From Toolkit for Giving
Charitable giving comes in many forms — all of them helpful and beneficial to society. The key is to give in a way that is most consistent with your personal values and passions (see Planning Your Giving). While the ways to make a gift to charity are numerous and varied, most fit into one of these major giving options:
This information is not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather to serve as a first step in helping you move to the next phase of your giving plan. Each donor has unique, specific interests and conditions that must be analyzed in detail together with a professional advisor.
For an overview of your charitable giving options, see the Giving Options Summary Chart.