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Individual Giving

 

Ideas to help individual donors and philanthropists be more effective

 
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As Giving Goes Global

Philanthropic activity is increasing worldwide in ways that reflect a shared ethos of humanitarian "virtue."

 

Not “Better Than Nothing”

Combining charity with financial gain can seriously tarnish others’ appreciation of altruistic efforts.

 

Fatal Flaw

After a disaster, donors to relief funds pay more attention to the death toll than to the needs of survivors.

 
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The Power of Being Seen

People are more apt to behave in socially responsible ways when they think that others might take notice.

 
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Reinventing Philanthropy: A Framework for More Effective Giving

Reinventing Philanthropy presents a new look at individual giving, focusing on maximizing actual impact rather than donor gratification.

By Eric Friedman | 3 | Oct. 28, 2013
 
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Sponsoring Hope

A properly designed sponsor-a-child program can have real, long-term impact on the life course of its beneficiaries.

 

Good (and Not-So-Good) Neighbors

Major local events, with some notable exceptions, spur locally based companies to increase charitable giving.

 

Diversity and Generosity

Where levels of workplace diversity are higher than average, the level of charitable giving also tends to be higher.

 

High Stakes Donor Collaborations

Pioneering groups of foundations and philanthropists have pooled their talent and resources to help solve social sector problems too big for any one to tackle alone.

 

Thinking Back, Paying it Forward

Nostalgia is more than just a warm, fuzzy feeling.