Every giving strategy is unique, reflecting the diverse values, goals, desired outcomes, and communities a client brings to the table. Some tools we use to help our clients organize that unique approach include the following.
Impactful and meaningful philanthropy relies on answering two questions: 1. What difference do you want to make in the world?
2. What difference do you want to make for yourself - your legacy, your family, your business culture and brand?
Upstream and downstream giving – what kind of impact you would like to make in the world and why?
Meeting basic needs
Empowering people and organizations
Changing the system
The Swiss Army Knife
What philanthropic tools can you choose from to be most effective in designing impactful approaches?
Sharing your time and expertise
Connecting people and resources
Advocating for change
Donating goods, property, services, stocks
The Round Table
How can philanthropy help you build a stronger culture in your family or business and share responsibility and power? Who might join you at the table?
Family members or employees
Community members and leaders
Leading thinkers in your fields of interest
The Skills File
How do you know a nonprofit is doing what it says it is doing?
Learn how to:
Read IRS 990 nonprofit tax forms
Read annual audits and annual reports
Conduct site visits
Ask questions about evaluation tools and metrics
Make it Your Own
You may also contract with PhilanthropyConnect to provide individually-tailored, online or in-person, workshops based on your needs and interests.