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The Way of Mackenzie Scott’s Philanthropy – in her own words

The big news in philanthropy these past weeks has been Scott’s multi-billion dollar donations to organizations filling basic needs or working toward systemic change throughout the country. Last July Scott stated: “I’ve been inspired by the capacity of individuals to lift others.” In her posting, “384 Ways to Help on medium.com, Scott discusses her team’s selection process: “Because our research is data-driven and rigorous, our giving process can be human and soft. Not only are non-profits chronically underfunded, they are also chronically diverted from their work by fundraising, and by burdensome reporting requirements that donors often place on them.” This latter statement is one often heard this year, as funders have been urged to respond differently to the magnified needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fundraising – “Make Change Happen for Your Nonprofit”
Small donations add up when a nonprofit participates in Coin Up . Donors download the app, select a cause, link a bankcard to their account, and the change from transactions goes to your nonprofit. The list of participating nonprofits is available to all users, and makes giving easy for donors who wish to give in small amounts. Donations are transferred to the nonprofit’s account electronically each month via payment processing partner Wepay. Nonprofits get full instructions on how Coin Up works and can register to participate at the company’s website. Get the app from Google Play or the App Store.