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Why Supporting the GGSC Is More Important Than Ever

Announcement | December 5, 2016

Please help us foster understanding, resilience, and kindness by making a year-end donation today.

During this year-end season of giving, we ask you please to make a gift to the Greater Good Science Center. Why?

1. Because the World Needs More Kindness and Connection

There’s a clear need for more understanding and empathy between people. We share your hope for a more compassionate, peaceful world, and every day we deliver the research-based insights, practices, and resources that can help us all get there.

2. Because Your Gift Has Real Impact on a Huge Scale

This year we delivered the “science of a meaningful life” for free to more than 6 million grateful parents, teachers, health professionals, workplace leaders, and many others around the world. In turn, they touched countless more kids, colleagues, and clients. We’re a small, efficient, independently-funded non-profit, and dollar for dollar, there might be no more impactful contribution you can make.

3. Because You Can Believe in the Greater Good

The New York Times has called the GGSC the “epicenter for research on happiness and gratitude.” We’re a trusted voice bringing this science out of the lab and into the lives of millions of people. Our work depends on Greater Good readers like you who chip in with a gift of any size. The more you give, the more good we can share with the world.

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