Your Expertise Can Help Others Make a Difference
Individuals donate $350 billion a year. You can easily help them make better-informed, more-rewarding, and more-impactful philanthropic choices.
The overwhelming majority of charitable dollars come from individuals, but there is little information available for them to discover where they can do the most good.
- A few websites report what nonprofits report spending on fundraising and administrative costs. That may help donors weed egregiously-inefficient organizations, but it is not the real measure of impact.
- The organizations that do comprehensive impact studies can only review a tiny number of nonprofits.
- One site solicits comments on people's experience with nonprofits, but anonymous users' satisfaction with the volunteer experience does not tell us about organizations' effectiveness.
Most individuals' charitable giving is therefore uninformed. They give to the nonprofit with a picture of a cute baby seal, or one that happened to mail them an appeal, or one that a favorite celebrity supports. That is a grossly ineffective way to allocate $350 billion a year.
Our Solution: Experts Like You
Providing people with better information will help them make more thoughtful and effective decisions about their giving.
If we invited you to this page, we recognize that your expertise can help people who donate a third of a trillion dollars a year make a greater impact.
Our participating Experts will each get a page like the one shown here (please click the image to see that sample page).
Your page will show as much or as little of the following information as you wish:
- your professional, academic, nonprofit, and private-sector affiliations
- your Linkedin, Twitter, website, and blog links
- your bio
- what thoughts on your favorite causes
- your comments on favorite nonprofits
- any books you have written
“An Amazon.com of the nonprofit world”
New Funding for Nonprofits
Changing The Present is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We help nonprofits capture some of the $450 billion Americans spend each year on birthday, wedding, and holiday presents.
As shown below, we make the experience of a donation, which you can give in a friend's name, feel like a rewarding present and a great alternative to buying yet more "stuff."
We already offer thousands of charitable gifts that matter. Preserve an acre of the rain forest, fund an hour of cancer research, provide books for children, or restore a blind person's eyesight with cataract surgery.
We started with four hundred leading nonprofits such as Ashoka, Rocky Mountain Institute, Sesame Workshop, World Food Program, Global Fund for Women, International Aids Vaccine Initiative, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Refugees International, The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, Water.org, and Winrock International.
We recently migrated to a new platform and are now (late 2020) opening the site to additional nonprofits. Of course, we would be glad to invite any that you suggest. This overview for nonprofits presents the opportunity, and it explains how they can register at no cost.
Feed a child
An acre of wilderness
Stop sexual abuse
Beautiful Printed Greeting Cards
Personalized, printed greeting cards make charitable gifts memorable. Your friend will see the cover image you choose (or the cover photo you upload), a photo and description of your charitable gift, and a message that shares your feelings.
Meaningful Gift Cards
Show your friends that you care about what they care about. Charitable gift cards let them change the world in exactly the way they want. They can use it to support any of our gifts, or any nonprofit, school, or teacher in the country.
Let's Create Your Expert Page Now
Submitting this form will help people make a bigger impact with the $350 billion they give each year.
It sometimes takes a moment for the registration form to appear below this. If so, please be patient. Thanks!
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