Whew, what a relief, the presentation is over AND it went well. Julia and I were workshop presenters for the 2018 CAGP National Conference in Winnipeg. We presented “Wisdom of the Ages, Building Successful Intergenerational Relationships” to 50 conference attendees. Creating refining and presenting with Julia was a highlight for me. She was brilliant and we had fun. Read more
Martha (not her real name, of course) had a dream to leave a legacy. She intended that each of her four grandchildren and her favorite charity would receive a substantial benefit when her house was sold. In fact, that was the only reason she was still rattling around in the old barn. Read more
Want to be inspired? Check out this cool animated video below from Remember a Charity, a UK based organization.
Are you ready? How can you tell if your organization ready for a proactive legacy giving program?
Today’s quiz will focus on what you need to be ready for legacy giving at your organization. In case you are unsure about what I’m referring to, legacy giving, (also known as planned giving,) is a particular kind of fundraising: inviting your existing donors to consider leaving a gift to your organization in their will or estate plans. This kind of giving is a way for a donor to take what is important to them now and extend that far into the future, leaving a legacy that matters. Read more
Are you ready? How can you tell if your organization is ready for a proactive legacy giving program?
Legacy giving, or planned giving, is a particular kind of fundraising: inviting your existing donors to consider leaving a gift to your organization in their will or estate plans. This kind of giving is a way for a donor to take what is important to them now and extend that far into the future, leaving a legacy that matters. Read more
I was 9 when my mother and I last worked for the same boss. I was a paperboy for the Winona Daily News and my mother wrote a weekly column called “Whimsey.” She shared observations on life in a small town, being the wife of a pastor and mother of 6 children. Her quips then included thoughts on the topics of marriage, work and school. Read more
Legacies can be beautiful.
A legacy is often as simple as the dimples that peek out so charmingly on the cheeks of babies of succeeding generations. Read more
When my father suggested he had a plan for the newsletter, I was a little bit hesitant. Inviting my grandmother to be an author on our blog didn’t look anything like what other people in business were doing – which, being a newbie to the business building thing – was often my yardstick.
Cautiously optimistic, I agreed. I am not very good at doing what everyone else is doing anyway. Read more
In today’s monograph comes a surprising tidbit that you may not know about me. It has to do with nocturnal activities, more or less.
As I drift off to sleep I usually dream a dream or two. Now my sleeping dreams occur much like everyone’s, ordinary as can be. Except my illusions arrive complete with closed captioning. Honest. They really do. Read more
When you reach truly advanced age you are either “just fine” or you are dead.
No one wants a casual enquiry about one’s health to have a three page response, a litany of what doesn’t work, is slowing down, or causing sleepless nights.
Trying to be wise as well as old I have consciously opted for the “just fine” response to casual conversations. Read more