How can we give better? There is no single answer as there are many ways to define impact.
But we believe that if we have a good compass for our journey, we take the time to do some comparative research and learning, and we join with others who share our interests, we can drive positive and meaningful change.
the path for giving with impact
give us five and become an impact giver
If you flex this muscle just 5 minutes per week, you will be driving more impact with your generosity, and you will find the exponential joy in giving. If you invest just 5 minutes per week to learn, take action, and connect, you will achieve 2x the average time spent on research by most individual donors in the US and you will be on your way to becoming an impact giver.
inspired by a partnership in giving
Giving Compass was inspired by Jeff and Tricia Raikes, Co-Founders of the Raikes Foundation. They were enthusiastic about learning how to take their generosity to the next level but found it difficult to find targeted resources to guide their strategic giving.
In their journey, they learned that other donors faced similar challenges. Giving Compass was created to address this opportunity, in collaboration with leading philanthropic organizations, experienced impact-minded donors, and the Stanford Center on Philanthropy & Civil Society (PACs)