The Importance of Generosity

The season of giving is upon us, and this article is a reminder that we can give in many different ways. We borrowed this article from GiveWise.

Generosity doesn't just mean giving funds to your favorite charity. It means giving of your time, your energy, and your resources. It means being present in the moment and making a real connection with the people and causes you care about. And when you're generous with your time, your energy, and your resources, you'll find that the rewards are far greater than just a tax deduction.  Why Generosity Matters  Generosity matters because it's the foundation of all good relationships—including the relationship between you and your community. When you're generous with your community, they're more likely to be generous with you. For instance, if you are a business owner, they're more likely to recommend your business to their friends and family. They're more likely to come back to you again and again, even if there's a cheaper option available elsewhere.  What's more, being generous doesn't just make good common sense—it is also fulfilling and feels good. When you give generously, you'll find that you get back far more than you give. You'll feel like you're part of something larger than yourself. You'll build relationships with people who share your values. And you'll sleep better at night knowing that you're making a difference in the world.  How to Be More Generous  If you're not sure where to start when it comes to being more generous, here are a few ideas: 

  • Volunteer your time or expertise to a local non-profit organization. 

  • Make a donation to a cause that's important to you—and encourage your friends and co-workers to do the same. 

  • If you run a business, offer discounts or free products/services to those in need.

  • Sponsor an event or fundraiser for a worthwhile cause. 

  • Simply take the time to listen to someone else's story and show them that they matter. 

The bottom line is this: generosity is a win-win—for both individuals and businesses alike. So, if you want to make a difference in the world and build strong relationships in all areas of your life, focus on being generous. It's sure to pay off in ways that go far beyond simply clicking “donate”.

 

GiveWise is an online giving platform where you can give, manage and track your donations all in one place with a GiveWise fund.

  • Open a giving fund online that is like a chartable bank account, saving you time and tax

  • Give anytime from any device

  • Only one tax receipt for your accountant for all your giving