This question and answer piece addresses common questions about philanthropy, including how to do your homework on organizations you’re considering supporting and ways to make sure even small gifts make an impact.
You don’t need to be an NFL owner to make a difference. Actually, Katherina Rosqueta, founding executive director of Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy, believes less can mean more. Consider the example she gave at a TEDx talk: For $10, you can probably buy a few packaged foods to donate. But institutions like Philabundance are adept at making smart purchases and can use $10 to buy enough food to feed a family of four for almost a week. Check out the center’s website for where and how to give wisely.