Planning Your Generosity

Do you have a generosity plan? Being generous isn’t usually something we think about planning. And of course, generosity can’t be captured in a plan. It is a way of existing in the world. But sitting down to intentionally plan your generosity can be an empowering exercise. If you haven’t taken time to plan out your generosity, you’ll be overwhelmed by the need in the world as you encounter it each day. (You might be overwhelmed anyway, but a plan still helps!) There is so much need in the world and so many organizations (like Beautiful Response) that need your giving. 

How do you decide when to give?  When an online post tugs at your heart? When you hear a sense of desperation? A static amount decided upon a long time ago? All of the above can be the right reason to give. 

There isn’t one formula. I wish there were. Then I’d know I had done my part and could sit back and relax. CS Lewis wrote these discomforting words about giving: “I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare.” That’s a high bar, and frankly, it can be exhausting to constantly feel compelled to give more. That’s why planned generosity is so helpful. Giving shouldn’t be exhausting, it should be a source of great joy. If you give to Beautiful Response, thank you! You’re making sure vulnerable kids get a fair shot at life! Thank you for making us a part of your generosity plan! 

Our New Board Members!

I also want to take a moment to say that we’re very excited about the addition of two new board members at Beautiful Response. The board oversees the budget and works with Laura to achieve our goals. This year, Lori Davidson and Alyssa Duley have joined our team. Lori and Alyssa were both in Uganda earlier this spring and they’ve both made several trips to visit RUHU over the past decade. We’re particularly excited about having Lori and Alyssa join the board as contributors who know RUHU, the staff, and the kids really well. 

Peace,

Caleb

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