Latest Inspirations

  Recently, I was stopped at a traffic light just a few miles from home.  Just when I thought the line of cards would move at any moment, I saw a gentleman jump out of the driver’s side of his card.  He sprinted several car lengths behind his vehicle. “Oh, no,” I thought, “a fender […]

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The Christmas season isn’t over yet. Tomorrow, is the feast of the Epiphany.  The three wise men come bearing gifts for the baby Jesus. Of all the feast days, this one draws a most fitting parallel to the field of development.  Often, as adult professionals in the development/fundraising field, we get caught up in the […]

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Waiting for National Philanthropy Day luncheon guests

[NPD, registered with the Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, is coordinated by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. ] —-  November carries the theme of giving thanks.  National Philanthropy Day here in Cincinnati (sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati chapter of the AFP – Association for Fundraising Professionals) was a celebration of appreciation for the […]

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Thank you bear

November’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival – Giving Thanks As part of November’s nonprofit blog carnival, I’d like to share some creative answers to the question: How are you giving thanks? Oh, how I love creating special ‘thank yous’ to donors.  When an organizational supporter writes a check, or makes an online donation, it’s an expression of […]

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Saint Francis of Assisi

The Fall has seen many great charitable events, awards, inspiring philanthropists, and news, that a ‘Fall Review’ is necessary.  These are just the highlights.  Countless stories still need to be uncovered.  (That’s where you come in. Share your ‘Fall Review.’) [I’d like to thank my alma mater, University of Scranton, for reminding me of the […]

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Sunrise in Ohio

For those of you who need a little kick start in the morning, I highly recommend witnessing a sunrise. Nothing quite compares to the glowing light and crisp morning air that can awaken even the sleepiest person. Something about a sunrise gives us hope. Hope that comes with beginning a new day – fresh with […]

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Wooded Road

Daily Giving Adventures blog is designed to share information and inspiration about philanthropy and faith.  We’ll explore stories about what people are doing to make a difference for great non-profits in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky community. The great spirit of giving generates great stories, inspirations, and motivation for all us of to ‘make a difference.’ […]

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Sunset on the Camino

It happens everyday, but we don’t always see it.  Yes, a sunset. It reminds us that the day is coming to a close. God reminds us of this often with great color and visual grandeur. A sunset offers a moment to pause (particularly when it’s a beautiful sunset).   A sunset offers time to pray.  […]

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http://audioboo.fm/boos/443374-comments-from-the-koala-promo.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHere’s the promo for Comments from the Koala.   Tweetgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics

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http://archden.org/archbishop/audio/2011/AB_Homily_August7_11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadGreat homily by Archbishop Chaput, August 7, 2011.  Link Learn how fear, failure and fatigue effect all of us.  Stepping out in faith can transform our faith and our perspective of daily life.       Tweetgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics

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