Zulugrass Jewelry Supports the Maasai

Cruising through Embellishments in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, I saw a great display of Zulugrass jewelry from The Leakey Collection that gives back.  So of course I had to check it out….and couldn’t leave without buying an $8 necklace! All materials used by The Leakey Collection are environmentally sustainable. Only fallen dead wood is used to

Bark & Wine

I was in Bethesda, MD for the last week as part of JBS International's Project TAAG team assisting the Corporation for National and Community Service with the AmerCorps State and National meetings with about 400 attendees attending 5 different content tracks.  I was directly supporting the Board Member Institute for governor-appointed state service commissioners from

Give Something Back Office Supplies

Today I got notification from the Chronicle of Philanthropy about a call on August 25th you might want to join. I interviewed Mike Hannigan for my book and he has a lot of great things to share.  For highlights from my interview about Give Something Back, click here. From the Chronicle's website I found the

BusinessWeek Special Report on Philanthropy

BusinessWeek published a Special Report: Philanthropy 2010 last month.  I liked the article by Chris Farrell, titled "Philanthropy: Companies Seek Greater Returns in Tough Times."  Check the full article out here. "Amid soft economic times, companies' gifts are increasingly freighted with self-interest—whether it's image-polishing or engendering worker loyalty. The Great Recession exacted a harsh toll

Hope Equity Offers Long-Term Support For Haiti Recovery

Hope Equity, one of the organizations I featured in my Gifts That Make a Difference Report,  sent an email today showcasing ways they will be involved in Haiti moving forward so thought I would share. "The toll in human life and critical infrastructure caused by the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti grows as relief efforts

Vitamin Angels

I was in Steamboat Springs, CO over the weekend with my recreation club.  A group of us went snowmobiling on Rabbit Ears Pass which was great fun until I hit a bump and managed to break my back...literally. Yesterday I went to Whole Foods to see about buying some calcium to take - figured it

Help Haiti – from Ellen DeGeneres

I just donated through the American Red Cross by texting 90999 to give $10. From: http://ellen.warnerbros.com/2010/01/haiti-earthquake-0113.php Help Haiti Recover On Tuesday, a major earthquake struck Haiti, causing major devastation. The Red Cross is estimating that 3 million people have been affected -- that's one third of the country. There are many ways you can help:

Games That Give

Today I saw a Tweet from City Year fly by about Games That Give.  After I retweeted it (yup...attended a social media workshop this week so I am pretty proud of myself for upgrading my skills...), as I had never heard of it before, I checked it out.  And...20 minutes later I have now played

Gifts that Do Good

Save the Children offers gifts that do good, so check out Save the Children’s new Holiday Catalog.  92% of Save the Children's resources are spent directly on programs which is an amazingly high percentage -- but that is only part of why they are a known and respected nonprofit working both in the U.S. and

Giving as a Key to Happiness

"Happiness Is" Film Says Giving Is The Way To Contentment Source: www.huffingtonpost.com In 2006, documentary filmmaker Andrew Shapter wanted to know what "the pursuit of Happiness" really means in America today. How are people pursuing happiness in their own lives? Is happiness really something, as humans, we can actively pursue? So he and a small

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