How to find your Impact Giving Focus? As you get serious in your philanthropy, it’s important to move away from the “peanut butter” approach: spreading resources thinly across many things. Finding (and sustaining) a focus to your giving will allow you to accomplish more. These resources can guide you through the considerations in finding your focus.
- Issue Areas (Opportunities to Achieve High Impact) – This is the sixth-annual High Impact Giving Guide, from the Center for High Impact Philanthropy (ChiP) at Penn, designed to help donors make a bigger difference with their philanthropic gifts.
It reviewed dozens of effective approaches handpicked 11 distinct opportunities that you can act on immediately. CHiP is the only university-based center with a singular focus on how philanthropy can achieve greater social impact. It defines positive social impact as a meaningful improvement in the lives of others and illustrate how donors can address the range of risks human beings face, from their earliest days on earth to adulthood. Take a look inside and see which causes and organizations match your passions!
Learning and benchmarking are key steps towards becoming an impact giver. If you are interested in giving with impact on Impact Philanthropy take a look at these selections from Giving Compass.
On behalf of our team, we hope this guide helps you translate your generosity and good intentions into high impact. –Katherina Rosqueta, Founding Executive Director, CHiP
As donors, you can equip low-income mothers in the U.S. or in the developing world with tools to keep themselves and their children healthy; provide disconnected youth with the capacity to return to school and get a job, or help homeless people with drug addictions find refuge and treatment.
There’s something for every budget. For example, $10 can vaccinate 10 children from measles and rubella in low-income countries; $100 gives a U.S. teacher one-on-one instructional coaching to improve children’s literacy; $5,000 helps preschools set up a high-quality early childcare curriculum; and $100,000 pays for an attorney to assist 200 mentally ill people facing eviction or other legal issues.
Looking for a way to get involved?
A good way to complement your interest in Impact Philanthropy is to connect with others. Check out these events, galas, conferences or volunteering opportunities related to Impact Philanthropy.
Are you ready to give?
If you are interested in Impact Philanthropy, please see these relevant Issue Funds, Charitable Organizations or Projects where you can get involved.