I was grabbed by Miriam’s description of her own personal giving not only because she describes her motivations honestly (the economy, being involved with nonprofits), but also because she explains how her own perception of philanthropy has changed from including just the uber-wealthy to encompassing regular people just like her.
Miriam writes, "When I used to think of philanthropy, I’d think of really really rich people giving huge sums of money. The culture of giving has changed, thanks to online donation programs and groups like MoveOn.org or the Obama campaign, who encouraged people to give even small amounts understanding that if many people did, it would make a big impact."
Pretty much exactly what we aim to do through The Power of Giving Together.
How refreshing to have it described so eloquently by a young feminist out there doing her own thoughtful, philanthropic thing.
Thanks for the inspiration, Miriam.
Lisa Kays is The Women’s Foundation’s Director of Communications.