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There is a range of vehicles available to engage the whole family in philanthropy—each vehicle is a tool in your philanthropy toolbox that allows you to reach individual or collective goals through different approaches. Giving families are increasingly using a variety of vehicles in concert with one another to advance their social impact strategies. A single philanthropic family could use a donor-advised fund for their youth philanthropy programs, a family foundation for collective grantmaking, and pilot a 501(c)(4) with their next generation family members who are interested in advocacy work. In this webinar, understand the different motivations for using multiple vehicles, how to connect the purpose behind your giving to your vehicle structures, their pros and cons, and how to create the most useful structure for your philanthropic goals.

About this Series

The monthly Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy webinar series provides guidance on the core tenets of effective family philanthropy—from motivations and values to governance, grantmaking, and succession. The series equips giving families with the latest information on evergreen topics in the donor lifecycle through practical takeaways and diverse family stories that illustrate important practices. Designed for seasoned practitioners and newcomers alike, the series is available to our Member Families and Network Partners.

More Fundamentals

For a refresher on this topic, watch the recording of the 2022 Fundamentals webinars on Impact Vehicles and Structures and see additional resources here.

Featured Speakers

David Daniels

David Daniels

David Daniels is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bainum Family Foundation where he leads the…

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Ben Grande

As Director of Philanthropy, Ben works across the various organizations and initiatives within Glick Philanthropies to…

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Karl Mill

Prior to founding Mill Law Center, Karl Mill was a partner at Adler & Colvin, a…

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