What is Giving Compass?
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Having researched giving in the wake of disasters and taught students how to be effective philanthropists, I’ve learned that it’s hard to make good decisions regarding donations—especially when there are many urgent needs and countless ways to spend charitable dollars. Here are some best practices you may want to consider before you contribute:
Here are some best practices you may want to consider before you contribute:
- Give money not goods
- Donate to organizations operating on the Scene
- Support established nonprofits
- Consider long-term priorities
- Maximize the speed and size of your gift
In short, being an informed donor is the best way you can start to make a difference for the people who have lost their homes, cars and more.