What you give is what you receive in return.
It is the parable of the seed and harvest in the Bible.
If you plant wheat seeds, you will get a wheat harvest.
If you plant soybean seeds, you will get a soybean harvest.
What works in farming works in human relationships too.
Plant seeds of anger, and you will get hate.
Plant seeds of compassion and love, and you will reap a harvest of love.
What the world, and your community and donors need now, are the seeds of compassion, understanding, acceptance, and love.
You will gain a harvest of understanding, genuine relationships, and a community of compassion and love.
Planned giving conversations with donors do this, because they are based in listening, compassionate understanding, and hope of a better tomorrow.
When you interact with donors with a donor-centric planned giving message, you are making the world a better place, whether you are getting a gift commitment or not.
(But, fear not, you will get plenty of gift commitments, approaching conversations focused on listening to the donor with compassionate understanding!)
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
– Mother Teresa