Everyone can give, and should. People often debate between giving time or money to an organization but don’t need to. “There is no trade-off, people can and do give both time and money as they are able, and both are rewarding,” says Claudia Alfaro, Vice President of External Engagement at Citizen Schools.
Claudia contributed her perspective, along with many other nonprofit leaders, as a part of WalletHub’s "Charity Calculator". Individuals who want to give but are unsure of how much or in what way can use the calculator to determine how to make the biggest impact.
The calculator weighs whether it is more advantageous to donate time or money depending on how much an individual earns annually. It also presents examples of what one could donate if they worked an extra hour a week, such as the number of meals given to children facing hunger and the number of trees planted to protect wildlife (see infographic below).
Everyone can give in their own way and WalletHub’s calculator makes it even easier to determine what strategy is best for you.