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Making Philanthropy a Family Affair

Hosted by: Jason Franklin

Featuring Participants: Helen LaKelly Hunt, Leah Hunt-Hendrix

"How can we make Philanthropy a Family Affair?" is a question many ask when trying to involve and engage family members in charitable activities. Giving with families is one of the things many people aspire to and often finding challenging.

Join Helen LaKelly Hunt and Leah Hunt-Hendrix, a mother-daughter duo, on April 23rd for an intimate conversation about family philanthropy. We'll dive into topics ranging from tips for engaging family members to strategies for working as a team and balancing individual interests that arise in a family setting. As Helen says, "Funding together allows all family members to learn about each other at the deeper soul level. It has become an important and joyful part of all our lives."

Helen is the co-founder of several public foundations and nonprofit organizations, including Women Moving Millions, a community of individuals who have made gifts and pledges of one million dollars or more to organizations promoting the advancement and empowerment of women and girls. Swanee her sister helped catalyzed this vision. Helen is also passionate about the Safe Conversations Project, whose goal of interrupting the downward cycle of poverty by strengthening relationships at home. 

Leah, Helen's Daughter, is an active player in the family's philanthropy as an advisor to the Sister Fund and advisor to other initiatives. She helped start the Solidare Network, a community of people with wealth aligning their resources with movements that promote dignity, justice, and equality. Leah has spent the past decade at the intersection of theory and practice, combining a study of moral philosophy and democratic theory with research around the world in grassroots organizing and social movements.

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Diaspora Philanthropy: Strategies for Giving Effectively Across Borders and Engaging Others to Join You

April 2015

Hosted by: Bolder Giving & Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support

Featuring Participants: Burcu Mirza - Turkish Philanthropy Funds, Jenny Hodgson - Global Fund for Community Foundation

Diaspora Philanthropy: Strategies for Giving Effectively Across Borders and Engaging Others to Join You

Over the past few years diaspora giving has grown significantly stemming from the global mobility of talent and increasing wealth within diaspora communities globally. Simultaneously, philanthropic groups in developing countries are increasing their efforts to maintain ties with and fundraise from their diasporas as the internet is making it possible for dispersed communities to collaborate, organize and sustain ties across borders.

Whether you are an individual donor who is thinking about how you can give to your home country, an NGO leader within a diaspora community, or are working to build a culture of giving within your country or diaspora, join us to explore these issues in more depth.

Our presenters will share their reflections on how to overcome barriers to giving internationally, trends in global philanthropy, effective giving strategies for diaspora members, and approaches to engaging new diaspora donors.  

Burcu Mirza, longtime diaspora philanthropist and the board member of Turkish Philanthropy Funds, which seeks to maximize the impact of giving in Turkey by engaging successful diaspora members around the world.

Jenny Hodgson, Executive Director of Global Fund for Community Foundation, a grassroots grantmaker working to promote and support community philanthropy globally.

Diaspora Philanthropy: Strategies for Giving Effectively Across Borders and Engaging Others to Join You

Strategies for Funding Racial Justice Organizations

March 2015

Hosted by: Women Donors Network & Bolder Giving

In the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and others, many people have wondered what they can do to support the growing movement for change. In response, multiple donor networks came together to develop a Racial Justice pledge where donors can commit to fund at least one additional racial justice organization or increase their giving to a racial justice organization they already support. Many of you have taken the pledge, and we’ve received requests for advice and support on putting your pledge into action. On this joint WDN/Bolder Giving webinar, WDN members Connie Heller and Cathy Raphael will share their reflections and experiences funding racial justice work.

Strategies for Funding Racial Justice Organizations

New Year & Philanthropic Resolutions

January 2015

Hosted by: Jason Franklin

Featuring Bold Giver: Jason Franklin

Jason Franklin

As we launch into 2015, have you thought about what you want your giving to look like this year? How could you have a bigger impact? Feel more excited? Give more effectively?

As we kick off the new year, we invite you to join our Executive Director, Jason Franklin, PhD, to imagine what your “giving resolution” might look like in 2015 and explore strategies for creating the supports you’ll need to make them stick. We hope you’ll join us and let us be part of your journey to become the most adventurous, courageous, outrageous, and effective donor you can be in 2105.

New Year & Philanthropic Resolutions

Bold Giving at the Intersection of Faith & Philanthropy

December 2014

Hosted by: Babbie Jacobs

Featuring Bold Givers: Anjhula Mya Bais, Rose Feerick

Bold Giving at the Intersection of Faith & Philanthropy

Faith and religious beliefs are one of the biggest factors in our decisions to give. Research shows that a religious person is 23% more likely to give and 26% more likely to volunteer than a nonreligious person. But what specific role does faith or could faith play in your philanthropy? How do you balance certain teachings of your faith and your own values in giving?

We invite you to join two of our amazing Bold Givers, Rose Feerick and Anjhula Mya Bais, who come from very different faith backgrounds and hear about their philanthropic journeys and how they’ve integrated their understanding of faith in meeting the needs of the underserved.

Anjhula, a next generation philanthropist and successful Indian model, has embraced the responsibility of being born into wealthy Hindu family and embarked on a personal spiritual journey through teachings of Buddhism to seek spiritual value in money. Through these experiences, she founded the Bais-Selvanathan Foundation, aimed at corrective and supportive action for a host of anti-corruption activities and pro-humanity endeavors in India and around the world.  Rose channeled her Catholic faith to engage with money as a spiritual practice and sought something deeper within her faith that could hold in the face of injustice. At Harvest Time, organization she leads, she created a safe space for peers to talk about money and Christian faith. 

As we draw close to the end of the year, we hope you’ll join us to explore important issues at the intersection of faith and philanthropy and explore how faith may be a factor in your own giving.

Bold Giving at the Intersection of Faith & Philanthropy

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