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Greater Good Science Center

$17,314
144%
Raised toward our $12,000 Goal
114 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 06, at 11:59 PM PDT
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June 17, 2015

Hello Friends and Supporters of GGSC!

Once again we would like to thank you for your generous donations in support of Greater Good in Action. We officially launched the new website on May 27th, and it has had over 37,000 people try out over 160,000 practices in its first three weeks. We can already see the practices are having the kind of impact we were hoping they would, and we are continuously thinking of ways to make GGIA even better!

If you haven’t already, we would love for you to try it out! http://ggia.berkeley.edu/ 

Several users were moved to share their experiences with us!

Here is what a few people said:

“Thank you for reminding us to focus on all the good life has to offer. I’m an Air Force Chaplain and this exercise, Finding Silver Linings, will help Airmen, Soldiers, Marines, and Sailors find light to balance some dark experiences. I found this exercise more beneficial in my own life.”

“As a marriage counselor, I’m coaching clients all the time on the skill of Active Listening. Your module is a really great aid for me, and already clients of mine have reported on its helpfulness. Thank you for providing this wonderful website.”

We appreciate your support and hope you enjoy all that this site has to offer!

 

Positive Practices Are Now Complete!

April 08, 2015

Although the Greater Good In Action website is still being built, its scientific underpinning -- the 30+ research-validated practices that enhance well-being -- have now been selected, tested, and written up. We have 32 practices in place so far: each will contain step-by-step instructions, a simple explanation of why it works, and a link to the actual scientific studies that establish its effectiveness. (Of course, we're the Greater Good Science Center!) The practices include Body Scan Meditation (which reduces stress), Best Possible Self (which increases optimism), Avoiding the Four Horsemen (which improves relationships), and... stay tuned! THANK YOU for your support of Greater Good In Action!

 

The Gateway Is In Sight!

April 20, 2015

Here's some insider trivia: when this Greater Good In Action project first began, it went by a different name: "Gateway to the Greater Good". The word Gateway suggested that these positive practices are a simple path toward a happier and healthier life -- all you have to do is step through the door that we're holding open. Now, I'm happy to report that the "gateway" is in sight: you have brought us nearly halfway to our fundraising goal, and that has allowed us to continue development of the website. With help from others like you we expect to stand before the gateway to a better life very soon. Thank you!

We still need your support!

May 04, 2015

Friends, it appears we'll reach our original $12,000 goal -- but that's NOT the finish line, and we ask you to consider a gift even as we surpass that milestone. Every additional donation represents more outreach we can do to put this tool in the hands of those who can use it to help others. Each extra dollar is added investment we can make in the quality and appeal of the site. YOU make the world a better place with your generosity now! Thank you! 

Our way
of Thanking You

$10

Thank You on GGSC Website

Donors will be publicly acknowledged on the GGSC website

10 of 5000 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2015

$25

Greater Good Newsletter

Automatic subscription to the bi-weekly GGSC email newsletter

8 of 1000 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2015

$50

Premium Website Access

All of the above plus access to members-only areas of the GGSC website, including full-length videos

41 of 500 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2015

$100

Happiness Tips Infographic

All of the above plus delivery via email of "Boost Your Happiness" poster PDF

20 of 500 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2015

$250

Private Preview of GGIA

Private access to pre-launch beta version of Greater Good In Action website.

4 of 200 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2015

$500

GGSC Gratitude Summit Videos

All of the above plus access to videos by leading researchers, speakers, and practitioners at our groundbreaking 2014 event.

5 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2015

$1,000

Invitation to a GGSC Event

All of the above plus invitation to an exclusive GGSC in-person or online event.

2 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2015
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