Writing Prompt: Charitable
You’ve inherited $5 million, With instructions you must give it away— but you can choose any organizations you like to be the beneficiaries. Where does the money go?
My inherited five million dollars must be given away to any organization I like, makes me wonder why me of all people is entrusted to do this. This is a great way of keeping the person honest, if that little clause was not put in the will I’d probably not think of charity. I know of an incidence where the dying brother wanted something like this done with the insurance money,it was only something he told her, there was no legal document,so the sister ignored his wish and kept it for herself.
This instruction clearly avoids something like I have written above. Now I must carry on with which organization I’d like to donate the money to.
There are countless organizations all over the world, I have no idea how they operate and is it safe to give all that money to them. How can I be certain they will give the money to communities that need the most.
This is what I plan to do, since charity begins at home I will donate the money to organizations in my community. I will be able to know what they are doing with the money,whether the have-not’s in my community are getting the benefit or is it used by the bosses of the organizations.
Thank you for this post about charity, giving, and reliable organizations.
In addition to giving trustworthy organizations, we could always create our own method of using the money for worthy purposes. We could create our own organization.
All good wishes,
What I understood from the prompt is to donate it to established organizations.
Thanks Robert for your feedback.
It is smart to be wise rather than not know where the money goes. I have worked for (and founded) several non-profits aka charities. One that i helped establish actually generated more money than was given because all of the services were given by people for free (including medical). Several years, $20 was generated in services for the $1 given. That’s where I want my money going where there is not a huge headquarters somewhere taking as much as 50% of the profit. Your 5 million at our charity would have given 100 million to the people who needed the services the most.
You are absolutely right,once the money is given who knows how it’s used. I didn’t like this prompt that much.