Category Archives: Philanthropy

Eating Granola for Good

I have been eating some really yummy granola. What’s the big deal about that? Well, it makes me happy to indulge in my (mind you, infrequent) consumerist habits knowing that spending money on granola just gets donated right back to FamilyWorks! Read my … Continue reading

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Yves Béhar: Philanthropist?

I was on a Delta Airlines plane recently and for the first time in forever (I am NOT quoting from the movie “Frozen” here), found myself without adequate reading material. It was horrible. Especially because flights to and from New … Continue reading

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Talking about Philanthropy with Girl Scouts

I mentioned in a recent post that I had spent some time talking about philanthropy with a group of Girl Scouts. Here is the Parentmap article I finally wrote about that experience.  I’d love to do more of that sort of … Continue reading

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Girl Scouts Philanthropy Presentation

Today I gave a presentation about philanthropy to a group of 7-8 year-old girl scouts. It was great fun and my 11 year-old daughter helped out. She took notes for me, recorded interesting quotes, and got me materials I needed. … Continue reading

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May 6: A National Day of Giving

Next week, on May 6, the national day of giving, you may decide you want to donate to an organization. That can be overwhelming. In this latest Parentmap article, I give tips on how to choose an organization.

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Philanthropy for Kids: Nurturing a Giving Family

I’ve been wondering about how to explore the concept of philanthropy with my kids. I realize that such a large concept feels sort of intangible. In one of my early blog posts, I explore the definition of philanthropy. But I now … Continue reading

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3rd Graders are named Outstanding Young Philanthropists of 2013

I just wrote a very fun article about how 3rd grade students at Ordway Elementary School on Bainbridge Island have become intimately involved in a project that helps a community on Ometepe, an island in Lake Nicaragua. Makes me wish … Continue reading

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Philanthropic Colonialism

Someone sent me this thought-provoking article in the New York Times by Peter Buffett, the son of billionaire (and philanthropist) Warren Buffett. I did a little research about this term: “philanthropic colonialism.” According to this source, philanthropic colonialism means “barging in as outsiders … Continue reading

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Donating Stool or Organs: A Unique Type of Philanthropy

As I was drinking my morning tea (vanilla rooibos, if you must know) and engaging in one of my all-time favorite pastimes on a Sunday morning: reading the New York Times, I saw this fascinating article by a woman who donated her … Continue reading

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“Doing Good” Blog on Parentmap

I’ve managed to land a twice-a-month blogging gig on Parentmap, a very cool resource for parenting articles and activities around town for families. The title of the column is “Doing Good.” We tossed around a bunch of titles like “Think … Continue reading

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