The Giving Carnival: Edition Two

The second edition of The Giving Carnival is underway and the topic is Resources for Donors.

Tom Williams gives us an in depth explanation of, his donor/fundraiser social networking site.

Holden at The GiveWell Blog explains why his GiveWell project is proudly not part of the Web 2.0 crowd.

Paul Botts discusses the “long tail of philanthropy” and other online giving sites.

Adrian Melrose weighs in from the UK with the aptly titled "Resources for Donors"

Gayle Roberts suggests using the practice of meditation to connect with why you give.

Matthew Monberg tells us about his ideal donor resource.

Lucy Bernholz lists a number of social network philanthropy websites here and here, and points us to the fascinating philanthropy “mapping” site

Allison Fine shows us “sites to help us become more educated and connected donors”.

The Future Leaders in Philanthropy blog directs us to the Don’t Almost Give project of the Ad Council.

My sister Jessica Stannard-Friel, a co-founder of Future Leaders in Philanthropy, submits a guide to charity rating systems that she wrote for

And to wrap things up I discuss the growing market for Nonprofit Analysts and point readers to the best online resource for learning how to start and run a Giving Circle.


  1. Go check out a great donor and nonprofit resource I just discovered. aims to transform social activism by serving as the central platform that connects likeminded people, whatever their interests, and enables them to exchange information, share ideas, and collectively act to address the issues they care about.

  2. Thanks for the tip, Matthew.