Family Philanthropy Resources

The below publications focus on family philanthropy. If you have additional resources to recommend, or would like to write a review of one of the books you’ve read to share with others, contact Melissa Hardage.

Books

 

  • Across Generations: A Four Step Guide for Creating an Expression of Donor Intent (Susan Turnbull and Amy Zell Ellsworth), Personal Legacy Advisors, LLC and The Philanthropic Initiative, Boston, MA 2009
  • Charity Begins at Home: Generosity and Self-Interest Among the Philanthropic Elite (Teresa Odendahl), Basic Books, New York, NY, 1990
  • Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy: The Next Generation (Alison Goldberg and Karen Pittelman), Soft Skull Press, New York, NY, 2007
  • Don't Just Give It Away: How to Make the Most of Your Charitable Giving (Renata Rafferty), Chandler House Press, Worcester, MA, 1999
  • Family Wealth: Keeping It in the Family (James E. Hughes, Jr.) Bloomberg Press, Princeton, NJ, 2004
  • Inspired Philanthropy: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Giving Plan (Tracy Gary and Melissa Kohner), Jossey-Bass, Hoboken, NJ, 2002 (2nd edition)
  • Living the Generous Life: Reflections on Giving & Receiving (Wayne Muller and Megan Scribner, Editors), Fetzer Institute, Kalamazoo, MI, 2002
  • Generations of Giving: Leadership and Continuity in Family Foundations (Kelin E. Gersick) Lexington Books and National Center for Family Philanthropy, Washington, D.C. 2004
  • The Giving Book (Ellen Sabin) Watering Can Press, 2004
  • The Giving Family: Raising our Children to Help Others (Susan Crites Price), Council on Foundations, Washington D.C. 2001
  • A Kid’s Guide to Giving (Freddi Zeiler), By Kids for Kids Co., Norwalk, CT, 2007
  • The Power of Giving: How Giving Back Enriches Us All (Azim Jamal and Harvey McKinnon) Tarcher, New York, NY, 2008
  • The Power of Half: One Family's Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back (Hannah Salwen and Kevin Salwen), Mariner Books, Boston, MA 2011
  • Raising Charitable Children (Carol Weisman) F.E. Robbins & Sons Press, St. Louis, MO, 2006
  • Raising Children with Philanthropic Values (Ellen Remmer), The Philanthropic Initiative, Boston, MA. 2003
  • Rambam’s Ladder: A Meditation on Generosity and Why It Is Necessary to Give (Julie Salamon), Workman Publishing, New York, NY, 2003
  • Wealth in Families (Charles W. Collier) Harvard University Development Office, Cambridge, MA. 2006

Websites

 

21/64 (www.2164.net)

21/64 takes a multigenerational approach in family philanthropy and offers online resources, trainings and ideas to the current and next generation of the philanthropic community.

 

Do Something (http://www.dosomething.org/)

With a goal of 5 million active members by 2015, DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US for teens and social change.

 

Learning to Give (www.learningtogive.org)

Interactive website filled with philanthropy education resources that teach giving and civic engagement. Perfect for parents, grandparents, teachers and younger children.

 

National Center for Family Philanthropy (http://www.ncfp.org)

The National Center for Family Philanthropy’s monthly e-newsletter highlights key issues and new resources in family giving. Sign up to receive the monthly newsletter and view archived issues.

 

The Philanthropic Initiative (http://www.tpi.org/)

TPI designs, carries out and evaluates philanthropic programs for individual donors, families, foundations, and corporations. They are dedicated to dynamic philanthropy, a results-driven investment approach to a deeply challenging and rewarding field.

 

Youth in Philanthropy (http://youth.foundationcenter.org/)

Youth in Philanthropy explores the world of giving, volunteering and helping. Their resource center links to other service-oriented programs for youth and highlights famous and celebrity philanthropists.

 

YesKidzCan! (http://blog.yeskidzcan.com/category/arts/)

A blog dedicated to helping parents with thoughtfully created and selected resources to engage elementary and middle school kids in social entrepreneurism, community service, and other fun giving experiences. 

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Melissa Hardage
Donor Initiatives Officer
214-750-4251
mhardage@cftexas.org

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