When you decide to donate to a non-profit, what are the things that you need to consider in doing so? Are there some pros and cons in donating to a charity of your choice? The truth is that donating to a charity can be one of the most rewarding forms of giving. Not only do you get the satisfaction of helping another person, but you also get to help a good cause that is being served by the charity itself. But before you decide to donate to a non-profit, it is important for you to understand its meaning.
Charity donations are generally categorized into two: one where the giver has an intention to directly benefit others, and the other where the giver believes that their gain is directly related to the benefit that they are able to get as a result of donating to a non-profit institution. In terms of direct benefit, this means that the giver considers that his gain will flow directly from his donation to a charitable institution and not from some other source. For example, if you have a computer that you intend to donate to a school in Africa, you have an intention to benefit the school in some way. Your intention may not be clear to others at all. This means that you have a relatively small subjective value when you give to charities. While a great deal of charitable giving is motivated by an interest in helping the poor, most people who give to charities have very little regard for how much money they will be able to donate in the end.
On the other hand, donating to a nonprofit organization can seem to have a bigger objective. When you donate to a nonprofit organization, you have the sense of feeling a part of something larger than yourself, and you can feel a sense of connectedness to an ongoing process or project. A portion of the charitable giving population gives money away to various non-profit organizations, believing that the money that they give will in some way benefit people who are less fortunate. However, a great deal of the time, the people who receive the donations do not truly need the money, but only the opportunity to receive the funds.
Nonprofit organizations need funding, but in most cases, it does not need to be repaid. This is why most nonprofit organizations favor direct donation over other forms of donation. By donating to a charity through a charitable giving program, you are showing that you have altruistic intentions. People who give to nonprofits are also very likely to have altruistic intentions. In other words, when you donate to a nonprofit organization, you are donating to tangible benefits for people, and not to a cause.
This means that while you can give money to charities, you should not do so with the expectation that your money will be spent on the alleviation of poverty and hunger. Instead, most non-profit institutions that accept monetary donations prefer to receive donations in the form of food, clothes, and shelter. In a recent study, conducted by economists at Ball State University, it was determined that charitable giving by private donors is more effective when it is accompanied by an act of social aid – such as helping to feed the poor.
In conclusion, when donating to non-profit organizations, do so with the expectation that your money will be spent on the alleviation of poverty and hunger. If so, then you are not really donating to an organization with utilitarian ends, but rather an entity with utilitarian ends. If you donate to a charity that focuses on feeding the poor, then your money will go towards food and clothing for those in need. However, if you choose to give to an organization that focuses on helping those in need through monetary donations, then your money will go towards building homes for the poor and providing education to those who are willing to give up some of their money to achieve this goal. Given these findings, it is not the case that giving to charity constitutes an ambiguous or abstract act, but rather a relatively clear-cut instance of an act that goes towards both happiness and fulfillment of the donor’s expectations.