Living Philanthropic – Tips for the Everyday (micro)-Philanthropist
I love this concept of micro-philanthropy. Take a look and let me know what you think.
I have received many questions from people asking for tips on how to start their own everyday giving mission. I am extremely flattered by all the support and before I leave for Mexico, I wanted to share some tips for those who might want to make the Give Everyday philosophy a part of their New Year’s resolution. It can be daunting at times, but can be very rewarding and educational.
Start locally. Take a look around your community and see what groups and organizations are working within your community to promote postive change. Find a handful of organizations that you would like to support and keep them on your short list.
Start small. There is no need to break the bank or go broke for your giving mission. There is no such thing as a donation too small. If you are afraid that it won’t make an impact, take it from me, it will. Here is a suggestion that I will be utilizing for YEAR TWO: pick one organization and save up each daily donation in a jar and donate the contents to your charity of choice at the end of the month.
Jar 2 Jar. Some parents might be interested in teaching charity and saving at the same time, so I recommend JAR 2 JAR. Take 2 jars or containers and label one Savings and the other Charity. Each day drop a quarter, $1, etc. in each jar. Then, deposit the savings and donate the charity portion at the end of the month or end of the year. It’s a great way to get the kids involved. My uncle Luis bought his first car from a 5 gallon water bottle of change he collected, it adds up.
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