Featured Articles and Journals: giving

May 12, 2015
It's been a few weeks since the Nepalese earthquake struck, devastating the country, killing over 8,000 people and injuring ~20,000.  Today another powerful quake hit, bringing even more destruction and chaos.   As a result of these...
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December 16, 2013
Many platitudes about the holidays focus on the joy of giving.  Of course, ideas become platitudes by being generally true or at least by being generally accepted as true.  As a parent, I gain a great deal of joy from watching my children...
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August 19, 2013
Friends, sometimes it is better for something to speak for itself rather than bear the burden of my commentary, so I've copied the following (on good will) and cited it below.
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August 9, 2013
What happens when we let our heart determine our actions? Typically not too comfortable with cats, my compassionate instinct takes over after seeing one hit by a car.  Reflection illuminates my reaction to be much different than it had been...
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June 17, 2013
I had an original thought (just kidding) yesterday, an exciting funny
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May 1, 2013
In light of the Interdependence Project's upcoming Annual Membership meeting, I'd like to share some figures I read today, compiled by the American Association for Fundraising Counsel's 2011 Giving USA report: Individual donors comprised of 83% of...
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March 10, 2013
(follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter, or visit his website) Since the decline of Occupy Wall Street as a major social and media phenomenon, the notion of wealth inequality has sort of dropped off my personal political and moral radar...
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November 15, 2012
It’s that time of year. My mailbox is stuffed daily with catalogues I never asked for, from places I’ve never heard of, and for things I’ll never want. To be perfectly blunt, it’s annoying, and I always feel for the mail carriers having to lug trees...
January 25, 2012
"What if...instead of creating another rule..Buffet and Obama got the ball rolling on economic equality by creating a “Pool” [of Capital] instead of a rule."
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by Joren
December 22, 2011
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December 19, 2011
The best remedy for poverty is generosity. Whenever I’m feeling closed, stingy or possessive, the easiest way for me to change that is to do the opposite of what I feel like doing: giving to someone else.  From our usual perspective...
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April 12, 2011
Mother Teresa was one badass bodhisattva. You might disagree with me, I know, seeing as how she was Catholic and all, and believed in Jesus and God and all that stuff. But she spent her entire life on a path of spiritual awakening in order to...
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by Lani
December 20, 2010
On Saturday in the NYTimes, Nicholas Kristoph writes, "So what would your aunt prefer as a holiday gift — another Mariah Carey CD, or the knowledge that she’s sending a little girl in Haiti to school for a year?" He follows...
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November 17, 2010
Receiving a gift of food, shelter, a Mercedes Benz -- there can be as much rejection of the world as when one is stingy with their change. Graciously receiving a gift is as much an act of opening as giving one is.
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