Philanthropy passes values to our kids

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 | 0 comments

by Julianne Buck, Executive Director   If your kids are out of school for the summer and “bored,” you can use this down time to work on family philanthropy, especially if your family philanthropy plan involves volunteer work. There seems to be more of that available in the summer. Family philanthropy provides a focal point for parents to transmit their values. By engaging several generations, children have an opportunity to learn from an...

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New grant to fund direct services

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 | 0 comments

Believe it or not, it’s hard to give money away. We funders (including donor advised funds) often struggle with finding the right fit for our grants. We have an idea but often the local charities don’t have the capacity to do the work or, for those of us in rural areas, sometimes the charity doesn’t even exist yet.  Patience, rough starts, and errors can pay off – and usually in a bigger way than originally imagined.  ...

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