Last Updated on October 20, 2019 by Elena Ciobanu
All of us benefit when people give more, often most of all the giver. But it’s not always easy to ask. Unless handled with care, it can even be harmful to ask a generous person to give more.
I think Hearts & Minds should not hesitate to tell the wealthy nations of the world that we should give more. But one has to be a bit more careful when asking individuals to give more.
Hearts & Minds’ basic approach will continue to be that we appreciate anything our donors and volunteers do to help. We don’t want to leave anyone feeling that we’re using ingratitude to pressure them for more.
Still, I also think it’s good to gently, tactfully encourage people – including those already helping us – to see that they have great, untapped powers to do even greater good. And I think our overall public message (when not aimed at one individual) should be that more is just about always better, even necessary.
Here’s one very good way you can can use even a little of your time or a donation to make a very big difference: