About Us

Giving compass is a nonprofit organizing the world’s information to make it easier to give well.

How can we give better? There is no single answer as there are many ways to define impact.
But we believe that if we take the time to do some comparative research and learning, and we join with others who share our interests, we can drive meaningful change.

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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.

the path for giving with impact

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.

together with


Shelly-Cano-Kurtz-Interim-CMO Giving Compass - cofounder Giving Tech Labs

advisory board

Jeff and Tricia Raikes - cofounders
cindy mercer giving compass advisory board
Larry-Leibowitz-Board-giving compass
Luis J Salazar - cofounder - giving compass
Mickie Rosen - Board - Giving Compass
Bill Shaughnessy - Board - Giving Compass
Kathleen Hebert Giving Compass Board
Stanford PACS- advisors to Giving Compass