Australians are a generous bunch - in the twelve months to January 2005, 87 per cent of us gave to a not-for-profit ($5.7 billion in cash donations) - but most of us had to be asked first. The premise of this in-depth guide is that more people would give if they had more information about the charities and how best to support them. To that end, The Good Giving Guide explains:
- why we need to keep on giving (the rich-poor gap is ever widening)
- why giving is actually good for us (the research on the health benefits of giving is amazing)
- how to decide what to give (Should we give time? Money? Goods?)
- how to choose a not-for-profit that fits your personal goals
There are also practical tips on individual giving, setting up trusts, business giving and corporate volunteering.