Category Archives: Giving

Being Other-Oriented

At her graduation ceremony, Verda Tetteh learned that she’d received a $40,000 scholarship.

Ten minutes later she walked back to the podium, apologized for interrupting the ceremony, then shocked and surprised the Fitchburg, Massachusetts, audience with this announcement. Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday 2020

Today is “GivingTuesday,” an annual event created in 2012, which takes place on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States.

If you’re unfamiliar with GivingTuesday, it’s an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is simply “to build a more just and generous world.”

Their website provides more information. Continue reading

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Three Lessons From a Poor Widow

A mother wanted to teach her daughter a moral lesson. She gave the little girl a quarter and a dollar for church

“Put whichever one you want in the collection plate and keep the other for yourself,” she told the girl.

When they were coming out of church, the mother asked her daughter which amount she had given. Continue reading

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3 Questions to Consider About Giving

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“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give” once said the British statesman and Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Today we are reminded of the importance of giving on #GivingTuesday. This is the 5th year of this “global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.” From their web page, here’s more information about this national day of giving.

“Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Continue reading

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7 Guidelines for Giving

Giving Tuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday. Haven’t heard about it? According to their web page it is a “global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.” It’s now in its fourth year of existence.

“Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.” Continue reading

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