My three words for your 2017 fundraising success

In the week since I chose and announced to the world my three words for 2017, several times the trio has crept into conversations with the good folk with whom I work as a fundraising consultant. Not that I’m surprised. Curiosity, courage, and grace, all three, are key to success in raising money. Hear me […]

My three words for 2015

A few years back (2012 to be exact), I traded one-word aspirations for full-blown New Year’s resolutions. At the time, it sounded less a challenge to live into a few syllables than to follow through on complete sentences. Three years and nine words later, I know otherwise. Whether in a few words or many, committing […]

My three words for 2013

January 2012 marks the spot on the calendar of my life where I threw in the towel on resolution making, going instead with blogger Chris Brogan’s three-word solution to my annual exercise in failed intentions.  After careful thought and overdue attention to the Holy Spirit’s nudging, for 2012 I selected “be,” “still,” and “know” as […]

Quiet on the set (of life)

As regular readers of Generous Matters may recall, in lieu of New Year’s resolutions, I chose to go with three words to guide my steps in 2012. After a bit of pondering, I settled on “be,” “still,” and “know.”  If my word-trio has a familiar ring, think Psalm 46, verse 10. From January 1 on, […]

Reporting in on my three words for the year

We’re halfway into 2012 and my blog-stated intention to make this the year of “be,” “still,” and “know” continues to elude me. If anything, my schedule is more hectic now than when, back in January, I determined to slow my life down. A lot of days — too many, if truth be told — it […]