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Does your generosity do good and feel great?

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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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Meet John Stanley

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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What We Do

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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One-minute update on the Generosity Gameplan Beta Season

generosity gameplan beta testing, kid with lightbulb overheadThe season of beta testing the digital Generosity Gameplan is in full swing and we are learning so much!

Step one – Friends and family tested for bugs in the technology we’ve built to support a digital Generosity Gameplan toolkit.

Step two – Once the bugs were cleared up and the beta web application was deemed ready for trials in the market place, I delivered 50 + demonstrations to curious advisors, association executives, family consultants, pastors, and church lay leaders. Thirty of these folks stepped up to join the beta season and received license keys to create their own Generosity Gameplans.

Here’s what we’ve learned so far:

Is the toolkit relevant to planning a generous life?

We are receiving high marks on this front so far, especially for those who …

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Organic Generosity – Discerning What Wants to Happen

fishing in colorado and thinking about generosityI spent part of last week in Colorado with my son Micah. We visited some friends at a technology startup where they are creating a platform for any Champion (therapist, pastor, business owner, nonprofit executive, etc.) that is helping other people grow in their relationships, spirit, or wellness. We expected to see coders, developers, and geeks. What we found were coders, developers, and geeks…on a mission.

This struck Micah and me as odd at first. Ambitious, smart as heck people that were authentic and focused on helping other people grow. But they had a very unique posture. Rather than waking up making something happen each day, they live out each day discerning what wants to happen. This is an earth-shaking juxtaposition of workplace motivation.

It occurred to us …

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“Individuals give the vast majority of charitable dollars, and Stanley’s book is a valuable resource in helping givers understand how they can enhance their philanthropic endeavors . Everyone involved in philanthropy will benefit from these new paradigms in giving and receiving.”

– Jon Helminiak
President, Adventure Quest Productions