holiday giving

Every year we post a list of some of the organizations that Place2Give Foundation Canada and US Donors and Karma & Cents clients have supported during the year.  Here is the list of this year's organizations, all of which can be found and supported through Place2Give.

This is the fifth year that we have released a list of organizations that we have worked with and/or evaluated for clients this past year.  For more information about these organizations and to make a donation please visit Place2Give.  This list is in no particular order broken down into subject matter and geographic influence.

GoatWith Christmas right around the corner International Aid organizations like World Vision and Oxfam are promoting their "Gift Catalogue" of charitable products like goats, ducks, hens and rabbits.  How effective is buying livestock for someone living on less than a dollar a day?  It depends on the other supports that are provided the family who receives the animal.  It also depends on if that animal is indigenous to the region.

Photo from the Brampton Tanzania Trust.

On Dec. 8, 2008 I posted the following blog on being $5, $10 and $20 to death around holiday giving.  This year it looks like there is a change in the air - perhaps it is the economy, perhaps it is that people are starting to re-evaluate what their needs v.

On Dec. 12th, 2008 Holden wrote a piece on The GiveWell Blog about stuff to know before you make your holiday giving.  Holden raises a good point about programs that "just don't work at changing people's lives."

I had a meeting the other day with Cidnee Stephen from Strateg