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Children, monkeys transfer generosity - Yale Daily News (blog)

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Children, monkeys transfer generosity
Yale Daily News (blog)
New research conducted at the Yale Psychology Department suggests young children and even monkeys have a more nuanced understanding of generosity than previously thought.
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Without opening up a can of evolutionary worms, this study on generosity is worth a read . . . 

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Chris Murray: Generosity sends cancer-stricken 16-year-old to Super Bowl - Reno Gazette-Journal

Chris Murray: Generosity sends cancer-stricken 16-year-old to Super Bowl - Reno Gazette-Journal | Generosity | Scoop.it
Reno Gazette-Journal Chris Murray: Generosity sends cancer-stricken 16-year-old to Super Bowl Reno Gazette-Journal But through the generosity of a family the Beachs had never met and some divine intervention, Kirt, Carmen, Kody and older brother,...
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Read this story for some great layers of generosity.  God is clearly a football fan.  

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Generosity of Henniker waitress who paid soldiers' tab despite her own ... - The Union Leader

Generosity of Henniker waitress who paid soldiers' tab despite her own ... - The Union Leader | Generosity | Scoop.it
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Good re-cap of a great story this week -- generosity creates its own karma

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It's a New (Old) Day for Volunteerism: Crowdsourcing Social Change - The Nonprofit Quarterly

It's a New (Old) Day for Volunteerism: Crowdsourcing Social Change - The Nonprofit Quarterly | Generosity | Scoop.it
It's a New (Old) Day for Volunteerism: Crowdsourcing Social Change The Nonprofit Quarterly My first in-depth exploration of volunteerism was in the mid-1980s—the result of seeing a worrisome decline in volunteer participation in an international...
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Good re-post from NPQ on keeping volunteer initiatives focused on 'doing the right things' vs. simply 'doing things right.'  Bonus Godin/Tribes call-out.  

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Volunteerism will honor those killed on Sept. 11 - Hutchinson News

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Volunteerism will honor those killed on Sept. 11
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NEW YORK -- Thousands of volunteers will honor Sept. 11 victims today with good deeds performed around the globe.
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Lots of examples and opportunities to be generous on this extra-ordinary day.  

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Seth's Blog: Part of a community...

Seth's Blog: Part of a community... | Generosity | Scoop.it
or apart from a community? We can choose to "give back," or we can choose to give. Viewing the web as a platform for generosity is very different than seeing an opportunity to turn it into an ATM machine.
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Seth's short musing on on-line 'generosity' is on-point literally and metaphorically.  One smart dude.  

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Karen Ehman — 10 Ideas to Teach Your Kids {& You!} Generosity

Karen Ehman — 10 Ideas to Teach Your Kids {& You!} Generosity | Generosity | Scoop.it
Want to teach the kids {& u} the difference between needs & wants? @proverbs31org devo & generosity ideas http://t.co/LCQLPcRMh2
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Don't know Karen but love #10 -- "more is caught than taught"!  

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Education for Empathy & Compassion | The Center for Collaborative Communication: Communication Training

Education for Empathy & Compassion | The Center for Collaborative Communication: Communication Training | Generosity | Scoop.it

Can empathy be taught? Is it “natural” in humans? Recent research shows that educators are looking for pedagogical strategies for increasing empathy and compassion in students.

Young people are in a particularly ripe developmental stage to develop compassion. “Empathy requires something called Theory of Mind,” educator Lara Mattox, Ph.D. says. “It is a concept that is developing in children ages 3 to 5 and entails being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes….Fortunately that’s not to say that those born with less natural empathy are doomed to have less all their lives. Empathy can be taught.” 

 

Proving that anyone can grow into an empathetic person, the Open Colleges wrote recently, “as we get more educated, we tend to show more compassion towards others,” and backed up their claim from research on the volunteerism in adult students worldwide.


Via Edwin Rutsch
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Interesting p.o.v./pursuit of the 'science' behind generosity . . .

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C-SPAN | Volunteerism in America

C-SPAN | Volunteerism in America | Generosity | Scoop.it
Kudos to @nationalservice CEO @WendyCNCS for a great interview about volunteerism on @cspanwj. http://t.co/bnKlzAOmGl
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1 IN 4 AMERICANS VOLUNTEER FORMALLY -- EVEN MORE INFORMALLY!  Good vid from the pros . . . 

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How to help a young child learn generosity - Washington Post

How to help a young child learn generosity - Washington Post | Generosity | Scoop.it
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How to help a young child learn generosity
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My six-year-old came home from school this week with two envelopes. One was for a donation to help people in the Philippines.
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A cringe-worthy moment for any parent, but good advice going forward . . . !

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DQ manager gets call from Warren Buffet for his generosity, character - fox4kc.com

DQ manager gets call from Warren Buffet for his generosity, character - fox4kc.com | Generosity | Scoop.it
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DQ manager gets call from Warren Buffet for his generosity, character
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HOPKINS, Minn.
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So simple - so perfect.  

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Evolution Favors Generosity Over Selfishness | IdeaFeed | Big Think

Evolution Favors Generosity Over Selfishness | IdeaFeed | Big Think | Generosity | Scoop.it
Cooperation and generosity are better modes of behavior than obstinance and self-interest when it comes to thriving within a society.
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Shedding new light on the "Prisoner's Dilemma" -- good news for everybody . . . 

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11 amazing acts of generosity

11 amazing acts of generosity | Generosity | Scoop.it
These unexpected acts of kindness may inspire you to open up your heart, and your wallet, to help out a stranger.
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Fun to read.  What are YOUR stories?

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Generosity in America's 50 Biggest Cities

Generosity in America's 50 Biggest Cities | Generosity | Scoop.it
How much each of America's 50 biggest cities gives to charity. (Great news!
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Where does your home city rank?  

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Video of the Day: Desmond Tutu on Ubuntu - Blog

Video of the Day: Desmond Tutu on Ubuntu - Blog | Generosity | Scoop.it

‘The ethic or humanist philosophy emphasizing community, sharing and generosity. The concept of Ubuntu is used in the political sphere to emphasize the need for unity or consensus in decision-making, as well as the need for a suitably humanitarian ethic to inform those decisions. The word has its origin in the Bantu languages of Southern African and as a traditional African concept.


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Pay It Forward: Why Generosity Is The Key To Success

Pay It Forward: Why Generosity Is The Key To Success | Generosity | Scoop.it
When it comes to doing things for others, there are Givers, Takers, and Matchers. Which one are you?

Via Anita
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Love the idea of the "Five Minute Favor"!

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Kerryn Treanor's curator insight, November 17, 2014 9:58 PM

Are you a Giver, Taker or Matcher? Take the quiz and find out!