When Women Give: The Adventure of a Generous Life
:Women are entrepreneurs, highly paid professionals, and leaders in business. Many of us have skills to give. We are marrying later. Many of us have time to give. Women are also likely to manage the family money for a significant...
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:Women are entrepreneurs, highly paid professionals, and leaders in business. Many of us have skills to give. We are marrying later. Many of us have time to give. Women are also likely to manage the family money for a significant portion of their lives. Many of us have money to give.When Kim King, a former corporate lawyer, began her own giving journey she found herself short on resources that would guide her along the way. She faced many questions:
How much do I give?
How do I find good organizations that are efficient and effective?
What are some of the common methods of giving?
How do I find others to join me on this journey?
Most of all, she was eager to root all of her decisions in a biblical framework.When Women Give is filled with practical advice and stories to foster growth in giving at any and every level. Kim shares openly from her own story, both from her perspective as a donor and from serving on the boards of several Christian nonprofits. If you want to be a wise steward of what you've been given, then this book is for you.
Notes From The Author I wrote my first book at age sixteen. It was an inspirational "how to" book designed for teenagers who wanted to achieve academic success. I was fortunate enough to have performed well in school & wanted to share my strategies with other teenagers. Since then, I have written several hundred books on various topics ranging from financial/business management to cognitive skill mastery. I never published any of my books, not because they weren't beneficial, but because my life was so full that I never took time to pursue publication. I was born into a Christian family on September 22, 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio. Before reaching two years of age, my father decided to pursue the ultimate career - full-time missionary work "where the need was greater". The need turned out to be greater in Camden & Dermott, Arkansas. Because of my parents' strong faith in putting God's interests first, they sold our one-story brick house in Shaker Heights, Ohio & headed to Arkansas. Thus, at an early age, I developed an appreciation for spiritual pursuits. I learned how to talk with people from all walks of life, faith, background & religious beliefs. I learned to truly appreciate & enjoy people. Before my eighth birthday, my mother became pregnant with my oldest brother. The doctors in Arkansas refused to honor my parents' request for the abstinence of blood in case of any delivery complications. As a result, we moved back to the North & settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was difficult for my father to get the missionary work out of his system, but he eventually adjusted. He served as a special overseer in a Cincinnati congregation. Mom went back to teaching school in the Cincinnati Public School system. She was a terrific teacher because she was passionate about teaching. She always went above & beyond because she was a stakeholder in her students' lives. While spiritual pursuits were important to my family, education was extremely important as well. My parents attended every one of my open houses & teacher's conferences. They supported me in all of my extracurricular activities & took great pride in every single accomplishment (no matter how small). This support helped me to shape the very essence of my being. The more I accomplished, the more I wanted to accomplish. I yearned & sought out varied life experiences. I decided to attend the University of Cincinnati for undergraduate school majoring in Management Information Systems & minoring in Real Estate, Psychology & English. I am still amazed at why I selected MIS as a major. While I had an excellent grasp on computer technology, I never wanted to spend my entire life programming computer systems. I thought the technical background would aid me in any career path I selected. Because of my love for people & insatiable curiosity about their behaviors, Psychology was naturally interesting to me. As to my interest in English, creative expression has always been a magnetizing art form that I continue to strive to perfect. I worked to learn as much as I could about English in College.
- :foreword By Peter Greer
- <strong>part I: The Invitation To Give</strong>
- 1. The Impact Of One Woman 2. What God Has Placed In Women's Hands 3. God's Invitation To Give
- <strong>part Ii: A Map For The Journey</strong>
- 4. Listening To God About Money 5. How Much Do I Give? 6. What Are My Values In Choosing Organizations To Give To?7. What Is My God-given Purpose And Passion? 8. Where Can I Find Information On Organizations? 9. How Do I Identify A Good Organization?
- <strong>part Iii: Meeting The Challenges Along The Way</strong>
- 10. Donor Precautions 11. Challenge To Generosity 1: Fear 12. Challenge To Generosity 2: A Desire For More 13. Challenge To Generosity 3: Subconscious Beliefs 14. Creating A Giving Plan
- <strong>part Iv: Companions On The Journey</strong>
- 15. Giving With Family 16. Giving With Friends 17. Giving With A Twist
- <strong>part V: The Adventure Of Giving</strong>
- 18. The (unexpected?) Blessings Of Giving 19. The Rest Of The Story
- Appendix A: Further Readingappendix B: Expenses And Gifts Snapshot Tabulationappendix C: Charitable And Ministry Activitiesappendix D: Values Or Standardsappendix Enotes