Friday, September 18, 2015

Giving the Gift of Literacy - Free Books

         Please visit  The Literacy Site.  

When there, click on the “Click Here to Give – it’s FREE” button
to help make books available to children around the world.

Making books a part of a child’s life is the best way to encourage 
the love of reading, and literacy is key in breaking the poverty cycle.

100% of sponsor advertising fees goes to their charitable partners.

Friday, January 16, 2015

One of these 10 will change your outlook immediately

Here are 10 tips that will have an immediate impact in your life because they are so simple.

Have you ever become frustrated with the ads popping up while you are playing online games?
struggled with a Kiwi?
had neck pain because of you pillow?
lost your smartphone?
had problems with and unruly necktie?

The simple solutions are now available; just watch this 5 minute video.

You will be glad you did.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

This Christmas "Giving" video carries a powerful message.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has a beautiful gift for everyone. Free downloads of 5 of their songs:

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Two Most Important Days

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

― Mark Twain

      Why are you here?

      What are you doing about it?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Seeking Brings Light and Truth

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf recently taught

"Please consider the magnitude of this promise: The Everlasting and Almighty God, the Creator of this vast universe, will speak to those who approach Him with a sincere heart and real intent."

What is God's plan for you?  

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Moments That Matter Most

We would do well to slow down a little, focus on the significant, lift up our eyes, and truly see the things that matter most. Read the entire address "Of Things That Matter Most" at

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Best Windows Apps for 2014

I often wonder, what's a good application for doing x.
Here's an easy way to find what LifeHacker is recommending.


I hope you find it to be as useful as I do.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

35 million images for free

Getty is offering bloggers free use of many of its images for free.

Getty is offering you an embed capability which opens up its award-winning imagery for sharing.

Yes, you can now use Getty Images’ latest fashion, celebrity, sports, music and news coverage; its immense collection of digital photos; and its rich images to illustrate your unique ideas, passions and interests.

This opens one of the deepest, most comprehensive and largest image collections in the world to you.

Getty images in your blog will draw readers in to read and interact with you.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Can't Afford the Big Boys' Courses???

Rosetta Stone
I just came across this new method of learning a foreign language. Being the Massive Giving blog, how could I not let everyone know about it.  Yes! It's FREE.

Of course, they don't just magically pour the language into your brain.  You still have to put in the effort to learn.  You just have no out of pocket cost.

But, how can they afford to just give it away?  No, they don't plaster the site with advertisements to generate income.   They actually benefit from the things you do as you complete the courses.

How do they benefit, you ask?  As hard as it is to believe, as you take the course, you are actually helping them translate internet web pages into the language you are learning.

So you win by learning a language for free.  They win by getting free labor to do the translations they are interested in.

Check them out at

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Helping Low-Income Entrepreneurs

I want to let you know about Kiva (, a non-profit that allows you to lend as little as $25 to a specific low-income entrepreneur across the globe.

You choose who to lend to - whether a baker in Afghanistan, a goat herder in Uganda, a farmer in Peru, a restaurateur in Cambodia or a tailor in Iraq - and as they repay their loan, you get your money back. It's a powerful and sustainable way to empower someone right now to lift themselves out of poverty.
Check it out!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Massive Giving - Two Year Anniversary

I think it's time to wrap up the "send a card to the troops" effort.

It began 2 years ago, on Dec 3, 2008.  We started with a goal
of sending 20,000 cards.  We did that and more.  The current
total is 27,120. 

I hearby declare victory and will now look for another worthy
cause.  Let me know if you have any suggestions.

Stay tuned.

- Ralph

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Massive Giving Weekly Tip - Remember The Dash

I heard this poem today and want to share it.

The Dash

I hope it causes you to reflect on what you
are doing with your life.  How much giving are

- Ralph