Erin is the founder of Erin Kahn Consulting, an advisory firm focused on helping individuals, couples and families to clarify and advance their philanthropic giving. She brings more than 20 years of experience partnering with high net worth donors to identify their values and interests, design learning experiences that help donors more deeply understand the social challenges they want to address, and design giving strategies that achieve long-term impact, including in multi-generational contexts. She was a founding staff member at Social Venture Partners, a giving circle that has been replicated in dozens of other cities. She helped educate and train a network of donors who pooled their funds and contributed their talents to support nonprofit organizations. She was also the founding executive director of the Raikes Foundation, a private family foundation based in Seattle. In this role, she worked closely with the benefactors to bring their philanthropic vision to life and set up the foundation’s core infrastructure. She has helped direct more than $100m in grants and worked with dozens of nonprofits across a range of issue areas. Erin is versed in a variety of tools donors can use to make a difference, leave a legacy and navigate family dynamics in a way that allows everyone to experience the joy and satisfaction of giving done well.
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