Blog Posts - Generosity



No such thing as a free gift, by Linsey McGoey

Over the years I’ve talked about philanthropy a fair bit on the blog, from billionaire donors at The Giving Pledge, to more everyday generosity through Giving What We Can. I’ve explored the Effective Altruist movement, and the opportuniti...
by Make Wealth History on Nov 30, 2016

Generosity…

Generosity… Merriam-Webster says that the definition of “Generosity” is : “the quality of being kind, understanding, and not selfish : the quality of being generous; especially : willingness to give… valuable things to o...

What’s the most good you can do?

A growing number of the world’s richest people are pledging to give away their fortunes, with some of them able to aim game-changing quantities of money at pressing global problems. But what about the rest of us? How much of a difference could our...
by Make Wealth History on Jun 15, 2016

Kiva celebrates ten years

I’m a big fan of Kiva, the peer-to-peer micro-lending platform, which is marking ten years since its founding. Kiva’s innovation was to bring two major trends together into one – crowd-funding and microfinance. Their website allows...
by Make Wealth History on Jun 13, 2016

Can you help to pilot the basic income?

I write about the basic income (or citizen’s income) from time to time on this blog. It’s an idea that is being discussed quite seriously in a number of places at the moment, but we’re a long way from seeing it implemented in Britai...
by Make Wealth History on May 30, 2016

Just Hand me the Flamethrower and Look Away

So here's something that probably too many people already know about me - my mother is a hoarder.That's not an exaggeration, people.  I didn't know there was a term for it other than "what the hell could you possibly need 10,000 back issues of K...

Giving and God’s Economy

Giving and God’s Economy It is Christmas time once again. Soon, as Victory tradition, it will be announced to have “Bless One Another Sunday”. That’s when people bless people they don’t know with something that God has i...

This year... GIVE HOPE!

Our year here at LostBumblebee Graphics was all about Living Life On Purpose. It was about going above and beyond ourselves, looking outward instead of looking inward and choosing to be purposeful in all that we do. It has been incredible. I believe...
by LostBumblebee on Nov 12, 2015

It’s Free Money Day

On this day seven years ago, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, precipitating a global financial crisis. So it’s a fitting day to hold an annual antidote to the rampant greed that caused the crash. On Free Money Day, people go out in the str...
by Make Wealth History on Sep 15, 2015

Where is effective altruism going?

One of the interesting emerging movements that I have my eye on at the moment is Effective Altruism (EA for short). This is a new form of philanthropy that looks to do the most good possible. Effective altruists give as much of their income as they c...
by Make Wealth History on Aug 26, 2015

Small Matches Light Big Fires

This morning at church I got to share about why we give our money to God. My key point was that small matches light big fires, that our contribution can be used in incredible ways, to change lives and help people. When I was checking Facebook at home...
by One Passion One Devotion on Aug 19, 2015

Let's Keep It Simple.

It's Monday.Let's keep it simple.Coffee and Friends make the perfect blend.Amen to that.PS. I can't do anything other than simple today, my brain is buzzing, we finished our 2 big fundraisers for our Living Life ON Purpose 2015 Uganda journey, now it...
by LostBumblebee on Aug 17, 2015

DREAMS : $2000 TODAY!

It's been:417 days59.5 weeks10,008 hours600,480 minutes366,028,800 seconds since we started our Living Life On Purpose 2015 Uganda Journey, and we're not finished yet. We have 50 Days left to go.But today is our Fundraiser here,  we are raising...
by LostBumblebee on Aug 8, 2015

10 effective altruism websites

Last week I reviewed Peter Singer’s book The Most Good You Can Do, which introduces the emerging effective altruism movement. It’s a subject I’d like to know more about, so I’ve been looking up some of the many organisations t...
by Make Wealth History on Jun 22, 2015

The Most Good You Can Do, by Peter Singer

Five years ago Peter Singer made a compelling case for giving in The Life You Can Save. A large number of people paid attention to that book, and along with other pioneers and experimenters, Singer now finds himself at the forefront of a movement tow...
by Make Wealth History on Jun 19, 2015

Give Directly – the direct way to reach the poorest

A billion people still live on less than $1.25 a day. It’s a slowly decreasing number, and there are any number of programmes to accelerate that decline. One of the most straightforward is cash transfers – just giving poor people a sum of...
by Make Wealth History on Jun 17, 2015

Could you host a Little Free Library?

Here’s an idea I heard about for the first time this week, and which is worth sharing: Little Free Libraries. I’ve come across free book shelves in pubs and cafes, B&Bs, or Bookmooch and Bookcrossing website. Little free libraries are...
by Make Wealth History on Jun 10, 2015

Book review: Free, by Mark Scandrette

We’re doing a project at work with Mark Scandrette next month, so I’ve been reading his books. I thought I’d mention this one, as its themes chime rather well with the message of the blog. Free: Spending your time and money on what...
by Make Wealth History on May 19, 2015

Giving it all away

This weekend Tim Cook announced that he would be giving away his fortune. As the head of Apple, that’s a lot to give away, but he’s not the first extremely wealthy individual to make that choice. A few years ago Warren Buffett declared th...
by Make Wealth History on Mar 30, 2015

Obama Modi Jan.26 2015 Republic Day video free download

Obama Modi Jan.26 2015 Republic Day video free download being today trending news. US President Barack Obama, with his wife Michelle, and the Air Force station on his way to India, the country is set for 10 am today at Palam. US President a three -da...
by Today Trending News on Jan 25, 2015


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