The details of volunteering abroad—or the thousands of dollars per person often charged to participate in a structured volunteer program—seem daunting. I’ll share our secrets in five easy steps that any family can take, anywhere in the world, at no additional cost.
Whether you’re thinking ahead to Mother’s Day or graduation, or looking for that perfect gift for a friend, it’s easy to use your consumer dollars for social change. Online Venders for Social Good An easy way to give back is to shop for your favorite gifts on a website that gives back. Books for good: Better […]
Why does Valentine’s Day feel more about consumer pressure to buy and dine, than taking time to cherish the people we love? While we often think of the context in a romantic relationship, this is a wonderful time of year to show love to those we owe so much: our elders. Simplify If you have […]
Philanthropy has blazed the trail in investing with a gender lens—to focus resources on improving the economic well-being of women and girls (which has been proven to help lift communities out of poverty). With Giving Tuesday around the corner, I thought it might be fun to share what we’ve learned about all kinds of giving […]
Our interview this month profiled Pamela Hawley, CEO and Founder of UniversalGiving, and a strategic partner of Catalytic Women. Their unique model engages everyday people in giving and volunteering—from donations of $5 to $20,000, from 8-year-olds to 80-year-olds, and from virtual volunteers to hands-on in-country.