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Tag: Altruism

 

Understanding why people behave unselfishly

 

Education

The Missing Link in Girls’ Education

Building resilience can improve girls’ health and education faster and more effectively, but it’s a missing component of nearly all global development efforts to improve girls’ outcomes.

By Steve Leventhal | 9 | Jun. 29, 2015
 

Philanthropy

Not-So-Ordinary Altruism

A defense of Effective Altruism raises the question of just how effective that movement can be.
Reviewed By Barbara H. Fried | May. 13, 2015
 
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Individual Giving

If It Does Good, Feel It

Benefiting emotionally from altruistic behavior doesn’t lessen—indeed, it increases—other people’s regard for that behavior.
By Adrienne Day | Feb. 18, 2015
 

Impact Investing

So You Want to Invest to Make Impact?

Then stop insisting on market rate returns.

By Bhagwan Chowdhry & Shaun Davies | 1 | Nov. 21, 2014
 

Philanthropy

How Giving Keeps on Giving

Those who engage in altruistic behavior reap benefits that are significant and measurable, two sociologists argue.
Reviewed By Kieran Healy | Nov. 19, 2014
 
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Philanthropy

As Giving Goes Global

Philanthropic activity is increasing worldwide in ways that reflect a shared ethos of humanitarian "virtue."
By Adrienne Day | Aug. 13, 2014
 
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Nonprofit Management

Leading Against the Odds

The best social change leaders take risks when they need to, but they know better than to sacrifice themselves for the cause.

By Aspen Baker | 3 | Jul. 7, 2014
 

Individual Giving

Not “Better Than Nothing”

Combining charity with financial gain can seriously tarnish others’ appreciation of altruistic efforts.
By Adrienne Day | May. 14, 2014
 

The Science Behind Compassion

Featuring James Doty | May. 12, 2014
 

Global Issues

From Service Learning to Learning Service

Personal development and global development are intrinsically linked, but our current service-learning model might need flipping on its head.

By Claire Bennett & Daniela Papi | 6 | Apr. 8, 2014