Philanthropy Friday: When More is Not Enough

Each Friday, the another jennifer blog shares stories of those who incorporate philanthropy into their everyday lives – personally and professionally – in a creative and unique way. If you have a story you’d like to share, please contact Jennifer.

Not long ago, I shared information about an ezine called Impact. I even had the opportunity to contribute to an issue. In that original guest post, it was mentioned that Amy Sullivan, one of the brains behind Impact, would be releasing her first book on generous living in the fall.

I’m excited to share with you that Amy’s book, When More is Not Enough, will be officially release on Monday, September 22nd. I was honored to have been given an electronic copy to read this week, and I can tell you whole-heartedly that it is absolutely worth your time and money.

10506619_448397851967321_8529536076673132056_oIn the book, Amy talks about the simple concept of generous living. To quote from the book,

“To purge the attitude of youth entitlement, we need to teach our kids to serve others. But, to teach our kids to serve others, we must first look at our attitude toward serving. If our families are to understand self-worth isn’t tied to the world’s standards (Luke 16:14c), we need to implement changes in our own lives, and quickly.”

I don’t want to reveal too much about the book because it’s a quick read that you can enjoy for yourself. It’s set up in a way that each chapter stands alone if you want to skip around. There are several resources in the book and great practical suggestions for applying the theme of each chapter in your home, your community, and the world. Amy’s writing is inspiring and funny, as she shares her honest experiences in her quest to serve others with her family.

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The book, When More is Not Enough, is available for pre-order now on Amazon. Amy is also holding a preorder giveaway on her blog.

Oh, and did I mention all of the proceeds of Amy’s book are going to Transformation Village?

I leave you with this great video about the book.

How do you practice generous living?

Read and Make an Impact with Simplicity and Savings #ImpactEzine

At the end of May, I shared with you a guest post from fellow Global Team of 200 members, Lisa Van Engan and Amy Sullivan, for a Philanthropy Friday. They talked about how they joined their shared passion for making a difference by launching an Ezine called Impact.

I’m happy to share with you the hot off the press summer issue of Impact today. This issue is all about living simply and saving while also leaving space for giving back.

I was honored to be asked to contribute to this issue as well. You can find me talking about monthly giving on pages 12 and 13. As a contributor, I had the opportunity to read through the Ezine over the weekend. I can tell you that there are some great tips in there!

Read the summer 2014 issue of Impact with Simplicity and Savings

Cover photography by Mickie DeVries

Cover photography by Mickie DeVries

If you missed the guest post from Lisa and Amy, you can read it here.

Do you have any tips for simplicity and savings to add?

Philanthropy Friday: Making an Impact Through Collaboration

Each Friday, the another jennifer blog shares stories of those who incorporate philanthropy into their everyday lives – personally and professionally – in a creative and unique way. If you have a story you’d like to share, please contact Jennifer. You can view past posts from the series here.

This following article is a guest post submitted by fellow Global Team of 200 members Lisa Van Engen and Amy Sullivan.

Amy Sullivan

Amy Sullivan. Word lover. Book devourer. Music addict. Amy drinks sweet tea, turns her nose up at okra, and attempts to tell her daughters “yella” isn’t a color. Amy’s first book on generous living will release this fall.

Lisa Van Engan

Lisa Van Engen is a writer who has found the deepest moments in her life rooted in times of service. She lives on near Lake Michigan with her family and loves the beach and books.

Amy and Lisa met a few years ago through The Global Team of 200. Last fall they joined their shared passion for making a difference by launching an Ezine called Impact.

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Their first Ezine Impact with Crafts featured twelve ideas for making an impact with crafting. Twelve bloggers shared their creations from welcome to the neighborhood cards and writing love letters to superhero capes for children with life-threatening illness.

Amy and Lisa love to gather like-minded writers, bloggers and photographers to collaborate. Shared ideas and collaboration make service a viable option even in the midst of demanding schedules. They especially try to feature ideas that would be possible to complete as a family.

There are so many ways to make an impact and by bringing ideas together in a free, easy to access form, they hope to inspire readers to serve, as well as deepen their community of those who care about making a difference. Combined efforts multiply the reach of service even further. We can benefit from the expertise, gifts and passions of others. Impact provides another platform for those make a difference voices they love so much.

Amy and Lisa believe you can touch the world in a way no one else can, in small and big ways. They hope Impact encourages you to serve and give generously.

This summer they will share the second ezine Impact with Saving and Simple Living.

Are you interested in being part of a future Impact? Send them a note. They would love to hear from you!

Amy L. Sullivan blogs at Amy L. Sullivan.  You can contact her at amylsullivan12@gmail.com

Lisa Van Engen blogs at About Proximity. You can contact her at aboutproximity@gmail.com

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