Knowledge Center | Book Chapter

Families Can Train the Next Generation in Philanthropy

October 28, 2000 | Joseph Foote
Many families use donor-advised funds as a vehicle to help train the next generation in philanthropy. This chapter from ‘Family Philanthropy and Donor-Advised Funds’ gives a number of examples from families and funds across the country, and includes suggestions for how to make advised funds a perpetual family giving vehicle. Read More
Knowledge Center | Book Chapter

Families can choose anonymity

October 28, 2000 | Joseph Foote
Many families in philanthropy maintain a low profile in their giving. This chapter from ‘Family Philanthropy and Donor-Advised Funds’ describes the advantages of the donor-advised fund option for those who choose to remain anonymous. Read More
Knowledge Center | Book Chapter

Convenience and Service of Donor-Advised Funds

October 27, 2000 | Joseph Foote
Convenience and service are strong options for families that opt for the creation of a donor-advised fund. Some host organizations offer the convenience of setting up a fund in just a few hours. This chapter from This chapter from ‘Family Philanthropy and Donor-Advised Funds’ introduces additional benefits to this flexible and attractive philanthropic vehicle. Read More
Knowledge Center | Article

Twelve Characteristics of a Good Proposal

October 23, 2000 | Joel J. Orosz
Proposals come in all shapes, lengths, and sizes; as a program officer, you can review them according to any number of criteria. Nonetheless, it is possible to identify some generic characteristics that are hallmarks of a good proposal that contains a good idea. Although it is unlikely that any proposal will include all twelve of these characteristics, better ones should contain more than half of them. Read More
Knowledge Center | Book Chapter

Why Families Like Donor-Advised Funds

October 20, 2000 | Joseph Foote
There are many reasons that families choose donor-advised funds as a primary tool for managing their giving. This introduction to ‘Family Philanthropy and Donor-Advised Funds’ describes what these funds are and how they typically function, and introduces the growing number of host organizations available across the U.S. that offer these funds. Read More
Knowledge Center | Report

What’s a Donor to Do?

August 21, 2000 | Ellen Remmer
The report is structured around the stages of a donor's evolution and growth -- beginning the journey as a passive, largely uninformed giver, and progressing up the philanthropic curve to become an energetic, high-impact donor. We conceive this developmental growth in three stages. Read More