10 steps to more satisfying charitable giving
Randi Weaver – Good Giving Planner
Charitable and good giving doesn’t need to complicated or challenging.
In fact, done correctly, it can be a fun and engaging way to help others whilst also gaining huge personal fulfilment.
My article today provides 10 quick-fire steps on how to get more satisfaction from your giving. I hope you find value in what you read.
- Take a deep breath. Proactive versus reactive donating.
- Think narrow. Dive deep. Give more, and in more ways, to fewer.
- Say no, gracefully. While it does not feel particularly charitable, it is perfectly OK to say no when approached about making a donation.
- Create spreadsheet magic. Set a budget – it will serve as both a target and a boundary.
- We have a plan! Make a giving plan. And stick to it.
- Book your MOT. Hold a periodic review of the development of your plan, at least annually
- Signpost the Way Out. For large donations, always have an exit plan and discuss it openly with the beneficiary.
- Let’s mingle. Consider networking with like-minded donors.
- Shout about it! Share your giving joy. Inspire others.
- Use an Expert Witness. Consider working with a philanthropy advisor, especially helpful in conducting due diligence and maintaining anonymity until the appropriate time.
As always, if you’d like to start a conversation about your charitable and good-giving plans, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.