We seem to be in the midst of an existential crisis when it comes to our giving, bound up in a lot of ‘why’, ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘how’ questions around our support.

The sector has been rocked by a wide range of issues, aired largely in the full gaze of the mainstream media which in turn has rocked public confidence.

Charities across the board are searching for ways to hold on to supporters, generate consistent income and show how donor money is being spent.

With a media focus on accountability dictating the public narrative at this time, it’s easy to forget that individuals making gestures is still at the core of charity giving and what keeps charities alive. It’s as simple as helping someone in need or who is less fortunate than you.

It’s Monday, so here is a really inspiring story of someone who, with terrific resources at their disposal, did something that will change lives for the better – an anonymous Bitcoin donor who gave millions away to charities.

We can’t all give millions to charities but we can all do our bit – support a charity when you can!


Sam Meegan