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How To Be More Than A Passive Philanthropist

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“There are three levels of giving that progressively get more difficult and demanding but at the same time more valuable and impactful; giving one’s money; giving one’s time; giving one’s home and heart.”

How To Be More Than A Passive Philanthropist

  1. 1. How to Be More Than a Passive Philanthropist Jeff Greenstein
  2. 2. “There are three levels of giving that progressively get more difficult and demanding but at the same time more valuable and impactful; giving one’s money; giving one’s time; giving one’s home and heart.” Rabbi Chaim Levine, Founder and Executive Director, Brothers for Life
  3. 3. True philanthropy involves active involvement with an organization to provide assistance in more than monetary ways. Here are some of the most impactful ways to be more than a passive philanthropist.
  4. 4. Serve 0n the Organization’s Board of Directors1.
  5. 5. If the organization has a board of directors and committees involved with coordinating different projects, consider volunteering your time as a board or committee member. This will allow you to give the gift of time and your business know-how, leadership skills, or other talents to help the organization move forward.
  6. 6. If you have served on the Organization’s board or its various committees, your experience will be priceless to the organization as you bring a much-needed executive perspective (and a can-do attitude) to the table.
  7. 7. Actively Promote the Organization 2.
  8. 8. Most organizations need marketing assistance and a dedicated experienced team to rely upon. Consider ways you could help promote awareness online and offline through your normal communication activities and channels.
  9. 9. Brief mentions or more detailed descriptions and discussions can be incredibly valuable at introducing and inspiring community members and organizations who may be interested in supporting the organization.
  10. 10. Sometimes just the dissemination of information from a trusted source can have a substantial positive impact.
  11. 11. Be A Connector 3.
  12. 12. If you have good networking skills and are active in the community in other ways, serve as a connector between board members, committee members, and volunteers, and your network of connections.
  13. 13. Consider what strengths or opportunities either party might be able to offer the other and introduce individuals who you think might share similar passions and values and might be able to work together to accomplish more than they could do individually.
  14. 14. Providing access to your social capital — your business and personal connections — can be invaluable to an organization that needs trustworthy and hardworking people on its team.
  15. 15. Organize Events 4.
  16. 16. Consider organizing awareness or fundraising activities either with or independently of the organization. Whether large or intimate, you could take the lead in helping to grow the organization you are committed to by organizing, hosting and overseeing an event.
  17. 17. The initial goal doesn’t always need to be about fundraising. Education and awareness are foundational to ultimately successful fundraising.
  18. 18. Read Full Article On www.GreensteinFamilyFoundation.org

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