When is the Best Time?

By Barry Spencer | September 19, 2023 |

When is the Best Time? 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!”…

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Generations of Philanthropy

By Barry Spencer | September 18, 2023 |

Generations of Philanthropy Their jeans have always told the story of hard work and good value. In 1866, Levi Strauss, a German-Jewish immigrant, built his first store and the foundation…

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Circle of Influence

By Barry Spencer | September 5, 2023 |

Circle of Influence Donors have spent a lifetime developing professional relationships to enhance the success of their business or career. It’s their “circle of influence.” Now, in retirement, that network…

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Involuntary Philanthropists

By Barry Spencer | August 29, 2023 |

Involuntary Philanthropists Webster’s Dictionary defines a philanthropist as “a benevolent supporter of human beings and human welfare.” When I grew up and heard that big word, guess who I thought…

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Rewrite Your Own Obituary

By Barry Spencer | August 21, 2023 |

Rewrite Your Own Obituary A Swedish entrepreneur, who had made millions by inventing and manufacturing dynamite, hadn’t thought much about being remembered. Until… He read his own obituary! In 1888,…

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Celebrate Making a Difference

By Barry Spencer | August 15, 2023 |

National Non-Profit Day- August 17   Nonprofits play a vital role in society and our country.Did you know?Nonprofits employ 10% of the U.S. workforce.Nonprofits make up 5.7% of the United…

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How Giving Won WWII

By Barry Spencer | August 7, 2023 |

How Giving Won WWII Philanthropy, even your philanthropy, no matter how big or small can make a difference in powerful ways. You should never underestimate the impact of your philanthropy,…

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Stress Relief

By Barry Spencer | August 1, 2023 |

Stress Relief Studies show that the number one concern and desire for men and women in the late stage of their career and those entering retirement is health. Health. Vitality.…

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Serving the Pioneers…

By Barry Spencer | July 18, 2023 |

Serving the Pioneers… The donors that excite and freak us out. They are the pioneers. They are the ones that like to go where no one else has gone. Solve…

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The Fear of Being Forgotten

By Barry Spencer | July 11, 2023 |

The fear of being forgotten. The fear of not making a difference. The fear of not having an impact on my family, friends, and others. These are common fears… I…

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Your Opportunity to Benefit

To learn more about how The Donor Motivation Program® may benefit you and your organization, request our complimentary guide, “The 37-Minute Planned Giving Landscape Conversation” with Barry Spencer by calling (678) 353-3355.