We define philanthropy as the giving of resources in an engaged and strategic way for maximum impact and in a tax efficient manner. It can include the giving of money, assets, time, talent, voice and one’s social capital. We believe in the power of philanthropy as a great social connector and the source of many great opportunities.

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Successful Philanthropy: How To Make a Life By What You Give

Mar 30th 2016

Jean Shafiroff offers fresh insight into the rewarding role of improving your community, your country, and world in her new book Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give

With a forward by author and founder of The Riders Closet Georgina Bloomberg, this is a practical guide for anyone looking to give back. Jean shares her extensive knowledge of philanthropy, fundraising, board membership and personal giving. Currently a long serving member of several boards in the US, she shares her wealth of knowledge and her hands on involvement with multiple causes close to her heart. Gotham Magazine also named Jean in their “100 Most Powerful New Yorkers” list, describing her as “one of the first ladies of philanthropy”.

She writes: “Successful Philanthropy is a practical guide to modern giving that redefines philanthropy for today’s era. Far more than making monetary donations, philanthropy today encompasses giving time and knowledge, resources that can be just as valuable as financial contributions. Whether you’re a new philanthropist, a member of a charity’s Board of Directors, or just getting started as a volunteer, ‘Successful Philanthropy’ offers  the practical guidance and inspiring perspective that empowers all of us to take part in building a better world.”

Jean Shafiroff  also has a clear view on giving back, “Describing yourself as a philanthropist may seem odd at first. For some people, being a philanthropist sounds like something limited only to those who give large financial gifts. But the truth is that philanthropy is accessible to anyone.” You can purchase her book here

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