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Are YOU The Bottleneck To Effective Giving?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:58:00 -0500

When funders delay decisions, they can wreak havoc on their organizations, missions and impact — and often they don’t even know they’re the cause. Here are the three ways funders create bottlenecks, and how you can take a different course.

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Girls Who Code, Boys Who Cook: Cambodia's Future Leaders

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:45:00 -0500

The Liger Leadership Academy is educating what it hopes will be Cambodia’s next generation of leaders - without one single class in “leadership.”

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Facebook Launches $10 Million Initiative For Community Leaders -- 5 Things You Need To Know

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:34:00 -0500

Facebook announced the launch of its Community Leadership Program, an initiative that will offer $10M in funding to community leaders and social entrepreneurs through residency and fellowship programs.

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How This Big City Is Becoming Age-Friendly

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:56:00 -0500

Here's how Pittsburgh is changing its ways to become an age-friendly city and more welcoming to residents of all ages and incomes.

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Seven Authenticity Checks I Do For My Brands

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

Being authentic is key to building trusting relationships, both in sales and in your everyday life.

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How Snowboarding Will Transform Your Career And Make You A Better Leader

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

The CEO of Burton, uniform sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Snowboard Team, tells what it takes to succeed.

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Bill & Melinda Gates: It's 'Not Fair' We're So Wealthy; Criticize Trump On America First

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:52:00 -0500

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and wife Melinda Gates, whose foundation spends around $4 billion in developing countries and c.$500 million in the U.S., have issued their latest annual open letter covering education, climate change and politics, and voice concern over President Trump's policies.

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Meet The Heel Maker With A Higher Purpose

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:21:00 -0500

The shoes that Shaherazad Umbreen creates all have names, and each one reveals a little about the philosophy that underpins her company.

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How Brother Vellies And Other Fashion Houses Are Spotlighting African Designs And Supporting African Artisans

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:20:00 -0500

On Monday night, Industria, a satellite hub for New York Fashion Week 2018, transformed into Wakanda, a fictional third-world African nation dreamt up by Marvel Studios for its latest film, “Black Panther.” The movie house joined forces with a handful of fashion houses to celebrate the pan-African styles featured in the film.

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Three Hands-On Ways To Enhance Corporate Giving

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

Hands-on corporate giving can be beneficial for employee morale and your image in the community.

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The Co-Creation Imperative: How To Make Organizational Change Collaborative

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:07:00 -0500

This article describes co-creation platforms as a powerful tool for organizational change. Read how companies can enlist employees as co-designers of organizational solutions at every stage of the change process.

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Where Have All The Loyal Employees Gone?

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 06:03:00 -0500

Steve is upset because several long-term employees of his company left to work for his competitors. Is employee loyalty dead?

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From Finance To The Beauty Industry, Learn How One Entrepreneur Transforms The Color Of Our Lips

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 17:01:00 -0500

The Lip Bar, a non –toxic, vegan and cruelty free line of colorful lipsticks, was born out of New York City by Founder and CEO Melissa Butler.

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Chinese Philanthropist Awards The Biggest Education Prizes Ever

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 12:26:00 -0500

Endowed by $320 million from Tencent cofounder Charles Chen Yidan, the Hong Kong-based Yidan Prize hands out a total of $7.75 million to two winners.

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These 50 Americans Gave Away The Most Money In 2017

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:58:00 -0500

Last year, the 50 most generous individuals and couples gave away a combined total of more than $14.7 billion--the highest combined total since 2008. This from a recent report from The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a news source for all things charity.

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Philanthropy -- The Forgotten Investment Asset

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 07:11:00 -0500

Why should you give away money before your business has finished earning? Because philanthropic investing can be a money-making tool. Consider how creating positive social change can also grow your business.

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MOD Pizza, America's Fastest-Growing Restaurant, Supports People In Recovery Or Just Out Of Jail

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 10:10:00 -0500

“It’s not that we think the world needs more pizza places,” says Ally Svenson, who, with husband Scott, helms MOD Pizza, the U.S.'s fastest growing restaurant chain. After selling a previous business to Starbucks, they use MOD to "put people first," including former prisoners and those in recovery.

