Each month, Margaret May features a person, place or favorite thing that inspires her, with the hope that it will inspire you, too.
Bookmark: Four Titles to Inspire and Inform For those who want to add timely, informative, and inspiring books to their library, let me suggest four recent books published by John Wiley & Sons. Attendees at the national Partnership for Philanthropic Planning conference earlier this month in New Orleans had the opportunity to meet and talk with the authors (including yours, truly) at the booth sponsored by the publisher. Michael J. Rosen, Margaret May, and Brian M. Sagrestano The potpourri of topics included two books hot off the press, The Philanthropic Planning Companion by Brian M. Sagrestano and Robert E. Wahlers, a one-stop resource detailing donor/client behavior, and A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members by Julia Ingraham Walker with [...]
Bookmark: The Psychology of Happiness: A Good Human Life by Samuel S. Franklin Reading this book has made me acutely aware of the seemingly endless political rhetoric superficially bantered around "the pursuit of happiness," during this highly charged campaign season. These incessant and incomplete sound bytes are all the more reason to read Franklin's book and find out what Jefferson actually did mean when he wrote about "the pursuit of happiness" in our Declaration of Independence. The author makes a compelling case through extensive research as to why happiness is so much more than just a feel good state of mind. He provides a road map for "habits of living a good life," through a blending of Aristotle's principles [...]
Q: Is there a prominent research institution that can synthesize the confluence of women, money and philanthropy? A: The Women's Philanthropy Institute at The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University connects the dots among these three issues in their upcoming online conference, "SHEMAKESCHANGE," Sept. 20, 27 and Oct. 4 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. EST. The three sessions are: 1) What women really think about money; 2) Unraveling the myths; 3) Change your strategy to change the world. > For more information, download the SHEMAKESCHANGE conference overview.