The Generosity Plan Sharing Your Time, Treasure, and Talent to Shape the World

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  • Copyright: 2010-01-19
  • Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words
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Many of us have the desire to make a difference. But when it comes down to it, how many really know what steps to take and how to fit philanthropy into our lives.The Generosity Planshows readers the unexpected benefits and joys of generosity in our daily lives. This smart, practical guide to philanthropy illuminates the power of giving by helping readers to discover what inspires them, clarify what he or she can afford to give, and direct that generosity toward a better world.Contributing time or money to causes far removed from the immediacy of our individual lives may feel overwhelming, especially in times of financial stress and uncertainty. Author Kathy LeMay breaks through these initial roadblocks to give easy and valuable tools to spur definite and rewarding action, demonstrating how our time, treasure, and talents can make a world of difference. By building and acting on a generosity plan, each one of us can create change simply by doing what we can, where we are, with what we have.

Author Biography

Kathy LeMay is the founder, president,and CEO of Raising Change, a fundraising organization that works to advace social change agendas and generosity worldwide. As well as being a prolific public speaker, LeMay has provided social-change fundraising and generosity trainings to hundreds of organizations throughout the world-including top-level executives at JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and CitiFinancial. She has been featured on Oprah and on the Oxyhen network for her proactive lifestyle in making a difference.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Getting Started: Going Back to Your Giving Rootsp. 1
If I Ran the World...:Unlocking Your Vision and Setting Your Prioritiesp. 17
How to Change the World: Time, Treasure, Talent, and Taking a Standp. 41
Choosing Charities: Naming the Causes You Care About Mostp. 57
Finding the Time to Give Your Time: Making a Difference through Just the Right Volunteer Experiencep. 87
How Much Cm You Contribute?: Creating Your Giving Formulap. 107
Position Yourself for Success: Five Keys to an Effective Generosity Planp. 137
Maintaining Momentum: Managing Naysayers and Distractionsp. 161
Putting It All Together: Your Very Own Generosity Planp. 181
Maximizing Your Impact: Starting a Generosity Clubp. 185
Appendixp. 209
Notesp. 235
Resources to Get You Startedp. 239
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