Why I’m accelerating my giving plan

The need to move money NOW

How Organizations are faring

It’s no surprise that organizations are struggling to make budget with cancelled events, scarce government and foundation funding, and the inability to meet with donors face to face.

How my family is faring

As far as how pandemic has changed our everyday lives, it hasn’t been as hard for us as it has on others. I have been working from home for the past two years, and so just had to come up with plans b/c/d for various conferences and in-person events I had on the calendar. My partner has easily transitioned his job to work full-time from home — a nice change from his usual 25–50% work travel in Asia!

How are the wealthy faring in this economy? Better than most, according to this NY Times article: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/10/opinion/coronavirus-us-economy-inequality.html
  • what my cash flow situation currently looks like, and
  • specific timing requests from the organizations themselves (a big event, a fiscal year deadline, etc.)

But not this year. This year we’ve accelerated things.

This month, we are committing to making all our planned annual gifts to organizations. Monthly donations will continue as planned.

I just sent a flurry of credit card gifts and checks out to groups I know and love.

What is possible for you to accelerate?

  • Do you have large gifts planned for later in the year you could make now? Perhaps even making half your annual gift today, and then the rest later in the year.
  • If you have a Donor Advised Fund or connected to a foundation, sign onto this letter to Congress, and start moving 10% or more out of these funds!
  • Or maybe take on the #HalfMyDAF challenge to move a 50% or more out of your donor advised fund this year.

Money and philanthropy coach. Organizer. Rabble rouser. Learn more here: www.MoveMoneyShiftPower.com