Tag Archives: Generosity

Do Females Encourage More Generosity in Males?

Adam Grant has done it again. He wrote an excellent article in yesterday’s New York Times about the positive correlation between the amount of money a man donates and how many female relatives he has. Bill Gates was used as the … Continue reading

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How NOT to help in times of a disaster

Someone on Facebook shared this excellent article on “disorganized generosity” in times of disaster. We all want to help but must do it well. In a nutshell, DO donate cash to reputable organizations, DO NOT ship blankets, shoes, clothing, stuffed animals, … Continue reading

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7 take-aways from “The Power of Half: One Family’s Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back” by Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen

Fourteen year-old Hannah Salwen and her father, Kevin, were driving along one day when she noticed a homeless man standing on the corner of a street. At the same time, she saw a Mercedes driving by and something just clicked … Continue reading

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A Generosity “Tune-Up”

I stumbled across a philanthropy blog that piqued my interest. Sasha Dichter, the blogger, mentioned an interesting concept called “Generosity Day.” In fact, he gives a talk about his generosity experiment on Ted.com. Apparently, this is an opportunity to say “YES” … Continue reading

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Proactive Generosity

In my last post, I talked about getting a “Head Start” on generosity. I always feel like there is something more I could be doing during the holiday season.  Donating money to my favorite causes is easy enough, but something was … Continue reading

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Passing Along a Sofa Leads to “Head Start” Generosity

It was time to get rid of my 14-year-old sofa to make room for the new sofa my mother got for me. She had decided, enough was enough, with her daughter living with a hideous (my mother does not mince … Continue reading

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Is Generosity Better than Sex?

Well, no big surprise, but the answer is “no”, according to this article  in the New York Times. However, there’s some new research from the University of Virginia’s (UVA) National Marriage Project showing that practicing generosity is very important in intimate … Continue reading

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What is philanthropy?

I’ve always imagined a philanthropist was a wealthy person who donated lots of money to their favorite causes.  Well then, that can’t be me!  Sure, I donate a few dollars here and there to causes I believe in, but mostly … Continue reading

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