Nonprofits

How to Make Wise Giving Decisions About Young Nonprofits

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The daffodils are fading and the weather warming. I planted a few tomato plants and moved several potted plants to the back porch, and then the temperature dropped. Once again, misled by the inexact science of weather predictions. So, I check the Old Farmer’s Almanac and learn April and May will be cooler than usual. Maybe I will have more tomatoes, but when do the potted plants escape to the outd ...[Read More]

Are You Willing to Trust the Next Generation?

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“How about oatmeal for breakfast?” That was the question I asked my dad during a recent visit to his home. He was preoccupied and assumed I would make it like, well, just like it’s supposed to be made. “Sure,” he responded while passing through the kitchen. I busied myself with the simple task of cooking oatmeal. I don’t follow the instructions on the box. After many years ...[Read More]

5 Critical Questions for Powerful Philanthropy

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Wait, what? How many times have you been sitting at a stop light, checking your phone, and suddenly you hear the radio announcer say something that causes you to go… Wait, what? I need an easy backup button for my radio; just 30 seconds would do the trick. Or, you’re in a meeting, taking a few notes, thinking about the assignment on your desk you need to finish, and you hear something about a chan ...[Read More]

Will Board Service Make You a Better Donor?

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Start any new endeavor, learn a new skill, or explore an unknown subject and you should have more questions than answers. The more interested you are in learning about that one thing, the more questions you will have. So, when a donor who had recently made a significant gift to an organization asked me if she should accept an invitation to serve on their board, I stopped to search for the best ans ...[Read More]

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