Money, Money, Money, Money

I was stunned. I walked outside from the bank to see a pile of 20s littering the ground, being picked up and scattered by the wind. There must have been thousands of dollars worth of bills there. Now, THAT’s something you don’t see every day. I dove for them to keep them from flying away. […]

All About Giving

A couple of recent articles from the Greater Good Science Center caught my eye. They explore interesting questions around giving to causes. Do people with the highest incomes give less? How does it feel when a person ignores an opportunity to help others? The Poor Give More How Does It Feel Not to Give?

Stories are Our Superpower

Lisa Chron believes our ability to share stories is a superpower. “Story was more important to our evolution than opposable thumbs.” It kept us from eating poisonous berries because we learned of others who had and died from eating them. She advises, “We turn to story to learn how to navigate reality.” Story translates ideas […]

The Gender Gap

Who’s that in your database? The findings from a study by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute didn’t surprise me, but I found the article useful. Perhaps you will, too: WSJ The Gender Gap in Charitable Giving. P.S. But that said, what’s really important about the people in your database are their desires, beliefs, and values.