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#OrlandoUnited: Responding to Tragedy

Stacy Carlson, Ph.D., President & CEO at the Florida Philanthropic Network, shares ways organizations are and can address the short-term and long-term needs of the community following the Orlando mass shooting.

Writing Letters to Break Vicious Cycles

Economists in Germany find that expressing feelings to someone who hurts you could make you more generous to others.

A soup kitchen disguised as a restaurant is making a big difference in Kansas City.

When you step inside the Kansas City Community Kitchen today, a greeter shows you to a table. Volunteer waitstaff takes your order after you’ve had time to look at the menu and see what the culinary team has been cookin’ up.

Beyoncé Announces #BeyGood Campaign to Aid Children Affected by Flint Water Crisis

To top off her release of the “Formation” music video, conquering of the Super Bowl halftime show, and announcement of her world tour, Beyoncé has extended a philanthropic arm to the residents of Flint, Michigan, by introducing a fund for children who are suffering because of the city’s water crisis.

SHoP Architects Will Build 50 Resilient Schools In Nepal (And Share The Designs)

The structures are easy to construct, adaptable, and designed to survive future natural disasters.

The Mastermind Behind The #GivingTuesday Social Media Phenomenon

Gaining social media momentum means building something bigger than yourself and your brand.

A Click Too Far: Why Using Social Media Isn’t That Great For Fundraising

It turns out that while Facebook and other social media sites can be good at putting issues on your radar, they are pretty ineffective at getting people to click away and actually donate.

4 Oliver Sacks Quotes on Gratitude

In essays to be posthumously published Tuesday, Sacks expressed gratefulness for his work, for the people in his life — including the many patients he became close with — and for the beauty of the physical world.

4 studies on increasing empathy and donations this holiday season

To kick off the season, here are four studies that can help you increase empathy and donations for your cause. From increasing feelings of awe, to taking a page out of the Black Friday playbook, read what scientists suggest can increase generosity and giving this season.