5 Ways to be philanthropic – beyond giving money
We often think of philanthropy purely in terms of large financial donations. Philanthropy is much more than that. Here are a few ideas for ways to support your favorite charity that doesn’t require an enormous financial gift.
- Offer in-kind donations
Donate gently-used, functional technology, supplies, office furniture and other necessary operational items to supplement financial gifts.
- Give time and talent
Offer your time and skills as a volunteer to help build capacity and further the mission of your favorite charity.
- Advocate and spread the word
Increase the visibility of organizations and causes you care about by educating your personal, business and community networks.
- Request a matching gift
Ask your employer about matching programs, which can often double your impact. Many companies will match charitable contributions dollar for dollar.
- Encourage collaboration
Encourage organizations to partner with other agencies working toward similar goals. By leveraging one another, they can expand their reach and make a bigger impact.
Source: FFTC’s Center for Personal Philanthropy’s Strategic Giving Guidebook