James Piereson offers some solid philanthropic tips, such as: think long-term, find a cause you believe in and people you trust, and give as you like.
"There is a world of people in government and the nonprofit sector who see philanthropists as fools easily parted from their money. Robert Wilson may have been right that it is prudent to wait till one is older to become a philanthropist. It may make you better able to resist such pressures. But don't wait too long. As Sir John Templeton, one of the wisest philanthropists of the 20th century once said, 'If you're giving while you're living, you're knowing where it's going.'" -- James Piereson, the Wall Street Journal