relationships

Your Portfolio of Thankfulness

By |November 23rd, 2017|

The gift of gratitude, appreciation, and thankfulness is one of the greatest gifts you can give to another human being. The beauty of giving from the heart and soul of who you are is that you can keep giving gratitude, appreciation, and thanksgiving and never run low in your portfolio of gratefulness for others. And doesn’t this make a life truly great! When we stop and realize how blessed we are for having other people in our lives, then we need to tell them. We need to honor those people who have helped us along the journey. We need [...]

Rich & Famous vs Poor & Unknown

By |November 22nd, 2017|

It doesn’t matter if you have a star studded power board for your nonprofit. I’ve watched nonprofit boards filled with celebrity members crash and burn. This is nothing bad against those in the public eye, but getting star power isn’t always the best route for nonprofit boards. And it doesn’t matter if you have multi-millionaire or even billionaire donors within your donor pool of financial supporters. I’ve watched extremely wealthy people do more harm to their charities without even realizing it. Just because someone has lots of money doesn’t mean they know how to give wisely or engage [...]

Generous Givers vs Financial Supporters

By |November 21st, 2017|

Is there a real difference between givers and supporters? A generous giver, usually loves to bless others through giving whatever resources they have at hand, which will be a true blessing to the recipient. A supporter tends to be a faithful ongoing financial giver to one particular individual and/or organization. Both are donors in different ways. The generous giver tends to be more spirit led in their giving, whereas the supporter usually has made a conscious decision to give x amount of money monthly or yearly to support someone’s lifestyle as that recipient engages in some kind of missional/charitable [...]

Is there More to Wealth & Charity?

By |November 20th, 2017|

Wealth and charity often seem to go hand-in-hand but in reality the wealthy tend to live in worlds literally removed away from all and any signs of poverty and need. Even if they employee a staff of housekeepers to gardeners and others, a wealthy’s house manager tends to interface between the wealthy and the struggling worker. And it is here where they usually have already signed agreements that they cannot make their personal needs ever known much less tell others whom they work for. So how do the wealthy truly engage with poorer people who maybe truly struggling both [...]

Have You Ever Noticed the Gentle Leader?

By |November 19th, 2017|

Have you ever noticed the gentle leader? The quiet leader? The leader who leads from the shadows rather than from the spotlight? Ancient Hebrew wisdom, proclaims, “Your gentleness has made you great” (Psalm 18:35). Think about this claim. Has your gentleness made you great? Are people attracted to you because you are easily approachable, gentle, while showing loving kindness? Do you see the qualities and character and integrity in other leaders that you desire to manifest yourself? Or are you often surrounded by dictatorial leadership, with an attitude of “my way or the highway?” Some of the best leaders [...]

You Matter to Me!

By |November 18th, 2017|

You matter to me. You may not know it. I may not have expressed it. But you matter to me. I may never even know you personally, but if you are reading this, then it tells me you value what I say. You value me. And if you value me, I want to thank you tell you I appreciate you. It takes time to read what other people write; especially people you may have never met personally. It takes patience and sometimes an open heart and mind to wrestle with different ideas, so I want to thank you for [...]

There is Power in the Name of Jesus

By |November 14th, 2017|

There is power in the name of Jesus. There is power in praying in His name. There is more power through faith in Jesus, than what any amount of money via fundraising or investing will ever bring you. How many wealthy people are financially rich, yet spiritually poor? How many donors think they can “give back” to help heal their soul, which no amount of generosity will ever heal. Only God can heal your soul. Only God can give you the escape your heart is seeking. Good works are good, but that is about it. After all, many humanitarians [...]

Just Escape

By |November 13th, 2017|

Just escape! Escape from the crap of this superficial world. Escape the materialism that keeps you in debt and always trying to keep up with people who really don’t even care for you and your soul. Just escape from the job that has you in the mire of dysfunction. Just escape from the façade you’ve created. Just escape to your true self. Just escape to your inner being. Just escape to your flaws and embrace them with humility. Just escape from your past that has you in bondage. Just escape from the friends who are holding you back from [...]

An Industry Advisor or a Peer Advisor?

By |November 11th, 2017|

Why should a wealth holder give over tens of millions of dollars to a private wealth management firm, if they have no idea how the firm will handle their money. After all, do you want to be the biggest whale in the smallest pond of financial private banking? Or would you prefer to know that a potential firm has dealt with much larger financial accounts with more complexity than yours and they are doing it with excellence? But how in the world does one discover such information with all of the privacy and confidentiality laws? Peer-to-peer advising, or wealthy [...]