Yearly Archives: 2015

Dec 7, 2015 at 9:42 AM

The Stop Giving List?!

As you would expect, I have lots of conversations with my friends and clients about charitable giving and volunteering. And I’ve discovered that some of them don’t care for the word generous to…

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Nov 16, 2015 at 12:02 PM

There’s Too Much Noise

“You have permission to only support people, causes, and projects that match your heart’s desire.” This is a statement that I often tell connections and clients that are caught in what I call…

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Oct 28, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Reservoirs and Rivers

I got to visit with my friend Sharon this week during one of her breaks from a conference for pastors. Making connections is in Sharon’s DNA, and she was eager to introduce me to Dr. Gary Hoag, the…

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Sep 9, 2015 at 9:57 AM

The Power to Lift Spirits

When I watched this story on the CBS evening news, I smiled. Generosity in its simplest form…giving away smiles. This little guy has lost a lot in his short life, and yes, he probably lost his…

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Aug 13, 2015 at 8:32 AM

Too Soon Old….Too Late Smart

Generosity has been hijacked by organized philanthropy, and I have to admit that I’ve been part of the hijacking for many years. This is another “too soon old, too late smart” moment. It hasn't…

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Jul 7, 2015 at 9:38 AM

Connected Givers Love Giving

Last month, thousands tuned in online to watch the Generosity Film Festival which was organized by Leadership Network and sponsored by Thrivent. The festival included many of the best short videos…

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Jun 9, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Living Connected – In The Zone

Last week I received an email from a friend who shared an experience she had after having read Connected for Good. She wrote: “I’m going to pick up your book again this week. Every time I do,…

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Apr 9, 2015 at 8:15 AM

An Attitude of Generosity

“I’m the luckiest, the richest and the happiest man alive.” That’s the way a friend of ours started every day – Oh c’mon you say…every day? Yep, every day. Ray Pugh, teacher, coach…

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Mar 9, 2015 at 9:36 AM

Good Seeds, Good Soil

The seed catalogs started arriving last month. Jamee and I pour over them making lists and reading about new varieties of fruit and vegetables to plant in the gardens at home and at the farm. There…

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Feb 18, 2015 at 7:49 AM

Paying it Forward

"Welcome to Starbucks. What can we get started for you?" “Large coffee, black please.” You roll up your window against the cold blast of winter air and pull forward in the drive through. As…

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