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Why we need Good leaders to give their money away

A recent story in the Non Profit Times chronicles the generosity of people in US cities who donate money online.

We’ve chosen Minneapolis as our home, largely because our city is continually at or near the top on this list. Philanthropy is a personal value and a social virtue. And at its core, giving our money just feels good!

I worry a bit about online giving, only because others can’t see you giving. Followers are always watching — and its good for them to see you giving. Consider publishing a note every once in awhile, summarizing the philanthropic efforts of your firm, your family or yourself. It’s not boasting – its leading by example.

Finally, a big shout of THANKS to everyone who donated to Haiti relief by sponsoring my icy plunge into Fish Lake in January. I raised more than $1200 in 48 hours, all online! You were very generous…10 bucks at a time.

Just another example of how good things happen, when good people ask for Good deeds.

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