How Life Stories Become the Legacy You Leave

Legacy

The everyday life you live is the legacy you leave. Yes, the stories of our lives become our legacy. We have no choice in the matter. Others look at the trail we walked, the life journey we are on and see a legacy.  The very nature of a legacy is storytelling. Our life stories are like a river that draws you along on its current.  While you can’t quite see beyond the bend, looking back i ...[Read More]

Why a Gift Now Is as Important as One That Changes the Future

A Gift Now

The first bicycle I attempted to ride lacked training wheels and was a bit large for me. My cousin was eighteen months older, taller and already had long legs. She made riding look effortless. Only six at the time, I was in between. Not quite big enough for big kid bikes and long outgrown the tricycle. Horse riding was also on the list of not big enough and no experience. That wasn’t a problem for ...[Read More]

How Your Small Donation Will Make You the Best Donor

crowdfunding

Five years ago, a funny-sounding start-up company called Silidog caught my attention. Researching crowdfunding, I stumbled across Mickey Lickstein’s project on Kickstarter, a web-based platform used by creatives to find financial backers willing to invest in tiny chunks to get an idea started. Lickstein was an MBA student with a new rescue dog keeping him up nights from the clinking of Bentley’s m ...[Read More]

You See What They’re Doing. Join Me in Applause.

You See What They’re Doing. Join Me in Applause.

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I direct your attention to the gallery? We are joined today by a phenomenal group of nonprofit leaders, staff, and volunteers. You may not recognize all the faces, but I’m sure many are familiar. I assure you that they have all been working very hard during these difficult times. They deserve our appreciation and hardy applause… Nonprofit organizations have been und ...[Read More]

How to Raise Kids to Make, Save, and Give Money

Kid's Giving

The PARADE Magazine has been a part of my Sunday newspaper reading for more years than I can remember. Tucked in the largest paper of the week with advertisements and the comics, it was my earliest introduction to many things cultural. Started in 1941, PARADE magazine can be found in over 700 newspapers on most Sundays with an estimated readership of 54 million people. Older than I am, it is no wo ...[Read More]

How to Help Teens Change the World Now

change the world

As a kid, summertime meant more time to read the stack of books I brought home from the library each week, swimming with my grandmother early in the morning, horseback riding and westerns at the drive-in movies. My parents didn’t seem to work all that hard to keep me occupied. They were likely working harder than I realized. Today’s parents are working even harder and experiencing higher levels of ...[Read More]

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