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Passion: Discovering the Meaning in Your Philanthropy

Published by The Philanthropic Initiative
Ellen Remmer helps donors reflect on their strongest and deepest feelings and values, and to see how this connects to the satisfaction they experience through their giving with this primer.
 
Global Giving, Making a World of Difference

Published by The Philanthropic Initiative
This primer, written by Paula Johnson, Vice President and Director of Global Philanthropy, describes through donors' stories the possibilities of global giving. For anyone who is interested in addressing issues beyond our borders, it offers a look at the new infrastructure that has emerged to promote and respond to donors' global interests and provides comprehensive information on the institutions that can help them get involved.
 
Donor Collaboration: Power in Numbers

Published by The Philanthropic Initiative
While donor collaboration is not a new concept, the new economic reality has more and more family, foundation and corporate donors looking towards collaboration as a tool to increase their impact on the issues they care about. This primer was created to help donors understand and evaluate if some form of collaboration might be right for them.
 
Across Generations: A 5-Step Guide for Creating an Expression of Donor Intent

This new workbook is a detailed guide both for documenting your intent and reflecting on the vision and purpose of your giving. It is useful for all those considering their own legacy or interpreting the legacy that has been passed to them. Purchase Now
 
Making a Difference - Evaluating Your Philanthropy

Published by The Philanthropic Initiative
This primer offers simple, pragmatic approaches to evaluation. Measuring the results of a charitable effort can be difficult. Whether donors choose an analytical approach or a more intuitive one, the most important goal is to learn from the giving experience.
 
Raising Children with Philanthropic Values

Published by The Philanthropic Initiative
Raising Children with Philanthropic Values, by Ellen Remmer, provides practical guidance, perspective and action steps for parents who are seeking to encourage charitable attitudes and behavior in their children.
 
Giving Together: A Primer for Family Philanthropy

Published by The Philanthropic Initiative
This primer is the latest addition to our series of publications to support family philanthropy. It is designed to be used in conjunction with TPI’s Giving Together: A Workbook for Family Philanthropy and can be a guide for answering the questions that are common to family giving experiences. Hard copies of the most recent 2008 Edition can be purchased, or a PDF of the 2005 version can be downloaded here for free. Purchase Now
 
Giving Together: A Workbook for Family Philanthropy

Published by The Philanthropic Initiative
This workbook is the latest addition to our series of publications to support family philanthropy. It is designed to be used in conjunction with TPI’s Giving Together: A Primer for Family Philanthropy and can be a guide for answering the questions that are common to family giving experiences. Conveniently wire-bound, the new Workbook is only available for purchase in hard copy. The Workbook costs $25.00 and a set of the Primer and Workbook can be purchased for $30.00. TPI also offers training and private label options to community foundations who work with families. Purchase Now
 
Giving Together: Interests and Values Cardset

Published by The Philanthropic Initiative
Packed in a handsome metal tin, this set includes a deck of Interests cards, a deck of Values cards and directions for an exercise that allows family members to explore, discuss, and compare individual and shared philanthropic interest and values. Purchase Now

 
 
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