Monthly Archives: January 2013

How generosity spreads

One thing I’ve noticed about generous action is that it can be hard to talk about.  More specifically, doing something generous and then telling folks about it doesn’t necessarily feel natural. The interesting part is to watch what happens when … Continue reading

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Generosity Day 2013 – Rally the Troops

One of the highlights of this time of year for me is that people start reaching out to me more regularly to talk about their plans for Generosity Day – which is coming up on February 14th.  I love the … Continue reading

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Two traps

Each day, each post, I walk a narrow path. I avoid thinking too much about all the people out there who are going to read each post I write – people I like and respect and whose time I know … Continue reading

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30 Days of Courage

Christen writes, “Sasha, I know Generosity Day is coming up, and I wanted to share something with you. Last year I noticed that others, along with me, struggled with fear when they contemplated radical generosity.” Thanks Christen.  I agree, and … Continue reading

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The bubbles

Not long ago, I spent an entire day going around New York City without my iPhone. Really. There’s nothing like being device- and newspaper-free on the NYC subway to realize how our devices are creating bubbles of separation in every … Continue reading

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Progress

This is a photo of a water fountain at JFK airport that shows how many plastic bottles have been saved by that fountain. Just like that, I’m part of something. It makes meaning of my (tiny) piece of the puzzle, … Continue reading

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Easy, Hard

I’ve noticed over my last six years of fundraising how different new relationships can take different paths – often self-reinforcing. Sometimes, despite everything you do, it’s just hard.  I remember a few years ago one donor who, no matter what … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – 2013

As the father of three young kids, vacations (and even weekends) are never “relaxing” any more.  They can be invigorating, joyful, replenishing, exhausting – just not relaxing.  There’s just too much going on. Last Thursday our family was in Nashville, … Continue reading

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