Archive for June 2019

Dollars and Sense

Mom and kids at computer.

Good manners tell us that we shouldn’t talk about money because it isn’t polite. At the same time, we are bombarded with constant conflicting messages. One second ‘money can’t buy happiness’ is on a billboard and the next says ‘buy this product and you’ll be happy’. Commercials encouraging us to give generously interrupt episodes of reality…

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I’ve Got No Strings

Smiling older couple

Building Healthy Relationships Between Donors and Charities No matter why a person gives to charity, the organization they support is certain to be grateful. Financial contributions are what enable charities and nonprofits to do the good work they do. When I work with people giving to charity, they often know which charities they want to…

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June Newsletter

Marvel's Avengers movie poster

What’s Your Endgame? Legacy isn’t restricted to the world of superheroes. When John’s mom had a serious health scare in her early 60’s, he realized a scary truth: he didn’t know what his mom wanted in terms of her practical legacy. John’s story highlights the importance of talking about our legacy goals and wishes with…

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Summertime, and the Giving is Easy

girl gardening

For many charities, summertime is one of the most difficult seasons of the year. Even though most of us have a bit more time off and there are no snowy roads to drive, giving tends to slow down when the weather heats up. This may be because donors are away, or their resources are being…

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Engaging the Next Generation in Generosity

student march

Last fall, Greta Thunberg gave a compelling call to action against climate change[1]. She was 16 years old at the time. Greta has Asperger’s Syndrome, OCD and Selective Mutism, which she explains as “only speaking when necessary.” Her frustration with the lack of action against climate change caused her to speak up. She recalls learning…

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