Press and Media Coverage
CBS Sunday Morning- March 23, 2014 The 40-year-old Nessel created a foundation he calls the Pollination Project. Instead of writing a big check to an established charity, he chooses someone just getting started to receive his daily thousand-dollar donation. "One of the challenges with the way philanthropy is currently being done is there's such a disconnect between the givers and those [...]
Thomas Ponce, Pollination Project grantee and founder of Lobby for Animals, was the subject of this inspiring video by our friends at Go Inspire Go.
Check out this great article about our work in Drive the District. The Pollination Project, a nonprofit founded by a Dallas-based businessman, is enabling activists to be the change they want to see. “We really want to get behind people and be their cheerleaders,” said executive director Alissa Hauser. Here’s how it works: Pollination Project awards $1,000 micro-grants to fund [...]
Last January, I moved back to my hometown of Omaha, unemployed, and began volunteering at the Southern Sudan Community Association, a refugee resettlement nonprofit. My time was spent working on English with international refugees, and Akoy, at that time, was my student. She was one of the women I was lucky enough to spend a few hours with each morning, [...]
DALLAS (KRLD) – How much of a difference can $1,000 make? For almost 400 organizations around the world, a thousand dollars has been the start of something big. Dallas-based developer and philanthropist Ari Nessel gave away $365,000 in 2013, a thousand dollars at a time as part of the Pollination Project. The grants were given to start-up non-profit organizations and [...]
Ari Nessel was interviewed on AR-Zone, a series of podcasts about animal rights and animal liberation. Listen Now.
Ari authored this inspiring Huffington Post piece about daily giving. About a year and a half ago I did something that some would say was outrageous. I made a pledge to give away $1K a day to an individual social change-maker, every day, for the rest of my life. This wasn't an easy thing to pledge -- it represented a [...]
On the morning after Thanksgiving, I woke up to one email that erased all of the “Black Friday” messages that were bombarding my inbox. The profound words of truth and light from Ari Nessel, the founder of The Pollination Project embodied the authentic essence of our nation’s day of Giving Thanks. Ari’s message was written to his team of compassion activists in response [...]
This 13-year-old entrepreneur is out to change the world: A Q&A with Maya Penn Maya Penn is a tiny, vibrant force of nature. She’s an entrepreneur, philanthropist, fashion designer, animator, blogger, writer and illustrator. She runs a budding eco-friendly fashion business and a nonprofit for environmental awareness, and her mind churns constantly with new creative projects. And we should probably mention — Maya [...]
Laura Lavigne's project, the Happiness Sprinkling Project, has really gone viral! Check out this coverage at NBC Los Angeles: "If you've ever sat at a stoplight -- and let's assume that you have, at least once or twice, if you're in possession of a driver's license -- and seen a furry, balloon-holding mascot promoting a local business or a group [...]