GiveSmart is introducing a donor decision tool to help philanthropists decide which organizations they should support. The tool could help financial advisors who work with individuals who are charitably inclined.
The tool for donors helps philanthropists at all levels, with flexibility on how deep they want to go in assessing potential grantees.
The Donor Decision Tool poses 10 questions. Donors then receive a customized set of materials designed to help them navigate the process of selecting a grantee. Questions addressed include:
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