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Addiction is generally considered a bad thing. However, a new research study suggests that if you think about times you've been helpful or generous, you will want to repeat that behavior. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at Dollar Philanthropy
Its free and its a good thing. Click here to read more about why hugs matter. "So, bottom line, if you want the world to be a more harmonious place, find someone you're fond of, and who's fond of you.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2012 at Dollar Philanthropy
We love lentils, but I wish I knew a trick that would keep red lentils from turning that rather unappetizing gray color.
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Guest post by Lydia Walshin, founder/director, Drop In & Decorate: Cookies for Donation As the founder of Drop In & Decorate: Cookies for Donation, a nonprofit organization that encourages people to play with squeeze bottles of icing and sprinkles, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2011 at Dollar Philanthropy
I follow HH Dalai Lama on Facebook because he always throws out great attitude adjusters to start my day. This morning's pearl: The more adept we become at cultivating an altruistic attitude, the happier we will feel and the more... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at Dollar Philanthropy
Some days, weeks, months, and years are harder than others. This week it has been difficult to keep my cynicism, feelings of nothing will make much of a difference, and general pessimism at bay. There's no real cause, just the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2011 at Dollar Philanthropy
I'm going to see if I can get our church to hold an event. We have a goal of giving 15000 hours of service to the community in 2012. This would be a super fun event. I even know of an organization to whom we can give them. I'm thinking big... maybe try to make 100+ cookies. I suppose sugar cookies would be the ones that would freeze the best. How long it take the icing to dry? BTW - Thanks for all the comments.
We're getting lots of traffic from Drop In and Decorate enthusiasts. I hope you will make cookies and give a smile to someone who needs it. I also hope you will trust me when I tell you that even the smallest amount of good let loose on the world is NEVER wasted!
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Guest post by Lydia Walshin, founder/director, Drop In & Decorate: Cookies for Donation Kermit knew it all, and he wrote a book about it. “One Frog Can Make a Difference” spelled out Kermit’s philosophy of life, and though the book... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at Dollar Philanthropy
2011 Volunteering report just released Click here for highlights Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2011 at Dollar Philanthropy
Oh My! Stop this insanity now. I'm gonna look like a rabid dog with all this slobber. I have a weakness for BLTs and that sounds plain awesome.
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IBM does it. Home Depot and British Airways do it. Even smaller, lesser known companies like Cabot Corporation and Two Men and a Truck do it. They all encourage their employees to participate in some sort of community service. Some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2011 at Dollar Philanthropy
Carol Kirshner is now following GretchenRubin
Aug 4, 2011
Carol Kirshner is now following Colin Beavan aka No Impact Man
Aug 4, 2011
I just love the Paradigm Project fellas! They tell the story so well. The statistics are sad, but these videos educate me and actually feel a little jealous that I didn''t get to go on that trip. I am always... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at Dollar Philanthropy
I usually prefer to talk policy rather than politics. I can be quite sarcastic when vexed. Also, I try hard not to let my favorite defense mechanism, cynicism, get the best of me. Today I fail... but I've got to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at Dollar Philanthropy
You know the saying "No good deed goes unpunished." Well, combine that with my crippling disability (the inability to say no to a good cause I like)... I'm doomed. In my previous life, I used to write grant proposals for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at Dollar Philanthropy
I'm sharing a link to a great article on getting children involved with fundraising for good causes. Pearls from the article include: "There are so many benefits to introducing children to charity fundraising. These can be educational – learning about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2011 at Dollar Philanthropy
There is a documentary film in the works called Altruistic Arcs which will follow three social entreprenuers and tell their stories. I can't wait to see it as it is completely in my wheelhouse. From their site: "In the film... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at Dollar Philanthropy
OK... not $1. But it is a meal for two at the local mexican restaurant with margaritas. I take so many things for granted. In my college days, I've lived without a washing machine and dryer. However, I have never... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2011 at Dollar Philanthropy
Carol Kirshner is now following Tobi Johnson
Jun 26, 2011
I also think that some organizations are missing the boat by not finding ways to engage those that work during the day. I know of several organizations in my area that serve the poor and at-risk, but only M-F, 9 am to 4 pm. There are some social problems that are 24 hour problems - poverty, hunger, abuse, neglect, unemployment, childcare, animal welfare, healthcare, and etc. Why not get creative and engage working people too?
When one thinks of summer, images of water balloon fights, swimming, and carefree times come to mind. For many children, summer is a time when their bellies are never full and the cupboards are bare. Lets face it--- growing children... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2011 at Dollar Philanthropy
So can you adjust the amounts of the ingredients so that this can be made in vat-sized portions cause my hubby would want to swim in it. YUM!
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Carol Kirshner is now following Lydia
Mar 11, 2011