Inspired Philanthropy: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Giving Plan and Leaving a Legacy

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 3, 2008 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
This newest edition of the classic book shows how anyone can align and integrate values, passions, and dreams for their communities and families into their plans. Inspired Philanthropy explains how to make a difference by creating giving and legacy plans, tells what questions to ask nonprofits, and spells out how to help partner with advisors and nonprofit leaders for inspired outcomes. In addition to overall updates to statistics, the new edition includes a discussion of the implications of the Buffett gift to the Gates Foundation; new legacy planning tools; expanded resources on youth, giving circles, and communities of color; key questions for advisors and donors; and worksheets and resources available on the enclosed CD.

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chapter ONE Giving and the Nonprofit World
chapter TWO You the Philanthropist
chapter THREE Developing Your System of Giving
chapter FOUR Creating a Mission Statement
chapter FIVE Deciding How Much to Give
chapter SIX Where to Give
chapter SEVEN Creating a Personal Giving Plan
chapter EIGHT The Many Ways to Give
Family Foundations and Corporate
chapter TEN Engagement with Groups You Support
chapter ELEVEN Creating Greater Plans for Your Family Heirs and Humanity

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About the author (2008)

Tracy Gary is a philanthropic and legacy advisor and nonprofit entrepreneur. She is a donor partner, public speaker, and nonprofit trainer and the executive director of Inspired Legacies. (

Nancy Adess is a freelance editor and writer.

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