The newest edition of this classic book shows how anyone can align and integrate values, passions, and dreams for their communities and families into their giving 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 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; and key questions for advisors and donors. Additional resources are available on the enclosed CD-ROM.
Praise for Inspired Philanthropy
"This book is a must-use for all of us who encourage people to be thoughtful in their giving and to be as generous as possible. Buy this book for your board members and your other donors. And use it yourself!"
—Kim Klein, author, Fundraising for Social Change
"Inspired Philanthropy has all the fuel your engine of generosity will need to assure you more purposeful and satisfying personal giving. Tracy Gary speaks to your soul, your accountant, and your lawyer. She conducts self-discovery systematically but tenderly."
—Dr. Claire Gaudiani, clinical professor, The Heyman Center on Philanthropy and Fundraising, New York University, and author, The Greater Good
"There is no better guide than Tracy Gary for transforming one's inner donor activist into an empowered donor leader."
—Jessica Chao, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors & Cultures of Giving Fund
"This book will make sure you continue to breathe financially free for yourself and others for generations to come."
—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."
—Gloria Steinem, author, activist, and board of Women's Media Center
"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
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. (www.inspiredlegacies.org)
Nancy Adess is a freelance editor and writer.