Course Modules

  • Module One - Your Giving Roadmap

    Welcome to ThinkingGiving, the short course that will empower you to make more thoughtful and effective decisions about your charitable giving – and feel more satisfaction about the difference you are making.

    • Module Two - Who is Doing This?

      This section is an overview of charitable giving in the UK – Who are the key players? How does the money flow? What challenges and opportunities lie ahead?

      • Module Three - What Interests You?

        The single most important decision you can make to ensure your gift makes a difference is choosing the right cause and, especially, the right issue area within that cause.

        • Module Four - Why Is This Happening?

          This module offers simple tools for you to better understand the issue you have selected within its context (ecosystem).

          • Module Five - How to Make Change

            This module will show you the different approaches donors can use to help make change happen though the organisations or initiatives they support.

            • Module Six - What is Impact?

              “Impact” is one of the most misused (and misunderstood) terms in charitable giving.  This module is a primer on the basic concepts smart donors should grasp to understand to make the most difference.

              • Module Seven - Who is Making the Most Difference?

                By this point, you will have chosen a cause and issue area within it, performed enough basic research about the issue to know which approaches and solutions you wish to support, and created a short list of organizations that fulfill these criteria.  To help you in your final selection, we have filmed two case studies showing donors making their charitable giving decisions.

                • Conclusion - Your Engagement

                  The mechanics of giving and a short primer on giving overseas.