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If you want lasting happiness, help someone change their life

If you want happiness, help someone.

- Zen proverb

If you want lasting happiness, help someone change their life.

- Advancing Compassion Project

This has been an amazing year of growth for Advancing Compassion Project and for those we’ve been able to help. We hope you’ll take a few moments to consider supporting us so we can accomplish even more in the year ahead.

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Advancing Compassion Project … Helping Love Grow


2012 has been an amazing first year for Advancing Compassion Project, and it couldn’t have been as successful as it was without help from so many of you!

We take this opportunity to review a few of the things we’ve accomplished – and consider how we can increase our impact in 2013. We hope you’ll be part of promoting these positive changes for the New Year!

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Advancing Compassion Project Launches ProPhilanthropy℠ Fund

Novel microfinance fund combines recurring social investment in projects promoting community development with immediate tax deductibility for contributors.

San Diego, CA | December 24, 2012. Advancing Compassion Project (ACP) announces the launch of the ProPhilanthropy™ Fund, which will provide microfinance support for projects that are proactively and efficiently promoting individual and community development. Continue Reading…

Zach Wahls – Nationally-Noted Advocate and Author of “My Two Moms” to Lead Forum Addressing Anti-LGBT Policies of the Boy Scouts of America

Advancing Compassion Project presents Zach Wahls and “Scouts for Equality” in San Diego on Sept. 23rd to discuss the impact of the Boy Scouts’ ban on Gay Scouts and LGBT Leaders – and how to bring change to a national organization influencing millions of American youth.

San Diego, CA | September 7, 2012.  Zach Wahls, whose impassioned 3 minute speech on marriage equality to the Iowa legislature quickly became the most watched political video on YouTube with over 17 million views, and who has since appeared on Ellen, David Letterman, Jon Stewart and others, recently formed “Scouts For Equality” to help end the anti-LGBT policies of the Boy Scouts of America. Continue Reading…

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Food Drive

In recognition of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10), Advancing Compassion Project collected more than 1,000 pounds of food from San Diego law firms for Mama’s Kitchen, a non-profit service organization providing food services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Thank you to the firms for hosting the collection bins and to those generous individuals who donated to their community.

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“Volunteers Changing Lives” Launched by Advancing Compassion Project on Valentine’s Day

Grassroots communitarian service program brings hearts, minds and hands together for positive change: Kickoff event brings San Diego couples and singles together on Valentine’s Day to help kids at 22 area elementary schools who are facing critical food insecurity.

San Diego, CA | February 14, 2012.  Advancing Compassion Project (ACP) announces the launch of Volunteers Changing Lives, a program to support human interest and environmental projects creating positive impact in local communities. Continue Reading…