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Gaining it All and Losing it All:  What’s the Difference?

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I’m sure you’ve heard the stories.  People who’ve experienced great tragedy and lost everything.  And then there are those who’ve experienced incredibly good fortune and seemingly gained it all. I had a friend who got caught in the 2008 real estate downturn.  He was on his way to » 

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8 Key Facts on Charitable Giving

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CCS Fundraising put together their 7th Edition Snapshot of Today’s Philanthropic Landscape. Here are eight key facts about charitable giving from the report: Good news/Bad news. While 2017 saw charitable giving rise to $410 billion dollars, that was with 56% of the U.S. population giving to » 

One of the Best Ways to Teach Generosity

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It’s not unusual for someone to come up and ask me, “How do I teach my children to be generous?” It’s a great question. I’ve found with my own kids what I think is a powerful way to teach generosity in a way that makes it stick. Here’s a quick story. When my son was at college, I » 

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