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!
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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, $1 can provide food for 15 meals for those in need; $100 supplies a civics education for a student; $1,000 provides one year of transportation and utility payments for a person in transitional housing; and $100,000 helps educate a team of nurses to implement the Nurse-Family Partnership model in a new community.
Looking for a way to get involved?
Learning with others and benchmarking are key steps towards becoming an impact giver. If you are interested in giving with impact for Impact Philanthropy, take a look at these events, galas, conferences and volunteering opportunities to connect with individuals like you.
Are you ready to give?
If you are looking for opportunities to take action and give money to Impact Philanthropy, here are some Giving Funds, Charitable Organizations and Projects aggregated by Giving Compass where you can take immediate action.