Do-Good Mother's Day Gift and Donation Ideas

Mother's Day is only a couple weeks away (Sunday, May 9th). Do you know what you're going to give your mom? Gifts of time, and homemade gifts are probably some of the best gifts you can give your mom, but sometimes you live too far away to get together, or don't have time to make something special. ...more

Cupcakes, Veganism & Fundraising: Fat Bottom Bakery & the East Bay Vegan Bake Sale

"We get to be really creative, create all these really delicious things, and show people that veganism can be delicious and cute."- Ashley Rowe, Fat Bottom Bakery...more
the vegan bake sale sound cool sad i missed it! http://www.thebestcupcakes.co.ukmore

How to Help Chilean Earthquake Survivors

Last Saturday, February 27th, Chile was hit with an 8.8 magnitude earthquake. Today it experienced a 6.6 magnitude aftershock.If you're looking for ways to help the earthquake's survivors, the sites and blogs below have posted lists of relief organizations working in Chile: ...more

Interviews with 48 Changemakers: 4th Anniversary of the Big Vision Podcast

With all the depressing stories on the news, you'd never know that there are all kinds of amazing people out there who not only have big visions for a better world, but are making their big visions real, but there are!...more

Empowering Women Artisans: An Interview with Rebecca Kousky of Nest

"She stood up in our meeting and said that was exactly why women are afraid of taking loans in India, but with Nest, because it's interest-free and they can repay in their necklaces, they didn't have that kind of fear. That was one of those profound moments when you know you're onto something." ...more

I'm so glad you enjoyed the interview (:

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Add a Little Do-Goodness to Your Valentine's Day

On Sunday, February 14th, thousands of people will exchange cards, go out to dinner, eat chocolates, buy flowers, and give gifts for Valentine's Day. If you're celebrating, why not add a little do-goodness to your Valentine's Day?Cards...more

I love the eco focus on this...way to go!

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How to Start, or Join a Social Action Book Club

This week two fellow BlogHer Contributing Editors (Virgina DeBolt and Elana Centor), and BlogHer co-Founder (Elisa Camahort Page), and me had a virtual book club call to discuss Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn....more

Thanks for a nice share you have given to us with such an large collection of information. ...more

How Did You Decide to Help Haiti for the Rest of 2010?

Last week in my post, Keeping Your Balance While Helping Haiti, I suggested that you research organizations working in Haiti that you would like to support by donating, volunteering, or helping in some other way throughout 2010.  We need to support the people of Haiti now, but also in the future, when the hard work of rebuilding begins....more

Thanks for sharing all of the wonderful ways that you are helping, and plan to help the ...more

Keeping Your Balance While Helping Haiti

When a tragedy like the earthquake in Haiti happens, and the images and stories are so disturbing, it is normal to feel extreme emotions: despair, depression, anxiety that help isn't getting their fast enough, guilt, even denial. The thing is, extreme emotions are not always the most productive ones. Eventually, Haiti will be out of the 24-hour news cycle, but its people will still need support. Make a commitment this month to do your part to help over the long term, in a balanced way....more

Helping Haiti: Places to Donate, Creative Fundraising Ideas, and Being a Smart Donor

When I posted about How to Help Haitian Earthquake Survivors on Tuesday evening, there wasn't much information out yet about how to help, but now there are lots of posts and articles with lists of organizations you can donate to like:...more
I love to see people working hard for a good cause. This is a good article about the variety of ...more