Every Gift Matters

Insightful Advice on Giving Back

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-making, 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.

Every Gift Matters was the winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and 100% of the proceeds from the book are donated to charity every year. It was originally published by Greenleaf Book Group Press.

Every Gift Matters Book


Every Gift Matters is a collection of timely, personal stories reminding us that philanthropy isn’t about writing a check; it’s about the value we create when we invest in local communities, follow our principles, and make a lasting difference.

Howard W. Buffett Executive Director, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation

Carrie Morgridge and The Morgridge Family Foundation are truly gifts to Colorado. In Every Gift Matters, Carrie reminds us that we can impact positive and extraordinary change in the communities where we live, in such a compelling way!

John Hickenlooper Governor, State of Colorado

Carrie Morgridge has written a very important book. So many people have told me they really want to help but they give nothing because they feel a small gift cannot make a difference. But it can as you will learn from the inspiring examples in Every Gift Matters. Philanthropy is for everyone, and giving not only benefits the recipient but the giver too.

Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

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