Like most people in the world, I tend to procrastinate. One super important thing that many people procrastinate over is donations. Luckily there is are three super easy ways to never procrastinate or forget another donation.
1) Take the first step, even if it’s a tiny one, right now!
Often we procrastinate because something seems big or challenging. The key here is to make the donation small and easy.
How much should you donate? How about $5? This might not seem like a lot, but that’s the point. This is the first tiny step and even a small amount of money can make a big difference.
Where should you donate? How about here. It’s one of the scientifically-backed charities in the world so your $5 is guaranteed to make a big difference.
2) Set up recurring donations.
Many charities have the option of donating just once or setting up a monthly recurring donation. Monthly donations really benefit the charities but they also really help us donors. Once you set up a monthly donation you don't have to worry about forgetting it. Everything happens automatically. This makes it a lot easier to donate.
3) Don’t worry about getting it perfect. You can always change later
You can always change the place your donations are going to. You can always change the amount to be smaller or larger. The point is not to do the perfect donation, it’s to do the most good we can given the information we have.
Saving or thinking about donating and never getting around to donating helps a lot less than a small donation to an effective charity today!
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