GiveWisely

Mission:

The GiveWisely series was created as a way to assist donors in developing their own approach to their personal philanthropy—by thinking strategically and learning from a group of like-minded peers.

Goal:

The goal of GiveWisely is to empower individuals to discover their core values and help them think critically about how they give. GiveWisely offers participants an opportunity to look deeper into what motivates them to give, so they leave the class with a clearer idea of which issues they want to support, the knowledge of how they can go about doing so, and the ability to say “yes” or “no” powerfully, depending on whether an opportunity is aligned with their own focus. 

2018 1-Day Course

     
  Saturday, February 24th
  8:30AM - 4:30PM
 
   

Course attendees will participate in a facilitated off-site visit of a local non-profit.

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Grant Requirement:

A $500 tax-deductible contribution to CFT is required of each participant. They will direct the gift to the nonprofit of their choice at the end of the class.

Class Fee:

CFT fund holders will not be charged a fee for participation. Individuals who are not current CFT fund holders will pay a fee of $150 per individual for the 1-Day Course.

Registration:

The course curriculum is structured for both individuals and couples. The deadline to apply is February 12, 2018.

2018 Session Topics Include:

  • Identifying Your Values
    What are your core values? How do they show up in your giving- or do they? Discussing values, personal giving statements and charitable budgets.
  • Pinpointing Your Passions
    This session will guide you through further identifying your philanthropic values, goals and legacy- and effectively communicating your giving philosophy with family, friends and the nonprofit community.
  • Evaluating Effectiveness 
    Understanding community needs and assessing nonprofits to bring your personal perspective to bear on solving community problems. 
  • Philanthropist Panel
    Hear from a panel of philanthropists and discuss the challenges, successes and impact of giving.
  • Beyond the Class: Keeping Focus and Impact in Your Giving 
    Finalize your personal giving statements and your charitable budget for the year ahead in this workshop session.

Read about how Christine and Dana Allen participated in GiveWisely 

    

Elizabeth Liser
Donor Services Director
214-750-4234
eliser@cftexas.org

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