Bold Giving Continueson July 6th, 2009 at 7:03 am
Last week Tracy Gary-from Inspired Legacies was in Seattle to keynote the spring conference for the Northwest Development Officers Association. She spoke about trends in family philanthropy, as well as how to stay engaged and inspired as fundraisers through these ever changing economic times, as we steward our donors’ dreams and gifts.
Then she mentioned a growing number of families and individuals who are choosing to give half of their income, every year, to the nonprofits they care about. Stories of these folks (at all economic levels) are shared on Bolder Giving.org. While many people and families are facing salary cuts, layoffs, and general financial uncertainty, this is not a choice I’m ready to advocate that we all consider. Yet, there is a statement within that says: “I’m going to be a bold and courageous friend to the organizations I love.”