Climb The Giving Ladder Creating Your Own Giving Traditions

giving traditions

Peeping through a keyhole on Christmas morning, I could see the packages and toys Santa had brought for our band of four cousins. All under the age of 10, we took turns looking through the keyhole while my grandmother took her sweet time cooking breakfast. She was sweet, and I’m sure breakfast was as well, but I was a 6-year-old with a can’t-you-hurry-this-along attitude. The Christmas tree, with ...[Read More]

Understanding the Giving Impact of the Next Generation

A revolution is afoot. The next generation is changing how we give. Out-sized impact is predicted. The next generation of Gen Xers and rising Millennials are not only going to change how philanthropy is done; they will impact every nonprofit. Our children and grandchildren are revolting against us. They will give differently than we do. Many of us make donations to organizations and causes in hope ...[Read More]

Invite Generations to Join in Family Giving

Family Foundations

My recent trip to the Sunshine State was missing the yellow stuff as I drove in blinding rain up the coast of Florida from St. Augustine to Jacksonville. Driving a rental car, listening to directions from my tablet and not being able to see more than the lights in front of me was unsettling. I missed a hairpin exit where the sign said to slow to 25 miles. I did see the exit, but while processing w ...[Read More]

Impact Children Through Church-School Partnerships

church-school partnerships

Think back to a time when someone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up. Now think about a time when you asked your child or grandchild what they wanted to be when they grew up. Doctor, teacher, nurse, astronaut, cowboy, rock star. OK, you and I would not have said rock star, and your grandchild probably didn’t say cowboy. Times change. The desire to be something when we grow up is inna ...[Read More]

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