The schools in our family of schools are raising more money this year than last year... you are all doing a great job! As Mark Twain may have said, "The news of charitable giving's demise is greatly exaggerated...."However, just last week Lynn and I were asking ourselves,… Read More
In this post and this post, I shared my thoughts on the 529 plans and the expansion from college savings to include K-12 private schools.
As much as I enjoy mentoring and coaching our 19 partner schools in fundraising and SGOs, wouldn’t it be great if more of our families were… Read More
It is the Christmas season, and that means I will watch several versions of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol before New Year’s. I had previously posted that in my opinion, the story of Mr. Scrooge is an 1843 playbook on face-to-face fundraising. I will leave it to you to decide if I… Read More
Spanish-born philosopher Moses Maimonides (1135-1204), was one of Judaism's most revered rabbis in the Middle Ages. Excerpted from the final chapter of his “Laws Concerning Gifts to the Poor”, Maimonides speaks of eight levels of “tzedakah”, often translated as “charity”. He… Read More
The Agitator recently posted what they think is the oldest Matching Gift appeal on record... from Pliny the Younger, a Roman nobleman in First Century A.D. The graphic from the article is included below.
There are some parallels from then to now; the letter starts with a… Read More
COVID19 affected the event date, the location, and the attendee list, but it did not suppress the love of the Lutheran community, its love for freedom and religious liberty, and its love for Lutheran schools! As September 3 drew closer, we at TLSP had reason to be concerned.… Read More