Contributed by: Martina Nicolls
It's Global Diaspora Week
The U.S. is home to more than 230 million living outside of their country of birth.
World Humanitarian Day
To mark World Humanitarian Day, celebrate the spirit that inspires all aspects of humanitarian work around the world.
Watching eyes promote giving
Research suggests that people behave more ethically and give more when there are eyes watching them.
Data on disasters saves lives
The role of data in humanitarian relief efforts is becoming more essential in preventing, and addressing natural and non-natural disasters.
Education in crisis zones
For individuals considering giving education in crisis zones, the priorities are access, quality, and infrastructure.
Giving legal aid
Giving free legal aid to people in poverty and to the vulnerable makes a lot of sense.
Reduce diabetes to reduce TB
Public health managers' advice to reduce tuberculosis in the world is to first reduce diabetes.
8 development goals
It is true that much progress has been made in all of the eight MDGs, but are they sustainable?
What is venture philanthropy and how can families choose the right charity to ‘invest’ in?
Giving with accountability
Managing firms in developing countries often have to pay government bribes just to get the job finished.
Giving blood is a wonderful way to support strangers – and to support someone’s wellbeing.
Empathy: giving comfort
Empathy is what motivates people support a worthy cause or provide a shoulder to cry on.
Giving a smile
There is plenty of research that shows that smiling is good for you and good for others.
Giving to doorknockers
Charity doorknockers asking for donations are increasing. But are you likely to give to doorknockers?
Giving food to the hungry
Food wastage is an economic problem and a food distribution challenge.
Celebrity giving: good or not?
Research reveals that when celebrities give to good causes, the general public takes notice.
Giving money or saving money?
Ronald Read lived frugally and saved $10 million, then he gave it all away.
Doing good or a do-gooder?
“Doing good” provokes positive connotations, but it seems nobody likes a “do-gooder.”
Giving to artists is giving to people
One way to support artists and the public is to give donations for public art.
How to give support after large-scale disasters
Due it's flexibility, cash is often the best way to send support in the immediate aftermath of a large-scale disaster
Labyrinths give you peace of mind
Walking a labyrinth can be a way of finding peace within – thus giving peace of mind.
Giving stuff away
Studies show that having more does not necessarily make us happy. Yet we continue to accumulate more than we need.
Giving to charities online
Some say that online giving increases empathy, others say that online giving takes advantage of donors.
Is there karma in giving?
Many people believe that preserving the Earth's wellbeing is the ultimate in good karma.
Is philanthropy innate?
Philanthropy has been defined as a spiritual act of caring for one’s fellow human beings. But does it come naturally?
How to spot charity scams
More and more charity scammers are taking advantage of people’s generosity in the wake of natural disasters.
Do you have a pair of used glasses? Don’t throw them away. They can be donated to people who cannot...
Running and giving
Fun Runs are an ideal way to get fit while giving.
How to give and get a balanced work life
Organizations can tempt new workers by giving them more than just money – by giving them a balanced work life.
Giving social responsibility
The increasing demand for sustainable products is an incentive for companies to be socially responsible.
Giving peace for coexistence
The 2007 Brussels Peace Declaration on Religious Coexistence advocates equality, tolerance and acceptance of others.
4 ways of giving a fair share
There is a groundswell of people and organisations attempting to re-balance the wealth distribution so that the less fortunate can...
Why volunteering and giving is good for your health
MRI brain scans have verified the “helper’s high” of volunteering and giving.
Voluntourism - should I consider it?
Voluntourism is volunteering combined with tourism. Find out if it's right for you.
Natural and ethical giving
I aim to help readers take their own personal journeys to understand the nature of giving.