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Articles, books and tools

Help kids go to college

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Many Private Donor Group members ask how they can support a scholarship using their Giving Account.

Learn how it can be done

Build capacity

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For nonprofits, increasing capacity is important, but often overlooked by donors.

Learn how to build capacity

Support innovation

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Many charities are eager to innovate but need donors to support their efforts.

Learn how to support innovation

Scaling up

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Scaling up programs can be challenging for nonprofits but dedicated donors can help.

Learn how to help nonprofits scale

DAFs vs. Private Foundations

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What’s the difference between a donor-advised fund and a private foundation?

Learn about the differences

Confused about how to give?

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Learn the differences between a donor-advised fund, a private foundation, and more.

Compare ways to give

Suggested reading

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Explore recommended books on a variety of topics related to philanthropy, wealth, and family.

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Center for High Impact Philanthropy

CHIP provides independent guidance on how to achieve the greatest social impact.

Learn more about CHIP

Exponent Philanthropy

Exponent Philanthropy serves small foundations, families, and individual donors who are motivated by personal passion, community needs, and the desire for better outcomes.

Learn more about Exponent

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