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Project partner, Kathy Kwan (Eustace Kwan Family Foundation) explains the motivations and intentions behind the Guide to Effective Philanthropy.
The Stanford PACS Guide to Effective Philanthropy is a new publication to help emerging philanthropists understand the essentials of improving their philanthropic practice in one easy-to-follow resource. Born out of the experience of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, the Guide is designed specifically for individual donors interested in significant and sustained giving. The individuals picking up this Guide are likely at an inflection point—a moment where they realize they would like to be more purposeful with their charitable giving. These donors may have recently experienced a wealth event or may have accumulated wealth through their working years. They may have a history of responding to requests for donations from their alma mater, children’s schools, religious institutions, or friends. They may have even volunteered their time to an organization or through board service. For anyone embarking on their funding journey, this Guide is critical.
This first publication of The Stanford PACS Guide to Effective Philanthropy is in a BETA iteration. We welcome and encourage readers to contact us with feedback, suggestions, and personal stories from your own philanthropic journey. Our goal is to refine the Guide to be as useful as possible for you, the donor. Stay tuned for a v1.0 publication in the coming months!
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