Well, we’re assuming you do, anyway! If you’re reading our blog, then it at least means you’re interested in making our local food system better and committed to doing something about it. Maybe you’ve chipped in a few bucks at the holidays, or helped support our farm to school fund. Perhaps you’ve retweeted a donation appeal, shared a status on Facebook, volunteered at the farm, or made a monthly gift.
There are so many ways to be a philanthropist these days, you likely already are one and just didn’t know it!
So what’s next? Well, as Nicole from The Giving Table says, “Your heart is already in the right place, you just need a guidebook.” A strategy. Some guiding principles to help you wade through the millions of organizations out there and choose what’s important to you. Once you start thinking of yourself as a philanthropist — because you are, you know! — you’ll have more confidence when it comes to giving and feel empowered by your choices.
Convinced? Awesome! Now go check out Recipe for Good — a short, sweet (FREE for today only!) little eBook that will guide you through the process of designing your food-related philanthropy strategy. Written by Nicole Gulotta, the founder of The Giving Table, the book encourages you to discover what you care about most and empowers you to make a difference. I’m already a quarter of the way through and I love it.
It walks you through designing a strategy, helps you understand how past donations have shaped your giving experiences, and focuses in on what motivates you as a donor. It even gives you a little overview of the food sector, highlighting organizations that are working on food issues at the national level.
(Of course, we’re biased and think that giving locally comes with the territory when you’re supporting local food — but that’s exactly why you need to figure out your own strategy!)
So enough from us — go check out Recipe for Good! It’s free as a download through today, and then only 99 cents afterwards.
After you read it, don’t forget to come back and share your strategy!