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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.

18 Quotes for Giving Tuesday

2morrowknight | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
2morrowknight

When social good star Henry Timms created Giving Tuesday in 2012, he envisioned an initiative that would make a difference, and change the world - one amazing, inspiring cause at a time. What is Giving Tuesday?

Strength in Numbers

Daniel Gleich | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Daniel Gleich

Living in a world where every person on the Internet is shouting out messages and trying to be heard makes it easy to get lost in the shuffle. One voice probably won't catch anyone's attention, but what if thousands of people felt the same way you did and were willing to put their voice behind your message?

Theodor Geisel Was Right

Tom Gerdy | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

The next time you think about giving up trying to make a difference, I ask you to go to the words of Theodor Geisel, quoted as saying, "Sometimes, the questions are complicated, and the answers are simple."

Making a Difference: A World of Giving - Honoring America on Independence Day by Giving Back

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Independence Day is not just a great time to be with family and friends watching fireworks and enjoying the perfect barbeque. It is also a time to reflect on the many gifts we, as Americans, have been given every day, as a community and as a country.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving on Father's Day

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Each day dads are investing money, time and skills in their own kids and the community as a whole, making them a paradigm of philanthropy. So why not honor your dad for the positive impact he is making in your life and the lives of those around you by giving back?

Stories, History and the Flow of Kindness

Misha Lyuve | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Misha Lyuve

Family stories hold keys to past in special ways. They make history into more than just textbooks, but vivid alive experiences passed through the words of people we know and love. They allow us to honor the past in a way that forwards the future...

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - Child Abuse Prevention Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

For more than 30 years, April has been recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect. This month is also a time dedicated to encouraging individuals and communities to support children and families while preventing abuse from happening.

Reflections On The Holocaust

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 06.07.2013 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

I will light that candle for my father on Holocaust Remembrance Day not just to honor his memory, but in greater understanding that I, too, was there.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - Remember Your Charitable Donations Still Count in this Year's Tax Return

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

As many of us scurry to gather our receipts and recollect the donations we made in 2012, there is a chorus of folks who say that the predicted elimination of the deductibility of charitable donations will result in fewer people giving or people giving less. My response is that it will not.

The Joy of Haiti

Misha Lyuve | Posted 05.15.2013 | Impact
Misha Lyuve

It became clear -- money, supplies and good people are not enough. It all has to be applied thoughtfully and deliberately to transform communities in a way that they can start taking care of themselves.

The Ex-Mogul Who Saves Kids

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Scott Neeson's life might have been something it would have taken an F.Scott Fitzgerald to capture. As it turns out, this tycoon's story is more inspiring. It underscores, for me, how radically a human being can become someone nearly unrecognizable to the people who once knew him.

5 Ways to Find a Career That Makes a Difference

Allison Jones | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Allison Jones

A social-impact career requires more than good ideas and good feelings. Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you're ready to create a career that gives back.

Why The Millennial Generation Needs to Redefine Sustainability

Prashanth Ramakrishna | Posted 04.13.2013 | Teen
Prashanth Ramakrishna

In this climactic era of international connectivity and collaboration, the millennial generation has the unique capability to call upon each of its members and unite towards sustainability.

'The Book That Inspired Me To Change The World'

Paniz Khosroshahy | Posted 04.13.2013 | Teen
Paniz Khosroshahy

I wanted to find myself through art, but Kristof told me that self-improvement comes mainly from helping others. I wanted to be happy, far from the maddening world, but Kristof taught me that happiness comes from connection to something larger.

A Zero of a Different Kind

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

There's a little over a month left in the Kickstarter campaign, and the excitement is growing about The Adventures of Zelza Zero & Friends becoming an...

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - National Day of Courage on Rosa Parks' Birthday

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

The first Day of Courage is taking place on Monday, Feb. 4, which would have been Rosa Parks' 100th birthday. Rosa had courage in excess although she probably didn't realize it until the support for her rose up from multitudes of individuals.

Remarkable Romance: Three-Legged Cat and Two-Legged Dog

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.25.2013 | Books
BJ Gallagher

Who doesn't love a sweet, inspiring love story? Who doesn't love cuddly cats and precious pups? And who doesn't love the happy surprise of inter-speci...

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: A Day of Service and the President's Inauguration

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Let's make this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day the most successful national service day yet. Here are five ideas to use if you or someone you know has an excuse for not participating.

You Are Not Helpless: How to Bring Light to the World

Holly Sidell | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

How do you light up the world? How do you bring light to another person's life? Each of us has the power to make the world a little bit brighter. Each of us can choose to shine our own light, transforming the darkness one flicker at a time.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - The Holidays and Theft

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Did you know December is Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month because of the increase in instances of theft in the last few months of the year? Theft comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes and it is important to realize we are all susceptible.

Cancer Survivor Gets Tattoo Of Biggest Donor's Twitter Handle

Jay Scott | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

The name Drew Olanoff may be one that you have heard before. If you are a twitter aficionado (like me!), you may have once utilized the hashtag #blame...

Making A Difference: The World of Giving -- Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday... Giving Tuesday?

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are supposed to be the Holy Grail of deal-finding days, but the latest phenomenon looks to change our approach to the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Thanksgiving, a Verb

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Many of us think of Thanksgiving as a day spent with family, eating a great meal and watching football. I believe that thinking needs to be changed! Thanksgiving should ignite a sense of gratitude for all that one has and also be a day of action.