As a longtime fundraiser for many wonderful causes, I have learned so much from many of my mentors about the importance of cultivating our donors’ capacity for meaningful generosity. At the same time, fundraising begins in our own homes. As many of us learned as children, we find causes worthy of our hard-earned dollars to support and have felt the good feelings when giving tzedakah. It opens our hearts to kindness and compassion. We appreciate and are inspired by the depth of other people’s spirit of giving and we learn by example for ourselves the importance of giving gifts to make the world a better place.