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Gratitude … the greatest of all virtues

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others” Marcus Tullius Cicero As Warren Buffet once acknowledged, a significant part of his success was simply due to his luck at winning of the “ovarian … Continued

People Love Ideas

“Money never starts an idea; it is the idea that starts the money.”  – William J. Cameron   For those who work or volunteer in the non profit sector will, I’m sure, appreciate the wise words from Hugh MacLeod shown below. Yes, people like … Continued

Canada’s Greatest Impact Donation

“Vaccination is a barbarous practice and one of the most fatal of all the delusions current in our time. Conscientious objectors to vaccination should stand alone, if need be, against the whole world, in defense of their conviction.”  Mahatma Gandhi  … Continued

Create Good Trouble

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” Paulo Coelho I have observed that one of the more significant differences between the profit and nonprofit sectors is their divergent thoughts and actions regarding … Continued

Hell Yeah or No!

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”– Warren Buffet The video below is from Derek Sivers …. musician, programmer, philanthropist, philosopher, and entrepreneur extraordinaire. Given just how much wisdom his book “Anything … Continued

Are You Happy?

“There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -are always attained by giving them to someone else.” – Peyton Conway March Who knew that there … Continued

99 Good News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2018

Source:  https://www.theonion.com/cnn-holds-morning-meeting-to-decide-what-viewers-should-1819577164 “For reasons I have never understood, people like to hear that the world is going to hell.”   Deirdre McCloskey For those of us who work in the nonprofit sector and/or are closely associated with it as donors I’m … Continued

The Gift

“The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.” Brian Tracey   For each of the last eleven years the British retailer John Lewis has aired what has become an iconic holiday … Continued

What Are You Doing with Your Jellybeans?

I love visual metaphors that communicate important life truths. And so it is for the video in this month’s PhilanthropyMatters which shares with us in a very entertaining way how much time we have left in an average lifetime. This … Continued

It’s Always About Your Story

Recently I had the good fortune to meet Jack Canfield. As you may recall, Canfield is the co-author of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series which has more than 250 titles and has sold an incredible 500 million copies in 40 … Continued