Monthly Archives: November 2011

Making a Difference, One by One

The women came into my Seattle home one by one, eager to learn, ask questions, and mingle. One by one, they each browsed the carefully laid-out materials, quietly listened to the information presented, asked thoughtful questions, and made donations. Camaraderie … Continue reading

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A different way of giving during the holiday season

A mom recently told me about a unique approach to giving which inspired me. Overwhelmed by the sheer number of gifts kids were getting at birthday parties, she ended up convincing parents in her preschool to give homemade cards instead. … Continue reading

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What is philanthropy?

I’ve always imagined a philanthropist was a wealthy person who donated lots of money to their favorite causes.  Well then, that can’t be me!  Sure, I donate a few dollars here and there to causes I believe in, but mostly … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Inspired Philanthropist!

Today I will begin with a profile about an organization I have come to learn about in the past year– Water 1st : Imagine not having access to clean water every day for your cooking, bathing, laundry, and drinking needs. Imagine having … Continue reading

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