Inspired Philanthropy: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Giving Plan, 2nd Edition
February 2004, Jossey-Bass
Foreword (Suze Orman).
About the Authors.
PART ONE: Creating Your Giving Plan.
1. Giving and the Nonprofit World.
2. You, the Philanthropist.
3. Your Current System of Giving.
4. Creating a Mission Statement.
5. Deciding How Much to Give.
6. Volunteering and Skill Sharing.
7. Where to Give, and How.
8. Creating Your Personal Giving Plan.
PART TWO: Strategic and Creative Ways to Leverage Your Giving.
9. Relationships with Groups You Support.
10. The Many Ways to Give.
11. Encouraging Children to Give.
12. For Donors Who Have $25,000 or More to Give.
Appendix A. Inspired Philanthropy Giving Model
Appendix B. Creative Ideas for Giving
Appendix C. Sample Letters
Appendix D. Breaking Barriers to Effective Giving
Appendix E. Loans to Friends
Appendix F. Resources
Melissa Kohner is a leader in today's national young donor movement. She organizes young donors and activists to transform philanthropy by using their resources and action to further social and economic justice. She has engaged with the political and financial concerns of donors of all ages through individual and group consultation and workshops. She is both a fundraiser and a donor, and has served on numerous grantmaking committees.
Suze Orman, author, The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and The Road to Wealth
"Inspired Philanthropy lets us in on the secret that giving money for social change is the most rewarding form of investment. Whether you have a few hundred or a few million dollars, this workbook will help you give it effectively. Tracy Gary a pioneer in countering the sex and race bias in the world of philanthropy shares a lifetime of expertise."
Gloria Steinem, consulting editor, Ms. Magazine, writer, activist
"Inspired Philanthropy is a good book don't miss it. It is a most ingenious mixture of philanthropic philosophy, personal accounts of how some individuals have handled their giving, and, most interesting, a rich section of exercises that leads you through the gift-making process. This book makes you want to do philanthropy the way it should be done. It is suitable for all people touched by philanthropy: givers and takers, big and little. The field will owe to these authors."
David R. Hunter, "The Father" of Progressive Philanthropy
"Reducing militarism and supporting human needs must become major foundations for our values and visions for this world. Inspired Philanthropy may be just the tool we need for the revitalization of a responsive democracy. Buy this book but be sure to sit down with your family and community and use it to guide your check writing and volunteering."
Ben Cohen, president and founder, Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities and former chairman, Ben & Jerry's