Nonprofits

Will You Learn to be a Better Giver Over Time?

Will You Learn to be a Better Giver Over Time?

My childhood memory of the Big Eddy Bridge, now under Lake Palestine, is not accurate. But the memory is real. My brother and I would convince my dad to drive over the old, rickety bridge every chance we got. Every board in the old wooden bridge slapped the tires as my dad slowly made his way across. Sometimes he would stop right in the middle and debate whether to continue going on or b ...[Read More]

How the Rising Generation Will Revolutionize, then Conflate Philanthropy

How the Rising Generation Will Revolutionize, then Conflate Philanthropy

A few years ago, we called them the Next Generation. Now, they are the Rising Generation. They are no longer simply waiting their turn; they are rising to the occasion, and it is changing philanthropy. It is a revolution of sorts with a bullet blender effect. The first question is what kind of revolution? Is it the revolution of turning around from the Latin word revolvere -to revolve – sugg ...[Read More]

Why It’s Important to Get the Answers You Need Before You Give

Why It’s Important to Get the Answers You Need Before You Give

Walking into Mr. Anderson’s eighth-grade physical science class on the first day of school, I expected it to be like all the other classes. New teachers, lots of new kids, books, class rules, etc. But Mr. Anderson wasn’t like the other teachers. Mr. Anderson joined the circle of a dozen desks as if he were one of us. Pointing to a stack of books, he invited us to help ourselves. Assuming a science ...[Read More]

Why Your Giving Needs to Support Change Today

Why Your Giving Needs to Support Change Today

Do you need a laptop, notebook or tablet?  That was the question Sid asked when helping me sort out what kind of computer replacement I needed for my work. Gone are the days when all I needed was a Big Chief tablet, freshly sharpened #2 pencils and a three-ring binder…no technology there. My answers relied on my understanding of how I use my computer, what bells and whistles I needed, a ...[Read More]

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