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The Power of Everyday Generosity

If we write a check to a charity, does that make us generous? It seems to me that giving is an act. It can be a transaction. But giving, in and of itself, doesn’t make one generous. Generosity. It’s a way of life–a learned way of life. My wife came to me the other day and reminded me  »  Read More

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Let’s Increase Giving Among the Masses

Giving has grown in popularity among wealthy Americans, as evidenced by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett and the Giving Pledge. On the other hand, the number of givers reporting gifts on their income tax returns has dropped by as much as 7% with only 24% of all people reporting making a charitable  »  Read More

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Are We Losing the Charitable Habit?

Every year Giving USA touts the new numbers for charitable giving. Each year those numbers cross the 300 billion dollar mark, and 2017 tallies are likely to be even higher. At first blush, the $300 billion number sounds impressive. But there’s something hiding beneath the numbers that is not  »  Read More

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