No matter how the economy is performing, Fidelity Charitable is here to help you embrace the season of giving back. With practical tips to help you make smarter giving decisions and inspiring stories from our donors that highlight impactful generosity, we’re helping you supercharge your giving. Whether you’re giving time, money, or skills, the resources below will spark new ideas that enable you to make more of a difference.
Don’t leave free money on the table
Check your workplace benefits to see if your employer offers a matching gift program or incentives for volunteering through a Dollars for Doers program.
Give more and save more with a donor-advised fund
Who doesn’t like the idea of reducing taxes and also having more to give? That’s exactly why so many generous people are turning to donor-advised funds, like the Giving Account, to support their giving.
Schedule your giving with automatic donations
Make charitable giving a part of your budget when you set up automatic transfers into a separate bank account, recurring contributions to a donor-advised fund, or regular gifts to your favorite charity.
Focus your giving with a mission
Your giving can be more impactful when you reflect on what inspires you or identify the issues that bother you the most. Not sure where to begin? We can help.
Sign up to volunteer
Whether it’s a run/walk for charity, packing produce at a local food bank, or organizing a toy drive at your office, there are plenty of non-monetary ways you can make a difference. Get started by searching your favorite nonprofit’s website for upcoming volunteering opportunities.
Involve your kids and family in giving
Even from a young age, your children can learn about giving back as a family. Building a shared culture of philanthropy can help you spend more time together and pass along shared beliefs and values.
Guide dogs and giving
For Marsha Bukala, a guide dog was the difference between isolation and independence. Fidelity Charitable donor Kathy Wentworth was able to provide support – and friendship.
Giving more help to the homeless
When Michael Bradley first heard about Boston Health Care for the Homeless on the radio, he used his Giving Account to make a one-time grant recommendation to the charity. But after visiting the nonprofit, where he saw the team in action and meeting the patients who benefit from their compassionate care, he deepened his commitment to the cause.
Breaking the cycle of loss
Turning the loss of a loved one into something positive was the goal when Todd and Michelle Buelow established the Matt Tunno Make a Difference Memorial Fund. In their work at the Charlotte Rescue Mission, they are fulfilling their personal mission to help others change their lives.
Tell us how you plan to supercharge your impact this Giving Tuesday!
Copy this template and make it your own to let us know how YOU plan to supercharge your giving impact this year. Be sure to share your giving commitment on social media!
This #GivingTuesday, I will #SuperchargeMyImpact by (action item) to support (cause area).
Need some inspiration?
What will you do to make an impact this season? And what cause do you care most about? Check out these ideas for impactful giving commitments.
This #GivingTuesday, I will #SuperchargeMyImpact by making an unrestricted gift to support disaster relief efforts across the world.
This #GivingTuesday, I will #SuperchargeMyImpact by volunteering with my family to support our local homeless shelter.
This #GivingTuesday, I will #SuperchargeMyImpact by researching the most effective treatment organizations to support individuals in my community battling addiction.
Wondering how to make your giving more satisfying and effective? Fidelity Charitable has four simple steps to boost your giving IQ, which will help you give even smarter.
A donor-advised fund is a simple, flexible and tax-efficient way to give to your favorite charities while potentially growing your donations over time.
If you're writing checks to your favorite charities, having a high income year, selling a business or are nearing retirement, there may be tax advantages you haven't taken advantage of.
The holiday season is a time for family and friends to gather together. This year, consider how you can bring your family together through giving.
“Needs don’t go away just because a virus is out there—they multiply. To have [volunteers] keep showing up is affirmation to me of who we are as an organization, and who we are as a people. For me, it’s a miracle.”
Executive Director, Sister Jose Women’s Center
“We arrived in this country with almost nothing, and it has been so good to us. We now have more than most people in the world, and my passion for giving comes from helping the less fortunate.”
"Our motivation is to make small investments anywhere we can that make the world a better place. That’s really the goal. We’re not giving enough to have major impact ourselves, but we’re part of a larger movement."
“You can't stop grieving for a mate or a child. But by giving in their name you're doing something that makes you proud.”
“People don't understand they don't have to give huge amounts. If everybody gave a little bit, it would be a whole lot.”
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