IMPACT
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Slate: Giving Internationally Better Than Locally

As an individual donor, it is always going to be hard to know exactly where you'll have the most impact. Major philanthropic foundations have hundreds, even thousands, of staff and still struggle to evaluate which grants will give them the most bang for their buck. All you can do is take the time to think about which issues you find most important and what you are trying to achieve with your donation, research the organizations working in that sphere, and regularly evaluate and refine your charitable giving.

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