I got to meet Jerry Jackson years ago now. His simple steps of faith have led to a global ministry called Faith Comes by Hearing. Over the last 50 years, they’ve completed more than 1500 Bible recordings in languages spoken by more than 6 billion people.
What do you do with a classic car as part of your estate? The Do-Nothing approach, of course, is the worst option, while the donation to charity is the most tax advantaged.
History tells us that certain families will flourish across generations. It’s not accident or luck. It’s those families who clearly articulate their vision, mission and values. And they live out that calling with purpose, ritual and rhythm.
A business owner told me he was about to create multimillion-dollar trusts for his kids. I asked him to reconsider his plan.
When we think about wealth, we usually think of financial wealth. But I submit that family wealth includes an additional range of assets.
It was late. I was tired and cold. It was Monday night in the airport, and I was trying to get home.
I am often invited to step into family generational transitions. Inevitably, I encounter some feelings of discontent about the failings of the prior generation. There’s one simple piece of wisdom I try to remind them…
Do you know someone that is extremely generous? What makes you view them as generous, and what other words would you use to describe them?
No doubt you’ve heard about “woke” this and that. I’ve watched developments in the world of “woke capitalism” with concern, especially as that movement spills over into the world of philanthropy and giving.
I came across this fascinating interview sometime last year and am finally getting around to sharing it here. Philanthropy Roundtable interviewed Nadine Strossen, a former president of the American Civil Liberties Union, in late 2020. Strossen had recently published her book, Hate: Why We should Resist it with Free Speech, Not Censorship. What caught my attention in the interview were …