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Posts from the ‘Giving’ Category

Volunteering: New Ways To Do Good

11 ways to use your skills to do good.

Find out more here.

And, in timely fashion, the Tourism Authority of Thailand is currently promoting their Ultimate Moments Campaign – where you can win a volunteer vacation to Thailand.

For more information on Volunteering In Thailand.

I’ll be writing more about my recent volunteering experiences in Australia.

The Importance of Kindness

Check out this animated snippet from George Saunders commencement speech – it’s beautifully inspiring. I’m off to read the rest of it now…


Goodwill Campaign That Frees Thousands of Americans From Debt

A group of former Occupy Wall Street activists have abolished nearly $15m (£9m) of Americans’ medical debt as part of a goodwill campaign to free debtors at random

This is the kind of generosity that inspires!  Let’s hope we continue to hear of more such inspired generosity.

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The Duck Lady

This amazing lady is doing so much good it’s truly inspiring. And, what’s even more amazing, is the way she not only gives so much but that she spices it up with a pinch of fun.

Check her out on this short video.

Want to Do Some Good But Don’t Know How?

It’s great to see business people using their creative genius for good!  These two advertising whizzes have come up with a wonderful way to help connect those with something to give to those in need. And to top it all off, they’ve set it up so others can easily follow their great example.

All you have to do is take the pledge and apply to host a store on You will then receive a dropbox link with access to all of The Street Store designs for t-shirts, marketing materials, and a full how-to guide!

For more information click here.

How Cities Can Be Designed to Help – Or Hinder – Sharing

“Creative people in cities around the world are rising up…” declares Neal Gorenflo, co-founder of Shareable magazine. “We are not protesting, and we are not asking for permission, and we are not waiting—we are building a people-powered economy right under everyone’s noses.”

Click here for More on Sharing

A Place for Generosity Based Publishing

You cannot open a book without learning something.


The following article talks about a new way of doing business – and it’s not profit based. Wow!

Check out A Place for Generosity Based Publishing here.

Will A Sharing Economy Save Us?

We live in a world of enormous change. Change that is happening at an accelerating rate. What will the world will be like in five years time? It’s difficult to imagine.

One of the benefits of an unknown future are the unlimited possibilities that are starting to become available to us. New movements are developing that open our eyes to different ways of being and doing. One movement that inspires optimism is the sharing movement.

According to most general definitions that are widely available online, the sharing economy leverages information technology to empower individuals or organisations to distribute, share and re-use excess capacity in goods and services. The business icons of the new sharing economy include the likes of Airbnb, Zipcar, Lyft, Taskrabbit and Poshmark, although hundreds of other for-profit as well as non-profit organisations are associated with this burgeoning movement that is predicated, in one way or another, on the age-old principle of sharing.

To discover more read Politics and the Sharing Economy.

Haircuts for Hugs

I hope you enjoy this heart warming story. I am sure it will brighten up your Sunday.

Haircuts for Hugs

Amazon’s Best Selling Holiday Items

What people buy for Xmas presents is generally not something that interests me. However, this little article about Amazon caught my eye. It summarizes the best selling items in the USA this year. And you may be very surprised by the items. Check it out.

Best Selling Items