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Dream of quitting your day job to become an entrepreneur? Making any big change? Get real, down & dirty advice from two real (awesome) women on how (and how not) to start your own business, deal with huge change & search for balance. Jenna Goodman and Nancy Jackson took the leap and quit their jobs as successful fundraisers to go all-in on Generous Change, their nonprofit fundraising consulting company. Come with them on their wacky entrepreneurial journey! Get inspiration to be more product ...
 
The story of Generous Giving began in the 1990s when five friends came together, challenged by the question of what could happen if Christians were truly generous with their resources, living out the joy of giving instead of the duty of tithing. They talked with a handful of people who were already experiencing this joy and asked them to share with others how living in faith-driven generosity had brought extreme transformation to their hearts and lives.
 
Bob Wielenga, Eric Casteel, and Richard Sharp are all internationally known public speakers on the topics of effective stewardship, generosity and mission development. Combined, they have over 65 years experience globally serving the Body of Christ providing leadership development, global mission experiences, and discipling believers in a Christian worldview.Bob, Eric and Richard are more than simply ministry guys living on three different continents. With one living in America, one in Europ ...
 
The concept for Generously Speaking is that there are significant leaders in our world of philanthropy who we at our firm are able to speak with often in the course of our work on behalf of various nonprofit clients. We see great generosity in action and we thought it would be nice to be able to share some of those conversations.
 
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You know that feeling when you've been thinking on something so hard your brain actually hurts? You've just been chewing on it and churning it over and over in your mind and then...wham!...you have a breakthrough 💡. And it feels like freedom and lightness and sunshine ☀️. On day 1219 of entrepreneurship, we're exploring the pain and the satisfactio…
 
This winter has been brutal! If you're feeling like a starving, sleepy bear coming out of hibernation, you're not alone. On day 1191 of entrepreneurship, we're overly excited about spring and exploring 4 ways we're experiencing renewal - physically in our diet and exercise 🏋️‍♀️ (here's a sweet dance class that'll leave you smiling and sweaty), emo…
 
If the phrase "the new normal" makes you puke a little 🤢, you're not alone. On day 1176 of entrepreneurship, we're calling it "the new better." The pandemic has caused us all to go through a forced elimination diet in our lives. We had to cut out flying, restaurants, parties, live music, holidays and worst of all, hugs. 😢 As you edge toward the pos…
 
Planning?! 2020 blew up so many of our best-laid plans. So far, 2021 isn't exactly easy breezy, either. When so much feels out of control, what's the point of planning? What if your plans are less about improving yourself and checking the boxes and more about how you want to feel? On day 1142 of entrepreneurship, we're exploring a different kind of…
 
2020 may have been the most tumultuous year on record. Generous Change crashed, burned and was reborn. This year shaped us in ways we never expected and, on day 1115 of entrepreneurship, we're reflecting on the good and the terrible. With insane gratitude, a new-found humility and dogged determination, we're asking big questions to make the most of…
 
SLIMY, SMARMY, AGGRESSIVE: When author, Dan Pink, asked 5000 people for the first word that came to their minds when they thought of sales, these were the top three. But, the truth is we are ALL selling EVERY DAY. You sell project ideas to your boss, restaurant choices to your partner and picking up toys to your kids. On day 1087 of entrepreneurshi…
 
WINTER IS COMING. On day 1077 of entrepreneurship, it's getting cold here in Kansas. Which means it's dark way too early and there's less time outside. Which just plain sucks. But we're not letting winter bring us down! This episode is all about winterproofing. What are the little things you can do to protect yourself from the winter blues? Can you…
 
On day 1058, just a few days after our 3-year business-iversary, we're still experiencing firsts. Nancy just bought and moved into her very own beautiful home! Jenna just bought her very first set of wireless headphones (which don't sound as good on the ol' podcast, but sure are comfy on Zoom). The older we get, the less we experience firsts. When'…
 
