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Make Every Day #GivingTuesday in 2014

Alissa Hauser

This year, #GivingTuesday organizers reported a 100% increase in donations from 2012. Our US Economy is showing signs of recovery and the S&P is up a whopping 28% in 2013. But despite the success of 2013's #GivingTuesday, philanthropic giving is lagging far behind at a paltry 3-4% increase. All signs point to the end of the US economic crisis, yet Americans have spiraled into a generosity crisis.

In 2014, I'm putting an end to scarcity and fear in my own life by pledging to give money away every single day. Yep, every day. Please join me. (And do want to know how those pretty bottles in the picture will help you do it?)

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  • Jennifer Barbour

    I love this in every way! We should definitely talk more Alissa. I sent you a DM via Twitter with my email address. I have a monthly Giving Pledge and encourage simple ways to give back every day (that don't always require money). I think there is so much more we can do to create a more philanthropic culture.

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Love the idea of giving every day. good.is member Jen Barbour tries to give weekly as well- you guys should totally connect: http://www.good.is/members/jenbarbour

    Wondering if you think there are any creative ways to give back daily that don't involve money persay?

    • Alissa Hauser

      Wow Thanks Alessandra!

      Yes, ABSOLUTELY there are ways to give that don't involve money. Acts of kindness, giving a compliment or heartfelt acknowledgement to someone on a daily basis are two ideas.

      The reason I like money as a way to give is that it is tangible. I can touch it, count it and measure it. Money is also so sacred in our capitalist system and in our money driven society. It pushes every button around fear/scarcity and survival. Working with one's fear around money can be truly transformational because it is so triggering. Thanks for the info on Jen Barbour too!

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        Definitely interesting to work around a fear of money. I myself worry about it a lot, and I am constantly thinking about saving/cutting corners just to be able to afford donations.

        • Alissa Hauser

          My experience has been that the more i give, the more i get. The more money I give away the more money I make. It sounds weird, but it has always been that way for me. So I'm a big believer in a good ol' leap of faith, especially when it comes to money!