Anne Slepian and Christopher Mogil direct the Impact Project, a non-profit organization that helps people with financial surplus (whether huge or modest) find fulfilling, effective ways to integrate their values and money.
The Impact Project was established on the belief that many people with financial surplus long to use their resources (money, time, love, and talents) to help create a sustainable world.
But many people feel stuck – deluged by direct mail appeals, depressed by the daily news, anxious about personal security, and hopeless about doing anything for the world of real significance. So they deny their surplus, or feel immobilized by guilt, or make small gestures with their time and money – none of which are particularly satisfying.
The Impact Project helps people get unstuck. The staff provide compassionate, step-by-step, practical and emotional help, guiding people through a process of empowerment that involves:
- Taking charge of one’s money – how it’s invested, controlled, and spent; planning concretely for future financial needs and determining what is surplus.
- Working on emotions that get in the way of taking charge. Re-evaluating old messages learned from one’s family and society .
- Building a sense of security in non-financial ways, such as developing community, spiritual practice, satisfying work, and new practical skills. Creating a satisfying lifestyle more congruent with one’s values.
- Developing a work niche that best uses one’s talents and caring. Sorting out which world problems one most cares about and getting involved.
- Creating ongoing structures for support and action.
Through this process, we are excited to see people gain the clarity and confidence they need to both realize their own dreams and to act more powerfully for the world.
For information about the Impact Project’s workshops and individual sessions, contact Anne and Christopher at 21 Linwood St., Arlington, MA 02174
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