Mary ThomasChief Operating OfficerThe Spartanburg County Foundation The Spartanburg County Foundation: The Spartanburg County Foundation was established in 1943 by Walter Scott Montgomery and seven key business leaders who saw community philanthropy as a way to address issues in the area. As the oldest community foundation in South Carolina, the Fo…
 
In the Halloween spirit, we're digging deep into tricks: What tricks do you play on yourself to get through the day, the week or just plain old tough times? What good and bad things have you tricked yourself into believing? And treats: What are your favorite Treat Yo Self moments? Where were you? Who were you with? What can you do now, during this …
 
On day 1037, our 3-person start-up is just 2 months away from being three years old. We're doing grown-up business things like an 8-month review for our fabulous COO, Kelsey. Despite Kelsey's dislike of reviews, we all recognized the power of this one for our company. After many of the scariest months in our lives and the life of this business, we …
 
Why is September always so busy? Is it the start of school? Is it because it's the end of summer, so we all feel like we're supposed to get down to business? We’ve heard from so many amazing ladies that they're feeling stretched thin right now. And honestly, always. This feeling of never-enough, has Nancy and me obsessing over this tough question: …
 
Allan and Clare interview Tom Lawrence, President, The Leon Levine Foundation Leon Levine founded Family Dollar stores in 1959 and created the Leon Levine Foundation in 1980 Leon Levine was a great negotiator and passed savings to his customers, a philosophy that translates to the giving of the foundation – moving from poverty to self-sufficiency T…
 
On day 1009, Generous Change has gone wild! After a magical time in the mountains, we're feeling recharged, calm and oddly free. Listen for the birds in the background as we explore what makes us feel wild and free. When have you felt most free? What does nature mean to you? When's the last time you did something hard and scary? When, where and wit…
 
This is the last week of 4 whole weeks of UPLIFT! 😃 Yay! and boo! 😒 You've inspired us with your honesty, your determination, your hopefulness and your laughter. WE'RE NOT DONE! It's day 965 of entrepreneurship and we're still asking ourselves and you: What have you learned during this pandemic? How have you grown? What do you want to take with you…
 
It's week 3 of virtual UPLIFT and we're gettin' really real. On day 958 of entrepreneurship, we're obsessed with Glennon Doyle’s beautiful book, UNTAMED. Giant questions we're grappling with that we hope will inspire you, too: Why do you think you’re broken when you have a bad feeling? Can you own ALL the pieces of you and be accepting of even the …
 
On day 951 of entrepreneurship, we recognize that we're all becoming a different version of who we were before the pandemic. We're inspired by Michelle Obama's book and Netflix documentary, Becoming. Who are you becoming? How can you show up unapologetically and entirely yourself in all contexts? How are you dealing with control and the lack of it …
 
UPLIFT is our retreat just for women in development planned for June 4&5 in Miami. But, since we can't be together in Miami , we're bringing UPLIFT to you (even if you're NOT a lady in development) throughout the entire month of June! So, the next 4 podcasts will be a little different. We're talking just to the ladies (sorry, guys , but you can sti…
 
On day 913 of entrepreneurship, we're all up in life from home - working, cooking, exercising - just plain old BEING from home every day. We feel like this time at home has shown us who we really are - the good, the bad and the ugly. We're also revisiting The Desire Map (from episode 22) to see how this moment has changed our core desired feelings.…
 
Day number....um...6 million 625 thousand and four?? Who the hell knows? Ok, we do know. It's day number 892 of entrepreneurship. We're trying to choose the very best contagions - optimism, gratitude, presence. With so much new, so much unknown and so much out of our control, how are you holding up? If you're stressed, worried, anxious, distracted …
 
Susan suggested a bunch of things to read about the philosophy and ethics of listening, for you to follow up: Talk: The science of conversation by Elizabeth Stokoe Yo! And Lo! The Pragmatic Topography of the Space of Reasons by Mark Lance and Rebecca Kukla Dotson, Kristie. "Tracking Epistemic Violence, Tracking Practices of Silencing", Hypatia 26.2…
 
