When families embark on a journey to make philanthropy a part of their lives across generations, it often starts with a few simple goals: Having fun as a family, getting in touch with nature, being authentic and open about values, donating canned goods or clothing to families in need, recycling cardboard and aluminum cans, celebrating every birthday and holiday with a big cake and a gift to charity, buying wrapping paper from the school fundraiser, contributing to a handful of favorite charities–even eating healthy food and appreciating every peaceful moment.
In today’s social impact culture, “doing good” is a powerful way to create a sense of belonging–in the family, the community, and the world. We get it. And as your Community Foundation, we can help you take your charitable giving it to the next level so both you and your community get the most out of your family’s social impact experiences. Here are four steps to maximizing the benefits of philanthropy in your family’s giving.