Rusty pleasures and heaven-stored treasures

I don’t know that he meant to, but organizational theorist Seth Godin has done it again. He’s provided yet another argument for encouraging God’s people (all people, for that matter) to live generously. This time around, Godin contrasts pleasure and happiness – concepts that many folks confuse one for the other. But as Godin tells […]

Generosity in quotes: Victor Frankl

“Don’t aim for success, the more you aim for it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued, it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as a by-product […]

Generosity in quotes: Seth Godin

Here’s conventional wisdom: Success makes you happy. Happiness permits you to be generous. In fact, it actually works like this: Generosity makes you happy. Happy people are more likely to be successful. Seth Godin, marketing guru, author, and blogger extraordinaire, in a post titled “The generosity boomerang“

Generosity in quotes: G. K. Chesterton

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936), English writer, journalist, and Christian apologist

Generosity in quotes

“If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never […]

Friday reflections on another week of Generous Matters

Lose the rubber stamp. Charity Navigator has handed members of nonprofit governing boards yet another reason to up their game. The watchdog group recently revamped its rating system, attaching equal weight to good governance and financial oversight. As reported in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the folks at Charity Navigator hope the change will “nudge nonprofits […]