Paying It Forward

Stories about everyday giving and individual actions to improve the world a little.


Why I Love Kiva So Much

A Mushy, Gushy Open Love Letter to the Company That’s Changing the World


First of all, let me get this out of the way. If you’ve…


Give Like It’s Going Out of Fashion

How eight girls living at a Romanian orphanage got dressed by J.Crew


No Tuxedo Required

One Geek’s Thoughts on Charitable Giving


I’ve got an amazing job. I get paid lots of money to do challenging work that I feel good about. Its a great life!

The downside, for me, of programming and of the high tech world in general, is that it is so easy to get sucked into the marvels of it all, and spend all of my time immersed…


The Power of 1%

One Company’s Philanthropic Approach, From An Employee Spouse’s Perspective 


In late 2011, my husband came home with a pair of military-style boots. He really didn’t need another pair of boots, so I very politely inquired, “What are those for?”

He explained that his company, Veterans United, gave a pair of combat boots to…


A Christmas Bonus, With A Catch

Each December, every employee in our office gets $500 cash. The catch? Spend it on someone else before Christmas. 


In advertising, and I’m sure in other lines of work, the holidays seems to be more of an inconvenience to the normal flow of work than anything else. Production gets a little gummed up. Timelines push…

Paying It Forward
Paying It Forward

Stories about everyday giving and individual actions to improve the world a little.

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