The Tithe: A Gateway for Philanthropic Engagement

  • March 29, 2021

I’m feeling proud of my six-year-old, Peter Dylan, this week. He’s just been scheduled to give a reading during the Easter Vigil Service on Sunday and it’s taking me back to a funny memory of the first time he spoke up at church. Reverend Jason was in the middle of his homily, when he paused […]

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Charitable Giving: The Voice for the Unheard

  • February 2, 2021

I’m still trying to wrap my head around the events of January 6th. Actually, if I’m being honest, I’m still trying to wrap my head around all of the violence and destruction of the past year. The America of 2020 is not one I ever imagined nor now recognize. It’s hard to understand how things […]

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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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