This method of donating, however, is not the only way. A new game, "Talk About Giving," helps families discuss values and philanthropy throughout the entire year. This in turn leads to families making more meaningful charitable donations at the end of the year.
The game includes a deck of cards with questions such as:
- What is our family's history of helping?
- If you could have changed anything that happened in the world this year, what would you change?
- Should we volunteer even if we don't want to?
- What do you appreciate most about our town?
- How much did tonight's dinner cost?
For additional pointers, take a look at the articles referenced below. If you are interested in making some serious planned gifts in the future, consider one of the archived newsletter articles on my website titled "Charitable Opportunities."
References: The New York Times (December 7, 2012) "As the Year Draws to a Close, Deciding How
to Slice Your Charitable Pie"
The New York Times (December 10, 2012) "Playing the ‘Talk About Giving’ Game With Your Family"