Posts by Barry Spencer

So Goes a Nation…

As a people go, so goes the nation. A nation of greedy, selfish people will yield one kind of fruit. A nation of generous givers will yield another kind of fruit. Think about it, which nation will be more prosperous? What kind of nation do you want to live in? What kind of nation will…

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Liberty!

Our founding father’s gave us liberty. We are free to… Be. Do. Have. Give. We are free to encourage others. We are free to accept others. We are free to listen to others. We are free! This freedom is so precious. And may we all do our part to be sure none of us take…

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The Starting Point to Giving

Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s best selling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, first published in 1989, has sold more than 25 million copies in 38 languages worldwide. It remains one of the best selling nonfiction business books. One of the habits Covey recommends is to begin with the end in mind. Strategic giving…

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Who’s Responsible Anyway?

The power of giving and how it is needed more today than ever is easily overlooked. How does giving back promote personal responsibility? Compassion for others is at the heart of what makes our country so great. The basis of compassion is that it’s our responsibility, each of us, to be a part of the…

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A Purpose Driven Life

You have purpose. You were made on purpose with a purpose. REMEMBER this for you and REMIND your donors! In his landmark book, Man’s Search for Meaning of Man, Viktor E. Frankl talks about the role of purpose in his own survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while…

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The Antidote for Materialism

The United States is the greatest country in the world and provides tremendous opportunities for people to make a contribution and be compensated well for it. As a result, we live in a stuff-laden world, and there is just about everything available for every need… and beyond. What I mean is that for most, the…

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Keep the Fire Burning- 2nd Half Strategy

How many times have you heard of someone who sells their business or retires from their lifetime work only to pass away shortly after. Why? Lack of focus… direction? Maybe. I think it’s lack of valuable work. The “fire” dies… then so do they. Giving back is the perfect way to transition and create tremendous…

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Give This Blessing to Your Donors

It feels like a new year… … as things begin to open back up and people are finding their new normal! And people are continuing to look for ways to help. Because… Giving returns a bigger benefit to the giver than the receiver. It expands our hearts… our capacity to love and be loved. Givers…

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Connection

Making a Connection Can you see it? Can you feel it? Technology and social media were already leading many to feel disconnected from each other and causes. Then the pandemic struck. Now more than ever, people are feeling disconnected from each other and causes where they can make a difference. This is a great moment…

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Families that Last

Families that Last This is a “statistic” you don’t want to be. Unfortunately, for too many, they are included in this statistic – even my own family. The statistics overwhelmingly show that families of means lose their wealth by the third generation. Only 3 out of 100 family-owned businesses survive three generations. American businessman and…

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