The Giving Guide (39)

Volunteer Oppy: Build in NOLA!

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

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Hankering to go to New Orleans? Fancy wielding a hammer? Have an urge to help out a family? You can!

Back in February, I reserved my spot to volunteer with the national volunteering organization to help re-build communities in …

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Smells like Teen Spirit *Video*

Friday, October 31st, 2014

During the last couple of volunteer outings, I was heartened to see groups of teenagers enthusiastically participating. In fact, the Corporation for National and Community Service has a new study out that reveals just how widespread youth volunteering is.

Volunteer Group photo by GoErinGoDid …

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Philanthropy on a Budget

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Food Bank JulyNow that I’m back working in the States, I’m in re-build mode—re-building my savings and my business after years of traveling abroad.

I’m trying to balance this need to be responsible (and therefore ensure an independent future for myself) with …

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Happiness is Volunteering

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Erin Volunteering QuoteWhen I’m on the road sharing my life as an adventure philanthropist, it’s the travel stories that get people to sit up and take notice. My personal motivation to go out and explore the world however is the philanthropic side …

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Celebrating #GivingTuesday 2013

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

a_year_of_school 2safe_delivery 2Tuesday, December 3, 2013, is the second annual #GivingTuesday, a new tradition started last year to balance out the extreme shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday with a day of donating to others. 

Increased Giving

In its inaugural

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Helping on the Home Front

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Photo Upwardly GlobalI have an expansive view of philanthropy, which incorporates all the giving we’re doing right in our own homes and communities, as well as the volunteering we do with outside charitable organizations.

Now that I’m back with my family in …

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The First to Give

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Girl with MoneyGiven my “living and giving” lifestyle, I was particularly interested to read an article on the impact of Giving Tuesday. Last year, Giving Tuesday was launched to promote the idea of making a donation after days of unapologetic spending.


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Adventure Philanthropist: Giving 101 – Charitable Giving Guide

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

What I love most about philanthropy, otherwise known as charitable giving, is that the causes we chose to support are a clear indication of our core values. How we chose to spend our time and money reflects our closely held …

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Go ErinGo! Fund Giving

Monday, October 8th, 2012

A core motivation for my travels was to volunteer with nonprofits along the way and support worthy organizations both overseas and at home. That’s why I formed a charitable fund, the GoErinGo! Fund, before I left on my 2-year adventure.…

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Turtle Release in Sri Lanka *Video*

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Kosgoda, on Sri Lanka’s west coast, is the home of a turtle hatchery operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. Established in 1981, its goal is to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction. Marine turtles have been …

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