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Reinventing Philanthropy As An Employee-Centered Growth Strategy

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 09:17:00 -0500

Can a company let all its employees – even if it has 38,000 of them – define the way it gives back? And why is that even important?

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See Which Social Enterprise Is Employing The Homeless In Los Angeles

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 07:45:00 -0500

Millennials are making social enterprises rise in popularity as they spend their dollars intentionally. Check out this company that helps homeless people in Los Angeles transition out of homelessness.

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How A Life Jolt Can Lead To Transformation

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

The author of 'Jolt' says a traumatic life event can lead to life transformation for the better. Here's who tends to find strength and why.

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Utah Billionaire Entrepreneur And Philanthropist Jon Huntsman Dies At Age 80

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 19:26:00 -0500

He built chemicals firm Huntsman Corp. into a multi-billion dollar enterprise, while making time to fund and support a cancer research institute at the Univ. of Utah that bears his name.

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Colin Kaepernick Not Stopping, Donations Roll Past $1 Million

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 10:01:00 -0500

Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and the ground zero of national anthem protests, completed his goal of donating $1 million to charity, but the activism isn't stopping.

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Two Good Reasons You Should Donate Your Tax Return To Gender Equality

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 23:51:00 -0500

Giving a % of your tax return back to women and girls' initiatives this year could be transformational for them and for your family.

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Five Women of Color Who Should Be On Your Radar

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 23:23:00 -0500

Women of color are making great strides in the workplace, breaking barriers, and becoming C-suite leaders with impact and influence.

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How A Swedish Social Enterprise Is Transforming Lives

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:44:00 -0500

Newcomers to Sweden can struggle to find work and fit in. A young social startup is helping to change that.

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New Studies Find America's Silent Workforce Has A Lot To Say About Their Jobs As Caregivers

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:12:00 -0500

New research is finding that American caregivers have a lot to say about their experiences caring for their loved ones. And while the job is physically, emotionally and financially taxing, they find joy in their work every day.

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Responsive Vs. Strategic Grantmaking: Which One Is Right For You?

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 11:27:00 -0500

There are pros and cons to each strategy, and you want to know which one will help your organization achieve the most impact. Or can you use both? Here’s what to consider.

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Epic Foundation Says Business Can't Do Well Without Doing Good

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 11:15:00 -0500

Social entrepreneur and tech millionaire Alexandre Mars says companies that don’t understand the importance of doing good will not do well in the future.

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How This Art-World Entrepreneur Is Rethinking Social Justice

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:33:00 -0500

Art world curator and gallerist Cheryl Haines does not consider herself an activist. Yet, through her work with artists, she is changing the public’s connection to society.

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Steven Tyler Grammy Party Raises $2.4 Million For Victims Of Sexual Abuse

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:54:00 -0500

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler put his philanthropic side first last night, throwing a memorable Grammy party in L.A. that, most importantly, raised $2.4 million for his Janie's Fund, an organization he founded to help young girls who have been sexually abused.

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Women's March Celebrates 1st Anniversary, Co-Founder Carmen Perez Shares What's Next

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 21:10:00 -0500

The Women’s March celebrated its first anniversary on Sunday, January 21st. Beyond the message of protecting women’s rights and promoting gender equality, the second Women’s March was laser focused on creating opportunities for action and change in our current political climate.

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Adventurer And His Daughter Use Joy As Fuel To Help Others

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:53:00 -0500

"Pre-joy is when you realize a poisonous spider is on your arm and if it bites you, you will die within ten minutes." It's the state that you must get through to enjoy those magical moments when you feel the relief of being alive and you get to share with others how you got the spider off your arm.

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More Than A Bike Ride: How Doug Ulman's 'Why' Is Shaping Pelotonia

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:27:00 -0500

Ulman, 40, is a three-time cancer survivor, former CEO of the LIVESTRONG Foundation and the founder of his own nonprofit, The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. His life’s work—his why—is simple: Build community.

