Anyone can be a philanthropist! You don't need to be a trust fund baby or make a million dollars able to give to causes that you care about.
phil-an-thro-py : altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement, usually manifested by donations of money, property, or work to needy persons, by endowment of institutions of learning and hospitals, and by generosity to other socially useful purposes.
Start small and then go big if you can later on. It really doesn't matter.
Look all around, there are opportunities to give away your extra stuff,
Ways to tutor a student online from work,
And charitable events that are a blast while you give money and reduce your taxes.
Find out how you can get your finance organized so you can give more generously and make a difference in your community.
I love to give. And I get excited about fun events that benefit great causes. I also love finances and getting things organized. When my finances are organized, I have more to spend and more to give.
Some of my favorites included:
Hurricane Katrina ReliefHow Much Do You Give to Charity ?
Boys and Girls Club Laguna Beach
Orange County Rescue Mission
Saddleback PEACE Project
OC Public Library
Ordinary Women Rwanda
Dream Dress Drive
Women’s Club of Orange
The articles on Modern Philanthropist do not recommend any specific financial advice but are simply one person's personal investment strategy. Consult your own financial planner/tax specialist for specific advice.