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The Philanthropy Handbook by Tej Kohli (Chapter One – Introduction)

You have become a success and you have declared your intention to become a philanthropist.  You have already achieved the kind of financial capacity that gives you the latitude to be able to apportion some of your wealth toward the betterment of others.  And after years of accumulating wealth, you assume that giving it away will be easy.  After all, how can spending your wealth on others be harder than generating it in the first place?

You have become a success and you have declared your intention to become a philanthropist.  You have already achieved the kind of financial capacity that gives you the latitude to be able to apportion some of your wealth toward the betterment of others.  And after years of accumulating wealth, you assume that giving it away will be easy.  After all, how can spending your wealth on others be harder than generating it in the first place?