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How To Manage Your Money and Make a Difference


The Guide to Financial Planning, Giving, and Impact Investing


Support for GIVE

"I recommend GIVE to anyone who wants to better themselves or the world.”

-Lynne Twist, Author of The Soul of Money

"Individual agency lies at the heart of driving people-powered change. The movement for climate justice is growing stronger every day, as people come together and assert their collective power. GIVE offers a beautifully simple way for everyone to unlock their own agency, and invest in the future they desire."

-Namrata Chowdhary, Head of Public Engagement

“Impact investing-is a goal of many; yet often feels difficult to figure out, too complicated or simply, out of reach. In her new book, “How to Manage Your Money and Make a Difference,” Rebecca David breaks it down for us, making the complicated less so and the opportunities to invest in our future and that of our childrens'-no matter at what level-accessible, understandable and doable. This book needs to be read widely and acted upon.”

— Harriet Shugarman,

Executive Director of ClimateMama, professor of global climate change policy and world sustainability, economist, award-winning author of How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change, Turning Angst into Action, and Climate Reality leader and mentor

“Rebecca David's book is a must-read for every investor interested in driving impact. Whether you are a billionaire or an ordinary investor, her insights will be interesting and impactful. You can learn to invest for impact like the pros. This is simply the best book I've found for learning how to invest for good.”

— Devin Thorpe,


Champion of social good, bestselling author, and popular speaker. Devin was also a Forbes contributor, and a 2020 congressional candidate running on a climate change and human rights platform.

“As a member of any human society we have agreed to give priority to the common good, at all times and in all we do. This priority is being rediscovered and Rebecca David shows us how to do this today in how we both invest and donate our money. Bravo!”

— Terry Mollner,

A pioneer and founder of the first family of socially responsible mutual funds, the Calvert Social Funds; and founder of the Calvert Foundation and Trusts for All Children. In 2000 he lead the acquisition of Ben & Jerry’s by Unilever. 

“Rebecca has been at the forefront of thinking on how investors can put their money to work and have a positive impact for many years. GIVE captures how practically to do this, and offers a clear and compelling guide for anyone serious about achieving that goal. The central message  - that everyone, regardless of how much capital they have, can be part of the solution to society’s greatest challenges - has never been more important.”

— Martin Whittaker,


CEO of JUST Capital, co-founder of the CREO Syndicate, board member of the Carbon Disclosure Project US, and a member of the Forbes Finance Council. He was recently named as one of the most influential people in the boardroom and on corporate governance.

“I was thoroughly impressed with the depth of information and the resources provided in this book. For those investors interested in taking a true journey through the world of investing from the basics to making a true impact, this book is for you. Kudos Rebecca for this needed work.”

— Jeff Gitterman,


Co-founding partner of Gitterman Wealth Management, LLC, and a thought leader in the field of Sustainable, Impact, and ESG investing. He was also the associate producer of the feature documentary film, Planetary.

“GIVE restores the connection between each of us and the powerful impact of our money. It offers a path forward to understand how we are part of the larger system and teaches us that we can align our investments with our values to profit from the new regenerative economy based on justice and sustainability.”

-Andrew Behar, CEO As You Sow

“What a brilliant idea this book is! And what a brilliant and beautiful execution of the concept. Rebecca David has gone way, way beyond showing you the power and satisfaction of giving—she has also spread before you a complete how-to banquet, covering everything from simple everyday giving, to the ABCs of putting a strong financial foundation underneath your giving, to a detailed map of the institutions, vehicles, and technical concepts that may be involved. Love may indeed make the world go ’round—but it’s the spirit of generosity that makes love go ’round. If Rebecca didn’t exist, we would need to invent her immediately!”

-John David Mann, award-winning coauthor of the million-seller The Go-Giver

"Thank you Rebecca for such a needed and timely book! We all need to understand our finances, to invest for our futures and for our communities. For many of us who were not included in investing conversations, this book breaks down the principles of investing into easy to read and easy to understand chapters. It's high time that all of us connect the dots-in that we get the economy we invest into. Rebecca shares ways to become a conscious investor, aligning our assets with our values."

-Kristin Hull, Founder and CEO Nia Impact Capital

"Impact investing is not just for large institutions. It's a practice for all of us who want our money to do the most good it can. GIVE is an important and accessible contribution to the conversation, with practical tips for how to make an impact."

-Meg Massey, Author of Letting Go: How Philanthropists and Impact Investors Can Do More Good by Giving Up Control

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