Planned Giving Tip: A BIG Trap

We live in a stuff-laden world and there is just about everything available for every need…and beyond. What I mean is we’ve long since passed the mile marker for NEEDS and are chasing the ever-elusive WANTS.

I love America and our entrepreneurial spirit that affords anyone the opportunity to be in business… anyone willing to take a risk…and find a need (or a want) that hasn’t been fulfilled or can be fulfilled more effectively.

However, this wealthy time we live in can produce the false message that stuff equals happiness. A BIG trap!

The first Christmas in your memory proved this.

By the afternoon, the I-can’t-live-without-this stuff is often left on the floor as you run through the backyard playing with sticks. How many of you have witnessed a child receive the “it” gift just to be entertained with the box “it” came in?

Giving back is a great antidote to materialism.

“Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.”
Lao Tzu

The Planned Giving Tip is to help you better motivate planned giving donors and multiply your planned giving program results to create sustainability for your nonprofit.

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