How does an organization create a culture of simple generosity?
I think we’ve over complicated this whole idea of generosity. What happened to a neighbor lending a neighbor a cup of sugar? Now, in order to be generous we need campaigns and programs. We use algorithms and Google analytics. No wonder there are so many options out there when it comes to giving, everyone is trying to make something out of a pretty simple concept.
Simple Generosity: Helping Kids Go To Haiti
I heard a story recently of a couple of friends who wanted to help kids in Haiti go to school.
They held a Euchre tournament at their local church, asked a few friends, and what do you know? Word spread. They grabbed some snacks and in one Friday night, they raised $412.75 which will cover four years of school for a Haitian child. 100% of the tournament donations will sponsor a child in Seguin, Haiti, to go to grade school for the first time.
Let’s not forget how easy it is to give. We all have hobbies and interests, we all have friends and neighbors. Let’s gather those friends around a shared interest, take it one step further and make it about something. Ask people to give and they will.
That’s what makes the Round Up feature on the Gyve app so great. It’s easy to ask people to do something they are already doing. Everyone uses a credit or debit card. Why not use that thing we all do and take it a step further and be generous? Imagine if everyone in your church would just do that.
With the summer season upon us, let’s aim for creating simple generosity in our community and ask the people we know to join us in being generous. It doesn’t have to be a huge deal, creating a culture of simple generosity is about each person taking a next step in their giving.