Vision + Values = Impact
You may not think of yourself as a traditional philanthropist, but if you care about investing in your community, however you define it, then indeed you are expressing the essence of philanthropy or love of humankind. If you would like to be an effective philanthropist and more impactful in your life, then start with knowing who you are at your core. How do you uncover your values? Read more by clicking here.
What I’m Valuing
The poet Mark Nepo talks about taking an exquisite risk. Since fear often gets in the way of risk-taking, we forget that risks can be exquisite. My risk in 2018 was blending all of my passions and life experiences into my career. What is your exquisite risk?
We should all be designing our lives and careers with how we are wired.
Embrace your inner wiring, whatever that might be.
That leads to a happier, more authentic life
-Emilie Wapnick, TedX Bend
What I’m Contemplating
“Sometimes we don’t need to pursue happiness.
We just need to pause and let it catch up with us.”
-Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi,
United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth
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What I’m Reading
As a curious observer,
Becoming by Michelle Obama
“Even when it’s not pretty or perfect; even if it’s more real than you want it to be; your story is what you have, what you will always have. It’s something to own.”
As a coach,
Belong: Find Your People, Create Community & Live a More Connected Life
by Radha Agrawal
The need to belong is fundamental. A beautiful book about going in to go out.
As a philanthropic advisor,
Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance
by Edgar Villanueva
There’s a difference between acting as a philanthropist and being a philanthropist. When you are being something, it infuses who you are and your contemplation into it.
See these and more book reviews here.
CALL TO ACTION
Do you want to align your life and your grantmaking with your values & your beliefs?
Let’s get started!
Click here to schedule your 20 minute complimentary call now.
I value responsibility, loyalty, and community.
I hope to have an opportunity to work together to uncover your values and align them with your life and with your investment of time, talent, treasure and ties. I coach individuals and families on their philanthropic and community engagement strategy.
Let me know how I can help.
Amy Tress Holdsman
President and CEO