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Foundation Source Launches Podcast Series Exploring the Future of Philanthropy

Forward Thinking Will Feature Conversations with Next-Generation Philanthropists and Other Thought Leaders



FAIRFIELD, Conn., May 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Foundation Source, the nation's largest provider of comprehensive services for private foundations, today announced the launch of its new podcast series, Forward Thinking. The series features interviews with thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and "Next-Gen" donors, who will share their insights about philanthropy and where it's headed. The podcasts are hosted by philanthropy veteran Dori Kreiger, who serves as Director of Client Experience at Foundation Source.

"We created Forward Thinking for philanthropically minded individuals who want to get the most out of their giving, not just impact, but also greater family engagement and more personal fulfillment," said Dori Kreiger. "Each podcast offers advice, experience, and insight from some of philanthropy's leading lights. Although our guests will certainly provide best practices, we'll also hear their thoughts as they reflect on their personal philanthropic experiences."

The inaugural podcast, "How to Raise Compassionate Kids," features family philanthropy expert, Susan Crites Prices, author of Generous Genes: Raising Caring Kids in a Digital Age, an update of her popular book, The Giving Family, which offers advice on conveying the value of charitable giving to one's offspring. In this podcast, Susan explains how parents, grandparents, and extended family can become "generosity coaches," using real-world experience and digital tools to inspire compassion and teach the fundamentals of philanthropy.

Future podcasts will feature:

  • Christina Lewis Halpern: At a young age, author Christina Lewis Halpern lost her father, Reginald F. Lewis, the famed entrepreneur and, at the time of his death, the nation's richest African American. In this conversation, Christina shares her struggles and ultimate triumphs, as well as how philanthropy helped her forge a powerful identity of her own. She also discusses her e-book, Lonely at the Top, revealing the anxiety, fear of failure, and self-consciousness that she experienced while trying to live up to her father's legacy.
  • Michael Moody, Ph.D.: Michael Moody, Ph.D., answers our questions about next-generation donors. Who are they, and how are they thinking about philanthropy? Dr. Moody also discusses first-of-its-kind research, Next Gen Donors: Respecting Legacy, Revolutionizing Philanthropy, conducted by The Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University and 21/64, a nonprofit consulting practice.

Forward Thinking podcasts are available for individual download or by subscription at http://www.foundationsource.com/resource/podcasts/. Podcast episodes will also be available on iTunes starting this month.

ABOUT FOUNDATION SOURCE (www.foundationsource.com)

Now in its second decade, Foundation Source is the nation's largest provider of comprehensive support services for private foundations, bringing specialized knowledge and expertise to clients across the country. The company's administrative services, online foundation management tools, and philanthropic advisory services provide a complete outsourced solution for private foundations. Our clients supply the vision; we provide everything else.

Today, Foundation Source provides its services to more than 1,200 family, corporate, and professionally staffed foundations, of all sizes, nationwide. We work in partnership with wealth management firms, law firms, trust companies, multi-family offices, and accounting firms, as well as directly with individuals and families. Foundation Source is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut, with offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, South Florida, Washington, D.C., and Winston-Salem.

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Source: Foundation Source