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With Every Gift Matters, Carrie Morgridge takes readers into the heart of the world of philanthropy. We all give to those in need at some point in our lives. Whether that gift is in the form of time or money, you will learn how to make decisions that will maximize their impact on the world. Through actionable advice and touching stories, Every Gift Matters will show you how to leverage your gift of time or money—regardless of size—and make it work harder, work smarter, and have a bigger impact on your community.

Every Gift Matters is at once conversational and direct—specific tips on how to make informed decisions are further illustrated through stories of the Morgridges’ personal experiences. In this heartwarming book, you will learn to research opportunities for giving and the importance of aligning oneself with others through trust, understanding, and shared goals. Morgridge believes every dollar can always work harder, and she delights in finding nonprofits that seek every way possible to maximize the money they are given. By sharing both the successes and the failures of grant makings, she will show you how to make all of this happen—compounding your gift to others.

Morgridge has a true gift for giving, and she wrote this book for you. To inspire, guide, and encourage you to take the first step, whatever it might be. She believes that every person has the opportunity to make a difference, and she hopes that through this book you find your own passion to change the world.