"When we reconnect who we are with what we do, we approach our lives and our work with renewed passion, commitment, and integrity."
—Center for Courage & Renewal
Philanthropy is hard work. Effective philanthropy involves skill, knowledge, competency, organizational effectiveness, and solid planning, as well as solid relationships based on trust, respect, and integrity. It is a balancing act of heart and head. Our work is so much about helping others that we forget to personally invest in ourselves. As we go about doing our work, how do we find the time to reflect on the reasons for doing this work? Where is the heart in philanthropy?
The Heart of Philanthropy retreat is based on the work of Parker J. Palmer, noted author of The Courage to Teach, activist, and co-founder of the Center for Courage & Renewal.
Established in 1997, the Center works to foster personal and professional growth through retreats that offer the time and space to reflect on life and work in the company of skilled facilitators and colleagues. The result for many participants is inspired and renewed commitment to their work and to new dimensions in leadership.