“If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.” – Betty Reese

February 8, 2008 at 6:52 pm Leave a comment

While a bit comical, how true? One of the smallest entities of life – a mosquito – is quite possibly one of the most significant annoyances to human beings.

There are those who believe that $5 cannot logically have any significant impact on the well-being of their local parish, or that their one vote has very little value in a nation wide poll. However, if you break down the big picture, there are always small pieces. Without the pieces, there is no larger whole.

Like pieces of a puzzle, every act of generosity contributed to a cause is significant to the whole. You cannot expect to build a brick house without starting with the individual bricks. In the same way, you cannot expect the American Cancer Society, or the Make-a-Wish Foundation to survive on only the contributions of the extremely wealthy.

This is our goal: to make every donor aware of the impact of their generosity, however large or small, and feel appreciated for their gifts. If you felt you could make a difference with $25 to a cause you are passionate about, wouldn’t you be much more likely to give??

The other day I came across a fairly new concept developed by Yahoo, called Goodsearch. It’s a fairly simple concept. Goodsearch is a search engine developed by Yahoo. By choosing to use Goodsearch on your web browser, Yahoo will give a penny to your favorite nonprofit organization every time someone does a search through them. That’s a lot of pennies! Again, maybe a penny sounds insignificant, but as a part of the whole, it’s quite significant.

Also – Britt Bravo has a wonderful blog in which she wrote about the importance of the indivdual recently. Check out her post, “Kenya: What can one person do?” at havefundogood.blogspot.com.

How would you like to make a difference??

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