2014 GoErinGo! Fund Giving
Earlier this year I wrote an article about how to give while on a budget, outlining how I was volunteering more, participating in profit sharing, and actively promoting the principles of strategic philanthropy via social media. Read article here.
In monetary terms, I didn’t give a whole lot this past year — Just under $1,000. Donations of $50 and above were given through my GoErinGo! Fund. All other donations were given in cash or online.
Here’s an accounting of my 2014 charitable giving:
|2014||Jan||Manly, AU||Project Futures||Sydney||$20.00|
|2014||Jan||Perth, AU||Young Care Project||Perth||$20.00|
|2014||Jan||Melbourne, AU||Prahan Mission||Melbourne||$20.00|
|2014||Feb||Los Angeles||Palos Verdes Land Conservancy||REI (Southern CA)||$50.00|
|2014||March||Naples, FL||Abused Women’s Shelter||Lion’s Club||$50.00|
|2014||Aug||Sonoma, CA||Sonoma Community Health Center||Readers’ Books||$10.00|
|2014||Aug||San Francisco||Woman Inc.||Kawika’s Reading||$25.00|
|2014||Aug||Las Vegas||Project 150||More Fear||$25.00|
|2014||Sept||Marin, CA||Center for Domestic Peace||More Fear||$25.00|
|2014||Sept||San Francisco||Save the Bay||REI (Bay Area)||$50.00|
|2014||Oct||Manila, PI||Project Pearls||Rainboot Drive||$5.00|
|2014||Nov||Oakland, CA||Women’s Cancer||Good Great Place for Books||$10.00|
|2014||Nov||Marin, CA||Californa’s Writers Club||Book Passage||$25.00|
|2014||Nov||Sacramento||Placer Land Trust||REI (Sac)||$25.00|
|2014||Nov||Silicon Valley||Triton Museum Arts Project||Rotary Club||$10.00|
|2014||Nov||San Francisco||Women’s Education Project||InsideVIew||$25.00|
|2014||Nov||San Francisco||Project Outlet||More Fear||$25.00|
|2014||Nov||U.S.||Feminist Majority||GivingTuesday Campaign||$25.00|
|2014||Nov||Global||Seed Global Health||GivingTuesday Campaign||$25.00|
|2014||Dec||Global||Project Enlighten||More Fear||$25.00|
|2014||Dec||U.S.||Fracture Atlas||BeKind Campaign||$60.00|
|2014||Dec||California||MOUSE CA||Consulting Client||$100.00|
The Joy of Volunteering
I admit though that I kind of like the giving trajectory I’m on. I’m really enjoying all the local volunteering I’ve been doing, especially the opportunity it gives me to directly interact with the communities we’re serving.
For example, while volunteering during the holidays, I was cheerfully told “Merry Christmas” dozens and dozens of times by the homeless men we were serving Christmas dinner.
And while doing conservation work during the summer and fall months, I met so many new friends who share a passion for protecting our land and waterways against environmental degradation.
2015 Giving Outlook
All good stuff. And nice to be able to take a moment to reflect back on the year and all I learned and the people I met by rolling up my sleeves and pitching in.
Makes me want to continue to volunteer and give this year too. So here’s to another year of giving—and receiving! Because really, that’s what strategic philanthropy is all about.
This entry was posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2015 and is filed under GoErinGo! Fund Giving.