Why It’s Important to Donate to Charity

Giving to charity or a nonprofit organization is not a business transaction. It is a connection with the humans and the world. Many organizations are working to attract donors to give, especially during the events happening in 2020. It is important that you reach out to a charity and listen to their stories. They will create an inspiration for you to donate.

Charitable donations are one of the best ways people can make a positive difference in the world. Donations are an important part of the legacy people leave for the next generation.

1. GIVING TO CHARITY MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD

Donating to charity is a major mood-booster. The knowledge that you’re helping others is hugely empowering and, in turn, can make you feel happier and more fulfilled. Research has identified a link between making a donation to a charity like Giving Center,  and increased activity in the area of the brain that registers pleasure – proving that as the old adage goes, it really is far better to give than to receive.

Research into why people give supports this. When asked in a recent survey, 700 of our generous donors tell us what motivates them to give regularly to charity; 42% agreed the enjoyment they receive from giving as a key influence. 

What type of giver are you? There are many types of different givers out there. Are you the type to write a check to your favorite charity? Maybe you have some small assets you no longer use and you’d like to donate a vehicledonate a boat, or donate a computer. However, if you have a little more in life, and you’d like to give a bit more, you can also donate real estate, donate aircraft, or create a donor advised fund with Giving Center! 

There are many options to making a donation with Giving Center. In fact, they specialize in handling both small and large donations. From charitable individuals donating something as small as an IPad or as large as receiving an commercial property donation from a corporation; there is nothing to small or large for Giving Center. 

2. GIVING TO CHARITY STRENGTHENS PERSONAL VALUES

In our research, a feeling of social conscience was the most widely-given reason to give to charity. Giving Center’s work spans across the United States. In fact, their mission is to help those less fortunate, whether you’re an individual, family, student, veteran, homeless, rescues, or other non profits in the United States. 96% of individuals surveyed, said they felt they had a moral duty to use what they had to help others, a sentiment very much rooted in their personal values and principles.

Having the power to improve the lives of others is, to many people, a privilege, and one that comes with its own sense of obligation. Acting on these powerful feelings of responsibility is a great way to reinforce our own personal values and feel like we’re living in a way that is true to our own ethical beliefs.

3. GIVING IS MORE IMPACTFUL THAN EVER

Many people are concerned that their donations to charity may be reduced by tax or administrative costs, preventing the full amount from reaching the people or causes they really want to help. Thankfully there are ways to make the most of every donation to charity.

This is why it is important to donate to an IRS Approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. By donating with a 501(c)3 you can receive a Federal Tax Deduction. Giving Center is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit charity that operates across the U.S. They offer not only free pickup of your charitable donation, but they will provide you with the tax forms needed to receive your tax deduction. 

There are many other ways to give to charity tax-effectively too, such as by donating straight from your salary before tax is deducted through a payroll giving scheme, donating shares to Giving Center or leaving a charitable legacy in your Will. These methods of giving ensure your chosen charities benefit as much as possible from your support.

4. GIVING TO CHARITY INTRODUCES YOUR CHILDREN TO THE IMPORTANCE OF GENEROSITY

Sharing the experience of donating to charity with your children shows them from a young age that they can make positive changes in the world. Children naturally love to help others, so nurturing their innate generosity is likely to mean that they grow up with a greater appreciation of what they have, and will carry on supporting charity in years to come.

Starting a tradition of donating to charity with your children is easy – try creating a family donation box that everyone can add to and nominate a family charity each year, involving the children in choosing which causes to support.

5. GIVING TO CHARITY ENCOURAGES FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO DO THE SAME

Your own charitable donations can inspire your nearest and dearest to give to causes important to them, and could even bring about a family-wide effort to back a charity that has special significance to you as a group.

Family giving creates a bond, helping to bolster relationships through a shared goal and raising more money than could otherwise be possible through individual donations. Chances are, many of your family members are already giving to charity, so working together could help you to make even more of a positive impact. 

If this has inspired you to make a donation to charity, we can help. Giving Center is ready to speak with our generous donors. They have live representatives that can speak with our donors by phone, donors can reach us by live chat, or you can submit a donor form here, and we will contact you within a few business days to go over your donation.  Whether you want to make a one-off donation, set up a donation plan, or find out how to donate your time contact us at 888-228-7320.

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