I climbed a volcano last week. Let’s face it, you’ve probably done something similar, considering most mountains are merely ex-volcanos, or were birthed through volcanic activity. So “climbing a volcano” is not necessarily a big deal.
Except this particular volcano was alive. Not Mt. St. Helens alive, mind you, but it was hard not to miss the consistent spout of …read more »
While we don’t get many inquiries about last minute gift ideas (you’re on your own for that!), we do receive a diverse range of questions at the end of the year. As you can guess, many people focus their charitable giving as the calendar winds down towards December 31. Below, I’ve listed several of the common questions we at DonorsTrust …read more »
The other day, in correspondence with a colleague, I used the phrase “stumbling to the finish line.” I meant it metaphorically, of course. While I’m no Fred Astaire, I am light on my feet. That being said, the phrase adequately captures my mindset as we near the end of a year that has been a whirlwind.
As a CEO, such …read more »
I write this at a cruising altitude of 34,000 feet. It’s a familiar and, dare I say, comforting spot. Complaints today about the U.S. airline industry specifically and air travel in general run rampant – overcrowded flights, intrusive security, long lines, lost luggage, frustrated parents (and kids!). I get that.
By the time the twelve months of 2017 wrap up, …read more »
To continue our Expert Giving series, we asked our very own CEO, Lawson Bader, to share his advice on how donors can give of their time by serving on non-profit boards and what that entails. Lawson is currently serving on the board of directors at State Policy Network, Atlas Network, and DonorsTrust.
I need to lodge a formal complaint. I …read more »
I don’t think it’s something in the water. But August lacks the quiet vibe of previous years, when life in a traffic-less and politician-free Washington, D.C. habitually slows its pace.
The post-election national angst playing out across airwaves, social media, dinner tables, pulpits, and street corners seemingly exploded this past week with the events in Charlottesville. Living inside the Beltway …read more »
When I was an uppity high schooler, I took home a quarterly report card in which one of my teachers had written a single sentence – “familiarity breeds contempt.”
Suffice it to say, it grabbed my attention (and that of my parents!). It was a reminder not only of the power of a few simple words, but how important the …read more »
In the late 1970s, I found myself in London on the 4th of July. I was a member of a boy’s chorus that was touring the United Kingdom.
One day we were the focus of a 30-minute BBC special about our visit. We sang a short set and were interviewed on topics of interest to our British pre-teen peers. Things …read more »
This past Sunday I experienced an event that, on one hand, was like thousands before and thousands to come.
On the other hand, it was unique to me.
My eldest, also known throughout social media as The Boy, achieved an important milestone in a young man’s life. He graduated from college.
For him, it was a good day, as it …read more »
Sometimes we need to take the bigger perspective. On one hand, it reminds us why we do what we do. On the other, it may actually change the world.
Charity is the practice of being benevolent, giving, and sharing. As a virtue, it is grounded in unlimited love or kindness.
For DonorsTrust it is also our business – our brand, …read more »