I just returned from my fourth Social Venture Partner International Conference - this year in Minneapolis/St. Paul Minn. Each year I go to renew my energy in our local affiliate (SVP Cincinnati) and to learn more about philanthropy. The keynote speaker/author of the book "Uncharitable" - Dan Pallotta gave one of the better keynote addresses on the misconstrued measure of non-profits based on fundraising and overhead costs.
But the session I really enjoyed was the combined presentation of speakers from AB Bernstein and One Percent Club on "The Generous Life". Attempting to define and construct (financially) the Generous Life, it was full of challenges financially and spiritually.
"What do you get for your generosity?" ....... "You'll never know until after you get it".