Two women are thinking creatively about the questions asked in academic research and to one another in relationship to philanthropy. They are changing the information and data available as well as the conversations about gender and giving. You can hear about their journey, research and convenings...

By J Mullineaux This year I decided to honor my mother on Mother’s Day by purchasing a trumpet and donating it to the Music for Schools Program at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. My mother inspired me to play the trumpet – in fact, my...

Ron Bartholomew and Sharon Keating have been married for 28 years, having reconnected at their ten-year high school reunion. Although they know each other pretty well after all these years, they didn’t realize actually how well until they played a card game with J Mullineaux,...

Stories create a common thread and understanding for families. Listen to Sharna Goldsecker, Executive Director of 21/64, share research and stories behind The Grandparent Legacy Project. The philanthropy podcast, Forward Thinking, explores how family narratives build a cohesive understanding of values for multiple generations. Both the story...

Philanthropist and community leader Marv Soiland’s legacy to Sonoma County is immeasurable. In addition to a business dynasty, he instilled a philanthropic value into both his family and community. Marv reminded everyone that it is critical to “give ten and save ten”.  By employing a...

Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Kristin Nelson, experimented with her family recently. As part of a community read-along, her family followed the advice and recommendations of New York Times columnist Ron Lieber, in The Opposite of Spoiled in pursuit of raising her daughter, Poppy, as a generous and...

The Philanthropic Planning Team loves to ask questions that help identify values, life experiences and knit people together. This recent blog post by Leslie Silverman on Philanthropy Northwest has the power to do the same thing. Ms. Silverman, highlights eight meaningful themes for each night of...

The frenzy of the holidays can detract from the joy and generosity that is the season’s hallmark. Stepping back for perspective just got easier with Lisa Parker’s fun philanthropic guide for families at the holidays, “The Hip Family’s Guide to Happier Holidays”. Ritual, storytelling, memory-making, volunteerism,...

Our holiday reading list includes a gem about raising generous children. The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money by New York Times financial columnist Rob Lieber takes the sting out of talking to kids about money. Lieber advocates...

Family philanthropy expert Sharna Goldseker facilitated the Greater Good Donor Forum recently. She also partnered with the Johnson Center for Philanthropy to release a study on #NextGen Donors....

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