Tips On How To Donate Smarter

Rachel was recently featured in SEEN Magazine with an article titled: Philanthropy Expert Rachel Decker Gives Tips On How To Donate Smarter, by Danielle Alexander

Set a ‘charitable budget,’ pinpoint your passion and more tips on giving from local philanthropy expert Rachel Decker

Do you find yourself wanting to donate more to charity but not sure where to start? Rachel Decker is just the person to ask. As the founder and president of Detroit Philanthropy, Decker provides advisory services and fundraising counsel to Detroiters looking to make a difference in their community. We asked her for tips on how to be more strategic and intentional about your giving.

How should people go about choosing a cause to support?

The most important thing is to find something you’re passionate about and committed to. If you’re passionate about animals, for example, ask your veterinarian if they know of a nonprofit that does great work, or Google animal rescue agencies. It’s important to take the time to think about how you can and want to make an impact in the community, almost like a personal philanthropic vision. Whether your donation is considered sizable to you or not (everyone’s circumstance is different), you want to walk away feeling good about it!

To read the full article, visit: SEEN Magazine

Need help with implementing any of these strategies? Contact Detroit Philanthropy to learn more about how to increase your fundraising capacity in this challenging landscape.

About Rachel M. Decker

Having spent nearly 20 years in the nonprofit sector as an effective and strategic fundraising and foundation executive, Detroit Philanthropy Founder and President, Rachel Decker is passionate about helping others, making meaningful connections, solving problems and, most importantly, creating impact in our community. With the founding of Detroit Philanthropy, she turned that passion into a commitment to champion philanthropy throughout metro Detroit as a philanthropic advisor, fundraising consultant and speaker.


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