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Carl Turnley: Why Giving Time Beats Giving Money

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Anyone can write a check. Anyone can drop a dollar in to a donation bucket. But do you really see the rewards that your donations are going to help? Instead of (or in addition to) giving your money, give your time.

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Carl Turnley: Why Giving Time Beats Giving Money

  1. 1. Why Giving Time Beats Giving Money Carl Turnley
  2. 2. $2,947 THE AVERAGE AMOUNT OF MONEY PER HOUSEHOLD DONATED TO CHARITY IN 2015
  3. 3. $373.25 BILLION THE AMOUNT OF MONEY GIVEN TO CHARITIES IN 2015 TOTAL. A 4.1% INCREASE SINCE 2014
  4. 4. $57.19 BILLION FOUNDATION GIVING IN 2015. A 6.5 % INCREASE SINCE 2014.
  5. 5. THOSE NUMBERS FROM NONPROFIT TRUST INDICATE THAT WE'RE LIVING IN ONE OF THE MOST CHARITABLE TIMES THAT AMERICA HAS EVER SEEN
  6. 6. VOLUNTEERING NUMBERS, HOWEVER, ARE DOWN THE MARGINAL DROP IN HOURS VOLUNTEERED INDICATES WE'RE CONTENT WRITING A CHECK INSTEAD OF SEEING THE RESULTS
  7. 7. WE SHOULD BE GIVING MORE TIME AND WORRYING LESS ABOUT TAKING THE EASY WAY OUT
  8. 8. WHEN YOU VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME, YOU... GET TO SEE THE RESULTS FIRST-HAND KNOW EXACTLY WHERE, HOW, AND WHO YOUR EFFORTS ARE BENEFITTING ARE TAKING REAL ACTION TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY, OR THE WORLD DON'T RISK DONATING TO A SEEDY CHARITY AREN'T TAKING THE EASY WAY OUT
  9. 9. WAYS TO DONATE YOUR TIME VOLUNTEER AT A LOCAL SCHOOL VOLUNTEER AT A FOOD BANK OR SOUP KITCHEN HELP BUILD, REPAIR OR IMPROVE THE WELFARE OF HOMES IN YOUR AREA THE POSSIBILITIES ARE CLOSER TO ENDLESS THAN THEY ARE TO FINITE VISIT VOLUNTEERMATCH.ORG TO FIND PLACES AROUND YOU

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