IT SUCKS. You immediately think about the worse case scenario and you don't remember a word your doctor says from then on.

Arsenio Hall's Passion for Charity

2morrowknight | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
2morrowknight

Making his triumphant return to late-night television (and into the consciousness of a new generation of media-watchers), it is clear that Arsenio Hall's trademark humor and sense of humanity are still very much in tact.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - "50 STATES FOR GOOD" Announces Those Organizations Doing the Most Good

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Today, I am pleased to share that Tom's of Maine has done more than pay simple "lip service" to giving back. For the fourth year, Tom's of Maine has directly engaged with the nonprofit sector in its annual "50 States For Good" contest.

Tweet Sensation

Amy Neumann | Posted 12.23.2013 | DC
Amy Neumann

A D.C. Power Player is someone making serious moves in Washington D.C., and producing memorable work that reverberates beyond its city limits.

Finding Our Way Home

Lolly Daskal | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Lolly Daskal

Whether we're constantly on the go or just constantly in meetings, it can feel like we're starving ourselves of something vital.

4 Ways You Can Save The World (Without Moving To Mali)

Posted 09.19.2013 | OWN

Want to make a difference but don't know where or how to start? Consider these unexpected but realistic ways... from a man who's spent his life giving...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - Remembering 9/11

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Twelve years ago we were hurt, wounded, scared and maybe even downtrodden, but we were never defeated.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - Going Back to School and Giving Back to Educators

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

I believe in the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child." Let's work together to be a close-knit village, ensuring all students have the items and materials they need to be successful.