Giving Back


Resources for Giving Back

We've curated a collection of tools and services to support your participation in philanthropic activities and make it easier to give back.

Find Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Volunteer Match brings people together with causes they care about and helps them get in touch with meaningful nonprofits.
  • Hands on Network works to inspire, equip and mobilize volunteers to take action that changes the world.
  • United Way goes beyond temporary fixes to create lasting change that lifts up entire communities around the world. By bringing people and organizations together around innovative solutions, we impact millions of lives.” 
  • GuideStar provides complimentary IRS data and other up-to-date information from nonprofits.
  • "By guiding intelligent giving, Charity Navigator aims to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace, in which givers and the charities they support work in tandem to overcome our nation's and the world's most persistent challenges."
  • "The BBB Wise Giving Alliance helps donors make informed giving decisions and promotes high standards of conduct among organizations that solicit contributions from the public. It produces reports about national charities, evaluating them against comprehensive Standards for Charity Accountability, and publishes a magazine, the Wise Giving Guide, three times a year."

Board Service:

  • BoardnetUSA helps connect individuals interested in board service and nonprofits looking for members.
  • Board Source is a great resource for funders, partners, and nonprofit leaders who want to magnify their impact within their community through exceptional governance practices. BoardSource supports a community of more than 100,000 individuals with customized diagnostics, live and virtual trainings, membership programs, and a comprehensive library of governance resources and publications that include original content.
  • "BoardServeNYC is a United Way of New York City initiative launched in response to NYC Service — Blueprint to Increase Civic Engagement, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's plan to increase volunteerism and support nonprofits within New York City. BoardServeNYC builds the capacity of nonprofits in New York City by connecting them to a pool of prospective board members."

Pro-bono/Skills-based Volunteering:

  • Catchafire helps professionals use their expertise to make a difference.
  • "Taproot enables top professionals and companies to put their talent to work creating meaningful change in the community".

More Resources:

  • Find methods of sharing your philanthropic goals with your family. "Foundation Source makes starting and running a foundation easy. Learn exactly how to get your foundation set up and running in no time and why private foundations are considered the gold standard."
  • Perhaps you're already heavily involved with a particular organization and you're looking for help making it the best it can be. The Support Center: Partnership in Philanthropy works to increase the effectiveness of nonprofit leaders and their organizations.
Have a Question? Contact the Service Center at 1-877-799-6772.