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5 Ways to encourage people to give more

  Posted by: Admin on 30th August 2020 23:54:44.

When we are faced with overwhelming disasters, or tragic events, we will find that generosity of people we don't know coming to our aid and assistance.

If a large number of people need help we may also find ourselves in a position asking ourselves, "What can I do", or "I feel helpless, there is nothing I can do", which leads to a phenomenon known as compassion collapse (or fade), which makes us less likely to be generous and offer assistance, because we may feel, ‘there are already enough people helping, they have it covered'.

There are studies which suggest ways of overcoming our tendency to limit our generosity. Here are 5 evidence-based methods for encouraging people to give more to charity.

Focus on single people
Visualise yourself giving to one person, rather than a group of people. It's called the "identifiable victim effect" If you put a name and a face to a victim then you can develop a more emotional connection to that person and their suffering, rather than an anonymous  group of victims. This is how some charities trying to help thousands of people, highlight how a potential donor could make a difference to a specific person. We can all make a difference by helping someone.

Help, by allowing people express their emotions, rather than repress them
Studies suggest that we are less likely to help groups of people because people find the needs of larger groups to be emotionally overwhelming. Sharing our experiences and opening up our heart to others allows them to do the same. Suffering and tragic events are not pinpointed at anyone in particular. We can all fall victim to unforeseen circumstances. Let's be there for each other, cause we never know when we may need the help of our neighbour.

Tie giving to a sense of identity and purpose
"People are more willing to give when they see generosity as part of who they are”" Dr. Summer Allen
A study found that when people gave away something that represented their essence, such as a signature, personal possession, or blood donation, they were more committed to helping the cause in the future compared to people who gave something less personal.

Ask people to pay later (and thank them right away)
Allowing people time between when you ask them to donate and when they actually part with their money might help convince reluctant donors to say "yes.”. Researchers speculate that this was because the donors received the immediate positive reward of deciding to help the charity, but the pain of actually paying the money was delayed and thus discounted. Allowing people to cancel at anytime also made them less likely to reverse their decision to give.

Describe the Impact of the gift
I know when I give blood, and receive an email from the donor clinic letting me know I just saved 3 lives, the gratification is overwhelming. Just to know that I saved lives, I actually look forward to going back and giving more blood. More information about where charity money will go also makes people happier about their decision to give. A study shows that donations are increased when the participants' know their generosity has an impact on a particular problem. It has a huge impact on you when you see that your contribution bought the bed for that child you are supporting in Africa.
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Importance of Charity in Our Society

  Posted by: Admin on 20th August 2020 09:48:05.

Giving to charity or a not-for-profit organisation is an act of kindness and a genuine/generous offering of support, compassion, and extended love to those causes that are going through economic and personal hardship, or humanitarian and environmental crises. Giving to charity is a selfless contribution or donation that is made from the heart, to those causes that have gone through extreme despair, ruin, famine, or grief and are lacking the support or resources to get through those hard times. 

Unexpected circumstances beyond our control can hit us at any time, and we can all fall prey to events where we cannot sustain a normal life under normal conditions which most of us are privileged to. 

That act of giving, not only through financial assistance, but physical and psychological support to these causes is one of the most soulfully fulfilling journeys, to know that we can all make a difference and lend an extended hand to our fellow brothers and sisters, the planets wildlife and mother earth herself gives me hope that nomatter what we go through we know there will be someone there to help. 

An essential part of a charitable organisation is making the community aware of ways they can help and contribute, to offer easy methods to donate, to inform and educate, and hold accountable in some cases the reasons why, and how we can eliminate or reduce the detrimental impact our actions or actions of others have that lead to these situations where something becomes a charitable cause. We only work off our best knowledge, and we sometimes get caught up in the safe haven of a stable job, close family and friends, a roof over our head and food on the table, that perhaps unintentionally we can fall prey to turning a blind eye to some less fortunate than us, and would just like to have what we have. All we have to do is give some of that back, and charities are the platform where we can do that.  

Charity is about Giving! It's about giving back, a way of showing our appreciation and value for all life. It's about our humanitarian journey to stick together, and be there for each other in times of need, to pick ourselves up, for each and every one of us goes through troubles, immense despair, trials and tribulations. It's a spiritual awakening to realise we are all in this together, that we are part of a common purpose to survive and keep intact that zest for life with courtesy and grace, with a shoulder to lean on, a piece of bread to feed on, a warm hug to rely on. We are All in the this Together! 
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The Significance of Giving to Charity

  Posted by: Admin on 14th August 2020 22:06:53.

Charity is the act of extending love and kindness to others unconditionally, which is a conscious act but the decision is made by the heart, without expecting a reward. When Charity is carried out selflessly, it is a one-way act where a person gives but asks for nothing in return.

It is due to this act of nature that makes it precious and soulful. There are people who believe charity should begin at home but others believe it should originate from the heart. However, charity originates from the heart as you feel the urge of giving, begins from home, ultimately extending to others in the society.

Charity begins with the inward recognition of a need to show compassion to others whether consciously or unconsciously. Everyone has problems, troubles, and griefs of some sort in life but charity starts with those who learn to downplay their own problems, in order to extend compassion, kindness, and love to help others. Hence some people set aside their own pains to relieve the pain of others.

Purpose of Charity

Charity is essential and therefore meant to be done for public benefit, relief and to provide assistance to people at times of need in any part of the world, especially who are the victims of war, natural disaster, catastrophe, hunger, disease, poverty, orphans by supplying them with food, shelter, medical aid and other fundamental needs.

Such charitable purposes can gain momentum from advancing the education of young people for the public benefit by making grants and awards to students in full-time education. When considering poverty in the developing world, people feel deep sorrow but seem to put no effort whatsoever to reduce or eradicate the problem.

