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The Direct Philanthropy Starter Kit
Get foundational knowledge and practical tools, and get started.
Whether you’re a large-scale funder, a grantmaker in an established organization, or just beginning to think about philanthropy, chances are that you’re hungry for real applications of this method. And that you have many questions. We’ve got you. We created a series of practical guides for incorporating direct philanthropy into your thinking, so you can act on these values now. It could mean incorporating one element — like flexible funding or a small grant — or inspire a whole new direction for your giving plans. Let’s dive in.
By reading this starter kit, you’ll get the tools to:
- Part 1: Know whether direct philanthropy is right for you.
Part 2: Strategize learning about new regions and opportunities.
Part 4: Create mutual funding agreements that empower nonprofits.
Part 3: Build trust-based relationships with the leaders you support.
Part 5: Redefine impact alongside local leaders.
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