Starting Point: Gift giving is a billion dollar sector, yet many presents offer only repetitions of what the receiver already has more of than they need, and the gifts have little to do with the values both giver and receiver hold dear

Organizing Strategy: Offer givers an alternative of matching up gifts with the values of those involved

Tools: Extensive range of products and services customized by Changing the Present offered through the website

Outcomes: Meaningful contributions that are satisfying to both parties, and good created with the gifts

Resource: http://changingthepresent.org/

Changing the Present connects you with more than 1500 meaningful charitable gifts that change the world. Browse by cause or nonprofitto find the perfect gift for friends or for your own charitable giving.
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Meet Our Advisors
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Join Today!
Share your wish list of favorite causes, nonprofits, and gifts with others.


Create A Registry
Our gift registries make it easy to ask for the perfect gift for a wedding, baby shower, memorial, or other special event.


Start A Fundraising Drive
Make a greater impact together by raising money for your favorite gift or nonprofit.


Race for Your Cause
Share your passion for charity and fundraise for your next marathon.


Spread the Word
Changing The Present lets you change the world, one gift at a time. You also help change the world each time a friend you invite does the same.


Be a Smart Cookie
Join the Cookie Magazine honorees – moms who are making a difference.

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Personalized greeting cards and e-cards include a photo and description of your gift.


Hosting a Party?
Suggest that guests make an inspiring charitable donation in your name instead of giving a traditional gift.


Save Time and Money
All donations are tax-deductible. With convenient receipts in one place and only a 3% plus 30 cents transaction fee, it is easy and cost-efficient for donors and nonprofits.

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