This #GivingTuesday, Consider What Makes an Effective Giver

Ethan McCoy

As you consider your charitable donations this #GivingTuesday — and throughout the rest of the end-of-year giving season — it’s important to think about how you can make the most of your giving as you seek to affect change in communities and on topics you care about. Whether you are an ultra-high-net-worth donor, a middle-income giver, or a foundation program officer directing grants, there are some key principles that apply to effective philanthropy.

In that spirit, we wanted to highlight a handy resource that can help you navigate this giving season. Drawn from the key lessons of Giving Done Right, the book by CEP President Phil Buchanan published earlier this year, the below graphic lays out 10 key differences between ineffective and effective givers.

We encourage you to think about these characteristics and share them with your colleagues and networks as the end of the year draws near.

Phil Buchanan is president of CEP and author of Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count. Follow him on Twitter at @philxbuchanan

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