Category: Giving

Young Star Mentoring

I (George Dowdell) have recently become a trustee of a new charity that was the vision of Tony Lemboye. Young star mentoring coaches and mentors young people who have had difficulties in life both personally and socially, by guiding them through a training program of personal development. We […]

Activating generosity

Yesterday we were having a get-together of a support group for a small charity.  We were discussing the challenges of supporting our partners work in combating poverty and creating opportunity for people around the world.  There is no avoiding the fact that we need money to meet the needs. […]

My new book

Compassion and Justice I feel passionate about compassion particularly for the billions who are living in desperate poverty around the world. Extreme poverty can be eliminated if people like you and I say ‘enough is enough’! But compassion alone is not enough. So many people are exploited by […]

It is normal to be generous

Having run a charity for 25 years, I am constantly amazed at the generosity of normal people. When confronted with needs, the normal reaction is to respond to those needs. The only thing which stops us giving is the nature of money itself. We live in an economy which […]

Towards an alternative economy

We live in a capitalist economy, based on exchange of goods and services using the medium of money. When we buy or sell something, we make an agreed exchange of value. In theory nobody wins and nobody loses, but in practise the rich get richer and the poor […]

Generosity

There are no rules to generosity. We can express financial giving by a value in pounds or dollars. We can define giving as a percentage of income. But we cannot measure a generous heart. Eugene Cho wrote a book ‘Overrated, Are we more in love with the idea of […]

Jesus: Giving to the needy

We cannot read the words of Jesus without seeing the importance he gives to giving to the poor or to those in need. It is God’s nature to give to all men unconditionally. So, we are encouraged to be givers to those in need. We are not to parade […]