• Guidance for Giving Back to Your Hometown

  • You want to help others, and weʼre here to help you.

  • Your Resource for Smarter Giving

Smart Giving for Greater Social Impact

Our Mission

Our Mission

To serve as a resource for those with a giving heart as they embark on a life of giving back.
Our Passion

Our Passion

With our shared knowledge and resources, you can change your hometown for the better.
Our Process

The Giving Process

Clarify what is important to you, then design and implement your giving plan to achieve real meaning, joy, and impact.

The 3 Major Steps of Smart and Meaningful Giving


Gain a more complete understanding of what is really important and meaningful to you and your motivation to give


Assess your aspiration to give and circumstances to see how best to give in a smart, responsible way


Your giving plan is put in motion to help the causes you care about

Highlights from the Aspire to Give® Blog

Leading-edge Thinking to Empower Smarter Giving

Giving Circles of the Heart and the Head

If you are somewhat familiar with philanthropic terms, you may have come up with “giving circles” as a way to give in your local...

Introducing Aspire

There is much to think about when it comes to giving—when it’s time to travel on the road to smart, intentional giving—some may...

How the SECURE Act of 2019 may Impact Your Giving

As a donor advocate, I'm continually surveying the philanthropic landscape for new tools and techniques for smart giving. If we...

Introducing the 7 Essential Questions

Life is a journey—and we are all on it. While it does vary for all of us, there are common threads that connect us all. We are...

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If you are interested in learning more about Aspire to Give®'s pursuit to advance philanthropy through donor-focused education, social innovation, collaboration, and advocacy, please reach out to Greg Doepke: Greg@AspiretoGive.com