Just in time for Giving Tuesday (December 3, 2019) and the year-end holidays, Foundation Source, the nation’s largest provider of support services to private foundations, offers its complimentary guide for families, The Secret to Joyful Giving. The online guide provides age-appropriate ideas for inspiring children, teenagers, and adults to find satisfaction and pleasure in helping others.
The Secret to Joyful Giving discusses three ways to transform charitable giving:
Make it personal
Meaningful giving begins with engagement. Spark young children’s interest through picture books. Introduce teens to charities that align with their interests and encourage them to pursue community service with friends. Even adults can find new inspiration for giving by taking stock of the issues that make them mad, move them to tears, and stir their passions.
Make it tangible
Making a difference is more satisfying than making a donation, so families are advised to take steps that help them see—as well as feel—the impact of their giving: Couple monetary giving with hands-on service efforts. And to make sure your gift has an impact, take time to research the causes and charities you plan to support.
Make it a family tradition
Weaving giving into daily life and special celebrations connects family members to each other, their community, and the world in a way that’s profoundly rewarding.
“This time of year can renew our sense of gratitude,” said Page Snow, chief philanthropic officer of Foundation Source. “However, many people, children and adults alike, could benefit from a more meaningful connection to their giving. As philanthropy specialists, we hope that The Secret to Joyful Giving helps everyone enjoy the season to its fullest.”
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