Creating Meaningful Philanthropic Connections.
Successful Giving provides organizations and businesses like yours with the processes, tools, best practice examples and expertise to most effectively manage your charitable giving.
Organizations are seeing the value of giving back as they strive to become more socially responsible.
While most are not donating as much as Give Realty (see box to the right) there are many ways to give: money, volunteers, donated product or expertise, and others. Sometimes called the ‘triple bottom line’ —
businesses are finding that paying attention to all three elements produces the best overall success for their organization.
Imagine giving away 25% of your earnings to the community?
That’s exactly what Laurie Loew, founder of Give Realty, is doing… donating a quarter of the commissions she receives from real estate deals to the charity of her client’s choice. What a market differentiator! And, as a side benefit, she finds that she is creating new philanthropists as many of her clients have never donated before.
“There can be little doubt that a certain amount of corporate philanthropy is simply good business and works for the long-term benefit of the investors.”
“My father used to say, ‘You can spend a lot of time making money. The tough time comes when you have to give it away properly.’ How to give something back, that’s the tough part in life.”
“I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.”