Your Age as a Guide for Giving

I was catching up on my reading the other day and I came upon an interesting article about a busy career-minded woman who wanted to find a unique way to give back to her community. She really wanted to make her mark, and tie something into the fact that she was turning 40. How could […]

3 Ways to be More Charitable in 2012

Happy 2012 – a little late, but it never hurts to start the year off with a bang. Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? If you are one of the millions of people who set out January 1 ready to lose weight, be more responsible financially, or spend more time with your kids, you’re […]

Finding Your Place in the World of Philanthropy

Every Christmas, I volunteer to wrap all of my team’s Christmas presents as a gift to them. Clearly, this doesn’t count as philanthropy or volunteer work for the greater good. But, I have a passion for sparkly paper, ribbon and bows. One of my fondest memories growing up was learning how to wrap presents with […]

Creating Inspiration through Renovation

I have been working at Interactive Intelligence for a little over a year now and watching how much the company has grown in one short year has been truly amazing. So, when the company decided to start the Interactive Intelligence Foundation to benefit at-risk youth, I was immediately intrigued and knew I wanted to be a […]

A Foundation for Positive Change

There is something magical that happens when a woman becomes a mother. She blossoms and becomes nurturing, selfless and fiercely protective; all in the name of raising her child. I know because I recently became a mother about five months ago. My journey has just begun, and I know that raising a child is a […]

FIRST A Compelling Reason to Volunteer

Who remembers being a kid? Okay. Now, who can say they are doing exactly what they wanted to do when they “grew up?” I remember the days growing up, not knowing where I really fit in, if what I wanted to do was possible or if what I wanted to do would be supported. As […]