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#GivingTuesdayNow and COVID-19

| by Mendi Nieters

Giving Tuesday has announced May 5, 2020 to be #GivingTuesdayNow as an emergency response to COVID-19. It is designed to create a movement for unity and drive generosity for nonprofits. Many leaders, foundations, corporations, and online platforms have signed up showing their support for the…

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Without question it is a crazy week in the world. And while we do not yet know the full human or financial impact of this health pandemic, our gratitude goes out to all those who will step into the uncertainty of the weeks and months ahead to continue providing medical care, mental health se…

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Knowledge is Power (and It's Nice to Share)

| by Staci Barfield

Members of our team recently completed a “talent” assessment that identified individual competencies, behaviors, and styles. Among other things, the resulting report confirmed that I am, by nature, a learner. I am in my element when absorbing information and trying to assimilate …

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Happy New Year!

As we look forward to this next decade, we thought it fitting to reflect upon the lessons learned by our team in 2019. We hope you find some pearls of wisdom in this recap of the blog posts we shared last year. Conflicted What’s Your Why? Become a Philanthropist: Participate in #G…

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What’s Your Why?

| by Mendi Nieters

‘Tis the season to be game on! Thanksgiving is behind us. Giving Tuesday is in the books. 30% of annual giving occurs in December and 10% in the last three days of the year. Many nonprofits have been planning for this season for months. There are now three and a half weeks left in 2019…

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Become a Philanthropist: Participate in #GivingTuesday

| by Beth Briggs

Saving the world is hard work. #GivingTuesday provides an opportunity to do your part through service and gifts of time, talent, or treasure to become a philanthropist. By definition, a philanthropist is “a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous d…

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To Give or Not to Give

| by Shannon Williams

We have officially entered the season of thanksgiving. In American culture, we show gratitude through gifts. We bring flowers to the hostess of the dinner party. We give goodie bags to 6-year-olds at the birthday party. We hand out favors at weddings, baby showers, and fundraising eve…

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Celebrating National Philanthropy Day

| by April Anthony

"National Philanthropy Day is celebrated annually on November 15th. This day signifies the importance of working together for the common good. Philanthropic deeds come in all different shapes and sizes — charitable giving, volunteering, etc. — and on National Philanthropy Day, …

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What's Your Giving Plan?

| by Bert Armstrong

It’s that time of year!  Halloween is here. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa will all be here before you know it. Celebrations with family and friends will fill our homes, churches and synagogues, classrooms, and offices.  And your mailb…

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