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Living In A Shell: Families Struggle To Recover After Hurricane Harvey

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Taina and Gordon Hatthorn don't know when or if they'll be able to repair their home after Hurricane Harvey. They're not alone in their heartache: Nearly half of all Texans impacted by the storm say they aren't getting the help they need.

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An Inside Look At Why New Family Caregivers Law Is So Desperately Needed

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 02:29:00 -0500

Caregivers tell what it's really like to be responsible for another adult in every way all day, every day. They hope a new law will give hope to them and others.

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PODCAST: Meet The Composer And Product Manager Who's Helping Artists Thrive

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500

What does project management have in common with musical composition? In the eyes of Kevin Clark, our guest on this week's episode of The Limit Does Not Exist, a lot.

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Founder Christena Reinhard On How To Raise Money

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:33:00 -0500

Union & Fifth Founding Executive Director Christena Reinhard talks fashion, fundraising, and founding a company that empowers women.

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Meet The Creatives Who Spearheaded A Flag And Anthem For The Refugee Olympic Team

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:59:00 -0500

For the first time ever, a refugee team was going to compete in the Olympics. There were 10 athletes with no national team, no flag, no anthem to call their own—until we gave them one.

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Why A Wine Industry Marketer Reached For His Better Angel

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:54:00 -0500

A frustrated wine retailer uncovered a way to join philanthropy with direct-to-consumer wine sales.

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BlackRock's $6 Trillion And The Social Purpose Of Corporations

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:59:00 -0500

The institutionalization of the individual investor’s savings has opened up a whole new battleground for the long term interests of society as a whole over simply short term performance.

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How The Steelers' Playoff Loss Created A Windfall Of Charitable Contributions

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:24:00 -0500

The Pittsburgh Steelers' loss brings happiness to Cincinnati and in turn brings money to non-profit foundation of Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles. Tis' a season of giving from NFL fans.

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Leave The Office And Break Out Of Your Bubble

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:35:00 -0500

The most effective grantmakers aren’t behind closed doors — they’re out in their communities, talking to all stakeholders. Learn four benefits you’ll reap by hitting the streets you aim to serve.

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How Kids Would Make Age-Friendly Cities

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:11:00 -0500

At the New Jersey regionals of the Future City 'Age-Friendly City' competition, middle school students offered practical and fanciful ideas to age better.

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What This Founder Does To Negotiate Million-Dollar Projects

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:09:00 -0500

What's the one thing you can do to close a million dollar deal? Kathy LeMay, founder and CEO of Raising Change shows us what to do.

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This Hot Chicken-Fueled Social Enterprise Is Changing Lives

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 14:35:00 -0500

Sure, he prides himself on the mouth-watering grub he’s peddling. But the 32-year-old founder of Columbus hot spot Hot Chicken Takeover frequently admits that the chicken itself is a bit of a means to an end...he created this for one simple reason: to do good.

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8 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Trends To Look For In 2018

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:14:00 -0500

In 2018, the expectation is that companies will continue to expand their activism on and investment in the issues that matter to their employees, customers and communities. Here are some key trends to look for.

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Five Best Practices Of Extraordinary Grantmakers

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:03:00 -0500

I have seen “ordinary” grantmakers raise their impact to extraordinary levels, just by following a few good habits. Learn 5 best practices your organization can adopt to elevate your own outcomes.

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Executive Leadership Council COO Explains How to Blend Philanthropy With Your Career

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 17:00:00 -0500

Want to leverage your work, wealth and wisdom to for social good? Executive Leadership Council COO Brickson Diamond explains how to bring the same drive and intentionality to your philanthropy and board involvement as you bring to your career.

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The 10 Largest Charitable Donations Of 2017

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 15:53:00 -0500

The Chronicle of Philanthropy—a news and information source for all things charitable—tracks the amount of money that’s given by donors, and the organization releases data on the largest donations made public each year. This year the ten biggest charitable gifts totaled $10.2 billion.

