Traveling the Road of Philanthropy as a Family: Tailored Education to Improve the Journey, Posted in the National Center for Family Philanthropy
Philanthropy has been described as a journey. The stages of a philanthropic journey consist of several developmental phases, until ultimately philanthropists arrive at a place where they have a clearly defined strategy informed by years of learning and a realistic assessment of their impact. Framing philanthropy as a journey is especially helpful when engaging multiple generations in family giving. The developmental phases provide a map for understanding family members’ evolving philanthropic learning and remind everyone of where they have been and where they are going. As family members blaze their own unique philanthropic paths, mutual support of one another's journey facilitates shared understanding and catalyzes effective family giving.
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