Let Passion Guide How to Give to the Community


I promise not to take too long to tell this story, but sometimes the details matter. Three years ago, about this same time of the year, I had a short conversation with George Roberts, CEO of the North East Texas Public Health District. He called to ask if I could facilitate two local coalitions to which I replied yes. I have facilitated many group meetings over the years, and so this seemed right ...[Read More]

Generosity as an Inheritance

Generational Generosity

Listen above to Cathy Krafve with Fireside Talk Radio as she interviews Dawn Franks about Generational Generosity Generosity is a natural gift in all humans. If so, the next question is how do we cultivate generosity in our family? Dawn has a lot to say about generational generosity on a recent episode of Fireside Talk Radio. During the podcast, you will hear Dawn talk about how you can have more ...[Read More]

Like Paul Newman, Philanthropy Is Often an Accidental Journey


The accidental philanthropist was a movie star we watched and loved throughout a half-century acting career. He considered himself lucky; he was born with piercing blue eyes and was ruggedly handsome. He was so recognizable that Paul Newman always wore sunglasses in public. A typical description of Paul Newman, who died 10 years ago this month, reads “American actor, voice actor, film director, pr ...[Read More]

Discover the Unique Giver You Were Designed to Be

unique giver

How do you give? Is it in the moment, or after much reflection or research? Do you respond to a request from a friend just because it’s a friend? Do you take a chance on winning the trip while at the same time helping a nonprofit? Or are you all about the party fundraiser? I have a friend who loves party fundraisers. Her husband finds a buddy to talk with while she dances from one group to another ...[Read More]

Send this to a friend