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The Attack On Patagonia Is An Attack On American Sportsmen And Women

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 14:10:00 -0500

The shrinking of the Monuments—most of which allow hunting and fishing—comes at the expense of the American public, in general, and American sportsmen, in specific.

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Aligned Intermediary: Solving The Funding Conundrum

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 14:13:00 -0500

The concept of an "aligned intermediary" is an innovative new solution to the long-standing problem of matching capital to funding needs for sustainable development. The organization "Aligned Intermediary" is already demonstrating the power of this idea for addressing the problem of climate change.

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Kenyan Multi-Millionaire Narendra Raval Lands Book Deal With Bloomsbury India

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 05:43:00 -0500

Kenyan multi-millionaire steel tycoon Narendra Raval has landed a deal to publish his autobiography with Bloomsbury India, a subsidiary of Bloomsbury Publishing U.K.

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Giving Back: A New Year's Resolution for Social Media Celebrities

Mon, 1 Jan 2018 10:12:00 -0500

Why hasn't philanthropy yet become an important part of what social media stars are doing? Read about how giving back should become an influencer's #1 New Year's resolution for 2018.

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6 Steps To A More Generous 2018

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 20:15:00 -0500

Making changes in the year ahead? If you're writing down resolutions, add generosity to the list. Not only will you help your fellow social entrepreneur, but you'll be happier and more empathetic. Here's how to get started.

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Celebs Helped Raise At Least $135 Million For Hurricane Relief In 2017

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 14:59:00 -0500

Collectively, American celebs have raised or donated at least $135 million in 2017 for hurricane recovery efforts. Kevin Hart, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, J.J Watt, Leo DiCaprio, Bun B, Taylor Swift and Beyonce are among that number.

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Hans Rosling On Why Rich Countries Need To Tackle Climate Change Differently

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 12:13:00 -0500

In these previously unpublished comments, Hans Rosling talks about the challenges faced by businesses and governments as the balance of the world's population and economic wealth shifts radically, and about dealing with climate change

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12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2017: Bigelow Laboratory For Ocean Sciences

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 08:34:00 -0500

It's the final day of my 12 Days of Charitable Giving for 2017. Readers have suggested deserving charities over the past few weeks, and I’ve been posting one a day for – well, 12 days (I’m clever that way). Today's charity is the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.

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Working With Volunteers? Here Are 5 Steps To Better Engagement Next Year

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 23:11:00 -0500

If you're leading a nonprofit or social impact organization, you may have been burned by volunteers a time or two. Here's how to develop a better strategy for volunteer retention in the year ahead.

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With CEO Statesmanship Ascendant in 2017, What's Ahead in 2018?

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 19:57:00 -0500

2017 was a watershed year for CEO Statesmen to leverage their impact to push for societal change (with positive business results), and in which the American people will increasingly look to executives, rather than politicians, as change agents. What's next for 2018?

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12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2017: The Diaper Bank

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 09:30:00 -0500

It's the eleventh day of my 12 Days of Charitable Giving for 2017. Readers have suggested deserving charities over the past few weeks, and I’ll be posting one a day for – well, 12 days (I’m clever that way). Today's charity is The Diaper Bank.

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New Year's Resolutions For A Divided Planet

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Suggestions for world leaders to reverse this year's divisiveness and hostility.

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Shaking It Up: How An Innovative Tequila Brand Is Helping Women Get Ahead

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

The story of how a tequila company called Tanteo is making a difference in Mexico. Plus, the perfect margarita recipe.

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12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2017: Make-A-Wish International

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:19:00 -0500

It's the tenth day of my 12 Days of Charitable Giving for 2017. Readers have suggested deserving charities over the past few weeks, and I’ll be posting one a day for – well, 12 days (I’m clever that way). Today's charity is Make-A-Wish International.

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Six Helpful Tips For Negotiating A Corporate Sponsorship

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 11:00:00 -0500

Negotiating corporate sponsorships can be tricky, but creating a successful relationship isn't impossible.

