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STEP 2

Create an action plan

Now that you've identified what is most important to you through the creation of a charitable mission statement, it's time to decide how you can really make an impact on the causes you care about. Create an action plan using the information here.

For those interested in making a difference, Joan Siefert Rose says just start now.

See her tips on ways to get involved.

Is your head talking to your heart?

Giving back is a basic human instinct. But you'll enjoy it more when you balance the head and the heart, says Al Mueller, president of the philanthropic advisory firm Excellence in Giving.

Take the next step

Choose the right nonprofits

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