A Legacy of Giving


helping a non-profit define itself

What they needed

A Legacy of Giving approached me to lead design thinking exercises for the board members. They needed a clearer understanding of why: why the organization existed, why it was important, and why people should care.

What I did

I led design thinking exercises that helped A Legacy of Giving distill their goals into the Golden Circle of why, how and what.

WHY creating a culture of caring
HOW through education and leadership
to build, sustain and contribute to compassionate communities

By the end of the exercises, the team felt energized, refocused, and in sync. 

As a direct result of the exercises, A Legacy of Giving broadened the scope of the organization. The board also changed its mission and vision statements to align with the Golden Circle.


"The mission of A Legacy of Giving is to empower children through philanthropy education and youth philanthropy programs to become more engaged in improving their communities and world."


"To create a culture of caring through education and leadership, building a compassionate community of givers."

See the design thinking exercises that helped A Legacy of Giving transform its mission.