A Strategy to Be an Above-Average Giver

  • January 22, 2021

Perhaps I’m just too finicky, but if I’m going to be successful at a New Year’s goal, I have to start January 1. I have a theory that many other people share this same mentality, which contributes to the staggering number of goal failures we see by the end of the month. It’s silly, of […]

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2020 Lessons Learned in Philanthropy

  • December 22, 2020

Writers have exhausted most every cliché possible in their leads to articles about 2020. Here’s one you may not have read much: 2020 reminded us of the resilient strength of America’s charitable sector. Nonprofits innovated and kept going in the face of what seemed would be a disastrous year. Charitable givers kept giving. More than […]

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Seasons Givings: How to Make a Conscious Choice for Philanthropy

  • November 16, 2020

Soon every Wal-Mart, shopping mall, and grocery store entrance will be filled with the ding-a-linging of the Salvation Army Red Kettle bell ringers. Your mailbox will feature kind notes from charities, which will include the gift of a business reply envelope for your donation. Giving Tuesday messages will drown out all your other emails for […]

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Consider Joining the Next Generation of Philanthropy This Year

  • October 13, 2020

For some the end of the year brings relief. For others it yields more pressure.  It’s the final deadline for a lot of things in life: New Year’s resolutions, a last effort for good grades or possible promotion, and a hard cutoff to most things financial and tax related – including charitable giving. While this […]

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Do The Charities You Support Align With Your Principles?

  • September 25, 2020

With more than one million registered charities in the United States, keeping tabs on who really moves the needle takes work. Beyond that, how do you know if the organization does principled work? Are organizations you support aligned with your free-market, limited government principles, or are your dollars actively working against your own goals? Step […]

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How Grant Gives: Developing Thoughtful Philanthropy

  • August 4, 2020

As we continue with our Client Stories blog series, we share another segment from one of our young givers in our Novus Society, Grant Starrett. You can read last month’s feature from Mary Beth Weiss here.  When you meet Grant Starrett, you’ll likely have two experiences: you’ll get in a debate with him, and you’ll […]

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