Giving Compass' Take:
- Kelsey Piper makes the case for donating the money you have now rather than saving up and donating down the road or posthumously.
- Is it time for you to shift your giving strategy? What good can your donations do now?
- Here are the five building blocks of giving.
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If you want to donate to charity, should you go out and pick an organization today? Or should you wait, save your money, and leave it to charity in your will (or at least donate it down the road)?
There’s a case for either of these approaches. To some extent, the answer depends on what you think the highest priorities for donation are — and whether you think you’ll be a more informed donor later in your life.
On the whole, though, close observers of the nonprofit world tend to think that donating your money now is likely to achieve more good in the world than saving it up to donate after you die. That’s because donations now can, in some senses, make the donor better at doing good, and because history suggests that many of the best giving opportunities out there aren’t going to be around in 10 years — let alone in 50.
Read the full article about #GivingTuesday by Kelsey Piper at Vox.