At the end of last year I posed the question does a $25 donation make a difference. Several people answered and said yes so I chose 8 organizations to donate $25 each to. It was really fun to choose the organizations and make the donations. It was also cool to get some handwritten thank you notes from a few places I donated to.
So I am hooked. I am not going to be a major donor for anyone this year, but my hope is to make a lot of small donations to a bunch of different places (I may regret this at tax time).
Today I bought a flock of ducks for $20 through Heifer International. I tried to add the extra $5 but it would only do $10 so I stuck with the ducks.
My hope is to make a small difference, have fun, and learn how nonprofits handle small donors like me. Last year I became a monthly donor after I attended a breakfast for 1 nonprofit and they have hit it out of the park with their follow up and appreciation. I am even thinking about a small increase for this year.
I love the websites that tell me the impact of my donation. I can feel like even my small contribution can make an impact.