When in doubt, turn to professionals for advice, right? In this case, who better to consult than the great philanthropists of our day.
Fortunately, you don't have to try to guess, assume, or even seek psychoanalysis from afar to get sage advice from big philanthropists and donors. No, as trumpeted by the Chronicle of Philanthropy (see "The Giveaway") and other sources, there is an interesting new resource available to all in a new website called "GiveSmart."
In essence, this website lets the philanthropists speak for themselves and on whatever topic they wish. If you're interested in charitable giving on any scale and also maybe deciding how to go about doing it, consider consulting some of these important philanthropic voices to motivate you.
Reference: The Chronicle of Philanthropy (November 28, 2012) "The Giveaway"