There are countless approaches to effective philanthropy - from investing in capacity building of nonprofit organizations to replicating successful programs or advocating for system reform, just to name a few.
Your family may have a defined approach or be flexible - either way, there are important questions to ask as you become involved.
Completing the activity: Register at GrantCraft for a free account and gain access to a community of givers focused on learning and improvement. A component of the Foundation Center, Grantcraft offers extensive resources on giving approaches, an active online community, and opportunities for engaged learning.
Completing the activity: There are a wide variety of regular conferences and convenings that offer opportunities for learning, from NCFP to Exponent Philanthropy, the Council on Foundations, affinity groups focused on issues, and regional associations of grantmakers. An updated list of upcoming events in family philanthropy is available through NCFP's Family Giving News e-newsletter and blog.