More and more donors are deciding they want to enjoy the fruits of giving while they are still able to participate actively in the process. The growing trend toward “Giving while Living” means that talking about a legacy, philanthropy or “passing down” values to future generations is no longer only relevant during formal estate planning or when writing a will.
You can start a conversations about philanthropy with non-threatening questions like,
– Have your ever thought about any personal legacy you’d like to create for the future
– What principles or values have you held dear during the course of your life? How are you passing those beliefs on to the rest of your family or your community?
– Are you on any boards or done volunteer work that’s important to you? Would you like to continue supporting these causes or those organization in the future?