Year End Giving 2013

Around the world, the end of the year marks a time of reflection, celebration, and giving. In the United States alone, roughly 25% of philanthropic giving will happen between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Whether a donor has $10 or $10,000 to contribute, high-impact giving means using that money to do the most good. Our year-end giving guidance highlights seven high-impact opportunities for giving, along with resources that donors can use to ensure that they are achieving their greatest impact year-round.

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Seven High Impact Giving Opportunities for 2013 - 2014 

1. Save Newborn Lives with Home-Based Care Packages

2. Revitalize Urban Neighborhoods by Greening and Cleaning

3. Create a Path To a Living Wage for Disconnected Youth

4. Provide Emergency Food for Hungry Families

5. Start Children Strong Through In-Home Nurse Visitation

6. Improve Child Health Through the Power of Peer Moms

7. Ensure Children Succeed By Building Communities in Schools

Philanthropy for Year-Round Impact

No matter what issue or cause donors care about, there are approaches that can help set them on a course to higher impact. The following are our latest analyses and tools for use by any donor seeking to make a greater difference in the lives of others.

Responding to Disasters This Year

Below, you will find specific guidance for philanthropic efforts directed at responding to disasters from this past year, including the typhoon in the Philippines and the tornadoes that affected Oklahoma earlier in 2013.

1. Philippines Typhoon: How Can I Help?

2. Women and Girls in the Wake of Haiyan: How Can I Help?

3. Oklahoma Tornado: How Can I Help?

Our Guidance in the News

  • How to Choose a Charity for Holiday Giving: "Donate like an investor" and "Think about value, not dollars" are tips from the Center in this U.S. News & World Report article on cost-effective giving.
  • Putting Charities to the Test: New York Times Fixes columnist Tina Rosenberg examines effective giving with our founding executive director, Katherina Rosqueta.
  • A Day to Give, not Spend: Founding executive director Katherina Rosqueta along with Wharton professors Deborah Small and Stephen Hoch are quoted in Knowledge@Wharton article on #GivingTuesday, an intended antidote to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.
  • Center for High Impact Philanthropy aims for social impact: The University of Pennsylvania's daily newspaper interviews founding executive director Katherina Rosqueta and research director Carol McLaughlin about helping donors answer the "million dollar question."
  • Can the Cans, Romney: Matt Yglesias of Slate Magazine, highlights our guidance on effective giving in reference to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.