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April 2014

  • Posted by Heather Sherwin

    Leaving a "Giving" Footprint

    April 24, 2014

    With the celebration of Earth Day this week, there were lots of conversations about making the world a better place for future generations. We were reminded that how we care for our planet today affects those who will be living here long after we...

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  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    How Do Nonprofits Touch Your Life?

    April 18, 2014

    Whether we realize it or not, nonprofit organizations touch everyone’s lives. On May 6th, folks in the Midlands will have the chance to give back to the nonprofits that are touching their lives through Midlands Gives. 

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  • Posted by Heather Sherwin

    Giving Back with Heart n' Soul

    April 15, 2014

    People dancing the night away to the sound of cover songs from the 50’s and 60’s isn’t usually what comes to mind when a person hears the word nonprofit. However, Heart ‘n Soul...

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  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    Don’t Be Fooled! Five Mistakes to Avoid When Giving

    April 4, 2014

    With April Fools’ Day occurring earlier this week, you most likely have had your fair share of jokes and trickeries. To prevent you from being fooled more than necessary, we have found five common mistakes frequently made by people when giving...

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March 2014

  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    Three Simple Questions: A Daily Reminder to Give

    March 28, 2014

    Similar to many areas of life, learning to give takes practice. For many of us, giving does not come naturally but is something we must grow to appreciate and value and be reminded of on a daily basis. This is especially true as we strive to...

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  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    Giving Wisely

    March 21, 2014

    When my husband and I give, we often give locally. We are familiar with the nonprofits in our community and their reputations. Very often, we know people who work at the organization or serve on the board. We might even be a volunteer. Our...

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  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    Making Realistic Commitments

    March 14, 2014

    Have you ever found yourself in a position where you’ve ‘bitten off a bit more than you can chew?’ We’re all probably guilty of it – from making commitments we simply cannot keep to burning-out, losing interest or all-out giving up.

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  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    Question of the Week: What’s something you are willing to do without right now?

    March 6, 2014

    With the beginning of Lent, many people are considering things that they can temporarily live without, but this lesson is one that anyone can benefit from. By figuring out what we can live without, we are able to gain perspective on our wants...

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February 2014

  • Posted by Talk About Giving

    Doing Good From Your Kitchen Table

    February 27, 2014

    This month, we’ve all experienced some seasonal cabin fever. How do you cope when TV is not a great option and the chorus of brother-and-sister bickering might be hitting a high?

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  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    A Great Opportunity for Local Nonprofits

    February 21, 2014

    Working together. Every day we work with others; collaborating with a colleague at work, completing chores with the help of a family member, finishing a neighborhood project with friends. Working together brings the opportunity for new resources...

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  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    Donations of Every Size Count — Really!

    February 6, 2014

    You may not think so, but chances are you are a philanthropist. Personal wealth is certainly not a requirement for philanthropy nor is having a family foundation. In fact, ...

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January 2014

  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    SOUPer Bowl

    January 23, 2014

    A big ‘holiday’ is coming up. It’s one of my family’s favorites – an annual celebration when we gather around the television with friends and eat a “full flavored” selection of hot wings, chicken nachos, queso dip and brownies.

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  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    MLK Day of Service

    January 16, 2014

    “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    Saving and Giving: Teaching Kids to Plan

    January 9, 2014

    Saving. As adults we know it’s critical, but learning to save is often tough. The savings rate in our country illustrates the difficulty. The National Institute on Retirement Security says the typical American family has only ‘a few thousand...

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  • Posted by Talk About Giving

    New Year, New Traditions

    January 2, 2014

    There's something invigorating about starting a new year – 12 months of endless possibilities. Some approach it as an uncharted adventure while others pen a list of resolutions determined to turn over a new leaf. Whatever your approach, the New...

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