About

The Thrifty Philanthropist

The Thrifty Philanthropist is a blog for anybody who wants to make the world a better place… but also needs to pay the bills. This is where you can learn different ways to contribute to causes that are close to your heart without breaking the bank.

Whether it’s the environment, animals or those less fortunate, there are so many ways that you can show you care and make a tangible difference. Discover how you too can be a thrifty philanthropist by using your voice, time, skills, and money (wisely) to have a positive impact on the world.

About the Founder

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Erin Davidson is a Melbourne-based blogger who works in fundraising and is currently a volunteer member of the Beyond Blue Speakers Bureau, sharing her story to raise awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia and to reduce the associated stigma.

Her other volunteering experiences have seen her do everything from cleaning up popcorn from under the seats at a film festival to presenting Commonwealth Games gold medals on international television.

In her spare time, Erin has learnt the pros and cons of various community fundraising activities as part of charity challenges to Everest Base Camp and Mt Kilimanjaro.

Erin aims to encourage people to embrace the joy of giving in its many forms and discover how it can lead to a richer and more purposeful life.