Giving her support anonymously is very important to one retired New Zealand donor. After a long and varied career and a lifetime of supporting herself, as she approached retirement Julie (not her real name) reviewed her financial position and was surprised to find how much a gift of shares made to her as a young woman had appreciated. This unexpected capital, and some long held views about unequal distribution of wealth in society, prompted Julie to think about ways she could use her surplus assets to assist: ... individuals and organisations that are doing useful work, but which are not supported in a market economy.
The recipe for thoughtful giving requires a mixture of ingredients.
Understanding why you are giving, what change you want to make, and the best way for you to go about it leads to effective giving that can have a real impact.
This website provides the food for thoughtful giving. It outlines some of the things to be considered when deciding whether and how to give.
It points out a number of options for giving – no matter the size of your giving. It guides you through various steps of giving and there’s profiles of New Zealanders who are already thinking about their giving to inspire and show how you how it can be done.
Philanthropy New Zealand and Creative New Zealand have funded this site to educate donors to give effectively and to create a culture of thoughtful giving in New Zealand.
If you would like more information or support please e-mail Philanthropy New Zealand or Ph:04 499 4090.
Check out Moonjars here. This nifty money box has three sections to encourage children to think about what they do with their pocket money – spend some, save some and give some away! Click here to see brothers Ben & Adam talk about their approach to giving and be sure to see them on What Now!
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