Giving Approaches

There are many different ways to be a philanthropist and the syle of approach is personal to the individual. In recent years, the study and practice of philanthropy has grown rapidly and there is now a great deal of literature, and supporting professionals, which deal with various options. Here are a few of the different approaches available to philanthropists. Most philanthropists adopt one or even more of these approaches when giving in order to maximize impact.

Type of Philanthropy

Achieving More Together

Relationship Between Donor and Donee​

A community-based organisation or a non-profit organisation is more likely to be closer to the communities, its development issues and have a deeper understanding about the types of interventions that are required.

The Power of Collaboration

This motivation to collaborate stems from the belief that philanthropy is not just for the wealthy, and that it provides a way to feel connected...

Case Study: Building a Firm Foundation for Philanthropic Giving

A critical question to consider is who defines the real problem? Should one’s giving be based on an area that a philanthropist is passionate about?


It’s important for philanthropists to make deliberate, long-term commitments to causes and issues. This provides an opportunity to learn more about the issues you care about, and over time refine your giving to achieve maximum impact.

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