Guest Feature: Speaking of Impact Bob DePasquale and Sybil Ackerman-Munson

Jul 21, 2022


It takes some effort to be effectively generous.  You have to identify causes that are important to you, develop a relationship, support them monetarily and physically, and measure progress.  Communication is essential just like many areas of life.  Unfortunately, it’s not always prioritized in the impact space.


All stakeholders in a generous contingent should be heard whether it’s one person or a huge family.  Sybil Ackerman-Munson has extensive experience in the non-profit industry and the world of generosity.  She has worked with many families and organizations to facilitate plans and gifts to make the world a better place.  She has dedicated much of her time to educating generous people about how to give their best.  You’ll want to note her tips on how to be the best donor you can be.


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Top Topics:

  • The skillset of giving away money

  • What it’s like to find you’ve been supporting something that was what you thought it was

  • The importance of writing things down

  • How to find a cause that is meaningful to you

  • How to measure the effectiveness of the causes you support

  • The need to be clear and collaborative 

  • What is a venture philanthropist 

  • How to say “no” to a non-profit

Ideas Worth Sharing:

       “Giving back is so important but it can get overwhelming quickly.” - Sybil Ackerman Munson

       “A family is really diverse in terms of their interests.” - Sybil Ackerman Munson 

       “The biggest challenge is this disconnect between the intent of the donor and the way the non-profit is set up.” - Sybil Ackerman Munson

       “You have to make sure that everyone has an understanding.” - Bob DePasquale


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