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Uplifting selfless grassroots volunteerism for a kinder, more compassionate world

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Seeding a community of changemakers

We use the money we raise to invest in grassroots projects by people who seek to create a more compassionate world. Every day of the year, our network selects a new project that will receive $1,000 in seed funding. As that project blossoms, leaders can access capacity-building support, encouragement, and connectivity with others. Through these efforts, we seed a vibrant community of global changemakers who seek to spread compassion in the world for the benefit of all.

#Changemaker Of The Week:

Raoul & Jali: Keepers of Memory

A story of brotherhood. Raoul Vecchio is an architect and engineer. One day in his native Italy, Raoul had a chance encounter with an artist named Jali Diabate. As they talked, a synergy emerged that would meaningfully shape both their lives. Raoul and Jali recently received seed funding from The Pollination Project to build a volunteer-led cultural center in Senegal, in the ancient tradition of the Griots, to preserve the traditions, art, and stories of the over 11 different ethnic groups who live harmoniously in the area.

Read About More #Changemakers

#Changemaker Of The Week:

Raoul & Jali: Keepers of Memory

A story of brotherhood. Raoul Vecchio is an architect and engineer. One day in his native Italy, Raoul had a chance encounter with an artist named Jali Diabate. As they talked, a synergy emerged that would meaningfully shape both their lives. Raoul and Jali recently received seed funding from The Pollination Project to build a volunteer-led cultural center in Senegal, in the ancient tradition of the Griots, to preserve the traditions, art, and stories of the over 11 different ethnic groups who live harmoniously in the area.

Read About More #Changemakers

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Totis Viribus

Today I learned a new phrase - “Totis Viribus,” which means “with all one’s might.” Living life purposefully takes effort. It takes work to focus our path in an intentional way; being consciously compassionate is a daily and deliberate practice. 

Humility is a wise teacher

To be humble is to admit when we may not know everything, which is a prerequisite to learning and growth. It allows us to listen, which is a state of openness that assumes something new and valuable is being shared.  A structural challenge for the field of philanthropy is the cultivation of humility.

What makes you happy?

Happiness is activated gratitude. It costs nothing and requires nothing, other than that we pause in presence and notice goodness, even when it coexists beside pain. There is always something to be grateful for. The lesson of Laura Lavigne's "Big Gratitude Project".

Totis Viribus

Today I learned a new phrase - “Totis Viribus,” which means “with all one’s might.” Living life purposefully takes effort. It takes work to focus our path in an intentional way; being consciously compassionate is a daily and deliberate practice. 

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