Giving with Goals: a workbook for donors who want to give strategically
The Seattle Foundation
A short, easy-to-use workbook on identifying you values, creating a giving plan, evaluating nonprofits and involving your family. Includes exercises and ideas for putting your plan into action.
Changemakers helps individuals connect their values to their giving in order to maximize community benefit. Through education, advocacy and public policy, Changemakers promotes engaged and effective strategies for giving that strengthen civil society.
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
EPIP works to strengthen the next generation of grantmakers, to advance effective social justice philanthropy.
The Giving Center
The Seattle Foundation's resource for helping you give effectively and connect with issues and organizations in our community that you care about.
Guidestar is the national online resource for finding information about nonprofits.
Charity Navigator provides free financial evaluations of charities nationwide.
Inspired Philanthropy: Your Step-by-Step guide to Creating a Giving Plan and Leaving a Legacy
Tracy Gary, Suze Orman and Nancy Adess
This newest edition of the classic book shows how anyone can align and integrate values, passions and dreams for their communities and families into their plans. Inspired Philanthropy explains how to make a difference by creating giving and legacy plans, tells what questions to ask nonprofits, and spells out how to help partner with advisors and nonprofit leaders for inspired outcomes.
Smart and Caring: A Donor’s Guide to Major Gifting
Richard and Linda Livingston
This is a book written by donors for donors. They address the issues, actions and rewards of major gifting from personal, technical and financial perspectives.