Shannon Ponders

Using Chat GPT to Blog about Professional Gift-Giving

Chat GPT Wrote This Blog - What the Heck is THAT? If you've been paying attention at all in the news or world lately, you've been hearing about ChatGPT and Open AI platforms. Essentially ChatGPT is a chatbot that generates human-like conversation…
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Gift Ideas from One of a Kind Show – Chicago

One of a Kind Show - Chicago As you all know, I LOVE the One of a Kind Show – Chicago. I’ve posted, talked, and gushed about it for years…so much so that a group of us head there together each December. I find the best, most unique gifts.…
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It never hurts to ask.

Previously... Much like A Christmas Story, there I was.  7 years old.  On the big guy’s lap, providing detailed evidence as to all my nice deeds for the year and clarifying a few naughty moments. My Christmas list was simple and pretty…
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What’s Your Plan for 2023?

It's budget time! If the calendar year is your budget year, you are probably waist-deep in the budgeting process. I know I am.  How fun! Revenue projections…  Scheduling major projects and expenses…   Non-profits are holding 2023…
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It’s in the Bag – Appreciation Gifts at the Ready

Have you ever heard the term “it’s in the bag?”  Not many people know where it originated. Story Time The start of the baseball season, May 1920, the Ohio newspaper The Mansfield News prints this report: An old superstition was…
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Giving Back Through Gifting

Time. Treasure. Talent. These are the three “Ts” of philanthropy, commonly given by you or me to a deserving cause or organization. Growing up in a small town, with a family very active in our church, school, and community, I learned…