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Inspiring Generosity

Author : Barbara Bonner
ISBN : 9781614291305
Genre : Self-Help
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Inspiring stories and beautifully typeset quotations about generosity. WARNING: This book might change your life. The desire to act generously arrives like an uninvited guest, unexpectedly, like a lightning bolt, in a mere moment. A gesture, a news story, a quotation in a book, a passing remark can change everything. For many, that moment is enough for generosity to move into their hearts and minds and become central to their lives. This book will help readers open their hearts to the power of their own innate generosity, their desire to make a difference in the world, to help make someone's day a little brighter or their world a bit more secure. It will kindle a spark in readers' hearts that moves them into the sunshine of a more generous life. If one life is more generous, we all prosper. That is one of generosity's most wonderful qualities: it is utterly contagious. Inspiring Generosity is an invitation to savor a sampling of the very best inspirations on the subject of generosity. It includes fourteen contemporary stories of "generosity heroes" whose lives have been transformed by the power of generosity. Sprinkled throughout these stories are writings, poems, and quotes from Shakespeare, Hafiz, Emily Dickinson, George Eliot, Wendell Berry, Sharon Olds, Naomi Shibab Nye, Donald Justice, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa, Maya Angelou, Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., John Steinbeck, James Joyce, Leo Tolstoy, Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, Goethe, Seneca, Albert Schweitzer, Anne Frank, and many others.
Category: Self-Help

Inspiring Generosity

Author : Rob Conrad
ISBN : 1718755473
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Two veteran ad pros share their secrets and experience in applying up-to-date marketing principles and strategic discipline to the business of fundraising. Using the tools and guidance outlined in this readable, anecdote-filled book will help any non-profit enterprise ignite its fundraising activities and turn donors into an enthusiastic fan base.

Generosity Stewardship And Abundance

Author : Lovett H. Weems Jr.
ISBN : 9781538135341
Genre : Religion
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As a practical and empowering resource for congregational leaders, this comprehensive guide to Christian financial responsibility addresses church fundraising, stewardship campaigns, budgets, financing capital needs, endowments, and innovative approaches to economic sustainability.
Category: Religion

Contagious Generosity

Author : Chris Willard
ISBN : 9780310893141
Genre : Religion
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The general practices related to church funding aren’t producing the same results they have in the past. There is a general acceptance that something has changed but little talk or interest is coming from traditional church leader training sources such as denominational entities and seminaries. Pastors are largely left to their own devices to “figure this out.” They need a lifeline. While some churches are experiencing exponential growth, some churches - despite their best efforts - have been unsuccessful at moving beyond survival mode. Coupled with increased competition from other nonprofits and a decline in the commitment to give to the church first, churches risk losing the funding they need. A growing number of leaders are beginning to discover there is another way and are struggling to understand what makes one church generous and another not. There is a need in the market to offer a simple, working definition of “generosity” and reveal the “secrets” some church leaders seem to have simply stumbled upon which are resulting in unexplainable ministry growth and unprecedented church funding even in the midst of tough economic times. The content of this material was developed and refined by Jim Sheppard and Chris Willard through years of ministry leadership in the local church, consulting with church leaders across a broad spectrum of church settings, and through participation in and leadership of the Generous Church Leadership Community facilitated by Leadership Network. Of particular benefit will be the collection of observations and best practices gleaned during the Generous Church Leadership Community that originated within real-life church leadership situations and scenarios by highlighting specific challenges, methods, and successes.
Category: Religion