While poverty is extreme and widespread, let’s not forget just how many rich and wealthy people there are in the developed world, capable of giving. Its high time now to realize how much power we have in our hands when pooled together.

When everyone is giving to an effective charity, the size of our donation would directly correspond to the number of people we are able to help. We don’t have to be a millionaire to make a significant difference. Just as every drop in the ocean counts to form a vast water mass, even small donations have the potential to drastically improve an individual’s quality of life.

That’s why at Endless Love, we believe in the power of everyone coming together and chipping in. It may start with a single drop, but together, we can make a tsunami.

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WWF A Brief History and Their Important Work

  Posted by: Admin on 9th August 2020 10:46:36.

Many of us have heard of WWF and can easily recognize that cute panda logo. But where did it start, why and what do they do? Here is a brief history of the largest and most influential independent conservation organisation in the world. 

Early History 

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) was first founded in 1961 by Peter Scott, a man from Switzerland who then went on to start the charity in the UK. He designed the famous panda logo after he was inspired by a panda adopted by London Zoo named Chi-Chi. It was established to call urgent global action to stop vast numbers of wild animals being hunted out of existence and habitats from being destroyed. This was the driving mission and vision behind WWF. 

After the establishment of the charity in the UK, it quickly spread to many countries around the world. In 1978, WWF Australia was established with a $50,000 grant and $20,000 in corporate donations. Starting with just three staff working out of an old factory in Sydney, WWF Australia quickly began smashing goals in the conservation sector. 

One of the main operations of WWF is to establish conservation strategies which help protect biodiversity and sustainable development. As an example, in 1987 WWF established the TRAFFIC OCEANIA. This initiative is used to monitor wildlife and help agencies in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, illuminate the illegal trade of wildlife and wildlife products. 

But their work is not only limited to Australia. With the help of WWF Australia and their partners, they achieved a 50-year moratorium on mining in Antarctica – one of the most significant conservation outcomes for this precious environment. 

Though Antarctica was not the only area to receive benefits from WWF’s work. In 2003-2004, after added pressure from both the public and WWF, the Australian Government committed to raising the protection of the Great Barrer Reef from 4.6% to 33%, offering relief from coral bleaching, sea floor trawling, overfishing and pollution. A massive and impressive proception increase for this unique and beautiful reef. 
Throughout the years, WWF has continued to provide much needed support to precious, vulnerable wildlife. They continue to be a voice for the voiceless, standing up for the rights of all life on Earth. For instance, as part of the Net-Free North campaign, in 2018 the last commercial gill net in Far North Queensland was purchased and removed by WWF, thanks to the help of their generous supporters. Destroying this massive, deadly net means protection for marine species of all kinds, from dugongs, marine turtles, dolphins and sawfish to hammerhead sharks. 

Endless Love supports everything WWF stands for, a world where love can exist between all life, whether human or otherwise. These amazing conversation charities are the reason why we can enjoy such a beautiful array of life today. Without them, who knows how many species would have been carelessly destroyed, never to be seen again. May these amazing charities like WWF, continue to get the support they need, to continue their support to the much loved diversity of life here on Earth. 

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Top 5 Reasons to Give to a Charity

  Posted by: Admin on 30th July 2020 10:02:12.

Giving to charity can have a lot of benefits, not just for the charity but also for one who is giving. It is one of those selfless acts which provides a win-win scenario for everyone involved. This may seem like a contradiction, as if you are the one giving, does that not mean you are sacrificing something such as money or time? The truth is, when you give, you receive. Let’s go through the top 5 things that you get out of giving to a charity.

1. It makes you happy.

This may seem like a trivial thing to say, but do not let its simplicity fool you. Giving selflessly does indeed give you a good feeling. In fact, scientific studies suggest that a chemical is actually released in your brain when you do something good. But it is not just a chemical reaction, it is much more than that. We intuitively like doing good because humans are good by nature. Knowing that you are helping someone is empowering, it will always make you feel better. So next time your sad, give selflessly and wave goodbye to those bad feelings.

2. Strengthens your personal values.

Social and personal values build our character and personality. Feeling like you have a social duty to help those less fortunate than yourself is part of what makes up those personal values. This recognition of the responsibility to help the weak, is rooted in our Western Civilization. When we take action on this responsibility, we grow and strengthen that value so that we are stronger in this conviction and can easily continue to do so.

3. More than ever, it creates a strong force for positive change.

There have been many legislative changes in the way charities are governed and assisted by the government. Charities now receive tax exemptions so that they can hold onto more of the donations we give, meaning more of it is passed onto their projects. There are also regulating bodies such as the ACNC, to ensure charities are doing exactly what they set out to do, again meaning more of your money is going to where it is needed. Your donations make a bigger impact for positive change today than in any other point in history.

4. Teaches children the importance of generosity.

Children naturally have an innate desire to help and share, a desire which can quickly grow into a flame when they are given great examples by their parents and older family members. Showing children how to give to charities will inspire in them the belief that they can make a positive difference in the world. This belief will encourage them to be generous and appreciate what they have, throughout their entire lives.

5. Encourages those around you to also give.

Through being an example to those around you, you can inspire people to give and help improve the world around them. It can even inspire a group effort to give to a charity which you all share a common appreciation for. Group and family giving activities will strengthen your relationships, build strong bonds and help foster a positive social environment. If you can inspire others around you to join in a collaborative effort to give, everyone can make an even bigger positive impact on the world.

Join Endless Love in helping us give back to charities, take the burden off their shoulders and lower their expenses so that more money can go to where it is needed. Add your picture to our mosaic today and join our community: www.endlesslove.com

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5 Ways to encourage people to give more

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WWF A Brief History and Their Important Work

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