Wealth

Four Ways Saying No Leads to a Better Yes

Say no

You’ve begun to think of yourself as a philanthropist, a donor to causes and organizations you care about.  You know others see you as a philanthropist because overnight your mailbox has filled with fundraising letters, newsletters and invitations to events. You’re on the list. Not just the list for those you care about, but somehow now you’re hearing from organizations you aren’t really intereste ...[Read More]

Follow That Apple

Follow That Apple

Who is going to buy the new Apple Watch? Short answer – the next-gens.  They are known as Gen X and Y, can still read small print, and they’re younger than me. They are learning new technologies rapidly and integrating them into their lives. Their brains are different; they think different. There is much I can learn from the next-gens. Quick tutorial: Gen X was born between 1965 and 19 ...[Read More]

Why Talk About Your Money?

Why Talk About Your Money?

What does your money look like? It used to be green paper and change in our pockets, then paper turned to plastic and now it looks an awful lot like my iPhone. More than ever before the “medium is the message”. How we define money – share, spend, or save it – makes us a walking electronic billboard transmitting false advertising to ourselves, our family and the rest of the world.  According ...[Read More]

Give Together, Learn Together

Give Together, Learn Together

Will the next generation give as much as their grandparents and parents? Which generation is “the next generation”? The answer is relative, isn’t it? Every generation wonders about the one that follows.  Baby Boomers have been wondering about Generation X and they are now both wondering about the Millennials. Russ Prince and Karen File published The Seven Faces of Philanthropy in 2001.  Thre ...[Read More]

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