February is American Heart Month, so it is a good time to think about our heart health. What are simple ways to strengthen our heart and keep it healthy? You can probably recite most of them: eat right, sleep enough, stop smoking, get moving, and give joyfully. Wait? Give joyfully? Yes, that’s right! More and
Empathy is a prime underlying motivator in charitable giving. Can empathy be taught and learned? A group of social science researchers thinks it can, and they’ve created a smartphone app that aims to do just that.
Giving USA recently released its Annual Report on Philanthropy, and the numbers look promising with regard to fundraising from individual donors. Of the estimated $390.05 billion contributed to U.S. charities in 2016, donations from individuals rose 4% over the previous year.