Connected for Good, A Gameplan for a Generous Life
Presenter: John Stanley, The Legacy Group
believe that we can act on our generous impulses to the full if we
start from the heart’s desire for connection. Giving that involves
personal relationship and engagement is then more satisfying and
sustainable." Going beyond the traditional time, talent, and treasure,
Stanley encourages giving from the full range of our renewable
• Giving in our relationships means practicing
amazingly ordinary generosity with those close to us. It also means
building bridges between people in our network for their benefit, not
ours. Friends and family are a tremendous source
Giving our strengths begins with the gift of presence and attention. We
can then make sure that the charitable work we do draws on our skills
and talents, making it more powerful for the organizations we serve and
our resources falls into proper perspective when we give relationships
and strengths first. Our feet follow our money, and we also find
creative ways to use our possessions, space, time, and assets.
Stanley will explore how to make use of the multiplier effect to
greatly increase impact. You give something away and receive as much or
more back in return. You give but your supply isn’t diminished. Building
relationships, expanding strengths,and leveraging resources contributes
to the multiplier effect, as does giving upstream to prevent problems
at their source.
Stanley is the creator of the Generosity Gameplan®, a process designed to awaken a new way to be generous, to go beyond
making a difference and instead create real change. His book Connected
for Good: A Gameplan For a Generous Life is for anyone of means and
substance, especially couples who long to build a generous future together by
creating their own Generosity Gameplan.
John’s consulting helps donors take generosity to
the next level by connecting it to their heart’s desire. In a systematic, step-by-step
fashion he helps donors - individuals, couples, families and closely held
businesses - discover generosity currencies in addition to their money and
helps unlock these currencies to change their world.
John’s 30-year marriage to his
wife Jamee has launched them into serving actively in their Parish marriage
ministry. He also serves on the Boards of Relationships First, Institute for
Family Studies, Leadership Network and Nativity Jesuit Middle School. John and
Jamee are developing Wyndridge Vineyard in western Wisconsin and staying
involved in the aspirations of their adult children, Karen and Micah.