The Choices You Want Them to Make

Do you want the berry or the banana yogurt?  Do you want to use the green or the pink spoon?  What would you like to wear today…blue jean shorts and a t-shirt or this sundress?  This is how a typical day at my house begins with my two year-old daughter.  Sounds easy and peaceful…right?!  Well, it took us a little while to get here....more

Shave Your Kid’s Head to Support Childhood Cancer Research

 Baldricks (Photo credit: Tulane Public Relations)...more

Social Media for Social Good in 2012

I’ve seen tremendous social media good in 2012.  Like others, this year I found myself using my blog, Twitter, Facebook, even Instagram, to give back. I now write with two organizations, The Mission List and Charitable Influence, using social media to champion social causes. Perhaps, once and for all, we’re putting the notion of someone being “just a blogger” to rest. Be the change. Blog the change. ...more
This is so true.  Technology and  social media have totally changed the way we raise awareness ...more

Blue Skies and Clean Closets

Spring is really here, well at least for those us of that live in Southern California. Besides these beautiful blue skies, this can only mean one thing...spring cleaning. The thought of going through my closet makes me cringe but I try and look at the positives, the more I get rid of, the more room I can make for new clothes....more

The Power of Youth: How Invisible Children Orchestrated Kony 2012

To many people unfamiliar with Invisible Children, the Kony 2012 campaign looked like a brilliant example of "viral" media spread. But how did it work? ...more
This is an excellent example of why people need to seek out information about stories geared to ...more

THON 2012 Makes an Impact

I am achy, bleary-eyed and yawning incessantly this morning. But so very happy.For those of you who don't know the magic that is THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, let me explain....more

Philanthropy Friday: My Giving Pledge

December is typically the most popular month of the year to donate money to charity. It’s the season for giving, and the last chance to get some extra tax deductions before the year ends....more

As walls go up, walls come down. It takes a Village.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~Anne Frank...more

Like Kids, Pets, Africa? There’s a Charity for That!

I hate to sound like a broken record - but - everybody isn't qualified to run a charity. It is not necessary to start your own corporation to accomplish something or to steer funding to a specific need. At least once a day I receive a call from someone who wants to start a charity to fulfill some personal need or to accomplish a specific project. Others feel they need to do so to appear philanthropic or to use celebrity power to create awareness and large sums for a righteous cause....more

6 Ways to Encourage Kids to be Future Donors and Volunteers

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