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Meet The Startup Helping Employees Join Non-Profit Junior Boards At Companies Like Citigroup And KKR

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 10:36:00 -0500

Rhoden Monrose and startup CariClub are looking to build a big business by helping employees at companies like Citigroup, KKR and Unilever find and connect with non-profits, starting with junior boards.

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All I Want For Christmas Is Bitcoin - Who Is In Control Of Our Digital Future?

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 06:34:00 -0500

Digital has given us the tools to distribute knowledge on a global scale. Ultimately, through the bubbles of speculative markets and fake news, everything regresses to the mean - this is human - just give us the time and the tools to learn and adapt to all of these new changes.

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12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2017: Institute For Veterans And Military Families

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 18:02:00 -0500

It's the ninth day of my 12 Days of Charitable Giving for 2017. Readers have suggested deserving charities over the past few weeks, and I’ll be posting one a day for – well, 12 days (I’m clever that way). Today's charity is the Institute for Veterans and Military Families.

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Thousands Of Pets Were Abandoned in Puerto Rico-- Here Is How You Can Help

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 12:44:00 -0500

Thousands of pets were left abandoned in Puerto Rico after the passing of Hurricane María. PetFriendly is fighting to save these animals, and to provide a safe space for them to call home.

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12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2017: HAVEN

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 12:50:00 -0500

It's the eighth day of my 12 Days of Charitable Giving for 2017. Readers have suggested deserving charities over the past few weeks, and I’ll be posting one a day for – well, 12 days (I’m clever that way). Today's charity is HAVEN.

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12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2017: Tandem, Partners In Early Learning

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 17:27:00 -0500

It's the seventh day of my 12 Days of Charitable Giving for 2017. Readers have suggested deserving charities over the past few weeks, and I’ll be posting one a day for – well, 12 days (I’m clever that way). Today's charity is Tandem.

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The Psychology Of Giving

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 09:37:00 -0500

There is a profound psychology of giving, in which connecting to others brings out the best in us. We can tap into this psychology in structuring our daily routines, shaping and strengthening our best inclinations.

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Jadeveon Clowney Flipped The Script And Played Santa Claus

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 11:34:00 -0500

Merry #trashmas! From Jacksonville ... What? Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney turned a trolling trash talk situation into a Christmas surprise for women and children in need.

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12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2017: K9s For Warriors

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 17:28:00 -0500

It's the fifth day of my 12 Days of Charitable Giving for 2017. Readers have suggested deserving charities over the past few weeks, and I’ll be posting one a day for – well, 12 days (I’m clever that way). Today's charity is K9s for Warriors.

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Dad Questioned After Southwest Flight Attendant Suspects Human Trafficking

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:11:00 -0500

Human trafficking is a serious problem but there's a chasm of uncertainty about how much human trafficking goes on on airlines and how effective flight attendants can be sussing that out. The Southwest Airlines case raises the question, what happens when flight attendants make a mistake?

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China Is Giving More Foreign Aid Than It Gets

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0500

China still takes aid from development banks, but the country has helped 140 others with aid of its own, sometimes in return for paybacks.

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A Holiday Wish List For The Sports World

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 10:45:00 -0500

A holiday wish list for some of the biggest names in sports.

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This Airline Employee Just Performed A Christmas Miracle

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

The story of an airline worker's act of kindness during the holidays. Plus, what to do if you lose something on a plane.

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Which State Is The Most Generous And Who Wins?

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:35:00 -0500

How do the U.S. states stack up when it comes to online charitable giving?

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PGAV Demonstrates Why Empathy Should Power Your Company Culture

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:22:00 -0500

Mike Konzen is the principal and chair of PGAV Destinations, a St. Louis-based planning and design firm specializing in worldwide attractions. The company is a place where egos are de-emphasized, and empathy—to the benefit of their employees, community, and designs—reigns supreme.

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4 Lessons For Entrepreneurs To Make Work Meaningful -- And Profitable

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 11:01:00 -0500

Entrepreneur Shawn Askinosie's new book offers insightful lessons and an actionable road map to make your life — and business — more meaningful to you, your employees, and the world.

