The Giving Season is Upon Us

October 26, 2017

We’re entering the giving season. People tend to give more at this time of year and nonprofit organizations tend to receive more donations in the final months of the year. Why is this?

The clients I’ve worked with are usually inspired to give for myriad reasons other than a tax deduction. So, why do people wait until the end of the year to give? Is it because they’re being asked more at this time of year? How can we change that? How can we be more proactive about our giving? How can we give throughout the year in thoughtful ways?

I hope you’ll join me in an exploration of your giving at one of my upcoming workshops designed to help you create your own vision for giving. You’ll be inspired to give in ways that are most aligned with your values. See below for more details.

Wishing you a joyful giving season and hoping it lasts throughout the year!

Deborah Goldstein

Creating Your Vision for Giving 

The end of the year is just around the corner. And you’re probably already being inundated by requests for donations. How do you decide? How do you avoid feeling overwhelmed by these requests?

Try being more thoughtful about your giving! Create your OWN vision for giving.

In this interactive workshop, I’ll guide participants in:

  • articulating your values
  • identifying your interests
  • picturing your legacy

Register today and enlighten your giving!

I’m pleased to offer this workshop on October 30th, November 27th, and December 10th at Sacred Money Studios and Prosperity Pie Shoppe in Multnomah Village. This lively space is “a place where people gather and practice being in flourishing relationship with money through coaching, classes, community events and best of all, pie!” If you’re local, but not able to join me, be sure to check out this great community resource.


Looking for a Few Good Women

Are you part of a book club, investment group, dinner club, alumni group, or some other collection of awesome women in the Portland area? Are you looking for another way to engage with your friends? Let’s explore giving together!

I’d love to bring Philanthropy Camp for Women to you. Contact me today to schedule!

Do you belong to one of these groups with your spouse/partner and other couples? I’m open to creating a Philanthropy Camp experience that works for you too! Let’s talk.


Resource Highlight—Generation Impact

In the newly released Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors are Revolutionizing Giving, colleagues Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody reveal the ambitions of Gen X and Millennial givers. These donors have financial resources far out pacing what we’ve seen before. And they have grand plans for how they’ll achieve impact and make a difference now, not when they retire. Take some time to read about these revolutionary givers. I have a feeling we’ll be hearing a lot more about them in the years ahead.

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