Lisa writes: Giving, it turns out, really is better than getting. In recent a New York Times article, researchers Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton explained that more money does not really make us happier and that it is what we do with our money that has the greatest impact on our happiness. Whether you are considering charitable giving of $25, $2,500 or $25,000, the questions you need to ask yourself are the same. As we near year-end, the time to do so is now.
Good philanthropy involves a little bit of research and a lot of compassion. Great philanthropy involves asking ourselves some very hard questions.
Never again should a country be called a “basket case.” Every country can develop, every country can end poverty, every country can boost prosperity, every country can create jobs for young people.
- Jim Yong Kim, President of The World Bank
Lisa writes: Mary Dell and I were fortunate to be able to attend Mashable’s Social Good Summit, held this week in New York, coinciding with the meeting of the UN General Assembly.
During this three-day event some of the world’s leading authorities on social media, social
change and the intersection of the two, took the stage in front of an audience engrossed with their laptops as they spread the message of social good. Continue reading