My experiences with Community Investment Network (CIN) over the last six years and the knowledge gained by my participation in a giving circle spurred me to write a book. A good share of the stories, images and quotes from the book “Giving Back” highlight CIN’s impact on communities and in the lives of recipients…and givers.

While you might not write a book, who knows what you’ll be inspired to do and how you’ll change the world. Become a part of CIN’s NEW PHILANTHROPY movement…where you never have to go at it alone!

The 10-Day Cultures of Giving Donor Challenge is a source of fuel for the movement. Please participate today!


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Yep. Due to steady public demand, we’ve sold out the first printing of Giving Back and a second printing is underway. This fact thrills me almost as much as releasing the book in October 2011. (Note: If you want a copy before June, there are still a limited number available at bookstores, online and for specific events.)

Back in December, we realized our supply would run out quicker than anticipated since we were distributing 100 books a week on average. So at the start of 2012, we put brakes on marketing and promoting Giving Back while we scrambled to devise a plan to print at least another 1500 books.

I find it ironic that reaching sold-out status in just months is largely attributed to our not selling out the original vision for the book. It should be noted that the term sellout—as in a betrayal of principles—is…

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writer. thinker. listener. idea whisperer. traveler. mad word geek. absolute scrabble freak. drinker of life. da*n good friend. ridiculous foodie. imaginative dreamer. afflicted party planner. kind conqueror. okra lover. hillbilly w/ southern roots far-stretched global sights. author of book that reframes portraits of philanthropy. Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists | http://bit.ly/htLxQU
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