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 annual High Impact Giving Guide, from the Center for High Impact Philanthropy (ChiP) at Penn, is designed to help donors make a bigger difference with their philanthropic gifts.
It reviewed dozens of effective approaches handpicked 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!
Impact Philanthropy is a complex topic, and others found these selections from the Impact Giving archive from Giving Compass to be good resources.
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, $11 can provide holistic health services to a child for one year; less than $100 supplies a month’s worth of essential medication for 350 people in Liberia; $3,350 provides three months of addiction treatment for a pregnant mother, newborn and an additional young child; and $115,000 pays for the creation of decision-making programs for at-risk adolescents.
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.