These links to advisors, organizations, books, articles, speeches, and resources for youth are an introduction to some of those working to democratize philanthropy and explore innovative ways to give money.

The resources below are working in a wide variety of ways to transform philanthropy:


Finding a Philanthropic Coach

These two Advisors are available to offer further information for philanthropists and foundations who are ready to start their own Flow Fund Circles:



Bolder Giving
Bread for the Journey
Changemakers Australia
Charity Focus
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP)
Inspired Legacies
Fetzer Institute
Funding Exchange
Global Fund for Women
Global Greengrants Fund
Grantmakers without Borders
Heifer Project International
Institute for Philanthropy
International Network of Women’s Funds
Jewish Funders Network
Mama Cash
More than Money
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers
Neighborhood Funders Group
Reimagine Money
RSF Social Finance
Seva Foundation
Third Wave Foundation,
Threshold Foundation
Women Donor’s Network
Women’s Funding Network
Youth on Board
Zing Foundation

For a more complete list of U.S. organizations, download the PDF: “Social Change Foundations and Community-based Philanthropy: A State-by-State Guide” 


Books, Magazines and Journals

Creating Change through Family Philanthropy: The Next Generation by Alison Goldberg and Karen Pittelman, Soft Skull Press, 2007 

Inspired Philanthropy, Your Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Giving Plan & Leaving a Legacy, 3rd edition, by Tracy Gary with forward by Suze Orman , Jossey Bass, 2007

Money and the Meaning of Life by Jacob Needleman, Doubleday, 1991.

More than Money Magazine 

The Giving Family: Raising Our Children to Help Others, by Susan Price, Council on Foundations, 2001.

The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist, WW Norton, 2003

We Gave Away a Fortune, by Christopher Mogil and Peter Woodrow, New Society Publishers, 1991



PDF article: “Intuition, Trust, and a Great River of Money” by Chet Tchozewski, Executive Director of Global Greengrants Fund

“Social Change Philanthropy and How It’s Done” by Alison Goldberg

“Social Change Philanthropy” by Lisa Tracy and Tracy Gary


Reports, presentations, speeches

PDF Copy: "Transformational Philanthropy: An Exploration", by Duane Elgin and Elizabeth Share with John Levy and Tracy Gary

Looking Out for the Future: An Orientation for Twenty-first Century Philanthropists The Future of Philanthroyp's Final Report

Download PDF transcript: “The Power and Role of Intuition in Powerful Grantmaking” from Council on Foundations Conference, April 10, 2005.

“Transformational Philanthropy: Celebrating 15 Years with TPI” by The Philanthropic Initiative


Curricula, Games and Youth

Community-based Youth Philanthropy, Every Voice in Action Foundation

Creating Tomorrow's Philanthropists: Curriculum Development for Youth: New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising, No. 36  by Patriciat O. Bjorhovde (Editor) Jossey Bass, 2003

Karma Tycoon - A game created by

Learning to Give: A K-12 curriculum on giving, volunteering and philanthropy for teachers and parents

Roots & Shoots a Program of the Jane Goodall Institute

ru MAD (Are You Making A Difference?) 

Ryan’s Well Foundation and DVD

The Word for Me Is Philanthropy, Community Partnerships with Youth