Tag Archives: Philanthropy

play it forward

Do you think you are too busy, too young, too old, too poor to be a philanthropist?  Whatever your reason (or excuse), please read on about nine-year-old Mac Millar’s project and how he has made a difference in the lives of some of … Continue reading

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Pay A Sack Forward

For most of 2013 Micheal Stafford, my new favourite superhero and brains behind BAM! Expresso has been busily making the world a better place, one expresso at a time.  Earlier this year, Michael opened a philanthro-cafe BAM! Expresso on Julia … Continue reading

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1000 births, 1000 lives

In grade 12, I spent a lot of time avoiding study, playing loads of sport, obsessing about boys and generally wondering what I was going to happen when I “grew up”. Not Natalie Charlton, who is a year 12 student … Continue reading

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social media for social good: donate a friend

I have said it before, and I will say it again: you dont have to be rich to be a philanthropist.  As nice as it would be to be Bill and Melinda Gates or Chuck Feeney and give away billions of … Continue reading

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The Carrie Bradshaw Approach to Changing The World

Carrie Bradshaw would be proud… I am off to buy some shoes. Not just any kind of shoes (and NOT Jimmy Choos, Carrie), but a pair of shoes that has the potential to change a life.  A pair of new, … Continue reading

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the top ten socially kind christmas gifts 2011

I heard the most amazing Christmas story through the website GIVIT. Last year, a family tired of the usual fuss and commercialisation of Christmas decided that instead of giving gifts to each other,  they bought the ENTIRE outstanding list off … Continue reading

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my favourite cash-poor person’s gift to the world

Most of you have heard me bang on about social kindness, charity fatigue, and how I don’t think you have to be rich to be a philanthropist. Well here is one of my favourite cash-poor person’s gift to the world: … Continue reading

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