When I was a kid, my mom always put vegetables on my plate, and I couldn’t leave the table until I ate them. When peas (which I hated) were on the menu, I’d eat everything else first. Then, when I was tired of waiting to go outside and play, I’d plug my nose, take some big bites, and choke them down. [read more]
Online banking has become my primary means of managing funds and account information for all my corporate and personal accounts. It has become such a normal way of banking that I can’t imagine managing our accounts without it. [read more]
Values that I hold as essential have been shaped by a number of sources; parents, work, friends, church and by the Bible. But the values I live by may not be the same values that others in my organization or finance area share. So I have found it important that we externalize the shared values we hold as a group of individuals who are committed to the functioning of our finance area.
Probably not surprising, but according to a study by Blackbaud, baby boomers and their parents accounted for 70% of total giving in the U.S. last year. Boomers on average supported 4.5 charities with annual giving of $1,212, which represented 43% of total U.S. giving. By comparison, boomers’ parents (Matures age 68+) on average supported 6.2 charities with annual giving of $1,367, which represented 26% of total U.S. giving. [read more]