If there is one thing that the events of the past year have helped to remind us of, it’s the simple fact of how interconnected our world truly is. Issues like public health or the environment are global in nature, and new solutions to such challenges are being innovated upon all around the world. But when you’re a donor in the United States who may be looking to support causes or organizations in other countries, how do you get started? And how do you make sure that you’re maximizing the effectiveness of your support? Many of us may sincerely want to “be the change we wish to see in the world,” as Mahatma Gandhi famously said, but how do we do that?

To answer these questions and more, Michael Gordon Voss, publisher of Stanford Social Innovation Review, moderates a conversation with Fred Kaynor, vice president of business development and marketing at Schwab Charitable, and Kelsey McCarthy, director of private donor services at Charities Aid Foundation of America.

After you listen:

  • Download the Schwab Charitable Giving Guide to discover information, resources, and activities to help you maximize your charitable giving.
  • Discover the details around how to use a Schwab Charitable™ donor-advised fund to extend your generosity beyond the United States and make a difference almost anywhere in the world.
  • Learn more about giving appreciated non-cash assets—such as publicly traded securities, real estate, or private business interests—held more than one year to leverage your most valuable investments to give even more to charity.

MICHAEL:  Welcome to season three of Giving With Impact, an original podcast series from Stanford Social Innovation Review, developed with the support of Schwab Charitable. I’m your host, Michael Gordon Voss, publisher of SSIR. In this series, we strive to create a collaborative space for leading voices from across the philanthropic ecosystem, to engage in both practical and aspirational conversations around relevant topics at the heart of achieving more effective philanthropy.

Read the full article about international philanthropy at Stanford Social Innovation Review.