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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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Ripples of Generosity: the Multiplier Effect

So African womanWhen you spend your currencies, whether it be relationships, strengths or resources, and you realize that your efforts are being amplified and multiplied we call that the Multiplier Effect.

A perfect example are my friends Barb and Gary Rosberg of America’s Family Coaches. They have a wonderful ministry in the nation of South Africa. Each year they spend about a month serving the Zulu women who care for and feed children orphaned by HIV/AIDS and are living on the streets.

This trip is made possible by an anonymous gift that covers the cost of their airfare to and from South Africa. Among the many details that go into the yearly planning of this trip, Barb and Gary know that their travel costs are covered.

Once they arrive, they are able to be fully present. Gary supports Barb as she teaches Godly …

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John Stanley interview on FamilyLife radio

headset on microphoneFrom a most out of the way place comes a rich message about how to keep and grow healthy families…Little Rock, Arkansas. That was my sense after spending a day at FamilyLife headquarters being interviewed by Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine about my book, Connected for Good.

It turns out that a healthy family contributes to a person being grateful, and gratitude in turn motivates a person to be generous…starting with their family.

You can listen to my interview here FamilyLife

Read my book, Connected for Good: A Gameplan for a Generous Life, to discover stories of others who have overcome discouragement and become generosity champions.


“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