by Jason Kreag
Kreag explores altruism — consideration for others without any thought of personal gain — in several areas: the teaching profession, economics, history, the sciences, and philanthropy.
- American Generosity after Disasters
by Patrick Rooney
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy provides insights on how quickly donations roll in after disasters, what kind of people give, and how much they contribute.
- The Basic Buddhist Virtue
Here is an explanation of the five stages of the Buddhist practice of dana: hospitality, conditional giving, helping, harmonizing, and spontaneity.
- Can You Incentivize Generosity?
by Jill Suttie
Research by Samuel Bowles shows that, in his words, "Motives such as reciprocity, generosity, and trust are common, and these preferences may be crowded out by the use of explicit incentives."
- Dana: The Practice of Generosity
by the Community at Spirit Rock
Buddhists revere generosity as one of the central pillars of a spiritual life, acknowledging our interconnectedness.
- Generosity in Buddhism
by Nicholas Liusuwan
The Buddha emphasized the importance of giving as a way of letting go of desire and craving and ridding the mind of greed.
- Generosity's Perfection
by Susan Salzberg
An open heart frees us from attachment, helps us to expand our limits, and enables us to cultivate the good.
- The Gift of Generosity
by Phillip Moffit
A story about an enchanting bell illustrates how one person's gift can become the gift of many.
- How to Help Kids Learn to Love Giving
by Jason Marsh
Here are five science-based activities which encourage children to help people in need by tapping into their strong, natural drive to be kind.
- Seven Tips For Fostering Generosity
by Jeremy Adam Smith
Making local groups feel their global connections and volunteering in the neighborhood are among these tips for year-round giving.
- 10 Ways to Foster Generosity in Your Students
by Jessica McFadden
Activities to embolden children to practice generosity include gratitude journals, collecting pennies for peace, hosting a food or diaper drive, and observing National Day of Service.
- You Are What You Give
by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Even during tough financial times, we have at our disposal many ways of giving that strengthen our intention to be connected with others.