Leading With Grit

Author : Laurie Sudbrink
ISBN : 9781118975220
Genre : Business & Economics
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Improve yourself – and your workplace – with GRIT Leading With GRIT is a practical and proven guide for transforming the workplace, offering pragmatic insight on value-based strategies that improve the individual and the business. Based on the author's proprietary principles of GRIT – Generosity, Respect, Integrity, and Truth – this book describes how working toward individual improvement produces better organizational results than traditional approaches that focus on collective improvement. Readers are introduced to GRIT with a framework that can be applied in any workplace scenario, and are provided with strategies for applying GRIT to communication and intra-office operations. Each chapter includes activities that assist with implementation, moving beyond the theoretical framework commonly taught in business school to provide a more practical approach to personal development. The principles of GRIT are exactly the sort of instruction leaders are encouraging, and companies worldwide are willing to invest large sums. The approach stands out for its unique, personal approach that melds values-based principles with business concepts to produce spectacular results. This book is the complete guide to GRIT, with an emphasis on practicality. Learn why the principles of GRIT have proven so effective Apply GRIT in communications for better productivity Discover how each person impacts those around them Cultivate a positive, constructive attitude for less stress and more growth GRIT helps readers make themselves and their workplaces happier and healthier, decreasing stress, sparking personal growth, retaining employees, and developing mindful leaders. In essence,Leading With GRIT is a handbook for improving the bottom line by improving the lives and outlook of those who contribute to it.
Category: Business & Economics

77 True Stories Of Loving Kindness

Author : Compassionate Faiths
ISBN : 1548340758
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Are you looking for feel good stories that are inspiring, hopeful, or even stories about random acts of kindness? If yes then this book might be for you. In this book you will meet: * The homeless gardener who gives charity to other beggars * A taxi experience of a couple that saved a life of a child * A homeless Muslim who helps other homeless * The old beggar who gives alms that he collects to orphanages * The Bible thief * How kindness saved a young man from suicide * A stolen watch and how kindness turned it around * How a teacher lived without money for 16 years * The story from a man who lived in prison and got out * The drug addict who helped a family in need * The man who carved a mountain to bring hospital care to his village * The businesswoman who tried to give, even to those who tried to take from her * When three stray cats become thirty * And many more... In this book are the anonymous stories of modern day good Samaritans, philanthropists, and ordinary people... Pay-It-Forward stories, moments of generosity, acts of kindness... That cross the boundaries of race, religion, and ethnicity... And show the beauty of what it means to be human.


Author : Deborah L. Rhode
ISBN : 9780190919870
Genre : Law
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Americans claim to care about character. Over four fifths want it taught in public schools, and 95 percent think that a president's character is important. And historically, philosophers, educators, politicians, religious leaders, judges, and the general public have agreed that character should be valued and reinforced. Yet in the United States, the institutions charged with that mission have consistently fallen short. Simply put, too little effort has been made to understand the importance of character and the strategies that can best develop and support it. After first exploring the history of the concept over time, Deborah Rhode turns her focus to the institutions that have traditionally fostered good character: families, schools, youth organizations, civic groups, and political organizations. However, as we have increasingly de-emphasized the subject-a trend that is most evident in our politics-our awareness of its shaping influence has waned. Indeed, we often focus on the wrong things when it comes to fostering good character. For instance, almost a third of the workforce is covered by licensing laws requiring good moral character, even occupations where the need for screening is not self-evident: florist, fortune teller, and frog farmers. Character also plays a pivotal role in the criminal justice system, in defining guilt, punishment, and eligibility for parole. All too often, these legal requirements are idiosyncratic, inequitable, and subject to race and class bias. Millions of Americans who have convictions for minor offenses are excluded from a vast range of occupations and benefits without evidence that such exclusion serves the public interest. We can do better, she stresses, and outlines a powerful program for reform. Rhode punctuates the book through a series of portraits of exemplary individuals whose good character made them who they were: Ida B. Wells, Jane Addams, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Albert Schweitzer, and Thurgood Marshall. All of these individuals had flaws, but through their commitments to both social justice and helping the less fortunate, they all demonstrate the power and importance of strong character.
Category: Law

You Can Never Go Wrong By Being Kind

Author : Zeal Okogeri
ISBN : 9798570523319
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Exceptionally positive and encouraging, this book contains compelling true stories by authors from around the globe, who have united to share their personal experiences with the transformative potential of kindness. Each story has a gift for you. As you are transported around the world by these stories, you'll be gifted with wisdom, love, compassion, forgiveness, hope, laughter, gratitude, acceptance, and the awareness that life is not possible without kindness. As you read these stories, you will learn how to: - Be kind to yourself- Live a more rewarding life by practicing kindness - Recognize opportunities for giving and receiving kindness - Trust more and count your blessings- Set yourself free through forgiveness- Reap the many benefits of meditation - Recognize the role of animals in teaching us how to love - Multiply your favors through gratitude- Cultivate the courage to follow your heart and intuition - Find more reasons to continue having faith in humanity

