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Persuasion Tip: Don’t Prove Their Story True

Everyone has a story in their head about you and your group. Understand what that story is. If it’s wrong, don’t give them proof that it’s right. For instance, here’s the story some people tell themselves about child sponsorship organizations: These charites manipulate people into making an emotional decision to… Read More

How Our Next President Is Making Us Less Generous Today

The Atlas of Giving Report released in April 2016 documented a decline in American generosity compared to 2015 and forecasted more of the same for the rest of the year. As a public speaker for a global charity since 2005, I’ve witnessed record-low giving by evangelical crowds I’ve spoken to over the last… Read More

Give A Listen To The Other Side

Audi alteram partem. That’s Latin for “listen to the other side” or “let the other side be heard as well”. This legal maxim keeps the courtroom fair: Wise judgements cannot be made unless everyone is heard. Audi alteram partem. That’s good advice outside the courtroom too. It is increasingly easy to misjudge one another… Read More