Lisa writes: Giving, it turns out, really is better than getting. In recent a New York Times article, researchers Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton explained that more money does not really make us happier and that it is what we do with our money that has the greatest impact on our happiness. Whether you are considering charitable giving of $25, $2,500 or $25,000, the questions you need to ask yourself are the same. As we near year-end, the time to do so is now.
Good philanthropy involves a little bit of research and a lot of compassion. Great philanthropy involves asking ourselves some very hard questions.