Are you or your clients deluged by requests from charities? The best possible antidote is a Giving Plan. Bolder Giving
Do you feel with your nonprofits like a leader or like an ATM?
Do you partner with nonprofits, advisors, and peer networks for inspired outcomes, or are you shaken down for cash?
Do you give when asked, reactively, or do you yourself have a plan and a strategy for affecting change?
Do you pick your nonprofits or do they pick you?
What Tracy Gary of Inspired Legacies, Anne Ellinger of Bolder Giving, and I (we do talk to each other) are on about is not "Extreme Philanthropy" (a phrase with which we have been associated), but a prudent plan for your finances and an inspired plan for your giving. We like to think of you as a co-conspirator for the good, a partner, a collaborator, or a leader, not just a "Wealth Holder," or source of funds. On the other hand, if all I have to do is ask, The Rooster Foundation: Crowing in the New American Century could use a cash infusion to support Smoky Joe's work in subverting the Constitution on behalf of his corporate cronies. He has made tremendous strides in the last few years, but to finalize his work he needs your support. Give Generously! Social change is coming one way or another.
what good is philanthropy unless it's extreme?
Posted by: archy | December 13, 2007 at 03:16 PM
i want to see rich folk chudder. i want to see rich folk in government chudder. i want to see some dam thing chudder.
Posted by: archy | December 13, 2007 at 03:17 PM
By "Extreme Philanthropy" is meant "Sacrificial Giving," or giving until it hurts, or giving as much as 50% of income or asset. Extreme Social Change Philanthropy - where would you invest that if it began to flow? "The Fund to Stamp Out Wealthy People"?
Posted by: phil | December 13, 2007 at 03:36 PM
hold it, chief.
by "chudder" is meant
thing a clutch does when it becomes eccentric to its flywheel.
a warped clutch can be a good thing for some people. shows they've been shifting gears.
Posted by: archy | December 13, 2007 at 03:46 PM
Got it. "Philanthropy," said a famous man, "is the passing gear of American society."
Posted by: phil | December 13, 2007 at 05:37 PM