Have you had any of the below thoughts?
I want to donate money and support causes I believe are important, but…
Now isn’t a good time. I’ll start donating when I’m in a better financial position.
I’m not Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey. My donation is too small to make a difference.
There are so many organizations that I don’t know where to donate.
There have been too many dishonest non-profits, I don’t know who to trust with my donation.
I don’t have time to donate or to research the right organization.
Welcome to the Wannabe Giver Club.
I was just like you. Throughout the years, I’ve used all of these excuses.
Don’t get me wrong. I would donate money– especially around the holidays. But giving wasn’t really a meaningful and significant part of my life. I never gave as much money as I theoretically would have liked. I never really felt like my donations were important. I never felt entirely confident that I was making good donation choices.
That all changed when I started a Change Gang, a virtual giving circle where me and my friends from around the country pooled our donations. I discovered that even though my individual donation was small, the group’s donation was big, so my donation become more significant. Plus, I benefited from the experience, research, and insight of others, so I felt confident that I was donating to good organizations. And I found that donating helped me feel more fulfilled and more proud of the person I was, because I was doing something meaningful.
At $25 and 1 hour per month, giving is accessible to almost everyone. What are you waiting for? Join or Start a Change Gang, and become a member of a different club:
The I’m Doing Something Meaningful and Significant Today Because That’s the Kind of Person I Am Club.
Hmm… Maybe the club title needs a little work…