A retired educator passionate about teaching young children the values of service. MaryJudith shares her Christian faith as a foundation for her teaching career and reason for passionately supporting social justice. As she says, “justice doesn’t mean that we all get the same thing. What it means is that we get what we need.”
I talk with socially-minded small business entrepreneur Jessica Brand. We talk about what types of philanthropic values she incorporates into her businesses. And, what she feels the world needs more of. Hint: Love…”brotherly love”. Tune in to hear
Tanya Gauther who founded a nonprofit for traumatic brain injury survivors, many of them veterans, called TBIncredible. We got personal and talked about her own traumatic brain injury
Let’s be encouraged and inspired to grow our capacity to change the world. Who is one of my greatest philanthropic influences? Listen to learn more.
As we reflect on the year, let’s go forward remembering what we learned: we can count on each other. And, when we can count on each other to do the right thing, to make choices that are in the best interests of others, we can accomplish so much more.
Your personal purchasing power has an impact on what is bought, sold, and marketed. When you purchase your values, its an opportunity to bring more meaning and human connection into your life. Focus on your values and let them guide your decisions.
Billy Graham said in a 1997 graduation ceremony, “Time is the capital from God that is yours to invest.” What he said goes beyond what society tells us about how we should be striving for power and money. Somehow, we have lost our way.
But I beg you, when they write my obituary, please be sure says it says I was a philanthropist. Please be sure it includes all my volunteer work, my nonprofit career work, and my everyday acts of kindness. I hope my life can be defined as a giver. For me personally, more important than being rich is being generous.
I’ve been doing some interviewing for full-time jobs in fundraising. I want to be a part of a team again. I want to give my whole effort in affecting change in society. I want to be an even bigger philanthropist.
I chased my dreams and worked hard. I’ve had set backs and challenges, but I persevered. I’ve had a goal since I started my fundraising career in 2005 to obtain my CFRE.
Since I’m in the nonprofit industry, it made sense for me to continue to hone my skills and reflect my passion for nonprofit service. Now, with the global pandemic, volunteering is even more important across all industries.
Personal philanthropy is our own unique plan to make the world a better place–even consequently, enjoy the fruits of our labor. It is a plan for our lives that is drawn from our passions and skills.