W04-Generosity Plan

Your Generosity Plan

Required:

  • Coursepack: LeMay, Generosity Plan
  • Video: Philanthropy Connects Art & Life
  • Webpage: List of Philanthropists [please look at what they support]

Recommended:

  • Video: Rosa Parks Short Bio
  • Video: Bill Gates on Philanthropy

Key Concepts:

  • philanthropy
  • humanity
  • benevolence
  • loving of mankind
  • doing what we can, with what we have, where we are
  • taking action for the greater good
  • contributing time, talents and financial resources to make a difference
  • what you care about most
  • what moves, motivates, and inspires you
  • personal vision
  • hope
  • possibility
  • most passionate
  • maximize your impact
  • vision statement
  • vivid, idealized description of a desired outcome that inspires, energizes and helps you create a mental picture of your target
  • what you stand for and work for each day
  • long-term success
  • focus
  • What is wrong in the world?
  • What is broken that needs to be fixed?
  • What do I care about most in the world?
  • What keeps me up at night?
  • What gets me out of bed in the morning?
  • Stand for something, not against something
  • be specific
  • give your time informally
  • lift a burden or stress
  • give your time formally
  • ideal volunteer experience
  • don’t have any money
  • give time
  • power
  • impact
  • passion
  • joy
  • did not need money
  • needed my time
  • cost of living
  • pay our balances at least one a month, consumable weekly or daily
  • less of a financial burden monthly
  • decide the percentage
  • concrete amounts
  • causes dearest to you
  • victories
  • success stories
  • triumphs achieved
  • hurdles overcome
  • differences being made
  • contributions in action
  • defeated
  • small percentage of people helped
  • feeling down and discouraged
  • visionary people visionary because of the things they don’t see
  • envision a better world
  • what you hope for
  • Rosa Parks
  • boldness
  • take a stand
  • come out of your comfort zone
  • excited, nervous, and hopeful at the same moment
  • daring for you
  • feel the change
  • make the change
  • think beyond perceived limitations
  • authenticity
  • true north
  • moral compass
  • more concerned about helping others than their own success or recognition
  • by acknowledging failings and admitting error, they connect with people and empower them to take risks
  • pursuing purpose with passion
  • practicing solid values
  • leading with hearts as well as with heads
  • establishing connected relationships
  • demonstrating discipline
  • empowering others
  • inflexible
  • unbending
  • stubborn
  • unmovable
  • admitting you were wrong
  • letting someone else take the credit
  • honesty
  • transparency
  • staying the course
  • being there for the long haul
  • not getting distracted
  • media blitzes
  • ignoring new interests
  • longevity
  • support
  • being held up and cheered on by our loves ones
  • keep from weakening or failing
  • hold in position
  • aid the cause

Study Questions:

  • forthcoming