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For donors

Family Philanthropy

Passing values on to younger generations through philanthropy can help maximize charitable impact and extend a donor's legacy. Many donors are looking for ways to introduce these conversations and connect their family in a meaningful giving strategy that involves the whole family.

Navigating Family Philanthropy

This series of guide books, road maps and videos developed by National Center for Family Philanthropy can help donors involve other family members as they plan for meaningful, effective philanthropy together.

Defining your philanthropic purpose

Defining your philanthropic purpose

For your philanthropy to be meaningful and effective, it is critical to understand why you want to give. Here, you will find resources to help you and your family explore the motivations, values or principles, priorities, and giving styles that make up your collective philanthropic purpose.

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Choosing your philanthropic vehicles

Choosing your philanthropic vehicles

Selecting a philanthropic vehicle or vehicles is one of the most important choices you can make to support your giving goals. Here, you will find guidance and activities to help you identify the vehicle or vehicles that suit your family's philanthropic needs.

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Related Resources

  • Webcast

    Your family's charitable purpose

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    Hear from a leading philanthropic family who brings multiple generations together.

  • Article

    Charitable giving with family

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    Passing values onto younger generations can help extend a donor's legacy.

  • Podcast

    Giving across generations

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    The transfer of wealth to the next generation will be one of the largest in history.

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