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Philanthropic Mechanisms: A Guidebook for Donors

How individuals choose to organize and deploy their philanthropic capital can be a daunting decision. Philanthropic giving has no one-size-fits-all equation due to the various vehicles and mechanisms available for philanthropists. Every approach has unique features, advantages, and disadvantages, which can impact the outcome of a giving strategy. This can make philanthropy a difficult endeavor—but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Philanthropic Mechanisms: A Guidebook for Donors, created by MI Philanthropy advisors, offers an overview of a variety of available philanthropic vehicles and funding mechanisms. The guidebook presents practical considerations on how to get started and what to know when engaging with these various modalities. Knowledge is power—and a deeper understanding of the available philanthropic options can remove the mystery and confusion around putting philanthropic capital to work.