The simple guide to giving more effectively

Posted by Chris Chappelle on Sep 1, 2016 2:52:32 PM

 

There are many ways to think about creating your own personal giving strategy. Many have been inspired by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen’s groundbreaking book, Giving 2.0, while still others have been moved to consult experts, such as Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

 

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Informed giving is effective giving

Posted by Chris Chappelle on Sep 1, 2016 2:25:53 PM

 

We’ve all heard stories of charities misusing donations, whether by paying exorbitant executive salaries or by spending too much on administrative overhead.

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"To educate a woman is to educate the whole nation"

Posted by Chris Chappelle on Sep 1, 2016 2:12:51 PM

Investing in women and supporting their rights has become a priority in development theory and strategy.

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Judging a charity by its overhead

Posted by Chris Chappelle on Sep 1, 2016 1:59:16 PM

What defines a successful nonprofit? Overhead? Impact? Brand? Revenue? And must nonprofit organizations be run like normal businesses in order to be successful?

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How to give the Bright Funds way

Posted by Chris Chappelle on Sep 1, 2016 8:29:29 AM

Have you thought about How to Make the Most of Your Charitable Giving this holiday season? 

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Getting personal: what inspires us to give

Posted by Chris Chappelle on Sep 1, 2016 8:22:54 AM

 When I was a kid, my parents tried to teach me the importance of giving by sponsoring underprivileged children in third world countries.  The sponsorship program, Compassion International, emphasized an active engagement in each child’s life by establishing a firsthand correspondence between donor and child. It was this program which showed me that philanthropic giving was more than a financial obligation. 

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Thinking outside the traditional funding box

Posted by Chris Chappelle on Sep 1, 2016 7:52:24 AM

There are signs of a shift in the nonprofit fundraising paradigm.  Nonprofits are taking advantage of the developments in social franchising and adopting the best practices from the for-profit world in branding and marketing to improve the efficiency with which they raise funds.

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Is giving a selfish act?

Posted by Chris Chappelle on May 25, 2016 6:09:53 PM

When it comes to charitable giving, America is one of the most generous nations in the world. Across the board, regardless of the age, income, or where we live, Americans give over $200 billion annually to local, national and international nonprofits solving the world’s greatest social challenges.

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Making sophisticated decisions

Posted by Chris Chappelle on May 25, 2016 4:01:50 PM

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

-Leonardo Da Vinci

 

Everyday you are faced with numerous decisions to make - How much sugar (if any) should I add to my coffee? What should I do for lunch? And, how do I (re)allocate my investments based on macro and micro economic indicators? You are constantly flooded with information and data supplied through the news media, advertising, and

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