Charitable Giving Tools
Tools to help you plan and get more joy out of giving.
Create a personal mission statement to guide your giving.
Develop your giving goals and action plan.
The questions you should ask every nonprofit.
Charitable Giving Resources
Additional organizations that offer information to help donors give effectively.
Bolder Giving is a national nonprofit that inspires and supports people to give at their full lifetime potential toward a just and sustainable world.
The Bridgespan Group is a nonprofit resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists.
The Center for Effective Philanthropy is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide data and create insight so philanthropic funders can better define, assess, and improve their effectiveness and impact.
The Center for High Impact Philanthropy is a multidisciplinary nonprofit that provides independent analysis and decision-making tools to ensure that philanthropic funds have the greatest possible impact.
Exponent Philanthropy is a vibrant membership organization that provides the resources and connections that help funders make the most of the minutes they have and the dollars they give.
Through data, analysis, and training, the Foundation Center connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.
Find to Fund provides a web-based forum where serious philanthropists and their advisors can consider a wide range of curated philanthropic initiatives.
The National Center for Family Philanthropy is the only nonprofit resource dedicated exclusively to families who give and those who work with them.
Research on Giving and Generosity
Additional reading on the growing body of research examining the biology, psychology, and sociology of generosity.
The Science of Generosity initiative at the University of Notre Dame aims to bring together diverse approaches in order to create a field for the study of generosity in all its forms.
The Greater Good Science Center at University of California-Berkeley studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.
The Giving and Planning survey report explores Fidelity Charitable donors’ yearly giving objectives and long-term philanthropic plans, and how these approaches vary across age, life stage, gift size, and gender.
Fidelity Charitable collaborates with a network of philanthropic advisors who complement our expertise.