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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.

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...