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Giving Compass' Take:
• Fidelity Charitable offers tips to millennial women who want to achieve greater impact with their charitable donations.
• How can multi-generational giving circles help women of all ages give with more impact?
• Read about this women's philanthropy pioneer and champion: Tracy Gary.
When it comes to giving, you lead with your hearts, ready to pitch in at a moment’s notice and inspire others to join in by sharing on social media. That’s the encouraging theme from a new study by Fidelity Charitable, Women and Giving, based on a survey of more than 1,700 women.
You’re social and experimental, putting giving front and center. Open-minded Millennials are more likely than Baby Boomers to crowdfund, give to a workplace fundraiser, buy from socially responsible companies or give money directly to a person in need.
But at the same time, you’re reporting lower levels of satisfaction with your giving than women from the Boomer generation. We can help. Put the tips in this guide to work and we’re sure you’ll find giving to be even more fulfilling. And you’ll make a greater impact, no matter what causes you care about or how much you have to give.
Your generation is really passionate about making a difference—and there are all sorts of organizations you care about. In fact, 55 percent of you support a wide variety of causes. But you may be diluting your impact by giving to too many charities.
- Decide what’s really important to you—and put it in writing.
- Discover what is really needed.
- Join a giving circle or recruit friends or family members to form your own.
- Amp up your social advocacy.
- Follow the pros.
Read the full article about millennial givers at Fidelity Charitable.