Giving visibly, under the radar: Considerations and options for those who don't love the limelight
There is value in being able to see the generosity swirling around us, and the ways in which it makes our individual and collective lives better, safer, and healthier.
Yet, a major theme from A Portrait of Affluent Giving in the Caribbean: Experiences, barriers, and the future of philanthropy is privacy. Philanthropists in the region prefer giving quietly, driven by factors such as culture, religion, and security. This discretion seems to contribute to perceptions that giving is limited.
In other parts of the world, public naming and recognition for charitable giving are more common, making philanthropy overt and visible, and many philanthropists enjoy being highlighted in this way. However, an increasing number of affluent donors desire greater privacy in their giving, to avoid undue scrutiny in these digital and polarized times.
If you are a donor on the fence about how visible you want your giving to be, Sharilyn offers some questions to consider, no matter where you live or give.