The Five “Ps” of Wise Giving

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 | 0 comments

Wise giving is about more than just the amount you give. It’s more than just the check you write occasionally. Wise giving is thinking about how philanthropy and giving can be a part of your life. Thinking ahead to what you want to achieve with your giving and what’s most important. Moving from a reactive donor to a pro-active philanthropist. Follow the five “Ps” of wise giving to get you started, Passionate. Before you even think...

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How to Give to Charity

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 | 0 comments

Almost every charity you encounter will be legitimate and working hard to fulfill its mission and provide critically needed services to the community. Nevertheless, it pays to take your time when giving to charity for two key reasons. First, donors can help ensure that their charitable gift will go to a legitimate organization and will be used ethically and effectively by following some easy and common-sense tips and guidelines below. Second,...

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25 Ways to Make Your Gifts Go Further

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 | 0 comments

Here are 25 smart ways to support your favorite charity, and some of them don’t even require you to give anything, just take action. PLAN your giving. You’ll feel better about your giving and know that it’s had maximum impact when you take a little time to determine which organizations you want to support and when/how much you’ll give. If you plan, you’ll also feel better about saying “no” to a charity because you’ll know that you’re going to...

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25 Ways to Give Wisely

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 | 0 comments

We all want to give, but we also want to be sure that our gifts go to legitimate, worthy organizations that will use our money to support valuable programs. Here is your checklist of 25 things to look out for and be cognizant of when you’re considering making a gift to a charity. Many of these relate to telemarketing, since in this form of fundraising, you can’t see the person to whom you’re talking. But they are all good ideas to keep in mind...

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Donor Bill of Rights

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 | 0 comments

The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. It has been endorsed by numerous organizations. The Donor Bill of Rights   Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing...

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