Yearly Archives: 2014

Sep 8, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Balancing Your Portfolio of Giving

I encourage clients to think of their charitable giving and volunteering as a portfolio they need to balance and diversify, similar to a financial portfolio. You can look at the range of…

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Aug 8, 2014 at 10:56 AM

From farmers to company men to free agents

There’s a reason that generosity needs to be done differently at this point in history. Economic change is driving social sector change. The United States was founded during the Agricultural…

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Jul 28, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Mind the gap

Kiev.Victor / Last summer, my 90-year-old English mom wanted the boys of our third generation (now men) to see her homeland and connect with family. Tough duty, but I agreed to…

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Jun 23, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Are you hungry to connect for good?

As we are coming into the season of fresh summer produce from the garden, I’ve been thinking about a different kind of appetite: the hunger to connect for good. In their book Living the Call,…

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Jun 9, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Generosity: the secret to happiness?

You might wonder what your happiness has to do with generosity. Most of us give because we were raised to be generous and because we believe that sharing our blessings is the right thing to do. We…

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May 23, 2014 at 8:24 AM

When Friends Ask You to Give

colsart I’m sure you’ve had friends ask you to donate in support of their projects and charities. Social networks are a natural place to turn when raising money because there is already a…

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Apr 28, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Is Your Volunteering a Duty or a Joy?

cl3tjxm To me, volunteering is time and talent bundled together - often charitable but not often generous. Why is that? Probably because we are stuck in this notion that service to others is…

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