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The Generosity Gaps

Do you think your generosity could be different than it is today? If something is holding you back, you could be in one of three Generosity Gaps. Are you ready to close the gaps and connect your generosity to your heart’s desire?

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The Generosity Gameplan™ Process

It helps to have a gameplan for living a generous life – a strategy that guides how you use your renewable generosity currencies. The Generosity Gameplan is a 7-step process that guides you as you make donations, direct your donor-advised fund, start a foundation or nonprofit, or devote more energy to philanthropy.

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Decades of experience as advisors to philanthropists, foundations, and nonprofits means we’ve got stories to share about how great relationships have resulted in fulfillment of our clients’ grandest dreams. And it all starts with a conversation.

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You’ve got the vision, now you need an execution plan to reach your goals. John Stanley helps major donors, strategic grant-makers, foundations, and nonprofits through private consultations, speaking events, and specialized management services.

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We Are Wired for Contribution and Not Consumption

House with sun shiningSummer is in full swing here at the farm and times are busy with it!  I’m re-posting a blog from a couple of years ago that re-appeared in my thoughts recently as we are looking forward to the upcoming harvest.  Jamee and I are so grateful for this beautiful farm and the abundance that flows from it.  As we make plans to share that harvest, we are reminded that we are wired for contribution and not consumption.  Enjoy!  And as always, I would love to hear your stories of generosity and abundance shared.

“When you are grateful, fear disappears, and abundance appears. “

We have lived with myths about generosity for so long that we see them as truth. I’ve often heard: “Oh that’s not generous, that’s just the way I am.”

It is …

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Guest blog: Fred Smith- Bearing Witness

This month I’m sharing a blog written recently by my friend and colleague Fred Smith. Fred co-founded Leadership Network and is also the founder of The Gathering, an international association of individuals, families and private foundations giving to Christian ministries. In this article, Fred gives us his insightful impressions of Phil Buchanan’s new book, Giving Done Right. I hope you will take a few minutes to read it, and then grab a copy of the book and let me know your own thoughts about it.  Happy summer!

The first time I read the phrase “bearing witness” was in Elie Wiesel’s book,  “Night” recounting the horrors of the Holocaust and the responsibility he felt never to forget or allow others to dismiss what happened there. Over the years, the phrase has come to mean more. We …

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– Dennis Rainey
FamilyLife President and CEO

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