Atlantic Philanthropies
Turning Passion Into Action: Giving While Living

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Report: Turning Passion Into Action: Giving While Living

The Atlantic Philanthropies

14 June 2010

This publication explores the practice of Giving While Living as exemplified by our Founder Chuck Feeney. Our intention is to inspire individuals at varying levels of wealth to actively give their funds, skills and time during their lives, and receive enormous satisfaction in the process. This report includes profiles of Mr. Feeney and 10 other philanthropists who are giving generously during their lifetimes, explains the most-cited motivating factors for Giving While Living, and lays out a range of ways to set up and execute a Giving While Living programme.

This publication addresses some key steps for donors considering Giving While Living, and the following is an amended version of these tips that appear on pages 18 and 19. Much of this information is applicable to any type of giving programme.

> Slide Show of “Philanthropists’ Views on Giving While Living”

Determine what you have a passion to support

  • What cause(s) resonates with you? Social justice? Access to health care? Conservation? Women’s rights?