Learning By Giving: 5 ways Volunteering As A Teen Can Bring Success

Teenagers have a lot of responsibilities: school, work, family, friends and planning for their future. One would think it would be difficult to find time to volunteer; surprisingly, according to a recent survey, more than half of teenagers volunteered in some capacity in 2011...Find out more...


Grassroots Programs, Communities Come Together To Fight For Mental Health

"It takes a whole village to raise a child." This African proverb exemplifies the importance of a community to prevent violence and mental illness. Poverty, mental illness, domestic violence and gang crimes all have one thing in common: They are overlooked and their solutions are underfunded, resulting in worsening problems for America's youth...Find out more...

Philanthropic Mindset: Nonprofits Help With Workplace Image

Whether or not we'd like to admit it, appearances matter - especially when it comes to interviewing for a new job. For individuals who don't have enough money to buy workplace appropriate clothing, this emphasis on formality can be a severe roadblock. After all, it's hard to find the money to buy nice clothing without a job and it's hard to... Find out more...

Online University Helps Philanthropic Groups And Their Leaders
Philanthropy and Millennials: Get On Board Or Get Left Behind

Gayatri Ganesh, director of development at the Christian Hospital, a rural hospital in Mungeli, India, says she hopes to get better at tapping into the international network of donors that could help sustain the hospital. Paolo Pagaduan, a project manager with the World Wildlife Fund in the Philippines, says he is trying to learn a new role at the organization. Both have signed up for courses at signed up for courses the new nonprofit group Philanthropy...Find out more...
In Time magazine's cover story "Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation" by Joel Stein, he argues that we should remain hopeful despite the abundance of data about just how lazy, entitled and narcissistic the new generation of young adults are. I'm more than just hopeful. I believe that millennials have more power than any generation in modern history to drastically improve our world for the better. Yes, they care deeply about their image and what others think of them... Find out more...

Book Spotlight:
'A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity' Encourages New Wave Of Rising Altruism

Rachel Beckwith was shocked to learn that people worldwide lacked access to clean drinking water. When she turned 9, instead of birthday presents, Beckwith asked people to donate to an organization called charity:water that drills wells in impoverished villages around the world. Beckwith aimed to raise $300 but fell short. Less than six weeks later, Beckwith was in a car accident that put her in a coma. In an attempt to show solidarity, her friends and relatives began donating on the charity:water website. Others followed. By the time Beckwith passed away, her campaign had managed to raise $1,265,823.

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