Finding Your Philanthropy Compass
Let’s say that you decide to strike out on a new adventure. While you may not have a specific destination in mind yet, you will likely seek some guidance so you don’t get hopelessly lost or make rookie mistakes as you explore new terrains.
This toolkit is for philanthropists who are ramping up and becoming more strategic about their philanthropy.
This toolkit is for philanthropists who are getting serious about their philanthropy: ramping up, becoming more intentional, becoming more strategic. It is a compass that can help guide your philanthropic hopes and dreams. You’ll use your values and beliefs as a North Star to navigate the journey towards getting better results. You’ll factor in the practical realities of what your time, money, and influence can really achieve. And along the way, this compass will provide a steady guide for you as you navigate this journey, and for those who come after you.
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