The Challenge of Engagement
Last week I spent a couple of days in Indianapolis at the request of a new friend, Layne at Ron Blue and Company. Weeks ago, after having lunch with his colleagues and talking about generosity and ways in which the Generosity Gameplan could serve clients, Layne pulled me aside and wondered how what we had just been talking about could help his church. He is a member of the large evangelical Grace Church. They had just completed a two-year capital campaign and wondered, “How do we rethink generosity as a congregation?” Interesting.
Their lead pastor had preached on generosity for three weeks, and on the fourth weekend we showed this animation and gave away over 1,000 copies of my book Connected …
Ice Cream Social’s CPA
I have a friend who is a CPA. She loves her work and is very successful in it. She also has elementary aged school children. When building her Generosity Gameplan it was clear to her that the strength she wanted to give when volunteering was strategic planning. But as a young mom she found little time to volunteer in this way and instead spent most of her available time as a volunteer at her children’s school. She has taken on chairing the ice cream socials.
So how can she reconcile this notion that I promote of only volunteering with her strengths and not trading time for obligation when volunteering? The fact is, volunteering at school is gratifying and she stays connected to her kids and other families. This is a good thing. I’ve …