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The Delusional Philanthropist

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

All too often philanthropists delude themselves about their own effectiveness because they don’t see the myriad ways that they are adding needless complexity and complication to their work. This is known as Delusional Altruism. It is insidious, but curable.

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Upper-Income Taxpayers Can Benefit From The Standard Deduction: What You Need To Do Now

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:55:00 -0500

Whether your income is $100,000 or $100,000,000, you may be able to benefit from the standard deduction, even if you are very charitable. All you have to do is bunch your contributions.

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12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2017: Women's Lunch Place

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:28:00 -0500

It's the fourth day of my 12 Days of Charitable Giving for 2017. Readers have suggested deserving charities over the past few weeks, and I’ll be posting one a day for – well, 12 days (I’m clever that way). Today's charity is Women's Lunch Place.

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The Technology Think Tank Everyone Wants To Be A Part Of In 2018

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:56:00 -0500

2018 will be a bumper year for social good after a dumpster fire of a year for most platforms and big companies. A new Think Tank aims to hold companies to account and make technology more ethically sound across Europe.

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12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2017: Helen Keller International

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:51:00 -0500

It's the third day of my 12 Days of Charitable Giving for 2017. Readers have suggested deserving charities over the past few weeks, and I’ll be posting one a day for – well, 12 days (I’m clever that way). Today's charity is Helen Keller International.

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CHVRCHES' Lauren Mayberry And Justin Long Host A Night Of Laughs, Music And Charitable Giving

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:37:00 -0500

Last night, CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry and Justin Long proved the power of collective giving at Los Angeles' Fonda Theatre.

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How This Cardiff University Professor is Putting Up The Fight Against Maternal Mortality

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:53:00 -0500

Professor Judith Hall made headlines in the year 2011, for inventing a device which stops potentially fatal injections of drugs into the wrong part of the body.

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12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2017: SecureFutures

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:25:00 -0500

It's the second day of my 12 Days of Charitable Giving for 2017. Readers have suggested deserving charities over the past few weeks, and I’ll be posting one a day for – well, 12 days (I’m clever that way). Today's charity is SecureFutures.

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Timothy Sykes: Power Of Financial Freedom And Philanthropy

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:49:00 -0500

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Timothy Sykes about what drives him and his business.

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The Largest U.S. Charities For 2017

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:45:00 -0500

United Way Worldwide still leads the list, but contributions continue a long decline.

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12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2017: Respite Care Charleston

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:02:00 -0500

It's the first day of my 12 Days of Charitable Giving for 2017. Readers have suggested deserving charities over the past few weeks, and I’ll be posting one a day for – well, 12 days (I’m clever that way). Today's charity is Respite Care Charleston.

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Entrepreneur Risks Everything To Launch Maternity Wardrobe Service And Make Her Family Proud

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:19:00 -0500

Jenny Leung left a lucrative career in the corporate world to start up and innovative subscription service of professional maternity wear.

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How To Stay Positive At Work When You Hate Your Job

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:00:00 -0500

If you hate your job, why not prepare yourself to take on a future career that you will love?

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These Two Nonprofit Founders Are Dedicated To Making Life Better For Animals

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:40:00 -0500

When she was in 8th grade, Annie Blumenfeld began painting portraits of people's pets to raise money for her animal rescue nonprofit Wags 4 Hope. Actress Alison Eastwood runs her own animal rescue nonprofit, Eastwood Ranch Foundation. Both women are following their purpose in saving animals' lives.

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5 Fearless Female Founders To Follow In 2018

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:51:00 -0500

Get ready for 2018 by following five fearless women who are taking on some of the most urgent issues of the day, including the gender gap in tech, disaster relief in Puerto Rico, and child marriage in the United States.

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Where's The Joy?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:13:00 -0500

Philanthropy is supposed to feel great. But what if it doesn’t? The quest for joy shouldn’t be condensed into a few weeks but should be something we all strive for in our work year-round.

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