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To understand where we are going, it’s always a good idea to look back at where we’ve been. This holds true for the ever-evolving world of philanthropy as well. In fact, now is a good time to reflect and plan for the shift in perspective that is taking place in the philanthropic sector. To accommodate these new emerging facets in philanthropy, new roles and opportunities are coming to fruition.

As a donor advocate and realizing that many people love their hometowns—their local communities—I recently attended the 2018 Growing Community Foundation Conference held in Wichita, Kan., Oct. 14-16, hosted by the Kansas Association of Community Foundations.

Whether you are intentional or not, you are creating your own personal and family legacy. Your legacy is what you leave behind when you pass on, and it reflects all the good you have done in this world. One of the measurable components of your legacy is the lasting impact you have through improving the lives of future generations.

The purpose of Stewardship Giving is to provide charitable financial support to organizations, causes, or passions that are valuable, important to you, and worthy of preserving. There are many layers of Stewardship Giving that a donor should know.

We all lead busy lives. We strive to balance our family, work and personal life, all while trying to fit in as much as possible. We get our children to school or daycare, we go to work, have errands to run, and we may be involved in a multitude of activities with our children, both relating to school and extracurricular. In the small gaps in our busy lives, we hope to serve our community and try to help better the lives of those in need.

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