ThanksLIVING

By Barry Spencer | November 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

An Extended Thanksgiving The Thanksgiving holiday kicked off this last weekend with my wife’s parents coming to town. We started with a three-generation golf outing, where my son figured out how to hit a 240-yard drive down the center of the fairway using his baseball stance, motion, and swing. It was a site to behold!…

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Wait for It

By Barry Spencer | November 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Wait for It The Christmas lights at the entrance of my neighborhood ushered in the Christmas season the day after Halloween. This also means the season of delayed gratification has officially begun for my kids. Normally, when my kids ask for an essential clothing item such as new shoes, we jump on Amazon and they…

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Do the Quality Thing

By Barry Spencer | November 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Do the Quality Thing It was a great weekend! After a date night with my wife on Friday night, the good times kept rolling on Saturday morning with a day-date with my daughter, Avery Kate. We leisurely drove to downtown Alpharetta for a late breakfast, then a walk around the town, before landing at All…

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Listen

By Barry Spencer | November 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Try This Right Now It’s Election Day. Most likely you’ve already voted. My wife, Lori, and I voted over a week ago, and its been encouraging to see how many more people seem to be voting this year than in previous election years. You may have donors that feel very strongly about the results going…

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Give and Get

By Barry Spencer | October 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

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…

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Hope

By Barry Spencer | October 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Needed now more than ever is hope. Hope in a better life, better community, better relationships, better caring for one another, and more. Hope. One industry that has more influence than perhaps any other industry in our country is the leading nonprofits. The leading nonprofits in the city set a tone and standard for caring…

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“News”

By Barry Spencer | October 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

The news today comes at us fast and furious. It is laced with emotionally charged words, regardless of which side of the argument you are on. But think for a second about the “news” of your day. Do you have “good” and “bad” days? We all do, right? We tend to think about the the…

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New Normal

By Barry Spencer | October 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

 What could be beneficial now more than ever is assurance that the uncertainty of our present time is “normal.” The uncertainty of the election results, economic outcomes, and market volatility are all “normal.” In other words, there is always uncertainty. And in the midst of uncertainty, making decisions can actually bring about some normalcy. The…

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This Conversation Matters

By Barry Spencer | September 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

The planned giving conversation matters for the donor. While annual giving meets immediate needs quicker than planned giving, don’t dismiss how planned giving can help. Too many dismiss planned giving too quickly, concluding that it only meets future needs. And the future needs are in conflict with short-term needs. However, most seasoned planned giving professionals…

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Choose Happy

By Barry Spencer | September 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

It was Monday. Some dread it. Some love it. Some wait around to see what the day delivers before they decide what kind of day it will be. There are others who decide what kind of day it will be from the start. As I stood in the kitchen on Monday morning grabbing my breakfast,…

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