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Giving Wisely on #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday and your email inbox and social media feeds are likely full of moving stories and appeals to give. But what’s the best way to evaluate an organization asking you to give? How can you give wisely and with intention? In this conversation, author of When Women Give and Women Doing Well Leadership Council member Kim […]

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Need a Nudge?

Recently Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize in Economics. He demonstrated that economists have based their conclusions on a fundamental misconception: that human beings act rationally when making decisions. This is true even when faced with financial decisions. We don’t always make decisions that are in our best interest. (Reuters, October 9, 2017)  Thaler also […]

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Budget for Giving: A Team Effort

You’ve very likely done all of the right and recommended things to prepare for the future: you’ve set aside retirement savings, you have life insurance and a will or estate plan. But how much do you know about the current reality of your finances? It’s common for one spouse or the other to manage the […]

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A Plan Has the Power to Bring Freedom

Think about how you feel after you finish a workout: Energized, ready to take on the next thing, strong. Exercise might not be your favorite thing to do, and it can be hard to fit it in to your busy schedule, but you’re always glad you made a plan and set aside the time. The […]

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For Father’s Day: What My Dad Did Right

We didn’t talk a lot about money growing up. Somehow, I learned two things: not to spend beyond my means and to have a healthy fear of credit cards. “Use only in emergencies and if you can pay it off each month,” was the message I absorbed from my Dad. My parents were also generous […]

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For All Intents and Purposes

The Boston Globe recently reported the results of its investigation of a celebrity NFL quarterback’s charitable foundation, an article that raised questions about the organization’s use of funds. When we read articles like this we may have questions about how the organizations we give to use our donations. It’s easy to assume that an organization […]

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Security, Surrender, and Stepping Out in Faith

April Tam Smith is everything you’d expect a young professional in New York City to be: educated, hardworking, and successful. She’s also living a life of generosity in a place that defines success by how much money you make. Today she shares about how God has guided her to this place. Tell us a little […]

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100 Percent Certain

Jesus addressed fear quite a few times in his ministry on earth. We understand why. Fear is probably the number one impediment to faithful following Christ. And part of that faithfulness is our giving. How does fear show up in our lives? One way is in a desire to have 100 percent certainty about our […]

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