Impact-driven philanthropy (IDP) is the practice of strategically using our time, talents and resources to make meaningful, measurable change.
How can you be an impact-giver?
Guided by clear goals and strong values, impact-driven philanthropists have a passion for solving problems and a commitment to partnering with the people closest to the problems we aim to solve. While each person’s journey is different, certain core beliefs can guide us to discover the strategies and solutions that will allow us to do the most good for the causes we care about. In an effort to provide further guidance for how philanthropists might do the most good with their assets, we offer a set of principles and practices that flow from these three core beliefs.
Impact-driven philanthropy is a personal journey that offers many paths for exploration and discovery. As such, the principles and practices outlined here are not intended to be a list of absolutes or even a complete inventory of the elements that contribute to achieving greater impact. We understand that different practices have their place in different situations, and we respect that donors have varying amounts of resources and time they can dedicate.
Our aim is to provide impact-driven philanthropists with helpful guidelines that they can test and translate into action in their giving—and we share these principles and practices in that spirit. We hope to inspire more donors to embrace the joy and promise of impact-driven philanthropy, so that together we can create better outcomes and a brighter future—for our communities and our world.
Impact-driven philanthropy is a personal journey that offers many paths for exploration and discovery