As we give thanks, those of us fortunate enough to have more than we need, are often motivated in the giving season to have an impact. What is the greatest way to make an impact? Is giving through your church the best way to help people? Is volunteering for a soup kitchen or homeless shelter your way of pitching in?
Donating online can be just as effective. Do a little research on GiveWell and The Life You Can Save, which are part of the Effective Altruist movement that strives to figure out the best research-informed means to do the most good per dollar.
No matter your approach, give and share it wide. Pay it forward and teach others how to.
A West Point graduate where he served as captain and military aviator, John Bair continues his commitment to our country through his efforts within the settlement planning industry. He has represented families of victims lost in the Flight 3407 crash, offered pro bono services to the families of 9/11 victims and drafted the first consumer protection bill for plaintiffs (H.R. 3699).