Volunteers pass out boxes of frozen food to people near 63rd Street and Ashland Avenue in Englewood on Monday.
Volunteers pass out boxes of frozen food to people near 63rd Street and Ashland Avenue in Englewood on Monday. Brian Rich / Chicago Sun-Times
Volunteers pass out boxes of frozen food to people near 63rd Street and Ashland Avenue in Englewood on Monday.
Volunteers pass out boxes of frozen food to people near 63rd Street and Ashland Avenue in Englewood on Monday. Brian Rich / Chicago Sun-Times

According to Nonprofit Source, an estimated 30 percent of charitable donations happen around the holiday season, but with so many causes to choose from, how should we think about maximizing impact? Reset speaks with several experts about the philosophical implications of different choices and provides some practical advice and resources to help.

GUESTS: Dylan Matthews, senior correspondent and lead writer for Vox and Future Perfect Tim Bresnahan, senior director of gift planning at Chicago Community Trust Michael Plant, founder and director of the Happier Lives Institute.


Volunteers pass out boxes of frozen food to people near 63rd Street and Ashland Avenue in Englewood on Monday.
Volunteers pass out boxes of frozen food to people near 63rd Street and Ashland Avenue in Englewood on Monday. Brian Rich / Chicago Sun-Times
Volunteers pass out boxes of frozen food to people near 63rd Street and Ashland Avenue in Englewood on Monday.
Volunteers pass out boxes of frozen food to people near 63rd Street and Ashland Avenue in Englewood on Monday. Brian Rich / Chicago Sun-Times

According to Nonprofit Source, an estimated 30 percent of charitable donations happen around the holiday season, but with so many causes to choose from, how should we think about maximizing impact? Reset speaks with several experts about the philosophical implications of different choices and provides some practical advice and resources to help.

GUESTS: Dylan Matthews, senior correspondent and lead writer for Vox and Future Perfect Tim Bresnahan, senior director of gift planning at Chicago Community Trust Michael Plant, founder and director of the Happier Lives Institute.