If you are doing your part to help your fellow humans, you should be proud of yourself. Not everyone feels the same way, and you should be commended for putting other people first. However, if you really want to spread the good you do as far as it can go, consider encouraging others to donate to causes you particularly enjoy as well. In this article, we will look at how to encourage others to donate more so you can spread the spirit of giving as wide as possible.
Present Giving Back as an Identity, Not a Task
Oftentimes, people look at giving back to their community as simply another task that they are sometimes forced to complete. This mindset can make some people feel overwhelmed, especially if they have many other tasks that they need to accomplish in their own lives. Rather than present charity work as just another task, you can reshape the idea into a core identity trait instead.
By presenting charitable actions as an identity rather than a task, you reach people’s hearts quicker. You will find that many people wish to give back, but have a hard time adding another thing to their to-do list. Framing charitable work as part of someone’s identity can give the work a sense of purpose and meaning that would otherwise be lost.
Focus on the Singular, Rather Than the Group
Taking on the burdens of an entire group of people can seem extremely overwhelming to those who are not immediately called to action. Asking people to think about “the homeless” or “everyone affected by the storm” can sometimes be too much for one person to comprehend at once. Digging deeper and finding a singular person to connect to can give others a bond where they can focus all their efforts.
This bond is important to someone who does not often give back because it allows them to feel as though they have more of a direct impact on the situation rather than just being a drop in a bucket.
Focus on Current Events
Although there are plenty of ongoing problems to deal with, if you want to encourage others to donate more, you might have to focus more on what is going on in the present. These issues feel closer to the hearts of people that want to give back because they are a more immediate threat. Focusing on current events enables people to feel as though their donations have more of a direct impact on the situation you are trying to fix.
GreenDrop is dedicated to helping as many people as we possibly can, but to do so, we will need as much help from you and yours as we can get. Consider donating to the Red Cross at one of our clothing donation centers if you would like a fast and efficient way to help your fellow man.