Step 2: Involve Your Family
If you can engage your family in thoughtful philanthropy during your lifetime, you will achieve a meaningful legacy. Passing on your charitable values to the next generation can create a bond between all family members.
You can uncover shared values among the multiple generations of your family through facilitated activities and conversations. By developing shared plans, you can create a comprehensive giving process that creates a family legacy in the truest sense.
Giving with your family can provide many benefits:
- Instill family values and traditions
- Maintain family ties
- Deepen social consciousness
- Increase personal fulfillment
- Develop skills, knowledge and awareness
Some may find honest communication about existing and emerging values challenging at first. Ultimately, the effort can be rewarding for all.
5 tools to explore your family legacy
For some families, an outside facilitator is helpful. If you are interested in a facilitated conversation with your family, a staff member with the Greater Cincinnati Foundation may be able to help. Contact a member of the Giving Strategies Team or call 513-241-2880.
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