Giving Heart


Change the World With a Giving—and Wise—Heart!

Wise Giving Links

THE 5 "Ps" of WISE GIVING
25 WAYS TO GIVE WISELY
25 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR GIFTS GO FURTHER
A DONOR BILL OF RIGHTS

It’s important to give. Charitable giving is how we express our values. It’s how we give back to our communities. It’s how we change the world: by supporting those who are in need. And we use National Philanthropy Day®, celebrated Nov. 15 every year, to remember the importance of philanthropy and why we should Change the World With a Giving Heart.

But it’s also important to give wisely. After all, you don’t have unlimited amounts of money to spend on charity. With thousands of charities to choose from, how can you know that your money is being used appropriately and will have the greatest impact?

That’s what Change the World With a Giving—and Wise—Heart is all about.

We can all help change the world—IF we give wisely. Any gift, of any size, can have a real impact—IF it’s given wisely.

By taking charge of your giving, you can transform yourself from a reactive donor into a pro-active philanthropist—a leader who makes smart, meaningful gifts, knows his or her rights when it comes to making contributions and stretches his or her dollars for maximum impact.

It’s time to get smart and wise about giving and changing the world. Use the information below to get started. There are tips on unique ways to give and how to ensure your dollar really makes a difference. There is also guidance on how to spot scams and ensure you’re working with a legitimate organization. And be sure to read about the 5 "Ps" of wise giving.

Thanks for joining us as we work together to Change the World With a Giving—and Wise—Heart.

Click below for a short, five-minute presentation on wise giving that offers a short overview of the campaign.


If you have questions about the Change the World With a Giving—and Wise—Heart website, or any aspect of giving and volunteering, email us at givingheart@afpnet.org and we’ll be happy to answer it.