During a recent visit with a respected donor and active volunteer leader, I asked the simple question “Why do you do this?” Here is what she said:
It’s very simple. I’ve been blessed. If I don’t give back, shame on me. For me, it’s sharing the blessings I’ve received.
I was a single mom raising kids and working, and had no child care to speak of. What I would have given to get help! Today, I know that I can support a great organization that provides such care . . . and I do! In fact, I give where I feel I have a strong calling — the church, children, immigrants and homeless. My volunteer efforts follow my gifts. I work on teaching English; I’m on the Board of an organization that is attacking issues of the homeless; and I’m committed to serving my church . . . just to name a few.
Are there stories like her’s within the prospects and friends of your organization?