Aspire to Give:® How to Create a More Meaningful Life through Your Giving
  • Guidance for Giving Back to Your Hometown

  • You want to help others, and weʼre here to help you.

  • Your Resource for Smarter Giving

Smart Giving for Greater Social Impact

Our Mission

Our Mission

To unleash human generosity through donor education, social innovation, collaboration, and advocacy.
Our Passion

Our Passion

To inspire, teach, and guide donors to be the best donors they can be.
Our Process

The Giving Process

Clarify and align your purpose, passion, and gifts for giving; then design and implement your giving plan for meaning and impact.

The 5 Steps to Smart and Meaningful Giving

Follow the Appreciative Donor Education Process®


Discover and align your passions, purpose, and gifts for giving


Envision the positive impact you will make


Create your comprehensive giving plan


Implement your plan


Create and capture your different legacies

Highlights from the Aspire to Give® Blog

Leading-edge Thinking to Empower Smarter Giving

Donor Fluency – What Is That?

Recently, while sipping my morning coffee, I read an article from a higher education publication that listed the skill set needs...

The Life Skill of Being a Better Philanthropist

In my previous blog, I shared my thoughts about seven key beliefs of donor philanthropy. In formulating the seven beliefs, it...

Donor-Focused Fundraising in COVID-19 Times

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, “hometown” nonprofit fundraising has been significantly curtailed. The smaller, local...

An Introduction to Donor Philanthropy

I am all about thinking differently. My goal is to flip the script on philanthropy as a way to unleash the human spirit to do...

Want to Learn More?

Are you wondering what comes next after retirement?
Are you searching for a new purpose as you transition to a new phase of life?
Do you want to make a real difference in the world through your giving?

Aspire to Give: How to Create a More Meaningful Life Through Your Giving answers these questions to help you find meaning during your golden years. Based on over 20 years of experience serving clients in preparing for, transitioning into, and navigating through retirement, Greg Doepke addresses the all-too-often unspoken and unmet needs of retirement - What’s Next?

In this groundbreaking book, Greg illuminates our inherent need to give for meaning, introduces you to the Common Life Journey of Aspirational Giving, frames your giving with seven essential questions, and equips you with the roadmap of the Personal Philanthropic Giving Process.

Start Your Giving Journey Today

If you are interested in learning more about Aspire to Give®'s pursuit to advance philanthropy through donor-focused education, social innovation, collaboration, and advocacy, please reach out to Greg Doepke:

Disclosure: Greg Doepke is the founder and principal of Aspire to Give®, a social enterprise that donates 100% of all profits to charity and is dedicated to unleashing the human spirit to advance philanthropy through donor education, social innovation, collaboration, and advocacy.