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.
- The Buddha's Advice to Laypeople: Generosity
by Lynn J. Kelly
The practice of giving offers relief from selfishness and brings with it an experience of freedom.
- Can Corporate Giving Make You More Generous?
by Elizabeth Hopper
A new study points out that we're more likely to "pay forward" when we see the generosity of another person or organization.
- 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.
- Does Good Government Make People More Generous?
by Summer Allen
Yale University researchers report on the ways in which institutions may animate citizens to be more generous with others.
- Five Limits Your Brain Puts on Generosity
by Summer Allen
Factors like maturity, prejudice, and a person-to-person connection influence our generous tendencies.
- 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.
- Global Survey: Generosity Declines Worldwide, But Africa Saves Day
Even though Africa is facing economic troubles and continuing civil wars, the world's poorest continent grew more generous while prospering countries gave less.
- 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 Does It Feel Not To Give to Charity?
by Adam Hoffman
A large body of research shows that spending money on others results in us being happier than when we spend money on ourselves.
- 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.
- No Strings Attached: The Buddha's Culture of Generosity
by Thanissaro Bhikku
The etiquette of generosity allows both recipients of gifts and donors to feel good about caring and sharing.
- 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.
- 20 Quotations on Generosity — A Profound Act of Kindness
by Toni Bernhard
Through spiritual teacher Sharon Salzberg, this writer has learned that as soon as the thought to be generous arises, it's best to resolve to follow through with it.
- The Virtue That Produces Peace
by Melvin McCloud
Generosity is an effective and doable means of easing suffering and fighting injustice.
- What Motivates You to Be Generous?
by Sharon Begley
Generosity and compassion flourish in the midst of adversity, helping us use these experiences to enrich our lives.
- 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.