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Strategic Giving

Maximize Your Giving Impact

Return on Good helps you take a thoughtful, strategic approach so the money you give can make a long-lasting impact.

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About Return on Good

When it comes to important decisions, it’s best to take a thoughtful approach. But often when it comes to giving, people are reactive, not proactive; emotional rather than strategic.

In fact, research tells us that only 3% of individuals compare nonprofit organizations before giving and only 35% conduct research before making a philanthropic gift.

That means that of the billions of dollars given to charities each year, the bulk is given with little research or strategy behind it. That’s a missed opportunity for both givers and receivers.

So what can you do to ensure the hard-earned money you give away makes the greatest impact?

Partner with Return on Good

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What is Strategic Giving?

Strategic giving tightly aligns the:

  • Value produced by the gift
  • Donor’s identity, mission and values
  • Receiving organization’s goals
  • Timeframe that guides giving
  • Vehicle through which giving takes place

Sure, that’s a lot to juggle, but not when you partner with us.

Download an overview of our Strategic Philanthropic Planning Process.

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The Return on Good Approach

At Return on Good, we believe that a strategic approach to giving is:

  • Evidence based
  • Guided by a short- and long-term plan
  • Rooted in the donor’s passions and interests
  • Directed to maximize good
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The Return on Good Experience

Here’s what you can expect from your Return on Good experience:

  • Active listening
  • Intelligent questions
  • Exhaustive research
  • Judicious planning
  • Informed recommendations

We’ll deliver to you giving options that range from the expected to the unexpected; from traditional to courageous. Throughout the entire process, you remain in the driver’s seat of your philanthropic mission.

Schedule a Confidential Consultation

View a PDF overview of ROG Strategic Giving

View a Sample Philanthropic Mission Statement from Return on Good

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“To give away money is an easy matter and in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man’s power nor an easy matter.”