Growing Into Life

Author : David Seabury
ISBN : CORNELL:31924014037380
Genre : Adolescence
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Category: Adolescence

Notes From The Balkans

Author : Sarah F. Green
ISBN : 9780691121994
Genre : Social Science
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Maps and borders notwithstanding, some places are best described as "gaps"--places with repeatedly contested boundaries that are wedged in between other places that have clear boundaries. This book explores an iconic example of this in the contemporary Western imagination: the Balkans. Drawing on richly detailed ethnographic research around the Greek-Albanian border, Sarah Green focuses her groundbreaking analysis on the ambiguities of never quite resolving where or what places are. One consequence for some Greek peoples in this border area is a seeming lack of distinction--but in a distinctly "Balkan" way. In gaps (which are never empty), marginality is, in contrast with conventional understandings, not a matter of difference and separation--it is a lack thereof. Notes from the Balkans represents the first ethnographic approach to exploring "the Balkans" as an ideological concept. Green argues that, rather than representing a tension between "West" and "East," the Balkans makes such oppositions ambiguous. This kind of marginality means that such places and peoples can hardly engage with "multiculturalism." Moreover, the region's ambiguity threatens clear, modernist distinctions. The violence so closely associated with the region can therefore be seen as part of continual attempts to resolve the ambiguities by imposing fixed separations. And every time this fails, the region is once again defined as a place that will continually proliferate such dangerous ambiguity, and could spread it somewhere else.
Category: Social Science

Giving Gratitude And Generosity

Author : Jackie Corley
ISBN : 1578269121
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A collection of over 200 inspirational quotes that speaks to the power of giving and generosity. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "the only gift is a portion of thyself." There is a profound and simple power in giving one's self for others that is unmatched by anything else in the world. Acts of selflessness and kindness are needed now more than ever and Giving, Gratitude & Generosity collects quotations from a variety of sources which affirms this need. To give effortlessly and love unconditionally: these are the building blocks of our better selves and a better world.

James Surls

Author : James Surls
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215491791
Genre : Art
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Edited by Judy Deaton. Foreword by Francine Carraro. Text by Patterson Sims, Susie Kalil, Hiram Butler, James Surls, J. Pittman McGehee.
Category: Art

The One Year Daily Acts Of Kindness Devotional

Author : Kristin Demery
ISBN : 9781496421647
Genre : Religion
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What would happen if you and your family committed to doing one act of kindness each day for a year? Our world desperately needs more kindness. Whether it’s on social media, in the news, or between your arguing kids it can seem like conflict and disconnection are everywhere. But imagine how much better life would be if we got intentional about being kind! This year, embark on a journey to make kindness a part of your life, home, and soul. In The One Year Daily Acts of Kindness Devotional, you’ll find Scripture passages and inspirational personal stories about why God calls us to show kindness, what it means to live a life of generosity, and how you can incorporate kindness into your everyday routine (and teach it to your kids) with tons of simple, easy-to-do ideas. Show your world the kind of love that is possible with daily acts of kindness that will change your heart, inspire your family, and draw you closer to God.
Category: Religion

I Like Giving

Author : Brad Formsma
ISBN : 9781601425768
Genre : Self-Help
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Rich with inspiring stories and practical suggestions, I Like Giving will help you create a lifestyle of generosity. Choosing to live a generous life can transform you and the world around you. Something incredible happens when giving becomes your own idea, not something you do out of duty or obligation. When you move from awareness to action, miracles happen. As you make giving a lifestyle, you’ll realize you’re not only loving life more, you’re also creating a more generous world— a better world for all of us. Inside you’ll find tips about: • Thinking of giving as something you get to do, not something you have to do. • How to raise kids with a sensitivity to others’ needs. • Making a difference without being a millionaire. • Practical ideas for ways to give to people around you every day. I Like Giving shows you how to experience the joy of giving because we all have something to give. Beyond money or things, giving can be a listening ear, a touch, or simply the gift of time. Giving is living.
Category: Self-Help