Category Archives: Philanthropy

Philanthropy for Kids: Nurturing a Giving Family

I’ve been wondering about how to explore the concept of philanthropy with my kids. I realize that such a large concept feels sort of intangible. In one of my early blog posts, I explore the definition of philanthropy. But I now … Continue reading

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3rd Graders are named Outstanding Young Philanthropists of 2013

I just wrote a very fun article about how 3rd grade students at Ordway Elementary School on Bainbridge Island have become intimately involved in a project that helps a community on Ometepe, an island in Lake Nicaragua. Makes me wish … Continue reading

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Philanthropic Colonialism

Someone sent me this thought-provoking article in the New York Times by Peter Buffett, the son of billionaire (and philanthropist) Warren Buffett. I did a little research about this term: “philanthropic colonialism.” According to this source, philanthropic colonialism means “barging in as outsiders … Continue reading

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Donating Stool or Organs: A Unique Type of Philanthropy

As I was drinking my morning tea (vanilla rooibos, if you must know) and engaging in one of my all-time favorite pastimes on a Sunday morning: reading the New York Times, I saw this fascinating article by a woman who donated her … Continue reading

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“Doing Good” Blog on Parentmap

I’ve managed to land a twice-a-month blogging gig on Parentmap, a very cool resource for parenting articles and activities around town for families. The title of the column is “Doing Good.” We tossed around a bunch of titles like “Think … Continue reading

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GiveBig Article in Seattle Globalist Published!

The Seattle Globalist has published my profile of three Seattle organizations that don’t receive much media attention. Check it out!

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How To Choose an Organization to Donate to: GiveBig Seattle 2013

Give Big, which is happening tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15, is a one-day, online giving event sponsored by the Seattle Foundation and its partners, to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations in the Seattle area. Last year the fundraiser raised $8.8 million! … Continue reading

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Bill Gates Invests in Improving Teacher Performance

Bill Gates wants to help teachers get good and real feedback to improve their performance. Apparently the US is ranked 15th (tied with Iceland and Poland) in reading, 23rd in science and 31st in math. That’s not good enough for … Continue reading

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My Article in the Seattle Globalist

Excited that my article on Haiti Babi has been published. Enjoy!

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The Key to Success: Tirelessly Helping Others

This article about altruism in today’s New York Times Magazine was so interesting, I just had to share it with you. Now I want to meet this researcher, Adam Grant, who basically says that helping others has made him a successful person. … Continue reading

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