How do you begin to create a legacy that takes care of your family, supports your community, and is flexible enough to meet the future needs of society? Tracy Gary, national expert on legacy planning, talks about where to begin in creating an inspired legacy.
Leave Your Legacy
It's important to plan your legacy, and communicate your plan with your family -- a discussion with Tracy Gary, national expert on legacy planning.
Women and Philanthropy
Tracy Gary, national expert on legacy planning, talking about how men and women approach philanthropy differently, the role women play in transmitting philanthropic values to family members, and how young women can become involved in philanthropy.
Focusing Your Giving
Trista Harris, an international speaker on creating social change, talks about how to align your precious resources with your values to create real impact.
Beyond the Gift
Trista Harris talks about ways you can have an impact beyond monetary gifts, including through volunteering and aligning spending and investing with your values.
The Giving Family: Raising Our Children to Help Others
by Susan Crites Price
In this well-informed and easy-to-read book, Susan Crites Price discusses many ways parents can foster philanthropy in their children. Susan is a seasoned journalist and prize-winning author of parenting books and her style is instructional and her approach creative. She includes personal stories and examples throughout the narrative.
Inside American Philanthropy: The Dramas of Donorship
by Waldemar A. Nielsen
Nielsen was one of the great observers and critics of 20th century American philanthropy. This little book would be worth consulting if it were simply the culmination of a lifetime of his reflections, which it is. But it is especially valuable for its concise, well-written stories of individual philanthropists, both those who succeeded and those who failed.
Inspired Philanthropy: Creating a Giving Plan
by Tracy Gary and Melissa Kohner
This is a workbook designed for people who wish to link their giving to personal values. It is a solid resource for givers at every level from modest to substantial, which guides the reader through the development and implementation of a giving plan. In the process, the plan provides a sense of where the person’s philanthropic dollars and hours are going and, because it reflects personal priorities, a stronger sense of satisfaction as a donor.
Hear Tracy Gary give tips for creating an inspired giving plan…
A Kid’s Guide to Giving
by Freddi Zeiler
This guide originated when author Freddi Zeiler, at age 14, decided she wanted to make a difference in the world. There were so many charitable organizations to choose from that she didn’t know where to begin – so she set out to research them all. After compiling information on more than 100 kid-friendly organizations, Freddi broke down her findings into an accessible guide to giving time and money, donating goods, and organizing charity events.
Money and the Meaning of Life
by Jacob Needleman
“Philosopher Needleman believes that our obsession with money and compulsion for material wealth undercut personal authenticity: ‘The money question is formed in us at the very roots of our personality, instilling a narrow attitude of personal gain. If only we would step back and look at the emotional and spiritual effects money has on us, the green stuff could serve the aim of self-knowledge and become a tool for breaking out of our mental prison,’ insists Needleman. ‘Then we would appreciate existence as a gift.’” -- Publishers Weekly
The Perfect Gift: The Philanthropic Imagination in Poetry and Prose
by Amy A. Kass
The Perfect Gift aims to cultivate and enlighten our philanthropic imagination. It addresses us all as present and future philanthropists – as human beings who give, serve and seek to promote the well-being of others. It suggests that we are continually confronted with choices about giving, and offers literary selections to help us reflect more seriously on these choices. Classical literature, philosophy and religion are well represented, but so are contemporary and popular writing. The Perfect Gift draws from the works of Aristotle, Shakespeare, Dostoevsky, C. S. Lewis, Alexis de Tocqueville, Martin Luther King, P. G. Wodehouse, and Shel Silverstein, among others.
The Soul of Money
by Lynne Twist
“Lynne's wisdom is the precise healing message about money needed in this time.”
-- Vicki Robin, author of Your Money or Your Life
Values-Based Estate Planning
by Scott Fithian
"Scott Fithian's book provides planning professionals with new insights into the estate planning process. Most importantly, he stresses the individual and family benefits of philanthropy—through the concept of social capital – which should be a key element to the planners inventory of client questions."
-- Charles W. Collier, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Harvard University
Wealth in Families
by Charles W. Collier
This book takes a fresh look at family issues and philanthropic opportunities that affect almost everyone. "The real wealth of your family is not financial," says author Charles W. Collier, senior philanthropic adviser at Harvard University. Building on this basic premise, he emphasizes that there are four dimensions of family wealth (human, intellectual, social, and financial). He describes what families need to know and do to enhance the individual life journeys of each family member. "Ultimately, financial planning should focus on questions of 'why' before even considering the techniques of 'how' to get the job done."
The World We Want: New Dimensions in Philanthropy and Social Change
by Peter Karoff
By sharing his experiences and through conversations with more than 40 social entrepreneurs, activists, nonprofit leaders, and philanthropists, Peter Karoff presents a collective vision of an ideal world. He describes how new partnerships and approaches are reducing suffering and gaining greater equity for people across the globe.