Giving Compass' Take:

• The author suggests seven ways to implement a variety of philanthropy-related activities into your daily routine to increase your impact-giving. 

• Is it easier to practice philanthropic giving when it's related more closely with your interests, or if it's embedded into your routine?

• Read more recent trends in philanthropy that you should be aware of. 


Want to fill every day with that feel-good spark that comes from making the world a better place? Read on to learn how.

  1. Make it Social
    Want to spend time with your tribe and give back? Make it social. Organize a service project where all your friends can pitch in. Find local nonprofits serving your favorite cause on GreatNonprofits.org.
  2. Set It and Forget It
    Want to support a nonprofit, but don’t have the budget for a huge year-end gift? Set up a recurring monthly donation and rest assured that you are making a difference.
  3. Make Your Phone Smart and Generous
    It’s the Age of the App, which is great news for charitable people. Depending on your giving goals, there are many apps to make the process simple and easy. One Today is a Google-based app (also available for iPhone) where you donate $1 per day to a Google-vetted nonprofit.
  4. Your Pain, Charity's Gain. Use the Charity Miles app to walk, run or bike to support one of more than 30 organizations. Instead of going for a solo run on a Saturday morning, sign up for a local race or event, many of which support charitable causes.
  5. Take Your Philanthropy To Work. The many benefits of workplace service projects include increased employee engagement, stronger relationships among colleagues, and better teamwork.
  6. Hobbies Can Help
    With the nonprofit and technology landscapes so vast and ever-changing, almost any hobby can now be used for good.
  7. Think (Very) Local
    There’s nothing wrong with keeping your philanthropy super simple. Commit to one act of kindness every day.

Read the full article about blending philanthropy into your routine by Grace Kennedy at GreatNonprofits.