Danica Whitney

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How to Sew Philanthropy Into the Fabric of Your Company's Culture

When you give back, you feel better. Philanthropy and company culture are intertwined; here's how to up your game in both.<p>In today's economy, what you sell is only a small part of your business story. Technology, specifically social media, has created a much more transparent relationship between …

Connections to a Cause: The Millennial Way of Charity

WASHINGTON — It was an otherwise routine bus ride through the Costa Rican countryside several years ago that changed the way Chase Adam thought about what makes people give.<p>Mr. Adam, a 24-year-old Peace Corps volunteer at the time, noticed that a woman canvassing riders for donations to help her …

4 Blow-Your-Mind Brussels Sprouts Recipes

If you're not a Brussels sprouts fan, you will be soon. From Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Maple Syrup to a creamy, cheesy Brussels Sprouts Gratin, these recipes prove that this super-green can be addictively delicious.<p><b>1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Pecans & Maple Syrup</b><p>When you …

Economics

Special ‘Wraparound’ Services for Black Children Aren’t the Solution to Bad Policy Decisions

Impact Investing for Nonprofits: How to Make Your Assets Work for (Not Against) Your Mission

By Alex Haber<p>Would you like your foundation or nonprofit investments to actively support your mission?<p>It's hard to imagine anyone saying no. But the follow-up question--Can you make that happen?--tends to inspire responses somewhere between a shrug and a vigorous "no way." In fact, a recent Council …

Philanthropy

Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility

It’s hard to see a child unhappy. Whether a child is crying over the death of a pet or the popping of a balloon, our instinct is to make it better, fast.<p>That’s where too many parents get it wrong, says the psychologist Susan David, author of the book “Emotional Agility.” Helping a child feel happy …

Why 'lighthouse parenting' makes perfect sense (and 6 ways to get started)

Hot on the parenting trend heels of tiger moms, helicopter parents and free-range families, the ‘lighthouse parent’ philosophy is garnering attention …

If you think education is the solution to income inequality, you may have flunked Statistics

The big topic that the big discussions love to talk around is wealth inequality. We are like the alcoholic that doesn’t want to admit we have a problem.<p>First it was ‘There isn’t sufficient evidence of growing inequality.’ Then it was ’Maybe it doesn’t matter as long as everyone is benefitting.’ …

Income Inequality

Want to Be More Productive? Stop Getting Organized And Do This Instead

Is getting more organized the key to increasing your productivity? The answer will surprise you.<p>While we have more time-saving devices than any other generation, we've become obsessed with productivity: doing more things, and doing them better, in less time.<p>We turn to technology. Millions of people …

Either Trump Was Too Cheap To Run A Proper Foundation Or He Didn't Care To

As the revelations about the Donald Trump Foundation have piled up, an overarching theme has emerged: Trump’s foundation wasn’t operating the way …

Here’s what is promising, and troubling, about Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s plan to ‘cure all diseases.’

Recently, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, made a big splash in the global health world when they announced a $3 billion commitment to “cure all diseases in our children’s lifetime.” Zuckerberg and Chan joined the ranks of wealthy philanthropists like Bill …

Public Health