This is all about philanthropy. I’m not trying to incite guilt in anyone that hasn’t recently donated to a charity or joined the peace corps. There are a lot of shady charities and it doesn’t help that many charitable issues are disconnected from the potential market.
For those of you that are involved, be it through time, money or reputation:
Why are you involved? What is your motivation? What is the cause(s) you’re supporting?
For the greedy bastards from hell…
What would motivate you to give something to a cause? What has kept you from giving up to this point?
To begin, I have given to and organized a couple small group donations to local charities (Salvation Army, etc.) I have also donated to Kiva.org in an effort to help my aunt meet a donation goal. Nothing spectacular.
I have not been terribly motivated because I don’t have cash to flaunt and because I’m reluctant to donate my time. I’d gladly give money but I suspect many charities are in dire need of time rather than money. I have, however, been shopping for charities as of late. When I begin to pay taxes, then I plan on donating to some charity regularly, though I’m still debating on which to choose.