The Philadelphia Inquirer

How to make your end-of-year donations have impact all year long

The end of the year is giving season, and that includes charitable giving. Why do donors give? Because someone asks us. Or we give because of social pressure, to honor a loved one, to thank an organization that influenced us. But often we’re moved to give because we want to make a difference in the world. When the goal of giving is to do good, that’s philanthropy for social impact. When you seek to do as much good as you can, that’s practicing high-impact philanthropy. Katherina Rosqueta, founding executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, and adjunct faculty at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice, offers advice on how to give confidently and most effectively.