Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give provides readers advice in identifying their passions and interests and steering them to their philanthropic work.
The fundamental key to happiness is self-development, expressed in good deeds toward others. Author Jean Shafiroff of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give (Hatherleigh Press/Penguin Random House) provides readers advice in identifying their passions and interests and steering them to their philanthropic work. Her tome is a practical guide for all individuals interested in giving back as it offers insight into making philanthropy a lasting part of one’s life. “Describing yourself as a philanthropist may seem odd at first, “ noted Shafiroff, “For some people, being a philanthropist sounds like something limited only to those who give large financial gifts. But the truth is that philanthropy is accessible to anyone.” Philanthropy today goes beyond the monetary donation, and involves giving time and knowledge. Whether you’re just getting started as a volunteer, new to philanthropy or a member of a charity’s Board of Directors, Successful Philanthropy delivers specifics including the gift of giving, how to choose a charity and what most boards look for in a candidate. You may have noticed Mrs. Shafiroff at a handful of the galas held in New York. A volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokeswoman for several charitable causes, Jean Shafiroff is a major humanitarian. Her charitable work consists improving the lives of underserved communities, women’s rights and well-being, and resources for children in need. She serves on numerous boards including New York City Mission Society, New York Women’s Foundation and Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services.