Greatest Good is really lovely example of 21st century giving. The web platform offers anyone expert advice from inspiring, smart people in exchange for donations to charities of their choosing. Set up by a group of friends who work in tech, media and marketing, the platform offers access to a huge range of advisors spanning loads of different industries.
The way it works is simple. You can book a 30-minute slot with an advisor who you’ll meet via a Google Hangout. In exchange for their time, you’ll pay for the session and the money gets donated to a cause they care about. And the charities receive 100% of the money – there are not commission fees. Nice, right?