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Philanthropic Guidance

National Philanthropic Trust
National Philanthropic Trust can answer your questions and provide meaningful and effective philanthropic solutions for individual donors,
families, advisors and financial institutions.

Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
The Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program’s mission is to increase philanthropy. And simplifying your charitable giving is an important
step toward achieving that goal. Their donor-advised fund offers consolidation of your giving activities, simplified tax reporting, and reliable
service, all with costs among the lowest available.

Learning to Give
Learning to Give offers lesson plans, activities and resources to educate youth about the power of philanthropy…sharing time, talent and
treasure. Their goal is to empower young people to make a difference in their school, community and world.

Don’t Almost Give. Give
Run by the Ad Council , an easily navigable nation-wide overview and links to charities.

Run by the Better Business Bureau – If you’re wondering about accountability of a charity, how much money goes where, look here

Charity Checks - Giving Certificates make Great Gifts! You get the tax deduction. The person you give them to chooses a charity to
receive the donation. The charity deposits the certificate and receives 100% of its face value.

Local Giving

Charity Guide
The Charity Guide is a non-profit web site designed to inform and educate those interested in making contributions to charitable
organizations in their local area. Charity Guide also strives to provide access to additional information concerning all aspects of charitable
donations, from tax benefits to financial guidelines.

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International Giving Directory
Nonprofits registered with as International Charities are listed here along with information supplied to this site by each
organization for your reference. Please note that Throwplace .com is unable to verify the non-profit status of organizations outside of the US
as tax laws for each country vary

Environmental Giving

Global Living
Gives a list of projects – you choose what you’d like to be involved with. They give you choice of dollar amounts to donate and tell you what
that will buy.

Be Green Now
Purchase energy credits to and learn how to be “carbon neutral.” Opportunities to offset car emissions, home energy emissions, and air travel
emissions. Or have a tree planted as part of a restoration project.

Earth Watch Institute
Go on a trip to do hands-on environmental giving

Nature Organizations (Potential Recipients)

The Nature Conservancy

Defenders of Wildlife
Adopt an animal and more

World Wildlife Fund

Environmental Defense

Make your next vacation the most memorable one yet.

Sustainable Harvest

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Ambassadors for Children

Global Volunteers


Charitable Lifestyle/Living Simply and Mindfully

Instructions to the Cook: A Zen Master’s Lessons in Living a Life That Matters
Bernard Glassman and Rick Fields

Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World
Lewis Hyde

Gandhi An Autobiography – The Story of My Experiments With the Truth
Mahatma Gandhi

The Value of Voluntary Simplicity
Richard Gregg; a seminal book on the subject of simplicity, heavily influenced by Gandhi.

Living More With Less
Doris Janzen Longacre,

Voluntary Simplicity
Duane Elgin

Your Money or Your Life
Joe Dominguez & Vicki Robin

Nothing’s Too Small to Make a Difference
Wanda Urbanska & Frank Levering

Pablo Neruda, Hardie St. Martin (translator)

Selected Odes of Pablo Neruda
Pablo Neruda

Ode to Common Things, Bilingual Edition
Pablo Neruda, Ken Krabbenhoft (translator)

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The Busy Family’s Guide to Volunteering: Do Good, Have Fun, Make a Difference As a Family
Jenny Lynn Friedman

Make a Difference: America’s Guide to Volunteering and Community Service
Arthur I. Blaustein

World Volunteers (3rd Edition): The World Guide to Humanitarian and Development Volunteering
Fabio Ausenda, Erin Mccloskey

Volunteer Vacations: Short-Term Adventures That Will Benefit You and Others
Bill McMillon , Doug Cutchins, Anne Geissinger

The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects: Over 500 Service Ideas for Young People Who Want to Make a Difference (Self-Help for Kids Series)
Barbara A. Lewis

A Kid’s Guide to Giving
Freddi Zeiler

The Complete Guide to Service Learning: Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social
Cathryn Berger Kaye


Charity on Trial: What You Need to Know Before You Contribute
Doug White

Strategic Giving: The Art and Science of Philanthropy
Peter Frumkin

Inspired Philanthropy: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Giving Plan, 2nd Edition
Tracy Gary (Author), Melissa Kohner

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