Giving Fingerprints

How Your Role Models Make You a Greater Philanthropist

philanthropy role models

The email was short and said, “If you don’t have this, I wanted to send it to you.”  Thirty-plus years of memories raced through my mind when I saw the attached picture. It’s a collection of memories that have not faded with time and are relevant to the work I do every day. Two beautiful, smiling friends joined me in the picture. They aren’t just my friends; they have been philanthropy role m ...[Read More]

How to Give Like the Mega-Wealthy

wealthy

Are you familiar with the idiom, “he puts his pants on one leg at a time,” often followed by “just like everyone else.” Well, that’s what I thought about as I read an article detailing a study of the wealthiest donors and how they make giving decisions. The study results were released in late 2017 by The Philanthropy Workshop (TPW), known to many as a leader in philanthropy education and donor net ...[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]

Every Gift You Make Leaves a Lasting Impression

Lasting Impression

Something had stained the new Tervis tumbler. I scrubbed harder; they didn’t come off. Holding it up to the light streaming through the kitchen window, I could see them plain as day. Fingerprints. Permanently etched onto the plastic glass, there were the tell-tell signs from squeezing the lemon just before grabbing up the glass for a refreshing drink. The glass is now branded, and just like your g ...[Read More]

Send this to a friend