Every Gift Matters

Every Gift Matters

How your Passion Can Change the World

Book - 2015
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Charitable giving is on the rise in America. Despite the lingering effects of the economic downturn, Americans continue to give generously of their time, talent, and money - more than $335 billion in 2013, a 4.4% increase from 2011. What's more, the bulk of that charitable giving - 72% - came not from large foundations or corporations, but from individuals making small gifts. For those with passion for a cause and a generous spirit, it's vitally important that they leverage their gift in the right way in order to have the greatest impact possible.
In her first book EVERY GIFT MATTERS (Greenleaf; May 2015), Carrie Morgridge shares inspiring stories of powerful gifts in action showing readers how to turn the act of giving into a vehicle for positive change. Drawing on 15 years of experience supporting causes that align with her passions through gifts, Morgridge demonstrates how a smart strategy, high expectations, a deep network, and hands-on personal involvement will ensure that one's gift is compounded over time to have the biggest impact possible.
"Each person and every gift can make a difference," writes Morgridge. "Whoever you are, no matter how much or how little you have, your gift matters. The smallest, seemingly unimportant, donation can transform a life. And the best news is that giving transforms two lives: the one who receives and the one who gives."
Through her role as Vice President of The Morgridge Family Foundation, Morgridge has learned what works - and what doesn't - when it comes to giving. She argues that in order to ensure meaningful and lasting change, a gift must be more than simply a grant of money. The giver must assess whether the program is the right fit, work hand-in-hand with the key leaders on strategy, develop a plan for making the endeavor sustainable, and ensure that their gift can be leveraged to have a bigger impact on the community. By sharing real-life stories of how this hands-on approach to giving has transformed lives - including her own - Morgridge inspires others to believe that they can also make a difference in their community, no matter the size of their gift.
Publisher: Austin, Texas : Greenleaf Book Group Press, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781626341838
9781626341821
1626341826
Characteristics: xviii, 164 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Perry, John 1943-- Author

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