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Values and Motivations

About this collection: This Content Collection highlights webinars, blog posts, and other resources that discuss the importance of values and motivations, shares experiences of giving families, and provides sample policies and tools.

Curated By
Jason Born
Jason Born

Vice President for Programs

Clearly defined motivations and values are the underpinning of an effective family philanthropy strategy—they articulate a purpose, provide direction, and serve as a measure of accountability. They are also a dynamic and ever-evolving tool to guide donors and their family through the lifecycle of their philanthropic effort.

This Content Collection highlights webinars, blog posts, and other resources that discuss the importance of values and motivations, shares experiences of giving families, and provides sample policies and tools.

For additional perspectives about philanthropic families and healthy money narratives, see the Content Collection, Money and Values.

Starting the Conversation: Questions to Guide Your Discussions

Webinars

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January 14, 2021

Defining and Translating Motivations and Values

Clearly defined motivations and values are the underpinning of an effective family philanthropy strategy—they articulate a purpose, provide direction, and serve as a measure of accountability. They are also a dynamic and ever-evolving tool to guide donors and their family through the lifecycle of their philanthropic effort. Yet many …
February 13, 2020

Family Philanthropy: Tying Grantmaking Practices to Shared Values

Connecting values to practice is key in family philanthropy — shared values can help family givers develop a grantmaking strategy that ties their vision and mission to real impact. As your family considers its own philanthropic strategy, how do you begin to think about your values and put them into practice? …

Required Reading

Living Your Values: Stories from Families

Sample Policies and Practices

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