Charitable Giving Simplified


The end-of-year giving season is upon us.  Are you frustrated by the number of charities asking you for money?  Do you wish you had an easier way to decide where to give?  Do you find yourself giving to charity on impulse?  Do you feel constantly pressured to give?


Then you will want to attend “Charitable Giving Simplified” on Tuesday November 15, 2011, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Jackson, Morris.  Doors open at 2:30 for refreshments and fellowship.


The opening presentation will be “Simply Meaningful—Making an Impact Now.”  Lea Ann Skogsberg of “Dollars and Sense” will use stories from her personal and

professional life to demonstrate how frustrated donors have simplified their charitable

giving and yet still achieve great impact for the causes that they care about.


Following that will be the workshop “10 Easy Ways to Support Your Favorite Charities.”  Local panelists will highlight 10 easy, low-cost tools for any budget size that you can use to support your favorite charities.


We will finish with two break-out sessions.  The first is for donors to network with other local donors about the highs and lows of being charitable as well as feedback about how to put the “10 easy ways” list into action.


The second break-out session will be for non-profits and their boards.  We will discuss what we heard and how we can implement those ideas into our organizations.  We’ll also brainstorm to answer the question: Can you simplify your donor development while still achieving high impact for your agency?


Cost for the event is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  Refreshments will be served.


RSVP to 815-941-0852 or [email protected] by Monday, November 14th.


“Charitable Giving Simplified” is hosted by the Intentional Giving Team of Grundy County, which is donors, non-profits, and professional advisors working together to enhance philanthropy in Grundy County so that our residents, donors, and charities are well-served.