Mixed Messages

By Barry Spencer | April 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Mixed Messages They leave you whipsawed. The media leads in this. Each day headlines reflect the feelings and moods of the media. And if you are paying attention, you will be whipsawed by them. The reality is we are in the midst of the first of three bell curves. The first is the FACTS. Health…

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Assess True Wealth

By Barry Spencer | April 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Your Wealth of Assets Don’t miss this… opportunity. It’s an opportunity to assess what’s most important. Times of crisis provide the opportunity to pause and reflect. One beneficial area to reflect on are the most important and valuable “assets” we possess. It’s easy and natural to think about wealth only through the lens of the…

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Celebrity Advice… Take Caution

By Barry Spencer | March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

It seems that celebrities these days get quoted for things they know little about. Consider some of the even implied advice they give. Cher sang the advice… If I could turn back time If I could find a way… Put the words with a pleasing rhythm and you’ve got a blockbuster hit. But, consider how…

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Is There Ever A Good Time?

By Barry Spencer | March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

These are difficult days – and seem so surreal. I was thinking: Is there ever a good time for a virus? Never, of course. However, we have been here before: 2002 – SARS 2008 – Bird Flu 2009 – Swine Flu 2012 – MERS 2014 – EBOLA 2016 – ZIKA 2020 – Coronavirus Let me…

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Just a Little Can Mean This Much

By Barry Spencer | March 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s moments like these that a little care, concern and conscientiousness goes a long way. You may be healthy, and there may even be the thought that seemingly over cautious is silly.  However, you never know when the person near you could be that at-risk person. There is also the respect of not contributing to…

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Have You Ever Received One of These?

By Barry Spencer | March 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

One simple action really can change a life! A very dear friend of mine told me the heart-warming… and life-changing… story of her early days when she couldn’t afford to buy books, so she would visit the library to learn. After a couple of weeks of her visiting the library regularly, a book “showed up”…

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Business Owners Have This In Common With You

By Barry Spencer | March 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

 What percentage of your donors are business owners? As you know, they are wired very differently than your other donors. Therefore, your language and interaction needs (as with every donor) to affirm that you understand them and their biggest challenges. You know the old saying, “They don’t care how much you know, until they know…

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What Are Your Prints On?

By Barry Spencer | February 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

You’ve heard it said, “You can’t take it with you. There are no U-Haul’s behind hearses.” Yet, we forget the incredible legacy we can leave. We call them lifeprints. Fingerprints are used to find out who was here when they are no longer here. If they identify you through fingerprints, it’s usually not a good…

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The Big Charity Myth

By Barry Spencer | February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Who did better at preserving their wealth: the American industrialist – who became known as the father of modern American shipbuilding, founding Kaiser Shipyard, which built Liberty ships during World War II, then Kaiser Aluminum and Kaiser Steel – or his son? Henry J. Kaiser, Sr. accumulated around $5.6 Million in wealth and lost 44…

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Donor Won’t Believe This

By Barry Spencer | January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Joe heard our presentation on the power of planned giving. At first, he couldn’t believe it. Is it really possible? How long have I been able to do this? How come I haven’t heard about this before? all flashed through his mind. He took action and added three planned giving techniques: a charitable income trust,…

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