Synopses & Reviews
Many of us have the desire to make a difference. But when it comes down to it, how many really know what steps to take and how to fit philanthropy into our lives. The Generosity Plan
shows readers the unexpected benefits and joys of generosity in our daily lives. This smart, practical guide to philanthropy illuminates the power of giving by helping readers to discover what inspires them, clarify what he or she can afford to give, and direct that generosity toward a better world.
Contributing time or money to causes far removed from the immediacy of our individual lives may feel overwhelming, especially in times of financial stress and uncertainty. Author Kathy LeMay breaks through these initial roadblocks to give easy and valuable tools to spur definite and rewarding action, demonstrating how our time, treasure, and talents can make a world of difference. By building and acting on a generosity plan, each one of us can create change simply by doing what we can, where we are, with what we have.
"Professional global activist LeMay (founder and head of Raising Change), sets out to accomplish a twofold task with her inspirational handbook. First, she ventures to redefine the word 'philanthropist' as an egalitarian title that can apply to the masses as well as the rich. The second is to show readers, step-by-step, just how easy it is to be philanthropic, regardless of personality or personal budget. LeMay's success on both counts emerges from her commitment to her causes, the disarming candor of her personal stories of triumph, and the thoughtful discussion points and charts she provides to structure the financial planning process for giving on any salary. Unfortunately, the book's greatest strength is also its weakness LeMay's well-presented plan is not a quick solution, but requires time, thought, and preparation. Hopefully, readers will be inspired by her characterization of philanthropy as an act of leadership and bravery in a world that is desperately wanting, rather than be discouraged by the long journey ahead." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Make a positive difference in the world with simply what you have, where you are. In Kathy Lemay's The Generosity Plan, you will learn how to create a generosity plan--a plan for your time, treasure, and talents that is in alignment with the issues that are meaningful to you. This smart, practical guide to philanthropy illuminates the power of giving by discovering what inspires each reader, clarifying what he or she can afford to give, and directing that generosity towards a better world.As author Kathy LeMay explains, ?Service to the greater good is why we're all here,? and though we may be afraid to jump in, it's clear that the more we give, the more we receive.
About the Author
Kathy LeMay is the founder, president, and CEO of Raising Change, a fundraising organization that works to advance social change agendas and generosity worldwide. LeMay has provided social-change fundraising and generosity trainings to hundreds of organizations throughout the world—including top-level executives at, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and CitiFinancial—as well as being a prolific public speaker. LeMay began her global activism in war-torn Yugoslavia, working with women survivors. She has been featured on Oprah and on the Oxygen network for her proactive lifestyle in making a difference.