Philanthropy Roundup: April 2018

Family Philanthropy
The passing along of family values cannot take place all at once, but to be effective, it must be an ongoing and integral part of family communications from the time children are very young well into their adult years.

If you’re a philanthropist, your schedule might make it hard to keep up with the latest news, topics and emerging trends in the world of giving back.

That’s why we’re making it easier for you to stay current.

Our “Philanthropy Roundup” posts highlight stories – at the local and national level – that are valuable to our readers and will keep you up to date in the world of philanthropy. Check out the articles below.

Philanthropy Roundup

Want To Give Back? Give Up!
Forbes – Philanthropy
Few people have knowledge as deep as those who experience that need daily. Instead of confusing poverty or other forms of need with an inability to innovate or a lack of motivation to improve, funders should seek the answers they desire within the communities they wish to serve. In other words, give up the control you have over your philanthropic funds to those who truly know what it will take to make change.

10 Ways to Be a Better Donor
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Common sense and courtesy can go a long way in strengthening ties between donors and nonprofits. Donors sometimes have expectations that can be difficult to manage. Here are 10 ways you — the donor — can build successful relationships with the groups you support.

Air Charter Founder Takes Giving to New Heights
San Diego Union Tribune
When Schubach Aviation’s charter jet pilots take to the skies, they’re flying for more than just their clients’ needs. They’re also logging miles for charities that have benefited over the past six years from Schubach’s “penny-per-mile” program. The program was dreamed up by company founder and chairman Henry Schubach, and this year alone, the jets should log about 1.2 million miles worldwide, which translates into $12,000 for charity, plus matching gifts.

Involve Kids Early in Family Philanthropy and Give Them Input in Giving
The Denver Post
Many of us adults give considerable thought to how we will pass along our money to the rising generations in our families. Far fewer of us also consider how we will pass along our “value assets” – our family’s unique approach to community, giving back and helping others, while we’re living. The passing along of family values cannot take place all at once, but to be effective, it must be an ongoing and integral part of family communications from the time children are very young well into their adult years.

Amid Rising Alarms About Big Tech, What Is Philanthropy’s Role?
Inside Philanthropy
In the wake of alarming revelations about Facebook, funders definitely are paying more attention to the dangers posed by tech (along with the Congress). But are they on the right path? This is tough terrain for philanthropy.