Give This Blessing to Your Donors

By Barry Spencer | May 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

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

By Barry Spencer | May 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

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

By Barry Spencer | April 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

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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A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out

By Barry Spencer | April 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out Many kids today can’t see the true needs of others. For those who have grown up in a middle-class home and country, it’s hard to imagine what it would be like to be neglected, forgotten, and gone without. A trip to some parts of the world, or simply…

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The Darnedest Thing… Families

By Barry Spencer | April 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Darnedest Thing… Families Here’s an idea to bring just about any family together. Because, how the family system works is interesting, isn’t it? They have the potential to be a huge blessing when they work as they are designed. Truth is, they rarely do. I love when I hear people talk about their dysfunctional…

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The Best Time…

By Barry Spencer | March 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Start Today The African Proverb asks and answers this question: “When’s the best time to plant a tree?” “Twenty years ago.” “When’s the second best time?” “Today!” When’s the best time to start giving back… start giving more… more time, money, energy and influence? When’s the best time to focus on planned giving that can…

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This Can Make the Difference

By Barry Spencer | March 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Listening Can Make the Difference It is a noisy world. Too many people talking. In all the talking, there seems to be fewer and fewer people listening. There are certainly people who hear another person. But few who listen with the intent of understanding what the other person is saying. This seems to be true…

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Something You Can Do

By Barry Spencer | March 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Fear. Worry. Concern. This seems to be dominating so many people’s lives these days. While people want to share, give, and giveback, it is very possible that they are also being held back. Maybe not entirely (and in many cases it may appear they are not being held back at all), but the capacity so…

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Take a Breather

By Barry Spencer | March 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

The track sprinter doesn’t sprint continuously. The tennis match doesn’t continue on from one point to the next without giving the players a moment to catch their breath. Football has stops in between plays. Even in a day-long race like the Ironman, you find ways to catch your breath even though you don’t stop. For…

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Purpose Driven Life

By Barry Spencer | March 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

You have purpose. You were made on purpose with a purpose. In his landmark book, Man’s Search for Meaning, 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 his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Mr. Frankl knew…

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Your Opportunity to Benefit

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