Philanthropy is an important and highly rewarding way to make a difference in a rapidly changing world
Like the world around us, philanthropy is changing and transforming, and philanthropic families are seeking out new ways to ensure that their giving is meaningful and impactful.
The Family Philanthropy Navigator offers an easy-to-use, step-by-step inspirational guide for new and existing philanthropic families to initiate or enhance their journey in giving.
It is a practical and engaging tool that will enable families to get together to answer the core questions at the heart of any voyage in giving: why, what, who and how?
The Family Philanthropy Navigator is comprised of core sections and building blocks:
- Purpose of your giving, including your motivation, focus and ambition.
- Relationships you need to activate your giving, including family involvement and partners.
- Organization of your giving, including resources, governance and impact.
On completion of the Family Philanthropy Navigator, you will have:
Navigating Your Family’s Philanthropic Future Across Generations
To support family philanthropists in their philanthropic journeys, we joined forces with FBN International to conduct a global research project entitled “Navigating Your Family’s Philanthropic Future Across Generations.” In this report, we share insights collected from leading philanthropic families from around the globe.
We have examined their approach to family philanthropy, opportunities, and challenges, as well as the impact of their philanthropy on various levels, such as the cause, the family, business, and society at large. This extensive research project has informed not only this report but was also an invaluable source of knowledge for the “Family Philanthropy Navigator”.
- Apply a holistic and comprehensive view of family philanthropy that fits with the purpose and inner workings of the family
- Nurture relationships and collaborations within and outside the family
- Leverage the resources and governance practices of the family enterprise system to better serve your beneficiaries
- Strengthen extended learning opportunities to test, validate and adopt effective approaches to impact
- Reflect on the viability, feasibility and desirability of your philanthropic plan by prototyping your idea early on.
Media & Events
by the Family Business Podcast
On this episode Russ Haworth from the family business podcast present our book, joined by Peter Vogel, Professor, Director of the Global Family Business Centre at IMD Business School in Switzerland and the co-author of the book.
by Le Temps
En mars, ma fille ainée de 15 ans me demandait si l’épidémie du Covid19 entrerait dans l’histoire avec un grand « H » ...
by Family Capital
A new book on philanthropy highlights the growing importance of giving in the 21st century and how best to go about it.
How can more people help to solve today’s challenges? How do we ensure our giving is effective?
by IMD News Stories
Lessons from the Notre Dame fire on how not to engage in philanthropy.
by IMD News Stories
Storytelling can help make sense of a family's giving strategy and onboard younger generations.
2021 AXIOM Award Medalist
The Family Philanthropy Navigator won the silver medal from the Axiom business book award. The prestigious prize goes to exemplary business books and their authors.
For the past 14 year, the Axiom Business Book Awards recognizes outstanding business books in philanthropy/nonprofit/sustainability as well as in more than 20 other categories, including leadership, international business/globalization, business intelligence.
The Axiom award gives business books added visibility reaching an audience of over 20,000 subscribers including agents, book buyers and librarians throughout the Axiom network.
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Update on our Christmas challenge
In December 2020, the 3 authors, Malgorzata, Peter & Etienne, launched a challenge to donate all book royalties for books sold before Christmas to a local organisation serving meals to those in need.
We were delighted to see your enthusiasm about family philanthropy. Thanks to your support, we were able to serve over 1500 meals!
Would you like to know more about our activities? Get in touch with our team at the IMD Global Family Business Center.