March 22nd, 2015

planet

poll: are people happy with how much they donate to charity?

I really believe that giving money to charity is good for your soul. True I cannot be Bill Gates, I'm not going to cure cancer on my own or anything, but I'm constantly looking for creative ways to give more time and money and set goals around philanthropy.

I don't think that's talked about much. We live in a world where every time we turn around, there's a new article on ways to lose weight and eat healthy, it's all about getting around excuses and improving your own self-discipline. But nobody talks about self-discipline when it comes to philanthropy. Maybe it's just not as interesting as weight loss. Or maybe we figure it doesn't take self-discipline... people who want to donate money do so, and nobody else cares.

Is that the case?

I'm turning to you, lj... biased sample as you are.

Are you happy with the amount of time you volunteer?

I don't volunteer. I'm okay with that, it's right for me.
15(21.4%)
I volunteer very little, I'm okay with that.
6(8.6%)
I'm fairly certain I volunteer as much as I can right now and should not donate more time.
22(31.4%)
I'd like to spend more time volunteering.
27(38.6%)

Are you happy with how much money you give away?

I don't voluntarily donate money to charity, I'm okay with that, it's right for me.
1(1.3%)
I donate very little, I'm okay with that.
10(13.3%)
I'm pretty sure I am donating all I can right now and should not donate more.
29(38.7%)
I'd like to donate more.
35(46.7%)