Giving U®

I caught up with these school girls on their way to classes one morning. It was a bright sunny day in the Usambara Mts. in central Tanzania.
I caught up with these school girls on their way to classes one morning. It was a bright sunny day in the Usambara Mts. in central Tanzania.

Giving U is all about “smart philanthropy” – how to contribute to the charities and causes we care about and how to do it in a way that’s most effective.

One way to do this is by engaging with our communities on a  personal level by volunteering our time, sharing our knowledge, sharing ourselves!

And here’s how we can do it:

  • Donate My Dollars – You choose which worthy nonprofit organizations receive cash donations.
  • GoErinGo! Fund – $25,000 will be donated over the next 2 years. Check out who’s getting the cash.
  • Adventure Philanthropists & Hot Orgs – Meet these inspiring individuals and amazing organizations.
  • The Giving Guide – Offering the motivation and the mechanisms behind effective giving. We share ideas on how to make complex giving choices.

What are you waiting for? Join in the *fun* of philanthropy!

Back Camera

I turned over this month’s Donate My Dollars poll to my nephews Neil and Jake. We went to DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that makes it easy to help students in need.

I gave each of them $50 to donate. Here’re the projects that they decided to support…

Milford Trek, photo by GoErinGo

In this latest video, I chat about how to live and finance your adventure philanthropist life!

What are you waiting for? Watch the video

Child with Bubbles

This year I celebrated Thxgiving by joining the San Francisco Rotary on a service day, volunteering by serving lunch to my new friends at the ARC (Association Retarded Children).

Here’s what they taught me about living with gusto!

Erin Volunteer PVPLC

It’s the crazy travel stories that people like the most. My personal motivation to go out and explore the world however is the philanthropic side of my adventures.

Here’s how I find happiness by volunteering and giving back:

Children in Field, Uganda, photo by GoErinGo

The goal in establishing the GoErinGo! Fund was to make a charitable gift to organizations and communities I met during my two-year trek.

Now almost 3 years to the day, I’m sharing the details on the more than $36,000+ gifted.

PI Poverty

Water is one of the most pressing issues in the world today –that’s why I’ve chosen Drop in the Bucket as the beneficiary of my Project for Awesome!

Drop in the Bucket is a nonprofit organization that has built nearly 100 wells in East Africa. These wells provide clean, safe … read more!

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