Estate Planning

Spread Hope….

Spread Hope… 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 are the leading nonprofits. The leading nonprofits in the city set a tone and standard…

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How Do You Think About It?

How Do You Think About It? The moment comes to pick up the phone and make the call. Sometimes you know the donor you’re calling, and look forward to the conversation. Sometimes you know the donor from afar without much of a relationship, so you get a little less excited about the call. Sometimes you…

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A Word on Commitment…

This Is Good for Your Soul If I could get a dollar for every New Year’s resolution that I didn’t follow through on, I’d be… Have you said that before? Making the resolution is not the problem… As we approach the end of January, how are you doing on yours? Giving is often the same.…

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Who’s Responsible Anyway?

Who’s Responsible Anyway? The power of giving is easily overlooked, and it is needed more today than ever. 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…

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Your Top 3 Challenges

Your Top 3 Challenges Our world is filled with a myriad of big challenges. The question isn’t ARE there challenges… of course there are… and always will be. The question is which ones are YOU passionate about impacting? (Both while you’re living and long after you’re gone.)What is it for you? What work? What issue?…

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The Season…

The Season While so many are leading the masses to focus on the negative, what didn’t work out as planned, and so much of what went wrong this year, there is a wonderful alternative! The alternative is to focus on the wins in your life. As 2022 draws to a close, it’s a great time…

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The Starting Point to Giving

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…

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Serve Your Donors

Serve by Commuicating Giving is on many people’s minds this time of year, and especially today. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. This is the time of year when it is becoming clear to the donor what the total income will be for…

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Wait for It

Happy ThanksGIVING What movie will you watch on Thanksgiving? It’s A Wonderful Life? Love it!George Bailey was a giver. As you know from the movie, George needed help understanding the impact he was having.Once he was able to “see” the impact, he was reminded of the power of giving back.Don’t wait until it’s too late…

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Wait for It

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 for my kids has officially begun. Normally, when my kids ask for an essential clothing item such as new shoes we jump on Amazon and they…

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