A philanthropist is a person who donates time, money, experience, skills, or talent to help create a better world. Anyone can be a philanthropist, regardless of status or net worth. The practice of charity is the voluntary provision of aid to those in need, as a humanitarian act, unmotivated by self-interest. There are several philosophies about charity, often associated with religion.
In his 1932 work The Moral Man and the Immoral Society, he criticized the charities that financed the education of blacks and wrote that white philanthropy did not attack head-on the social injustices suffered by African-Americans. With the rise of peer-to-peer social processes, many charities are moving away from the charitable model and are starting to adopt this more direct donor-to-recipient approach. Charity Navigator distinguishes the rankings of charities, performs evaluations, gives ratings, and then collects all of this information to report on charities that have a regional and global impact. Institutions evolved to carry out the work of helping the poor, and these institutions, called charities, provide most of today's charitable giving in terms of monetary value.
Another organization, the World Giving Index, led by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) in the United Kingdom, has the mission of “motivating society to donate more and more effectively, helping to transform lives and communities around the world”. Nowadays, some charities have modernized and allow people to donate online, through websites such as JustGiving.