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give this blessing to your donors

Giving returns a bigger benefit to the giver than the receiver. It expands our hearts… our capacity to love and be loved. Givers always receive the greater blessing. Think about that. From the physical to the spiritual, the benefits are amazing. It transforms the giver… their family, their business and their community. The receiver is

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This is good for your soul…

If I could get a dollar for every New Year’s resolution that I didn’t follow through on, I’d be…   Have you said that before? Making the resolution is not the problem…   Giving is often the same.   We are moved to make a “resolution” to give.   To give more. To give to

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20 years ago…

The Chinese ask and answer a series of questions to illustrate this point. It goes something like this: “When’s the best time to plant a tree?” “Twenty years ago.” “When’s the second best time?” “Today!” When’s the best time to start giving back… start giving more… more time, money, energy and influence? Twenty years ago.

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the answer is in their circle…

Donors have spent a lifetime developing professional relationships to enhance the success of their business or career. It’s their “circle of influence.” Now, in retirement, that network has only occasional value. Ask them, “What if you could bless a local nonprofit and bless your circle of influence as well?” A portion of The Donor Motivation

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generations…

Their jeans have always told the story of hard work and good value. In 1866, Levi Strauss, a German-Jewish immigrant, built his first store and the foundation of five generations of private philanthropy, which would include numerous family foundations and the company-controlled Levi Strauss Foundation. Fourth-generation Walter Haas, Jr., serving on the board of his

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PG Tip: Break them if you can…

The story goes that the elder Rothschild called his family together and handed each of them a bundle of arrows. Their task: break the bundle if they could. They could not. Next, he instructed them to break the arrows one by one. No problem. The lesson was clear: stick together as a family, and we

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PG Tip: more peace and joy…

The medical studies confirm what we know intuitively: Those who give have much more joy and peace. It’s one thing you can’t buy with more money. However, it’s one thing you can have by giving back more: more money and time. Your joy will skyrocket and your peace will increase when you give back more…

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PG Tip: so goes a nation…

As a people go, so goes the nation. A nation of greedy, selfish people will yield one kind of fruit. A nation of generous givers will yield another kind of fruit. Think about it, which nation will be more prosperous? What kind of nation do you want to live in? What kind of nation will

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Planned Giving Tip: The Impact of Planned Giving

Planned Giving Program Tip: Scott Keffer, founder of http://www.donormotivation.com , author, instructor and keynote speaker at planned giving and estate planning conferences, shares a weekly Tip on Donor Motivation and how to multiply the results of your planned giving program and planned giving presentations. This week he shares about the impact of planned giving. For

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Who’s responsible anyway?

How does giving back promote personal responsibility? Our country was founded on the compassion. The basis of compassion is that it’s our responsibility, each of us, to be a part of the solution. Imagine what it would be like if each community, and their residents, took personal responsibility to be the solution to their issues.

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