Adventures in Giving

In 2013-2014, The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI) worked in collaboration with Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Sarasota County, and the Boston Foundation to create Adventures in Giving, a unique and interactive online tool designed to allow donors to reflect on their giving, define their philanthropic goals, explore different approaches to giving, and learn about how to make their giving more effective. The goal was for community foundations around the country to use the Adventures in Giving tool to engage both new and experienced donors in a conversation about their giving and how donor support staff can help them to become even more effective.

Adventures in Giving was based on the Donor Education Principles and Practices developed by a learning community of donor educators and advisors called the Donor Effectiveness Network (DEN). The learning community and this tool were generously supported by a William and Flora Hewlett Foundation grant, along with the volunteer contributions of its collaborators.

The tool is no longer available to the public online. If you would like more information about the tool or this project, or if you are interested in getting support in engaging donors through strategic community foundation activities, please contact Ellen Remmer, Senior Partner at eremmer [at]