Entries for 'effective giving'

Three Ways to Reach Your Giving Goals
Have you ever found it difficult to meet your giving goals? Here are three approaches you can use to help you stay on track in the future.
Four Philanthropy Educators Weigh in on Giving Games
For today’s blog post, I’ve asked four researchers and educators to discuss the pros and cons of our Giving Games philanthropy outreach model. Each of these academics has facilitated Giving Games for their students in their role as teachers and mentors.

We place a great deal of weight on the feedback we receive from our Giving Games facilitators. After all, they have a firsthand view of how participants respond to Giving Games. Are participants engaged in the conversation? Are they thinking critically about the questions at hand? Which issues did they find most important?
How Giving Games Teach Better Giving
The Life You Can Save has helped host Giving Games across college campuses, high school classrooms, and alongside corporate innovators. Both participants and facilitators have given us overwhelmingly positive feedback about the Giving Games they’ve hosted. Here are a few reasons why we believe our Giving Games empower potential donors to give effectively.

Giving Games come in all sorts of varieties, but all share certain commonalities. In essence, Giving Games provide potential donors with valuable information about effective giving. Our Giving Games are designed to apply what we know about promoting more generous and more effective giving.
What's on a billionaire's reading list?
When they were still in their twenties, Cari Tuna and her husband, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, found themselves among a handful of the world’s youngest billionaires. In 2010, Tuna and Moskovitz became the youngest donors to sign the Giving Pledge, a campaign begun by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet to encourage the world’s billionaires to give away the majority of their wealth to charity.

Tuna knew that she wanted to share her wealth with the world’s neediest people. And she wanted her impact to be substantial and effective.
How effective philanthropy gives me purpose
I donate to charity on a monthly basis, rather than a standard yearly schedule, for several reasons. First, I think it’s easier to give more money if you give a little bit at a time. I also think I can get better sense of what percent of my income can readily go to charities in smaller increments. And finally, it keeps me actively involved with the causes I’m contributing to. I don’t just give my money to an organization and hope it does well—I read their literature, look at the research, consider the important features of the case on my own. In so doing, I find I’m not plagued with self-concern about my place in the world and what I should be doing. I have a fairly good sense of what I should be doing—I’m just trying to figure out how to do it better.
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