Retirement

Give This Blessing to Your Donors

Give This Blessing to Your Donors Start the New Year by… Thanking donors for their generosity in 2020 and helping them find their own reasons to give again, and give more in 2021! Because… Giving returns a bigger benefit to the giver than the receiver. It expands our hearts– our capacity to love and be…

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Grand Opening

Grand Opening There is a unique role nonprofits play in our economy, and that is to provide hope when it can seem that hope is fading. Now that the first people are getting the vaccine, it feels like we are on the verge of a Grand Opening of our economy. It is especially exciting to…

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Deal Season

Deal Season I love getting a deal at this time of the year, don’t you? You’re shopping for gifts anyway, so being able to get the thing you want at a discount is a real win! Your donors are shopping right now, too. Not for gifts, but where to give gifts. The market has been…

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Tis the Season

Give Your Donors Something Else to Talk About The recurring stories in the media are mostly negative about the economy, virus, election, politics, north vs. south, republican vs. democrat, and everything in between. Where the truth lies on each of these issues will be worked out in real everyday life over time. You don’t get…

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ThanksLIVING

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

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

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

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

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

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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