· Importance of public policy at this time: Policy Brief email alerts from David Heinen – now available beyond only Center members· Advice to be: timely, relevant, mindful – sharing curated information on www.ncnonprofits.org COVID-19 Resource page: https://www.ncnonprofits.org/resources/pandemicresources· Consider what is necessary today (in this …
 
Juan Austin:· Juan has been with Wachovia + Wells Fargo for 33 years· Covering 4 states (NC, SC, VA, MD) and DC· Economic ramifications of the virus – financial services industry is working hard to restore the health of the economy. CEO thanks team and customers of Wells Fargo as we all face challenges. “The only way we get through this moment is t…
 
Madeleine McGee:· TogetherSC, Allies for Good, is the statewide network of nonprofit leaders, has been around for 23 years, and is about 800-members strong· Philanthropic partners: United Way Association and the SC Grantmakers Group have come together for first time in the past year to work on the Census, and now re. coronavirus with weekly calls à…
 
Damon Circosta:· A.J. Fletcher Foundation’s advice: exposure of the value of nonprofits doing their work is heartwarming; the next phase of rebuilding is where philanthropy can play a key role; encouraged by the nonprofit sector· Communicating with grantees with a light touch: “there are decades where nothing happens, and then there are weeks where…
 
Rhett Mabry:· Advice: be patient, safe, focus on basic needs of recipients· Focus on healthcare grantee needs· Help is on the way (stimulus, and private support); Duke Endowment’s first-ever specially called meeting to provide support in NC and SC in response to the coronavirus crisis· Response – Recovery – Rebuilding: have usually focused on 2nd t…
 
Here are some links to find out even more: Our guest for this episode: Dr Clare Moriarty! her personal webpage at KCL is here, and you can find her on twitter @quiteclare. Here's Clare's excellent piece for History Ireland which discusses A Masterclass in Trolling from an 18th Century Bishop: 'Berkeley vs. Walton' For some introductory things to le…
 
I didn't know much about Icelandic Sagas before I heard about Aoife's project, I just knew that they were long and complicated and involved feuds and fate. But Aoife, a philosophy student at Queen's University Belfast, knew a lot more and wanted to try to make sense of all the heavyweight moral decisions and decisive actions that go on in them. Her…
 
We talk about ethical egoism, which Rupert seems to feel is dismissed a little bit too lightly, and we hear about how he's going to try to defend it. While Rupert’s talking about ethics and about what determines or fixes ethical truths – where they come from – at the same time in the background there are lot of other issues about political philosop…
 
This is a conversation with a final-year student in Philosophy. Aine graduated from Queen's University Belfast in the summer of 2019, and like many students she used her final year of studies to work on an extended independent research project. Dissertation students write about a philosophical topic of their own devising, working alongside individu…
 
Prof. Nancy Jecker came to Queen's University Belfast to speak at this philosophy conference on the ethics of chronic illness, and I used that opportunity to ask her about her philosophical interests and work. We talked about life and death – in particular, lives lived with chronic illneses, and the ways that a person's story doesn't end just at th…
 
This is part two of the interview with Jonathan Webber about his book 'Rethinking Existentialism', and in this one we talk about existentialist ideas around freedom and ethical action, which is why I'm calling it I'm calling it 'Freedom and Morality'. I asked him some questions about how he knew that he had a big enough idea to start thinking about…
 
It's the first episode! And that means all the work that's been building for over year gets unleashed RIGHT HERE and it's pretty exciting and terrifying at the same time. So where better to start than with a conversation with a lovely friendly philosopher, discussing his fascination with soul-searching French philosophy? Jonathan Webber is a profes…
 
On day 588 of entrepreneurship, we're celebrating GIRL POWER! We just hosted the inaugural UPLIFT, a 2-day retreat for women in fundraising in Phoenix. Those 21 ladies blew us away and we are still reeling from the connection, honesty and bad-assery in the room. We believe: It's time for a new workplace. Minimum compliance & maximum widget producti…
 
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