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Give Smart with Heart and Change the World

By Ted Resnikoff



Philanthropy on a Middle-Class Budget

People of reasonable means giving through small donations are the biggest source of charitable funds in the United States. In 2013 they give more than wealthy individuals, and more than corporations and foundations combined.

Financial giving can be a spiritual path, and individuals have a deep potential for creating meaning for others through the act of giving as well as life satisfaction for themselves by transforming generosity from occasional, haphazard donations to deliberate, intentional and ambitious philanthropy. With easy-to-read guidance, The Generosity Path shines a different light on our finances—connecting money to our values, beliefs, and loves and promoting skills and strategies in charitable giving.

Author Mark Ewert starts from a very personal place, helping readers find clarity in their own experience to focus on their areas of passion and build a plan of action. Inspiring personal stories help demonstrate the development of financial generosity, the challenges involved, and the deeper benefits we all might expect from being more intentional with our giving. Creative tools for reflection and practice guide readers' progress. This practical yet wise volume also features information about collective giving in a community setting, family, or giving circle.

The Generosity Path is ideal for religious and civic organizations, and includes a discussion guide for groups, and is also an excellent esource for participants in the Tapestry adult curriculum, The Wisdom Path: Money, Spirit, and Life. Purchase The Generosity Path, published by Skinner House Books from the UUA Bookstore here. Learn more about The Generosity Path [youtube 8VQocvidqP0] Purchase The Generosity Path, published by Skinner House Books from the UUA Bookstore here.