National Philanthropy Day

November 15, 2016 Avani Desai

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
- Aesop

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that giving is good for you. In case it does, however, we’ve got a few reasons to explain it—and a few ways to illuminate how this gift applies to you, too.

Philanthropists throughout the world—regardless of status or wealth—report feelings of euphoria and well-being when they help fellow human beings. Medical research has examined this phenomenon of the “helper’s high,” revealing a plethora of short- and long-term health benefits that reveal how giving to others—whether in terms of time, energy, resources, or even emotional support—can be even more beneficial for the helper than for the person being helped. Research shows how people who regularly participate in acts of philanthropy and charity experience less pain, sleep better, and personally feel more fulfilled and worthy.

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Avani Desai

Avani Desai the President at Schellman. Avani has more than 15 years of experience in IT attestation, risk management, compliance and privacy. Avani’s primary focus is on emerging healthcare issues and privacy concerns for organizations. Named as one of the 2017 Global Leaders in Consulting by Consulting Magazine she has also been featured and published in the ISSA Journal, ITSP Magazine, ISACA Journal, Information Security Buzz, Healthcare Tech Outlook, and many more.

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